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Registration includes:

Access to the event, Women’s Cut Technical Finishers Shirt, Custom Goodie Bag, Complimentary Race Photos, and more!

Santa Barbara is home of gorgeous beaches, wineries, gorgeous mountains, delicious food, a palm tree lined coast, and shopping. There is no wonder why we chose Santa Barbara as our second race location. Hello girls weekend!



2018 Race Results will be posted here!

2018 RACE PHOTOS ARE HERE!—————————————————-


We are honored to provide complimentary race photos to our participants.

2017 Race Photos are HERE

Bib Pick-Up and Shipping Information


This year’s race bib is pretty fun- get excited!

There are 4 ways to get your bib:

  • You can have your BIB SHIPPED to you for $10 and you will receive it the week before the race (*Note: you will not receive your finisher shirt in this package, you will get it at the race). ***Deadline for bib shipping is Monday, September 10th by midnight!
  • You can pick it up at our COMPLIMENTARY BIB PICK UP the day before the race on Friday, September 21st at Santa Barbara Running between 12:00PM-6:30PM.
  • A FRIEND can pick up your bib at our complimentary pick up mentioned above.
  • If you cannot come to pick up your bib in person the day before the race and you don’t want your bib shipped to you, you can pay the convenience fee of $10 to pick up your bib race morning between 6:30AM – 7:30AM at Chase Palm Park.

**Please note that YES, you can pick up a friend’s bib if they can’t make the pick up below and don’t want to pay the race day fee.


Friday, September 21  at Santa Barbara Running Company 12:00PM-6:30PM


Here you will pick up your bib, check out HOKA ONE ONE shoes, fun photo ops, and have the first look at the latest Merchandise.






Women Who Fly Award

This year at Santa Barbara we are honoring WOMEN WHO FLY.

We invite you to nominate a woman in your life that FLIES in her career, in her fitness journey, in motherhood, or in overcoming a hardship. A woman that FLIES despite the challenges and the heaviness of life. A woman who has found strength within herself and inspires those around her.

Along with HOKA ONE ONE ®, 5k and 10k Santa Barbara will be selecting a winner of the Women Who Fly Award and announcing this special person at the starting line on Saturday, September 22nd 2018.

Click here to learn more and nominate an incredible woman in your life. 

Thank you for taking the time to share with us who inspires you to take flight.

Where to Stay!

The Wayfarer Santa BarbaraJust blocks from the 5k and 10k start line and event finish line, the wharf, beach, AND downtown Santa Barbara’s famous State Street.

The discounted rate for the group block is $209 for king rooms, $199 for queen and $69 per bed for the shared rooms to a total of $345 for the whole shared room Virtual Tour Here



Hyatt Santa Barbara

This hotel is 2 blocks from the start line and on the actual race course. It’s location right across the street from the beach is also a major plus;) They are offering a Hotel block is for September 21st and September 22nd for $319 per room per night at Hyatt Centric. Complimentary Wi-Fi and access to fitness center.

Please use THIS LINK to book rooms for the RUNSHEISBEAUTIFUL room block! You may also call our central reservations at (402)537-6806.

******Please keep in mind the Hyatt does have a 2-night stay minimum on Saturday nights, so you will need to book either Friday and Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday nights.



Hotel Californian

Santa Barbara’s newest hotel, incredible details and Santa Barbara feel. Blocks from 5k and 10k start line and event finish line.


Inn at East BeachTwo Blocks from the race course, The Inn at East Beach is a couple blocks from the Start and Finish of the 5k and 10k.


VRBO Santa Barbara

If you are looking for a fun weekend with friends and family you might considering getting a house. Depending on how many nights you plan to stay for, this could be more cost effective!

Training Group AND Training Guide

We are excited to have a few options to help you to feel supported on your journey to the start line of Santa Barbara.

We have an online Training Plan that SIB’s Coach Katie has created for 3 different levels of fitness that is NOW AVAILABLE below. If you live in Santa Barbara we recommend the in-person training group with Santa Barbara Running Company (learn more below).

