Year Round Volkswalk Event

Harbor View Inn

Santa Barbara, CA
Sponsor: Placer Pacers Volkssport Club (AVA 686/CA 46)
Sanction Nr: YRE 137
Start/Finish Location: Effective 1 January 2014 The Harbor View Inn
28 Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA  93101
Hours: The hotel front desk is open 24/7 for guests only. The walk book is available in the lobby from dawn to dusk daily. The hotel staff is not available  before or after these hours, to assist you, please respect our hosts.
Chase Palm ParkThe 10 km route walks out and back along the Pacific Ocean  -- West Beach, Palm Chase Park, Stearns Wharf, and East Beach.  It is along flat, paved surfaces, hence it earns an AVA rating of "1."  It is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.  As of January 1, 2002, the walk is enhanced by an optional 5km excursion.  It heads north past the shops and cafes of State Street, turns back at the Arlington Theater, and then returns along the other side of the street.  This is perfect for folks who like a longer walk -- also for folks who are hungry or who like to mix shopping with their walking.  One of our 2001 walkers, Jane Holmes of the Emerald City Walkers, wrote about her experience on the 10 km route in her club's newsletter.  To read her comments and to see the pictures she took, click here.
Directions: From the south:
*   Take US-101 into Santa Barbara
*   Exit US-101 at take the Bath off ramp. 
*   Go one block on Bath to Haley Street. 
*   Turn left on Haley for one block to Castillo Street. 
*   Turn left (south) on Castillo for about four blocks to Cabrillo Blvd.

* Turn Left on Cabrillo Blvd and go about 3 blocks to the Start/Finish point.

From the north:
*  Take US-101 into Santa Barbara
*  Exit at Castillo Street
*  Right on Castillo Street about four blocks to  Cabrillo Blvd.

* Turn Left on Cabrillo Blvd and go about 3 blocks to the Start/Finish point.


Awards:      The Pooter Patches from years past are available as "B" awards.  .
IVV Credit: You are eligible for IVV Individual Achievement Awards program event credit every time you complete the course and pay your fee.    Of course, you also earn distance credit every time you complete the course.
Fees: Ask for the "volksmarch book" at the desk.  Every participant must register, sign the liability waiver, carry a start card, and turn the start card in at the end of the event.  Fees are:      
     *   "B" award  $4.00      
     *   IVV/AVA Credit Only  $3.00 
     *   Participation Only- Free 
Note:  Awards are not kept at the start/finish.  They will be mailed to you at no additional cost.
Miscellaneous: Dogs Welcome w/Clean-UpWater and restrooms are available at the start/finish, and at a couple of public parks and buildings along the trail.  Pets are welcome, but should be kept on a leash.  Please clean up after them.  Children under 12 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.  Every reasonable effort has been taken to make this event safe and enjoyable for everyone.  However, the Central Coast Peregrine Pathfinders cannot be held responsible for any lost of stolen articles, accidents, or injury of any kind.
Weather: We won't try predicting the weather for your walk.  However, if you would like information on current conditions and a five-day forecast, visit The Weather Channel.
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Our Trail Masters for this event are Barbara & John Ahlman, e-mail
Host City
Boardwalk on Stearns WharfLocated on the coast of California, Santa Barbara County's climate is mild and sunny all year, with an average daytime temperature between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (16 and 21 degrees Celsius).  The city, with a population of about 100,000 (200,000 counting nearby communities) is known for its Mediterranean-style charm and friendly people.  The picture to the left is taken on Stearns Wharf (part of our volksmarch route).  The picture at the top of the page is of Palm Chase Park, also along the trail.  The picture below and to the right is an entrance to the El Paseo shopping area; it is along the optional 5 km extension.

El Paseo NuevoThere are many web resources about Santa Barbara.  A few include:
*  is the home page for the city's major daily newspaper, the Santa Barbara News-Press
*  is the home page for the city's primary local TV station, KEYT-TV ABC Channel 3
*  is the home page for the city's entertainment weekly newspaper, The Santa Barbara Independent
*  provides an excellent calendar of recurring and special events in the area
*  is the home page for city government


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People from over 30 states have enjoyed the year round events (YRE) sponsored by the CCPP.  This event opened on  January 1, 2001 and it attracted over 170 participants in its first year! Here are the hometowns of its walkers:
  • Canada (Cornwall ON, Victoria BC)
  • Germany (Stuttgart)
  • Norway (Porsgrunn)
  • Alaska (Anchorage)
  • Arizona (Surprise, Tucson)
  • California (Arroyo Grande, Arvada, Auburn, Banning, Benicia, Campbell, Carpinteria, Cherry Valley, Chico, Colton, Corona, Cypress, Dana Point, Dominguez Hills, Davis, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Fairfield, Fountain Valley, Fresno, Garden Grove, Goleta, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Kings Beach, Lompoc, Long Beach, Meadow Vista, Moreno Valley, Morro Bay, Newbury Park, Newcastle, Norco, Northridge, Orinda, Paso Robles, Port Hueneme, Rancho Santa Margarita, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Jose, San Leandro, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Maria, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, South Pasadena, Stockton, Sun City, Thousand Oaks, Upland, Vacaville, Vandenberg AFB, Ventura, Wildomar, Woodland Hills)
  • Colorado (Aurora, Boulder, Ft. Collins)
  • Connecticut (Norwich)
  • Florida (Eustis)
  • Hawaii (Kailua)
  • Indiana (Ft. Wayne, Leo)
  • Maine (Yarmouth)
  • Maryland  (Annapolis, Greenbelt, Laurel, Princeton, Silver  Spring)
  • Massachusetts (Princeton)
  • Minnesota (St. Paul)
  • Missouri  (Joplin, Lake St. Louis)
  • New Jersey (Manchester)
  • New Mexico  (Albuquerque)
  • New York (Rensselaer)
  • Nevada (Las Vegas, Reno)
  • New Mexico (Albuquerque, Deming)
  • New York (Barnhad Bay)
  • Oklahoma (Layton)
  • Oregon (Albany, Cornelius, Gresham, Milwaukie, Newport, Portland, Spokane, Tigard)
  • Pennsylvania (Camp Hill, Kutztown)
  • Texas (Johnson ity, San Benito)
  • Virginia (Alexandria, Annandale, Leesburg, )
  • Washington (Bellevue, Clinton, Enumclaw, Everett, Kirtland, Lynnwood, Puyallup, Seattle, Tacoma, Tahuya, Yakima)
  • West Virginia (Huntington)
  • Wisconsin (Oregon)

If you have questions or wish to find out more about our club or about volkssports, you can e-mail us by clicking here.

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