We can’t say thank you enough for your overwhelming support throughout the process of rescheduling the 2020 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. We are delighted to inform you that both the city and county have approved a rescheduled date of Saturday, November 21, 2020. 

 

Your registration will automatically be transferred to the new event date.

Running on November 21st means:

  1. It will be the ultimate friendsgiving weekend
  2. Monarch Butterfly Season will be in full swing
  3. You can stock up on wine for Thanksgiving 
  4. You’re going to tackle Corkscrew Hill when temperatures are in the 60’s and you’ve had six extra months of training – PR here you come!

 

While we are thrilled local officials have graciously allowed the race to be rescheduled in November, we also understand that a November race and a May race are very different and you may already have plans for that weekend. If that’s the case, we are offering the following options:

Option 1: Attend the rescheduled event on the weekend of November 21, 2020. 

No action needed, your registration will be automatically transferred. 

Option 2: 100% deferral to the 2021 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon on May 8, 2021. 

Option 3: Full transfer to a different 2020 race, PLUS 50% off your 2021 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon registration. 

Available races listed below

Option 4: Transfer to the Virtual Race, PLUS you’ll receive a 50% discount on your 2021 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half registration  

Available Races for Option #3

Date: October 3 – 4, 2020

Location: Long Beach, California

Distances: Marathon, half marathon, 20-mile bike tour, 5K

Highlights: Boston Qualifier, Oceanfront, flat and fast course, VIP experience available, 5K course goes through the Aquarium of the Pacific 

Date: October 10, 2020

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Distances: Half marathon, 7.6K

Highlights: Fast and fun course through downtown Philly with an epic post-race festival 

Date: October 17, 2020

Location: Huntington Beach, California

Distances: 10-Mile, 10K, 5K

Highlights: Evening race on the closed Pacific Coast Highway

Date: November 1, 2020

Location: San Francisco, California

Distances: Half marathon, 5K

Highlights: Celebrating its 20th year in 2020, half marathon course crosses the Golden Gate Bridge 

Date: December 2020 

Location: Sonoma, California

Distances: Half marathon, 5K

Highlights: Voted one of the 7 most scenic half marathons in the United States, entry to the post-race wine festival is included with the half marathon

Date: February 7, 2021

Location: Huntington Beach, California

Distances: Marathon, Half marathon, 5K

Highlights: Celebrating its 25th year in 2021, this Boston Qualifier is a flat and fast Super Bowl Sunday tradition

The deadline for choosing is May 31, 2020. If we do not receive a response from you by then you will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled race date. 

Q&A

Q: Can I just get a refund?

A: We are unable to offer refunds on your registration. The vast majority of operational costs have already been incurred months prior to the event. We are doing our best to provide you with as many options as possible. For more insight on how races are organized, please consider this article.

Q: How long do I have to decide which option I want?

A: If you are choosing option 2, 3, or 4, we’ll need your decision by May 31, 2020. Otherwise, you will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. 

Q: What’s the date of the 2021 Race?

A: May 8, 2021

Q: I purchased a pass to the wine festival, what happens to that?

A: If you choose options 1 or 2, your pass will be transferred to the new date. If you decide to transfer to a different race or go virtual, we will issue you a refund for the cost of the wine festival pass. Refunds will be available approximately 30 – 45 days after the decision deadline.  

Q: I purchased race day packet pick-up/ iTab/ Finisher Pix, what happens to that?

A: If you choose options 1, 2, or 3 your purchases will be transferred to the new event. If you decide to go virtual, iTab and Finisher Pix will apply your credit to a future event. 

Q: If I decide to go virtual, will it count towards the Golden State Challenge? 

A: Yes! We have decided to revert course and allow virtual runs to count towards the 2020 Golden State Challenge

Q: How would I submit my time for the virtual run?

A: We will reach out to everyone who selected the VR with instructions on how to submit their times.