Road Running in Santa Barbara, CA
About Santa Barbara Road Running
With room-temperature weather twelve months a year and mile upon mile of coastal bike paths and scenic, lesser-travelled roads, the Santa Barbara region is practically begging to be explored via a run. Take a jog to the Mission or bang out a few paved miles along the Cabrillo Beach Bike Path, along the water’s edge between East Beach and West Beach, or pick a zig-zagging mountain road like Gibraltar Road; either way, your views will be endlessly captivating as the miles click by. Even a simple jaunt around the downtown area of this celebrated red-tile roof city will satisfy even the most seasoned runner.
The area is also home to numerous race series, a la the always enjoyable summertime Night Moves (complete with beer and BBQ at the finish line) and frequent annual one-off events like the Santa Barbara Marathon, the State Street Mile, and Pier to Peak Run.
This is a nice 7.5 mile run that takes you through some posh neighborhoods and gives you wonderful ocean views.
One of the toughest routes around. You literally run from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. Enjoy!
Aptly named and beautiful road route for and runners.
If you're looking for a semi-urban road running route with nice ocean views and flat, paved paths, this area definitely fits the bill.
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