Franklin Trail Description
Come join Santa Barbara County Trails Council on Franklin Trail for the 4th annual Island View Trail Race. Your past support of this race has been greatly appreciated and Franklin Trail has now been restored from the fire & flood so we are able to bring back the 16 miler this year.
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 switchbacks 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. The 16 miler is out and back following the 10-mile course and proceeding into Los Padres National Forest on singletrack. This race is one of uphill elevation that just keeps giving so be ready to climb to the top and take in all the views on your return trip.
10 &16 mile race requirement: Runners must have completed 10-mile trail runs in the last 6 months and be able to complete the distance by 12:00 pm.
Please plan on picking up your race number and T-Shirt Saturday at Santa Barbara Running Company, new location - 1046 Coast Village Road, Suite D, Montecito, CA between 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. 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 14th, 10:30 a.m. at Santa Barbara Running Company in their new Montecito location. Packet Pick-Up will save you precious "Get Ready-No Stress Time" the morning of the 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: 16 miler....at 7:00 a.m. , 10 miler....7:30 a.m. and 4 miler at 8:00 a.m.. All finishers receive a T-Shirt & finisher medal. The race course closes at 12:00 p.m. for all runners. The 10 & 16-mile race is open to runners who have completed 10-mile runs in the last 6 months & know they can complete the distance in the time allocated. Course closes at 12:00 p.m.
A special thank you to…Mountain Air Sports, Santa Barbara Running, Funk Zone Fashions, Rabbit Running Apparel, Santa Barbara Running Company, Cunin Winery, Gone Rogue, Pickle Juice, REI CoOp, and others for material support, donations of raffle items, and giveaways for the race. Coffee donated by Montecito Starbucks.
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 occurs 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 can be stressful, so please try to register online. Sorry, but shirts will NOT be included for late registrations as we pre-order them. Occasionally we have extra but no promises and size is not guaranteed.
Local time: 4:56 PM