If you’re not already familiar with this event you likely will be soon. More distances continue to be added and now, in its third year, a 100 mile solo option is available for the boldest of endurance athletes. Taking place this Friday-Sunday, the Santa Barbara Endurance Race is actually a three-day event with several race distances, group meals offered, camping on site and an award ceremony on Sunday. The SBER includes distances which appeal to the ultra runners (50km, 50 mile, 100km, 100 mile) and shorter distances for the enthusiast trail runners (15km, 25km and 35km).
The 100 mile distance is new for this year and looks to be amongst one of the most grueling 100-milers in the country, as the total elevation gain is said to be 30,868 feet. That’s like running from sea level to the top of Mt. Everest, and then going even higher.
Montrail would like to extend a “Good Luck” to star athlete Geoff Roes as he heads out into the unknown for a 100-mile adventure. Enjoy the weekend of running in Santa Barbara, or wherever you’ll be trail running this weekend.