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Here is what past runners and crew have to say:
….The event was one of the most enjoyable I have ever taken part in
–Geoff Roes, 2011 Santa Barbara 100 First Place Male
....The course could not have been more awe inspiring; it is an experience I will never forget. Simply great!
–Christopher Wehan, 31, Santa Cruz CA - 2013 Santa Barbara 100 ( aka SB 100) First Place Male
....The race was my first 100 mile ultra, and turned out to be one of the most rewarding events that ever occurred in my life. It set a very high standard, by which I have since judged all events.
–Tammy Adams, 29, Denver CO - 2013 Santa Barbara 100 ( aka SB 100) First Place Female
….Just wanted to thank you again for a truly stellar event. I've been running for more than thirty five years, and doing ultras for the last seven years, and your SB 100 run ranks at the top of the heap
–Aaron K, San Jose, CA - 2013 Santa Barbara 100 ( aka SB 100) Finisher
….My confidence in what I knew was going to be a great race was the well-organized website and professional-looking logos and maps that you have made for this event. I could immediately tell a lot of thought, passion and vision has gone into this event, and I knew it was going to be great. And I was right.
–Melanie M. Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Barbara 100 ( aka SB 100) entrant guest and crew
Starting and finishing at Lower Oso Picnic Area. The course consists of a 50.10 outbound leg and a 50.10 mile return leg, the overall length of the 100.20 mile course is comprised of 24.14 miles of Jeep/OHV dirt road, 70.18 miles of single or double track trails and a 5.88 mile section of paved road. The route is comprised of 8 sections; the shortest being 3.81 miles and the longest being 8.26 miles in length. Nine well stocked and staffed aid stations, five of which host runner’s Drop Bags. Guest and crew support is now easier, simply use Paradise Road and Camino Cielo Road.
The Santa Barbara 100 (aka SB 100) is Southern California’s premier coastal mountain range, 100 mile and 100k ultra-marathon endurance run hosted annually Santa Barbara, CA. Conveniently starting and finishing at the Lower Oso Picnic Area located 20 minutes from upper State Street and Highway 154, Santa Barbara’s popular hotel and shopping local.
The SB 100 starts and finishes at the Lower Oso Picnic Area located in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area. Hosted on a well-marked and simple to navigate out and back route comprised of dirt roads, trails and intermittent sections of paved road, the route is comprised of 9 sections that vary between 3.81 and 8.26 miles in length. The each of the 9 sections is staged with a well provisioned and staffed aid stations replete with HAM communications to support entrants, pacers and staff. For crew and guests there is an easy to use route comprised of 3 paved forest roads that can be utilized to see and cheer your runner at as many 10 locations. The Santa Barbara 100 is hosted entirely within the Santa Barbara Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest
Late May weather can range from cool, dense, wet fog to soaring late afternoon temperatures.
Santa Barbara 100 entrants, guest and crew will take in the stunning and unique topography of the Santa Ynez Mtn. Range in its late spring glory with brilliant wildflowers and verdant Mediterranean Chaparral in full bloom on north and south slopes in this western most section of the Transverse Mountain Range, one of a few ranges in the Continental United States that run entirely east to west. The rugged topography is steepest on the northern side, which boasts grassy potrero’s, Oak savannas and deep canyons with seasonal creeks that flow through dense Alder and Sycamore grotto's. The south slopes are choked with dense chaparral, dramatic views of sandstone, Coldwater and Matilija formations, and the ridge-line traverses offer unmatched views of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpentaria and Ventura and soaring vistas of the Dick Smith Wilderness to the north, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Island Marine Sanctuary to the South and Magu Peak, the western most point of the Santa Monica Mtn. Range looming on the Eastern horizon
The Santa Barbara 100 ( aka SB 100) is an exceptionally challenging and ultimately memorable endurance experience.