general tournament information
Co-hosted by santa barbara supersonic and INXS. What promises to be one of the best tournaments of the summer (if we do say so ourselves)!
June 25 & 26 2016
Racing will begin at 8:00AM on Saturday.
NAFA sanctioned running on grass outdoors with a 75' runback. Saturday and Sunday is unlimited.
Friday, May 25, 2016
Elings Park Baseball Fields
1298 Las Positas Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Steve Heine, David Caffo
food and restaurants
on-site hospitality table
We will be hosting a hospitality table with muffins, fruit, snacks, and other goodies. Coffee graciously provided by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
tamales, hotdogs, and fixins, oh my!!
We will have tamales available in the morning and hotdogs available at lunch at the Born to Run Summer Classic tournament this weekend, along with the usual condiments. Only 3 bucks each!!!
All the restaurants and bars listed below are linked to their reviews on yelp.com. There are over 400 restaurants in Santa Barbara, so if you can't find something you like in the list below, click the yelp.com link and if you still are not sure, email me at email@example.com and I will see what I can find for you.
morning coffee (first things first)
Good Cup (1819 Cliff Dr.)
Starbucks (1990 Cliff Dr.)
Bagel Market Cafe (2000 Cliff Dr.)
Mesa Coffee Co (1819 Cliff Dr. Ste C)
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (811 State Street) Yeah, a little out of the way, but the best coffee around.
ice, groceries, toiletries, etc.
Albertsons and RiteAid (1976 & 2010 Cliff Dr.) directions
Make a left turn out of Elings Park, a left on Cliff Dr. and they will be on your left at the corner of Cliff Dr. and Meigs Rd. About 1.6 miles from the park entrance.
Lazy Acres Market (302 Meigs Rd.) Organic, gourmet, and specialty foods. directions
The nearest restaurants are in the same area as Albertsons, Rite Aid and Lazy Acres.
In the same center as Albertsons there is:
Mesa Cafe & Bar
Other restaurants close by:
Taco Bell (1840 Cliff Dr.)
Super Cuca's Taqueria (2030 Cliff Dr.) One of the best burrito joints in town.
Alcazar Tapas Bar (1812 Cliff Dr.) Spanish tapas & great mojitos.
Ichiban (1812 Cliff Dr.) Sushi.
Blenders In the Grass (315 Meigs Rd Ste J)
Mesa Pizza Co (315 Meigs Rd Ste K)
Sam's To Go (315 Meigs Rd Ste I) Sandwich shop.
Subway (2020 Cliff Dr.) Sandwich chain.
Rose Cafe No 2 (1816 Cliff Dr.) Mexican food.
Meun Fan Thai Cafe (1819 Cliff Dr.) Thai food.
Shoreline Beach Cafe (801 Shoreline Dr.)
A little farther away (3.3mi), but great if you want dinner on the beach.
Boat House Restaurant (2981 Cliff Dr.) Turn right on to Cliff drive from Las Positas, instead of left. Restaurant is on the beach.
Empress Palace (2251 Las Positas Rd) Chinese food. Turn right out of the park and left on Modoc, then into the first driveway.
Hey, this is flyball!
The Cliff Room (1828 Cliff Dr.) Kind of a dive bar, but in a good way.
Mesa Cafe & Bar (1972 Cliff Dr.)
Alcazar Tapas Bar (1812 Cliff Dr.) Great mojitos.
Google Map Guide to Santa Barbara Bars
new born to run t-shirt design available now!!
We bribe our wonderful volunteers with a free t-shirt and lunch. All competitor purchases go to defray that cost and ensure you have happy line and box judges, hospitality helpers, announcers and scorekeepers! (Please note the back of the shirt is an example only and will include actual clubs entered this year prior to going to the printer.)
Shirts are pre-ordered with price TBD. They are available in unisex sizes S - 3X, women's sizes S - 2X in a variety of colors. We are happy to ship for actual shipping costs if you can't attend the tournament but still want an awesome flyball shirt! Contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order with size and color. They will be available for pickup at the hospitality tent during the tournament. See the t-shirt here: Born to Run T-shirt
We need volunteers to assist judges and keep score. No experience is necessary and working a half day shift earns you a free lunch, a commemorative t-shirt, raffle tickets for some great prizes and a seat right in the middle of the action! If this sounds like fun, please contact Susan Black at email@example.com and we’ll reserve a space for you!
set-up and other info
friday set up
We will be setting up Friday afternoon after 4:00pm. Feel free to set-up at 4:00, but be mindful of the space we will need for the rings.
- Because of the severe fire danger, the use of BBQs and camp stoves is prohibited. There are BBQ grills in the picnic areas that can be used.
- Overnight camping is not allowed in the park. There are a few RV camping areas close by:
Earl Warren Showgrounds. Very limited RV camping is available at : RV Reservations.
Goleta Elks Lodge, about 8 minutes away: 150 North Kellogg, Goleta, CA. For reservations call, (805) 964-6858 ext. 112.
El Capitan State Beach, about 35 minutes away. You can make online reservations.
dog friendly beach
Just down the road from Elings is Arroyo Burro Beach. There is an off-leash area east of the slough (your left facing the ocean) and on-leash on the west side.
santa barbara info website
Visit santabarbara.com for other information about what to see and things to do in Santa Barbara. Check the virtual tours of scenic locations: virtual tours
The hotels listed are pet friendly, but all have different policies and fees and are subject to change. It would be a good idea to ask about pet policies and fees before making your reservation. Make your reservations early, because Santa Barbara is a resort town and hotels are often sold out during the summer.
Motel 6 Carpinteria North (no pet fee)
4200 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA • 805-684-6921 • $
Motel 6 Carpinteria South (no pet fee)
5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 805-684-8602 • $
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta (no pet fee)
5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA • 805-964-3596 • $
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - State Street (no pet fee)
3505 State St., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-687-5400 • $$
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Beach (no pet fee)
443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA • 805-564-1392 • $$
Secret Garden Inn and Cottages ($20 pet fee)
1908 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-687-2300 • $$
Santa Barbara La Quinta (no pet fee)
1601 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • 805-966-0807 • $$
Beach House Inn & Apartments ($10 fee per pet)
320 W. Yanonali St., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-966-1126 • $$$
Blue Sands Motel($10 fee per pet)
421 S. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-965-1624 • $$$
Casa Del Mar Santa Barbara Inn ($15 fee per pet)
18 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-963-4418 • $$$
Marina Beach Motel ($15 pet fee, small pets only)
21 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-963-9311 • $$$
Harbor House Inn ($15 fee per night)
104 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-962-9745 • $$$
Hotel Mar Monte ($75 pet fee)
1111 E Cabrillo St SB 963-0744 • $$$$
Canary Hotel ($35 pet fee)
1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-963-0774 • $$$$
Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort Santa Barbara ($25 fee per pet)
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-564-4333 • $$$$$
Four Seasons Resort-Biltmore (40lb limit, no fee)
1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-969-2261 • $$$$$
San Ysidro Ranch ($100 cleaning fee)
900 San Ysidro Ln., Santa Barbara, CA • 805-565-1700 • $$$$$