9/6: Running: Pier to Peak Half Marathon On August 2, Santa Barbara trail runner Matt Dubberley blitzed the Mountaineer’s Route up Mount Whitney, ascending to the 14,496-foot summit (the highest in the continental U.S.) in a record 1 hour, 47 minutes, 40 seconds, and also shattering the round-trip record back to Whitney Portal in 2:38:15. On Sunday, Dubberley and several hundred other hardy runners will engage in the annual 13.1-mile race to La Cumbre Peak (elevation 3,995). The starting line is at sea level by the Dolphin Fountain. The record is 1:33:04, set in 2008 by Aaron Gillen. 6:30am. Visit runsantabarbara.com.