The 8 Week Training Plan by SIB Community Leader and Coach Katie, is 8 weeks long and has 3 levels based on your experience and fitness. You will find the level that works best for you and your lifestyle. This plan officially starts on Monday, July 31st but feel free to check out the survey below (in Step 1) to see what level plan you should choose! All 3 Training Plans are available for download below.

Step 1: Use THIS questionnaire to learn what level is best for you.

Step 2: With your results from the questionnaire, select the plan below that fits your level. We encourage you to post your journey on our Santa Barbara Event page or on your other social channels using @runsheisbeautiful #runsheisbeautiful
Step 3: Make sure you have running shoes that are in good condition. Whether you are running or walking or a combination of both, it’s important to have proper shoes to lessen chance of injury and impact on joints. We love HOKA ONE ONE and encourage you to go to your local running store to get fitted by their teams. Happy feet, happy body, happy heart. ( We really love HOKA ONE ONE’s new Clifton 5!)
View a Pace Chat HERE that you might find helpful!
For those who would like to build up from running to walking too, follow weekly “Suggested Run/Walk Ratio”.
3 days/week of walking or running – Tues/Thurs/Sat
2 days/week of suggested cross training – Monday/Wednesday
2 days/week of rest – Friday/Sunday
Plan “I am Beautiful”
4 days/week of walking or running – Mon/Tues/Thurs/Sat
1 day/week of suggested cross training – Wednesday
2 days/week of rest – Friday/Sunday
 Plan “I am Strong”
Let’s do this!
5 days/week of running – Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat
1 day/week of suggested cross training – Wednesday
1 day/week of rest – Sunday

If you live in Santa Barbara we highly recommend being a part of the local IN PERSON training group with Santa Barbara Running X Alaris Fitness. This is a great way to be accountable, motivated, and meet new people! Learn more about their program and how to register below:


We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Santa Barbara Running X Alaris Fitness again to offer you another amazing IN PERSON training program for the She.Is.Beautiful 5k and 10k race! This program is open to all levels of runners (especially first timers), ladies looking to improve their time, and those seeking a fun training group.

Whether you want to run your very first race or improve your speed, we have a spot just for you to learn and improve! Join us for eight weeks of individualized training and supervised running sessions with knowledgeable coaches that will be there for you every step of the way!

With your Training Group Registration, you get:

  • Two coached running workouts/week with highly experienced coaches
  • Additional workouts from running coaches (includes hip/core strengthening tips) that participants can do on their own
  • Weekly tips on everything from hydration, running nutrition, and running injury prevention, recovery, and more
  • Discounts from Santa Barbara Running
This 8 week training program is only $99, but is limited to 30 participants…so be sure to sign up NOW to secure your spot! Our program last year resulted in multiple PRs, improvements, and happy first time finishes, so hop in on the action!


Race Day Parking

Where to park on race day?

There are some great options to park in the area for free on side streets. If you are looking to park close to the Start and Finish line, there are also a few paid parking options including  two parking lots at Garden St. and E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Santa Barbara Race Sponsors

Santa Barbara Running


1/2 Mile Sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE

When was the last time you got a high five from a marshmallow?! Save some energy for the last half mile of your race as you enter the HOKA ONE ONE Half Mile. This is a fun way to know the finish line is near:)

The last 1/2 mile of both the 5k and 10k courses will be timed separately from your total race time. The women to run the fastest last half mile of the 5k and 10k will win a pair of HOKA ONE ONE shoes and $200 cash. * Please note the women also must be in the top 50 finishers ( so no, you can’t just walk the race and sprint the last 1/2 miles).

Get ready to finish strong and let her FLY!

Our Local Charity Partner

The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Through research-based, data-driven educational and enrichment programs, Girls Inc. provides life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges that girls face, fostering their growth into healthy, educated, independent women and orienting them toward a bright and successful future.
The Girls Inc. Girls’ Bill of Rights
Girls Have the Right to:
Be themselves and to resist gender stereotypes.
Express themselves with originality and enthusiasm.
Take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success.
Accept and appreciate their bodies.
Have confidence in themselves and be safe in the world.
Prepare for interesting work and economic independence.

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