Santa Barbara is an adventure junkie’s dream. The coastal town is ideally located between the inviting blue waters of the Pacific and the evergreen mountains that rise up from it providing plenty of places to go play. Outdoor activities include running, hiking, biking, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, rock climbing, paragliding, golfing and more. The fresh air fun doesn’t stop at leisure. For those looking to go for the gold, or set a new personal best, consider one of the many races, triathlons or sporting events that take place throughout the year, including the Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon in early November, the Santa Barbara Triathlon in late August, the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon in mid-May and the Pier to Peak Half Marathon in early September!