Thursday Practice Run Cancelled due to rain in the back country!

Thursday March 24, 2011, Arroyo Burro Single Track practice run has been canceled due to rain and muddy trail conditions.


Premiere Event Includes Q&A with A Real-life Forrest Gump
Broadcast to More than 500 Select Movie Theaters

Los Angeles – March 22, 2011 – Indiewood Pictures, Destiny Pictures and  NCM Fathom presents the family friendly award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary MY RUN in more than 500 movie theaters nationwide for an exclusive one-night event on Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Billy Bob Thornton, MY RUN is the inspirational story of Terry Hitchcock, the 57-year-old widower and father who ran from his home in St. Paul, Minn. to the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.

Terry in Pain - My Run
Tickets to MY RUN Premiere Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the web site (theaters may be subject to change). A portion of proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Presented in association with, LIVESTRONG and Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM), MY RUN is a tale of two marathons: one began when God called upon Hitchcock’s wife after losing her battle with breast cancer; the other when he set out to honor his wife on a journey to bring awareness and a voice to the struggles faced by single parent families and their children. Hitchcock ran in spite of freezing rain, unbearable heat, chest pains and bone fractures; fueled by his faith and a higher calling he didn’t stop until he crossed the finish line.

Billy Bob Thornton - My Run Narrator
This powerful and uplifting film takes audiences along with Hitchcock as he runs 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days. Together with his son and support team member, Hitchcock will discuss their journey and share a deeper look into the struggles of the 2,000-mile endurance test in a pre-recorded Q&A following the documentary. Audiences will learn about the emotional and physical toll on Hitchcock after the run and how his faith got him through the toughest of times, which is discussed in this exclusive event.

“It’s truly a story of endurance and faith,” said the Dove Foundation, which awarded MY RUN the “Family-Friendly Seal of Approval.”

MY RUN, directed and produced by Tim VandeSteeg and produced by Mark Castaldo, will be shown in 518 select movie theaters through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

Join the MY RUN Fan page at and checkout the website at

GET TO KNOW YOUR FOREST - Los Padres National Forest

 May 1st 2011
11:00am – 3:00pm

Join the Los Padres Forest Association for an afternoon of fun getting to know your Forest.  Check out the interactive booths that will demonstrate many forest activities.  There will be booths that will introduce you to the plants, animals, reptiles, and insects that live in our forest.  Also there will be people there that YOU want to meet, including the forest service, Smokey Bear, and volunteer groups presenting information about mountain biking, horseback riding, backpacking, camping and Chumash history.

There will be live demos of Forest Fire Trucks in action, mule packing techniques, backcountry cooking with Dutch ovens, and much, much more.  Learn precious tricks for how to lighten you backpacking load and make to your adventure more enjoyable.  There are many types of adventures to enjoy – short hikes with kids, long backpacking trips with friends; discover beautiful geology, waterfalls and fishing in your own backyard!  Also, learn about how to get involved with trail maintenance, mule packing, goat packing, trail surveys, and wilderness patrol activities in our local forest.

This event will be held at the Los Prietos Ranger Station.
From Highway 154 take Paradise Road 4 1/2 miles.

2011 Santa Barbara Endurance Race Prize Money & Division Awards

2011 Santa Barbara Endurance Race 100 Mile Solo Division Prize Money List

1st entrant to finish sub-24 hours: $2,500.00
1st Place Male: $1,000.00
2nd Place Male: $500.00
3rd Place Male: $250.00
1st Place Female: $1,000.00
2nd Place Female: $500.00
3rd Place Female: $250.00
Any 100 Mile Solo entrants competing for prize money eligibility must comply with the “safety runner” rule(s)

DRTE 100 Mile Awards:
  • $2,500 for the first person to finish Sub 24 Hours
  • Men and Women 1st-3rd Place:
1st Place Male/Female - $1,000. 2nd Place Male/Female - $500. 3rd Place Male/Female - $250.
  • Custom Sterling Silver Buckles for 100 Mile qualifying finishers
  • Custom minted finishers medallions for 100 Mile qualifying finishers
  • Motivational Awards for 100 Mile qualifying finishers Include:
Dirty Oldest Man
Dirty Oldest Woman
Dirty Young Brats
Dirty and Nastiest Feet
DRTE 100 Mile 3 Person Team Relay Awards
  • First place team will be named on the inaugural perpetual division trophy
  • Finishing teams will receive group post finish team photograph and division finisher medallions
DRTE 100k, 50 Mile, 50k, 35k, 25k and 15k Awards
  • Men and Women 1st-3rd Place:
1st Place Male/Female – Award(s) TBD 2nd Place Male/Female - Award(s) TBD 3rd Place Male/Female - Award(s) TBD
  • Custom minted finishers medallions for 100 Mile *qualifying finishers
  • Motivational Awards for qualifying entrants of the following 3 event distance divisions
Dirty Oldest Man
Dirty Oldest Woman
Dirty Young Brats
Dirty and Nastiest Feet

Vicky DeVita Memorial Women's Trail Running Award and Benefit

Victoria Jane DeVita
March 10, 1953 – November 12, 2010

The Santa Barbara Endurance Run and the DeVita family are proud to announce the formation of the Vicki DeVita Memorial Women’s Trail Running Award.

