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Women Who Fly Award

This year at Santa Barbara we are honoring WOMEN WHO FLY. The nomination period is now closed and we will be announcing the winner of the Women Who Fly at the start line on Saturday, Sept. 22nd 2018.

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.

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




We have been crushing on HOKA ONE ONE shoes for sometime now and are excited to announce our friendship to the world! It turns out, we’re not the only ones busting out the friendship necklace with this sweet shoe line; read below to hear what HOKA ONE ONE pros are loving.

Want to try on a pair for yourself? Check out your local Fleet Feet (or for those of your located in Santa Barbara, try Santa Barbara Running Company)!

But first, let me introduce our personal favorite, the new Clifton 5

Great stability, every day kinda running shoe!
(there’s some pretty great colors so check them out!)

Heather Jackson

Born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, Heather gained her competitive spirit playing hockey from a young age, which eventually led her to earn a spot on Princeton’s Division I women’s hockey team for four years. In 2007, her focus shifted in from ice hockey to triathlon after competing in a few local races and realizing she had some real potential in the sport. Heather is a 2x IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside Champion and recently took 3rd at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Favorite shoe to Train in: Clifton 3
Favorite shoe to Race in: Clayton and Tracer


Stephanie Bruce

Stephanie Bruce runs for HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite. She is one of America’s most popular female distance runners, a mom, running nerd, competitor, lover of movies and popcorn. Steph was a 2x All-American at the University of California, Santa Barbara and currently holds a personal best of 2:29:35 in the marathon and 1:10:53 in the half marathon.

Favorite shoe to Train in: Clifton 3
Favorite shoe to Race in: Tracer


Nicole Tully

Nicole was born and raised in sunny Delray Beach, FL. As a 10-time Florida state champion, she went on to compete at Wake Forest University before transferring to Villanova. Graduating first in her class with Magna Cum-Laude Honors in Marketing from Villanova University, Tully set her sights on developing post-collegiately as both an athlete and a working professional. She has succeeded by becoming the 2015 National Champion in the 5000m while working full-time at Canon Solutions America in Marketing Communications. Recently switching her primary event from the 1500m to the 5000m, Nicole has a personal best of 15:04.08 in the 5000m, and currently trains with HOKA NJ*NY Track club under Coach Frank Gagliano.

Favorite shoe to Train in: Vanquish 2
Favorite shoe to Race in: Rocket LD


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