Franklin Trail Description
Come join Santa Barbara County Trails Council on Franklin Trail for the 3rd annual Island View Trail Race. The race begins at Carpinteria High School, winding around the school parking lot and adjacent orchards where the trail emerges onto a lovely uphill single track with magnificent ocean views. A steady climb and switch backs will take you up Franklin Canyon with numerous vistas along the way. Past the first single track you run on dirt roads alongside several ranches, well developed coastal scrub and mixed chaparral. The 4 mile course is an out and back, turning at the end of the first section of single track trail just before the dirt road gate. The 10 mile course is also an out and back but continues on dirt road towards the top of the hillside to the beginning of the Los Padres National Forest single track trail.
We are so sorry to cancel the 16 miler this year but due to Santa Barbara Fires & Mudflows the upper LPF portion of Franklin trail will not be open. It is our hope that we can get Franklin Trail back to the condition it was before the fire.
Please plan on picking up your race number and T-Shirt Saturday at Santa Barbara Running Company on Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara between 10:30 & 1:30 on September 15. If you are from out of town you may pick up race day.
We strongly encourage you to bring a hydration bottle or pack for the event as you can refill at one of the aid stations.
Packet pick-up will be Saturday, September 15th, 10:30 a.m. at Santa Barbara Running Company on Anacapa Street. Packet Pick-Up will save you precious "Get Ready-No Stress Time" the morning of race. No one like to wait in line, right?
Aid Stations will be at 2 mile and 5 mile turn around points.
Race Times are staggered.
Start Times are as follows: 10 miler....7:00 a.m. 4miler....7:15 a.m.
All finishers receive a T-Shirt & finisher medal in addition to being part of the product raffle.
The race course closes at 12:00 p.m. for all runners.
Race Sponsors, we thank you so much for supporting Santa Barbara County Trails Council through this race event.
Funk Zone Fashions are back with awesome women's leggings.
Santa Barbara Running Company is back and donating swag.
New this year is our sponsor “Rabbit” running wear.
There are no refunds for this race. If you are physically incapacitated and unable to do the race or there is a major life crisis which occur preventing you from attending race day the organization will review your situation and will consider a refund.
Please, we ask that you do not bring your trail dog. The single track sections of the trail will be best if only accommodating runners. Thank You
Late/ Morning of Registration
Registering the day of event there will be stressful for all so please try to do it online. Shirts will NOT be included for late registrations. Sorry, however we need to know ahead of time for ordering purposes.
Local time: 7:30 AM