Gaucho Cross Country to Open with Home Lagoon Race, Features Alumni/Community 5k Run

Gaucho Cross Country to Open with Home Lagoon Race, Features Alumni/Community 5k Run

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- The 2014 Gaucho cross country season will begin on Saturday, August 30th with the UCSB Lagoon Open. The staging area will be behind the University Center (UCEN). 

Five races will be contested beginning with the UCSB Gaucho Invite high school races at 8AM followed by the Alumni/Community 5k at 9:30 a.m. The Women's Open 5k will be held next at 10:30 a.m., and the Men's Open 8k will begin at 11:00a.m.

The Open races will feature the teams from UCSB and Cal Poly.  


 "UCSB Lagoon Open"
Cross Country Information

WHEN: Saturday, August 30th 2014
WHERE: UC Santa Barbara Campus Lagoon (Behind the UCEN)


8:00am High School girls

8:45am High school boys

9:30am Alumni/Community 5k

10:30am Women's OPEN 5k (UCSB, Cal Poly, Open)

11:00am Men's OPEN 8k (UCSB, Cal Poly, Open) 

The Women's 5k and Men's 8k are open to unattached or club elite athletes. Please contact Amanda Moreno for more information at 

$25- Includes Entry in Alumni/Community 5k and post-race refreshment.

$100 or more- All Alumni are encouraged to join the "The Gaucho Order", which includes Alumni/Community race entry, t-shirt, and post-race refreshment.

$50 for recent alumni to join "The Gaucho Order"- graduation date of 2009 and later.

Please make checks payable to "UC Regents" and designate "UCSB Men's Cross Country" or "UCSB Women's Cross Country" in the memo.

Can't make the event and still want to support the Gauchos, Mail donations to:

UC Santa Barbara
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics – ICA Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5200
ATTN: Cross Country

UCSB Cross Country alum, Scott Ingram will host a barbecue at 1:00-4:00pm at his house on the mesa in Santa Barbara after the race. All alumni and their families are invited. Come and relive the glory days with past teammates and connect with other gaucho greats. RSVP is required to Christina Baglas for those wishing to attend. 

Please email

Earlier in 2013, a UCSB student referendum was passed that earmarked over $2 million for improvements to Pauley Track as part of a larger shared athletics facilities improvement. Consider contributing to the Gaucho Fund in order to ensure that the new track facility is unveiled as quickly as possible and is of the utmost quality. 

To help with the campaign for track and field, contact Andy Fee, Senior Associate Athletics Director, at or at 805-893-4960.