Santa Barbara Striders

Running group with an emphasis on FUN. New and beginning runners are welcome. This group is open to all ages and paces. Free group - no sign up required!

Come join in the fun. Join Strava at strava.com and find us under Clubs - Santa Barbara Striders

Operating as usual

Photos from Santa Barbara Striders's post 11/10/2021

Photos from the SB Half on 11/7/21. Go Striders!

Photos from Santa Barbara Striders's post 10/22/2021

They did it! Joan and Jan completed their virtual Boston Marathon. Great job!
Kick asphalt (and concrete!) is our new motto.

09/10/2021

Spend Saturday morning with the Striders
We'll be starting our run at 8:00 AM in front of Renaud’s Patisserie in Montecito.
1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito

Run, run/walk or walk any distance you feel comfortable with. We have people running different paces so there is something for everyone.

Heat warning
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Hot weather is heading our way. Hydrate and adjust your distance if necessary.

Breakfast after the run at Renaud’s.

Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.

WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

08/26/2021

Spend Saturday morning with the Striders! At our usual Home Base. Won’t you join us?
We'll be starting our run at 8:00 AM at Stearns Wharf. Meet by the restrooms next to the Dolphin fountain.
We’ll be running towards Shoreline this week.
Run, run/walk or walk any distance you feel comfortable with. We have people running different paces so there is something for everyone.
Breakfast after the run at the new Jeannine's location.
See you there!
Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 (some go longer) miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.
WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

08/19/2021

Spend Saturday morning with the Striders! At our usual Home Base. Won’t you join us?

We'll be starting our run at 8:00 AM at Stearns Wharf. Meet by the restrooms next to the Dolphin fountain.

We’ll be running towards Shoreline this week.

Run, run/walk or walk any distance you feel comfortable with. We have people running different paces so there is something for everyone.

Breakfast after the run at the new Jeannine's location.

See you there!

Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 (some go longer) miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.

WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

07/15/2021

Spend Saturday morning with the Striders! At our usual Home Base. Won’t you join us?
We'll be starting our run at 8:00 AM at Stearns Wharf. Meet by the restrooms next to the Dolphin fountain. Park on Anacapa Street and walk over.
We’ll be running towards Shoreline this week.
Run, run/walk or walk any distance you feel comfortable with. We have people running different paces so there is something for everyone.
Breakfast after the run at the new Jeannine's location.
See you there!
Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 (some go longer) miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.
WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

07/08/2021

Spend Saturday morning with the Striders! At our usual Home Base. Won’t you join us?

We'll be starting our run at 8:00 AM at Stearns Wharf. Meet by the restrooms next to the Dolphin fountain.
Park on Anacapa Street and walk over.

We’ll be running toward Montecito this week.
Run, run/walk or walk any distance you feel comfortable with. We have people running different paces so there is something for everyone.

Breakfast after the run at Helena Ave. Bakery.
See you there!

Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 (some go longer) miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.
WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

07/02/2021

Hello Striders
When: Saturday, July 3
Time: 8:00 AM
Where: Goleta Beach, near the Beachside restaurant.
The address is 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117.
After: BYO coffee, tea, other beverage for a social chat.
Two running/walking opions:
Obern Trail - Choose your distance, out and back, on the Obern Trail, and if you feel energetic, run an additional loop around the lagoon.
-or-
Through campus, around the lagoon. The out-and-back route is 3.7 miles.
The lagoon loop route begins from Goleta Beach Park. Proceed up the shared bikeway/walkway/pathway toward Henley Gate, and follows along the ocean bluffs. When the pathway ends at a parking lot, a quick left reorients runners to again run along the bluffs while traversing the length of the parking lot. Veer right at the end of the parking lot and run toward the lagoon.
A series of blue picnic tables will be near the lagoon pathway. Keep the lagoon on your right as you begin the lagoon loop. The only series of stairs (not a long series) you’ll need to climb are at Campus Point (there’s a Campus Point sign). At the top of the stairs, veer right, again keeping the lagoon on your right.
There are several “Keep Out” (or similar wording) signs on the route, but those refer to vehicles. The route is mostly paved pathway with some areas of welcome dirt pathway.
Hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.

WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

07/02/2021

Hello Striders
When: Saturday, July 3
Time: 8:00 AM
Where: Goleta Beach, near the Beachside restaurant.
The address is 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117.
After: BYO coffee, tea, other beverage for a social chat.

Two running/walking opions:
Obern Trail - Choose your distance, out and back, on the Obern Trail, and if you feel energetic, run an additional loop around the lagoon.
-or-
Through campus, around the lagoon. The out-and-back route is 3.7 miles.

The lagoon loop route begins from Goleta Beach Park. Proceed up the shared bikeway/walkway/pathway toward Henley Gate, and follows along the ocean bluffs. When the pathway ends at a parking lot, a quick left reorients runners to again run along the bluffs while traversing the length of the parking lot. Veer right at the end of the parking lot and run toward the lagoon.
A series of blue picnic tables will be near the lagoon pathway. Keep the lagoon on your right as you begin the lagoon loop. The only series of stairs (not a long series) you’ll need to climb are at Campus Point (there’s a Campus Point sign). At the top of the stairs, veer right, again keeping the lagoon on your right.
There are several “Keep Out” (or similar wording) signs on the route, but those refer to vehicles. The route is mostly paved pathway with some areas of welcome dirt pathway.
Hope to see you there.