The female winners of each of the 7 SBER races (15K, 25K, 35K, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M) will have their names engraved onto small sterling silver label which will be affixed to the base of the perpetual trophy created by accomplished sculptor Shannan Varner, in addition each winner will receive a personalized plaque with the image of the trophy. A donation of five dollars per SBER entrant will be made to charity in Vicki DeVita’s name.

Vicki DeVita was best known in Southern California as the female winner of the 1991 Angeles Crest 100 Miler; however, the SBER organization first knew about Vicki just after our inaugural Blue Canyon Trail Race in June 2009.

We received an e-mail a month after the race informing us that Vicki had completed our 50K while in remission from cancer, but that the cancer had returned.

Despite this terrible prognosis, Vicki and her mother Pat, completed the Los Angeles Marathon in March 2010, and Pat returned to Rancho Los Osos in June to participate in the 2010 Blue Canyon event.

Although Vicki was unable to compete due to her advanced cancer, she hiked out several miles in the middle of the 105-degree heat to run in with her mother. It was apparent to everyone just how great a struggle it was, but her determination and positive attitude was an inspiration to all of us.

On November 12, 2010, Vicki DeVita passed away at the age of 57. As we reflected on her life and our few brief meetings with her, it is an honor to pay tribute to her memory in this manner.

Yes, we need Volunteers!

Santa Barbara Endurance Race is a very unique and exceptional event that hosts some of the nation's toughest Ultra- and Sub Ultra- marathon distance division races ranging from 100 Miles to 15 Kilometers. A race event like this is only possible with an inspired and ambitious crew of volunteers out front and behind the scenes. We are currently building a team of approximately 150 reliable and motivated individuals for the 2011 Santa Barbara Endurance Race to handle the variety of functions that it will take to host and operate this event. Although volunteering can be challenging and exhausting in some cases, the rewards for the adventurous-at-heart are immense, leaving one with lasting memories, new friendships and maybe even the conviction to return as an entrant next year.
As part of our appreciation for your efforts, you can look forward to receiving a full access to the Rancho Oso Guest Ranch and its amenities, Santa Barbara Endurance Race Crew Support T-shirt, fuel stipend, tickets to the pre-race pasta meal, Sunday morning post-race honorable mention, entrant awards breakfast, race day meals and refreshments, 1 raffle ticket, and your name and photo in our post-race photo album.
If you are an entrant and have a partner, family or friend accompanying you to the race, they can help us out with various tasks any time between Thursday at noon and Sunday morning in approximately 3-8 hour shifts.
Any person(s) volunteering from 12pm on Thursday through 12pm Sunday will receive a fully comped entry and camping pass to the inaugural Giving Tree Music Festival (August 23 - 28, 2011) at Live Oak Campground (

Skills Required

To volunteer, all you need is a positive attitude and willingness to help. We are also looking for people with particular special qualifications:
  • Experienced drivers with 4x4 vehicles
  • Experienced equestrians with horses
  • Medical personnel (doctors, nurses, EMTs)
  • People with Search and Rescue experience
  • Massage Therapists

Volunteer coordination, communication and meetings

From February 1st through March 30th, the Santa Barbara Endurance Race organization will send out a Volunteers' Update by e-mail every two weeks. From April 1st through April 27th, updates will be sent weekly.
On Thursday, March 3rd, and Tuesday, March 15th, Santa Barbara Endurance Race organization will host a Volunteers' Meeting from 6:00 - 7:30pm at Taffy's Pizza (2026 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105). Volunteers are encouraged to attend one or both meetings.
Meetings are developed to familiarize volunteers with:
  • Event Staff
  • The Los Padres Forest Association and how the event benefits and supports the Los Padres National Forest
  • The sport of ultrarunning (so volunteers know what to expect)
  • How to prepare and manage aid stations
  • How to record bib numbers and race times
  • Communication
  • Equipment and operation instructions (water pump, satellite phone, etc.)
  • Transportation to/from race destinations (timing, carpooling, etc)
  • Event regulations, waivers and general awareness
Specific tasks will be assigned to volunteers at both these meetings. Meeting minutes will be e-mailed to volunteers who are unable to attend. Final instructions will be e-mailed to volunteers on Tuesday, April 27th.
We look forward to having you as a volunteer!
If you have any questions, e-mail or call Race Director Robert Gilcrest at (805) 896-6917.

Volunteers' Raffle

There will be a special Volunteers' Raffle drawing on Sunday after the conclusion of the event. Prizes in the raffle are:
  • Complimentary entry for the 15K, 25K, 35K, 50K, 50M, 100K and 100M for the 2012 Santa Barbara Endurance Race (2 entries per division)
  • Complimentary pair of passes for Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the GT Musical Festival (8 sets of passes per day)

Get more details on the website here!


Rumors have been floating around on Blogs and Facebook about Geoff Roes running in the 2011 Santa Barbara Endurance Race 100 Mile Solo Division.  Let’s put those rumors to rest and make an official announcement right here, right now!


“I'm very interested in running this race. I love the idea of a race with this much vertical gain but not so high up in the mountains that high altitude is a concern.”

Geoff Roes, 11 Jan 2011

So there you have it.  Sign-up today because we are filling up fast.  This is going to be a very interesting race in one of the most beautiful cities in the Untied States.  We can't wait.