Franklin Trail Description
Come join Santa Barbara County Trails Council on the newly completed Franklin Trail for the 2nd 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. The 16 miler continues up through the Los Padres National Forest on newly completed single track to the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains then turns back to the high school.
Download map of race course with elevation profile here: Race Map
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 16th, 10:00 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: 16 miler....6:30 a.m. 10 miler....7:00 a.m. 4miler....7:30 a.m.
All finishers receive a T-Shirt & finisher medal in addition to being part of the product raffle.
The race course closes at 12:30 p.m. for all runners.
16 mile runners must be experienced trail runners and be able to complete the course by 12:30.
Female Cash Awards
This year the Patty Sheehan Foundation & Rebecca Gaston, Executive Director has stepped up to support our women runners. They will be giving cash prizes to the 1st & 2nd place and the top 50 & over female runners in each race distance. The Patty Sheehan Foundation has been a long time supporter of women and children.
1st Place.... $100.00
2nd Place....$ 50.00
50 & Over.....$ 50.00
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.
SOS electrolyte replacement & hydration drink product will be available at the 10 & 16 mile turn around and in samples at the start finish.
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
If you decide to register day of event there will not be Shirts included or hand made awards. Sorry, however we need to know ahead of time for ordering purposes.
Local time: 5:50 PM