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Speed through the streets of Berkeley with this friendly, yet challenging half marathon. Perfect for runners all abilities, the course winds through the streets of Berkeley allowing participants to take in all its best spots. Sign up for your first half marathon, with an inclusive small town feel.

How to enter the Berkeley Half Marathon

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
    $25–$45
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $99
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  3. 10K

    Run 10km
    $58
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  4. Family 1K

    Run 1km
    $15
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Berkeley Half Marathon routes

Half Marathon

Our scenic course, comfortable for runners of all levels, takes you down historic Telegraph Avenue, through Cal Berkeley’s iconic Sather Gate and around the beautiful Cal campus.

From beautiful North Berkeley and the vibrant Fourth Street district you’ll run along the waterfront and enjoy the view of the bay on your way to the finish line, with the community and your fellow runners cheering you on!

A celebration is waiting for you in Civic Center Park along with your finisher medal!

Don’t miss out on the community, friendships, and celebration this fall during the Berkeley Half Marathon.

10k

Back by popular demand, our 10k Race is the perfect option for runners who seek a rewarding, beautiful, and fun race distance.

Experience historic Telegraph Avenue, run through Cal Berkeley’s iconic Sather Gate and around the beautiful Cal campus in the fall, tour vibrant Shattuck Avenue, and experience the vibe and community of Berkeley when you’re running down neighborhood streets.

You’ll be cheered on as you enjoy a dramatic finish at Civic Center Park where you’ll earn your finisher medal.

10k runners celebrate at the Main Finish Line in an exhilarating community running festival.
5k

This fast course offers a tour of historic Telegraph Avenue, passes through Cal Berkeley’s iconic Sather Gate, around the beautiful Cal campus, and finishes at Crescent Lawn on UC Berkeley’s campus, just a few short blocks from the Main Finish Line Festival.

This distance is perfect for new runners, families (strollers and children are welcome), and anyone who loves to experience the community spirit of running together this fall.

Family 1k

Our Family 1k is a great way to get the whole family across the finish line!

Kick off this fun community weekend with your friends and family by walking or running together on Saturday before the expo opens and before the main races on Sunday.

Each 1k participant will receive a commemorative bib, a pin, and post-run snacks and drinks.

This is an all-ages run, so get everyone in your family out and running this fall to experience the vibe of beautiful Berkeley, while also celebrating and supporting Berkeley public education.

A portion of registration proceeds will be donated to the Berkeley Public Schools Fund, which helps bring education alive for local students.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Technical fabric long-sleeved shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Free event photos
  • Electronic finisher’s certificate
  • Individual care, both on and off the course and following
  • Food, beverage, heat sheet and medical care.

    Awards

    Half Marathon, 5K and 10K awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Raceday Logistics

Packet Pickup

The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Packet Pickup will be at Sports Basement Berkeley (2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94703).

Friday, November 13 2020: 1100 - 1900
Saturday, November 14 2020: 0900 - 1700

Half Marathon

Start Location: Milvia St. at Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

Runners will be assigned to a lettered start corral based on their Estimated Finish Time (EFT). The corral assignment will be printed on your bib number. Large flags will designate the corral entrances at the start line – please enter the corral at the flag that corresponds to your corral assignment.

All runners need to be in their corral at the start of the race – the start time for the half marathon is 07:30am. As the race starts, corral monitors will bring your corral group forward to the Start Line to start the race.

Corral time and locations are subject to change.

10k

Start Location: Milvia St. at Kittredge St, Berkeley, California 94704

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

Runners will be assigned to a lettered start corral based on their Estimated Finish Time (EFT). The corral assignment will be printed on your bib number. Large flags will designate the corral entrances at the start line – please enter the corral at the flag that corresponds to your corral assignment.

All runners need to be in their corral at the start of the race – the start time for the 10K is 08:30am. As the race starts, corral monitors will bring your corral group forward to the Start Line to start the race.

Corral time and locations are subject to change.

5k

Race Start: 08:30AM @ Milvia St. at Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Race Finish: Crescent Lawn on UC Berkeley Campus. 5K finishers join the Half Marathon and 10K finishers at the main Finish Line Festival in Civic Center Park, Berkeley to celebrate.

Course Certification: The 5K course is USATF certified

Race Distance: 5 Kilometers / 3.1 Miles

Volunteers

The Berkeley Half Marathon has over 500 volunteer positions and opportunities for your group. Our volunteers represent the original hometown marathon, showcasing all of the best locations the city has to offer. Your time, energy and support are invaluable to all of us and race weekend success. Support your running community, and receive an Official Volunteer T-Shirt.

If you want to get involved, then please email - [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there cut-off times?
All 5K participants are required to finish the race within 1 hour, a 19:21 minute/mile pace. The Finish Line will close promptly at 9:45 am. Runners who come in after this time will not be considered official finishers. All 10K participants are required to finish the race within 2 hour, a 19:19 minute/mile pace. Runners who come in after this time will not be considered official finishers. All Half Marathon participants are required to finish the race within 4 hours, an 18:20 minute/mile pace. The Finish Line will close promptly at 12:00 pm. Runners who come in after this time will not be considered official finishers.
Are strollers allowed to enter?
Strollers are allowed on the 5K course and no other distance. Runners with strollers will be placed in the last wave. Registrants intending to run with a stroller should check the box marked “Stroller Division” during registration. Children in strollers are not required to be registered, but will not receive a shirt or medal.
What do I need to bring to packet pick-up?
Please bring a copy of your bib confirmation email and photographic ID to claim your packet.

Berkeley Half Marathon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

66°F
Predicted highs
46°F
Predicted lows

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