2024 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Santa Ynez Valley and its surrounding mountains, the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon offers participants a chance to experience one of the most beautiful and productive wine regions in California. The 21.0975-kilometer (13.1 miles) course starts in the historic town of Santa Ynez and takes runners on a journey through idyllic vineyards, past iconic wineries, and across the serene countryside, with the route showcasing the natural beauty and agricultural heritage of the area. Along the way, runners are cheered on by supportive locals and treated to stunning views that make the challenging inclines and descents worthwhile. The race culminates in a lively Wine & Music Festival in Solvang, where participants can celebrate their achievements with wine tasting, gourmet food, and entertainment, making the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon a must-do event for those looking to combine their passion for running with the joys of wine country living.

Date: 

Sat
May 11
2024

Location: 

Santa Barbara, United States

Distance

21.1km

Elevation profile: 

Moderate

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

250m

Number of participants: 

2300

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How to train for Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon: Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Half Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Half Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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