Run to Surf

290 Shoreline Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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Event Description

Get ready for the 1st annual Run to Surf adventure challenge! The event takes place on the scenic coast of Santa Barbara and includes a 5k run,  a 1/2 mile surf paddle (on a surfboard), and a extensive beach obstacle course,  . The course is designed to be completed by either teams of 3 (each member does one leg) or, if you're feeling extra saucy, by an individual, which we affectionately call BEAST mode (really, we mean that as a good thing).

The event starts and finishes at Leadbetter Beach, and the finish line greets you with an amazing  fiesta (hello - beers, beach, beats, need we say more?!)! The course includes one moderate hill and a few curves on the run portion.  Then it's the paddle course - a secure .5 mile paddle out into the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and finishing back on the beach. You or your team will finish the event with a fun and challenging beach obstacle course designed by Jenny Schatzle, one of Santa Barbara's most popular fitness personalities.   Once you've finished the fiesta awaits, including a beer garden (and a free beer to all event participants!), music and food trucks.

You will not want to miss the inaugural Run to Surf event as it's sure to be epic!

Event details and schedule

Event Times:

Packet pickup: Pickup Friday, June 3rd at the Kick off Party (Location TBD) from 4pm - 9pm

Run to Surf Challenge: Saturday, June 4th, 10am-12pm

  • Warmup Yoga and Coffee sesh, Saturday June 4th 8:30-9am

Finish line Fiesta: Saturday, June 4th, 10am - 3pm

 Course Info:
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 Arrival Info:

Arrive at the start line no later than 8:00am on the day of the event.

If the event hasn't sold out, there will be additional registrations at the gate.

Parking Info:

Parking is available at the Santa Barbara City College Lots located across the street from the event and at the Waterfront pay lots immediately adjacent to the event

Waivers and ID

Please make sure to bring a picture ID with you for packet pickup.

ALL participants MUST fill out the waiver. The waiver is available online during registration. Email if you have any questions about the waiver or problems filling it out.

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Picture ID
  • A surfboard per team (or individual if you’ve signed up for BEAST, surfboards are available for rent)
  • A sense of adventure!


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