The Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon takes place on SATURDAY, MAY.8, 2010. Santa Barbara is roughly 6-7 hour drive from San Francisco.
So, you will likely want to come down on FRIDAY and stay overnight.
Here's a link to lodging info. close to the race-Hotels/Lodging near the race
Additionally, I have arranged for a couple lodging options for you to take advantage of:
I've managed to secure a block of rooms at the Fess Parker Doubletree in Santa Barbara.
FYI, there is a shuttle that will take people from this hotel to the start of the race leaving at roughly 5:30AM on Saturday, May.8. (*NOTE-There will be a small fee associated with taking the shuttle. I am tracking down the details associated with this.)
If you want to book a room at the Fess Parker Doubletree, call 1-(877)
893-0892 to book a room.
You MUST mention you're a member of the 'Santa Barbara 13.1' group! The rate is $219 for us until 3/15. After 3/15, it goes up to $239.
I've located a hotel close to the start of the race that has rooms available. They are NOT setting aside rooms for us, but they do have rooms available! So, this is first come, first serve.
The hotel is Svendsgaard's Lodge. There is no special rate they are extending us, but the rooms are pretty reasonable ($98-$175). They have roughly 20 single rooms available and about 5 double rooms available (the last time I checked).
Call them directly to book a room at 1-800-733-8757. Tell them you are part
of the 'Forsman Group'.