Pier To Peak 2014

Half Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Aug 31, 2014


Santa Barbara, CA

About This Activity

Pier To Peak, founded in 1994 is a unique timed endurance event from Ocean Level, starting at the famous, Bud Bottoms Dolphin Sculpture at the entrance of the Santa Barbara's Wharf. The run winds through the downtown of the city past the Queen of the Missions, along Mountain drive and up Gibraltor and East Camino Cielo into the Los Padres National Forest, finishing at Look Out Point at La Cumbre Peak. The event is limited in size, so register early, transfers are allowed as late as August 15th, Walkers are welcome and can expect to finish in abaout 4 hours from the gun. Shuttles are provided for your return to the area of the city parking lot at Cota and Santa Barbara Streets, about 8 blocks from the wharf...ample city parking is available in the Garden Street lots easily accessable from the 101 north or south via the Garden Street exits.

 Event is supported by volunteers from Echelon and the SB Bike Clubs, providing a rolling street closure as the runners pass through the city, and the SB Triathlon Club and many individuals manning the water stations. Water and Aid stations are approximately every 1.5 miles. This is a paved road course on a live mountain road. The views are majestic and finishers will receive a FINISHERS SHIRT and Event Memento.

Event details and schedule

Packet Pick-up will be available 1 -5 pm, Saturday August 30th at the Santa Barbara Running store, 110 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara. Late registration will be available if not sold out. The course is an open road event and rules will be sent to all participants via e blast and at Packet Pick up. This is a challenging endurance event and participants need to be prepared for a 4000 foot ascent. Weather condition can and do vary from year to year.

The run begins at 6:30 A.M. up State Street, turning rright on Haley, left onto Santa Barbara Street pass the 2 mile mark right hand turn on Mission, over to Laguna, left hand turn takes you directly to the Santa Barbara Mission,  along Los Padres passing the water station to Mission Ridge and a right hand turn and left jog to Mountain, up SR 192 for 4/10ths of a mile to the crossing at mile 4 and the second water station...turn right on to Gibraltor, and this takes you into the back country and the climb really begins. A short out and back at 10.8 miles brings you a a fantastic view of the south coast at the 11 mile turn marker, a mile down hill is the only real saddle in this event, taking you to the finale ascent up into the pine trees and the finish and the vantage point to actually view the start local of the run from the mountain top.

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