Come join us on the newest trail in Santa Barbara County for the Island View Trail Race. The race along Franklin Trail begins at Carpinteria High School, winding around the school parking lot, track field, and adjacent orchards where the trail emerges onto a lovely single track with magnificent ocean views. A steady climb and switch backs will take you up Franklin Canyon with numerous vistas along the way. From single track you run on dirt road alongside several ranches, well developed coastal scrub and mixed chaparral. The 4.0 mile course is an out and back, turning at the end of the single track trail. The 10.0 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.
Local time: 11:06 PM
Race proceeds benefit the Franklin Trail Fund managed by Santa Barbara County Trails Council. The Trails Council is working to complete 2.7 miles of single track trail (with a 2000 foot elevation gain) through the Los Padres National Forest to the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains. When completed, the trail will connect with Santa Barbara back country trails.
Preparation for the race.
We encourage you to bring a hydration unit for the race. Either a water bottle or pack. There will be two aid stations. One at the 2 mile turn around and one at the 5 mile turn around, both with water & Physiophyx.
Early packet pick up will be at the SB Running Co. on Anacapa Street between 10:00 & 12:00 Saturday the 10th. This will allow you more time in the morning of race and avoid waiting in line.