Run Details

Come join Santa Barbara County Trails Council on Franklin Trail for the 6th annual Island View Trail Run. 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 the single-track trail just before the dirt road gate. The 10-mile course is also an out and back but continues on a dirt road towards the top of the hillside to the beginning of the Los Padres National Forest single-track trail. The 16.0-mile course enters the Los Padres National Forest at 1700 feet and reaches the crest at 3700 feet — a gain of 2000 feet over three miles.

Packet Pick-Up

Please plan on picking up your race number and T-Shirt at Santa Barbara Running Company at 1046 Coast Village Road in Santa Barbara between 10:30 & 1:30 on October 28th. If you are from out of town you may pick up race day.

Run Info

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, October 28th, at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Barbara Running Company on Coast Village Road. Packet Pick-Up will save you precious “Get Ready-No Stress Time” the morning of the race. No one likes to wait in line, right?

Aid Stations will be at 2 miles and 5 miles turn-around points.

Race Times are staggered.

Start Times are as follows: 16 miler….8:00 a.m. 10 miler….8:30 a.m. 4 miler….9:00 a.m.

All finishers receive a T-Shirt & finisher medal in addition to being part of the product raffle.

The racecourse closes at 2:00 p.m. for all runners.

Run Sponsors

Run Sponsors, we thank you so much for supporting Santa Barbara County Trails Council through this race event.

Mountain Air Sports, Santa Barbara Running Company, Patagonia, Rabbit Running Apparel, Hydro Flask, 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 run. If you are physically incapacitated and unable to do the race or there is a major life crisis that 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 the event will be stressful for all so please try to do it online. Shirts will NOT be included for late registrations. Sorry, we need to know ahead of time for ordering purposes.