Community Information & Closures

Community Information & Closures 

The Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon is returning for its 16th running on Saturday, May 13, 2023! This page provides information about road closures, access routes and event activities to help the local community and visitors plan ahead for their weekend in Solvang and the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley. Information regarding road closures and community access is now available.   

Event Information 

An exciting weekend of events will kick off on Friday, May 12, with a FREE Health and Fitness Expo, held outdoors at the beautiful Solvang Park. Open to the public, visitors can learn about the latest and greatest products in the world of health and fitness. A Race Weekend Reception will also be held on Friday and feature live music, lawn games, as well as beverages for purchase to benefit the Santa Barbara County Food Bank. This event is open to the public – no purchase required to attend! 

The Half Marathon and relay will take place on Saturday, May 13. Road closures will be in place between 6am and 11am. View the information below to plan your day! 


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Resident and Spectator Information 

Most road closures and detours will be in place between 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 to accommodate the half marathon and relay. Copenhagen Road will close on Friday, May 12 to accommodate the finish line build out.  

The race operates as an point- to- point course and streets will be re-opened on a rolling basis. As the last participants pass an area and all course support materials are removed, roads are opened to traffic at the discretion of local law enforcement. Law enforcement will be positioned at major intersections to allow cars to cross the half marathon course only during safe breaks between participants. For the safety of all involved, please adhere to posted traffic signs, equipment and directions from law enforcement and course officials. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  

Timing of road closures are approximate and subject to change. For a full list of road closures, please click here.  

Plan Your Route 

Residents, businesses and visitors to the area are urged to plan ahead. Allow extra time for travel due to road closures and traffic delays.  

No Parking 

Streets along the racecourse will be marked with No Parking signs. Unfortunately, vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. Please make sure you are not parked in a temporary no-parking zone.  

For More Information 

For more information about road closures, detours, no parking zones and community related topics, please email 

Event Partners

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