Reef & Run, Nite Moves Endurance Events Returning to Santa Barbara Waterfront 06/24/2021

Spend Saturday morning with the Striders
We'll be starting our run at 8:00 AM in front of Renaud’s Patisserie in Montecito.
1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito

Run, run/walk or walk any distance you feel comfortable with. We have people running different paces so there is something for everyone.

Warm weather warning
====================
The high for Saturday is predicted to be 79 degrees. Hydrate and adjust your distance if necessary.
Breakfast after the run at Renaud’s.

Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.
WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

Night Moves returns on Wednesday, June 30!
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06/17/2021

Spend Saturday morning with the Striders
We'll be starting our run at 8:00 AM in front of Renaud’s Patisserie in Montecito, 1187 Coast Village Rd.

Run, run/walk or walk any distance you feel comfortable with. We have people running different paces so there is something for everyone.

Heat warning
=========
Hot weather is heading our way. Hydrate and adjust your distance if necessary.

Breakfast after the run at Renaud’s.

Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.

WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

06/05/2021

Spend Saturday morning (today) with the Striders

We'll be starting our run at 8:00 AM in front of Renaud’s Patisserie in Montecito.

1187 Coast Village Rd, Montecito

Run, run/walk or walk any distance you feel comfortable with. We have people running different paces so there is something for everyone.

Breakfast after the run at Renaud’s.

Everyone is welcome... whether you are new to running or a veteran. The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run about 3 to 7 miles at an 8 to 13 minute pace. We also have walkers and walk/runners! There's something for everyone.
WE ARE A FREE AND FUN RUNNING GROUP! NO ONE LEFT BEHIND.

05/25/2021

Hello Striders
When: Saturday, June 3, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM
Where: Goleta Beach, near the Beachside restaurant.
The address is 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117.
After: BYO coffee, tea, other beverage for a social chat.

Two running/walking opions:
Obern Trail - Choose your distance, out and back, on the Obern Trail, and if you feel energetic, run an additional loop around the lagoon.
-or-
Through campus, around the lagoon. The out-and-back route is 3.7 miles.

The lagoon loop route begins from Goleta Beach Park. Proceed up the shared bikeway/walkway/pathway toward Henley Gate, and follows along the ocean bluffs. When the pathway ends at a parking lot, a quick left reorients runners to again run along the bluffs while traversing the length of the parking lot. Veer right at the end of the parking lot and run toward the lagoon.
A series of blue picnic tables will be near the lagoon pathway. Keep the lagoon on your right as you begin the lagoon loop. The only series of stairs (not a long series) you’ll need to climb are at Campus Point (there’s a Campus Point sign). At the top of the stairs, veer right, again keeping the lagoon on your right.
There are several “Keep Out” (or similar wording) signs on the route, but those refer to vehicles. The route is mostly paved pathway with some areas of welcome dirt pathway.
Hope to see you there.

Photos from Santa Barbara Striders's post 05/17/2021

Hello Striders!
It's so great to see your smiling faces.
Changing venues this Saturday.
Meet in the parking lot of Lower Manning Park, Montecito.
From San Ysidro Road, turn right on Santa Rosa Lane.
Make a quick left into the park's parking lot.
What: Run, trot, walk
When: Saturday, May 22
Time: 8:00 AM
Where: Lower Manning Park (map attached)
Optional: BYO coffee/tea/snack for our after run chat

05/13/2021

Join us for our next Striders meetup this Saturday, May 15, at 8:00AM, at Goleta Beach. BYO coffee/tea/bfast for our post-run/walk visit.

05/11/2021

Hello Striders

This Saturday, we're meeting again at Goleta Beach, near the Beachside restaurant.

This time, a different direction through campus, around the lagoon. The out-and-back route is 3.7 miles.
Potential mileage add-ons include a choose-your-distance up-and-back on the Obern Trail, an additional loop around the lagoon (The total distance around the lagoon is 1.5 miles.), or something else.

The route begins at the same place as last Saturday in Goleta Beach Park, proceeds up the shared bikeway/walkway/pathway toward Henley Gate, and follows along the ocean bluffs. When the pathway ends at a parking lot, a quick left reorients runners to again run along the bluffs while traversing the length of the parking lot. Veer right at the end of the parking lot and run toward the lagoon.

A series of blue picnic tables will be near the lagoon pathway. Keep the lagoon on your right as you begin the lagoon loop. The only series of stairs (not a long series) you’ll need to climb are at Campus Point (there’s a Campus Point sign). At the top of the stairs, veer right, again keeping the lagoon on your right.

There are several “Keep Out” (or similar wording) signs on the route, but those refer to vehicles. The route is mostly paved pathway with some areas of welcome dirt pathway.

Hope to see you there.

05/03/2021

Hello Striders!
Our first in-person event since the pandemic will be this Saturday, May 8, for fully vaccinated runners/walkers. (Young’uns in strollers are, of course, Covid vaccine exempt. 👍)
If you’re not ready, please do join us at future events when you’re fully vaccinated.

Where: Goleta Beach parking lot near the (old) Beachside Cafe
When: Saturday, May 8
Time: 8:00 AM
Distance: It's up to you
Coffee time: Bring your own coffee and snack for a tailgate session after our run/walk

04/23/2021

Hello Striders! We're not there yet, but we're getting closer to some socially distanced run meetups. More info to follow in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, keep running, stay safe, take a mask.

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