Charity Spotlight: Makerspace at Longfellow Middle School

Donate to the Berkeley Public Schools Fund, the official charity partner of the Berkeley Half Marathon. The Berkeley Public Schools Fund, the official charity of the Berkeley Half Marathon, is proud to have been an integral part to the opening of the new Makerspace at Longfellow Middle School through a Strategic Impact Grant. At the ... More

Stay Hydrated with nuun

nuun returns once again as the official on-course electrolyte of the Berkeley Half Marathon You know the importance of staying hydrated. But hydrating during/after you long run may not be enough. For longer runs, you may need to pre-load (or top off) your electrolyte stores. This will increase the availability of fluids and electrolytes, and ... More

How to Improve Your Mindset While Running

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for the Berkeley Half Marathon.  While there are tons of people who love running, there are probably many more who absolutely despise it. When I hear non-runners talk about their disdain for the sport, more often than not, their reasons are based in two categories: 1) because they feel like ... More

3 Ways Running Changed My Life

Contributed by Amelia Wood, a 2017 Ambassador for the Berkeley Half Marathon.  Throughout my seven years of running, many of my friends and family members have wondered what inspires me to continue to lace up my shoes. I should first mention that I was not athletic at all growing up. I despised gym class and would do everything in my ... More

Top 3 Places to Run in the East Bay

Contributed by John Lee, a 2017 Ambassador for the Berkeley Half Marathon.  One of the best things about training for a race is the opportunity to explore one’s local surroundings by foot. I usually drive to work or to Trader Joe’s the same way every time, via the shortest and simplest routes. Going for a training run with a certain ... More

4 Tips to Take the Plunge from a 10K to a Half Marathon

Contributed by Amelia Wood, a 2017 Ambassador for the Berkeley Half Marathon. Ready to take the distance plunge from 10K to half marathon but don’t know where to start? Have no fear! This runner’s dilemma can be easily solved using organizational tools you already have in your toolbox: research, planning, and of course, the right ... More

5 Reasons to Take on the SF/Berkeley Challenge

Contributed by Stephanie Laska, M.Ed. Stephanie is a 2017 Ambassador for the Berkeley Half Marathon. What is the San Francisco - Berkeley Challenge you ask? We challenge you to consecutively run any distance of The San Francisco Marathon and any distance of The Berkeley Half Marathon and earn a FREE, exclusive commemorative second medal ... More

3 Tips for First Time Half Marathoners

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for the Berkeley Half Marathon. People flock to running for all types of reasons. For some, it’s about a getting a daily dose of endorphins, putting them in a good mood all day long; for others, running is about weight loss, weight management, or being an anchor in a healthy and active ... More

5 Tips to Make Your Running More Social

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for the Berkeley Half Marathon Running is an incredibly adaptable and diverse activity, and I think these qualities are what make it so appealing to so many people. You can choose to run very short and very fast sprints around your community center track; you can choose to “go long” ... More

2017 Post-Workout Recovery Tips from Muscle Milk

Stay in race shape and kick off 2017 with this guide on post-run recovery from Muscle Milk. If you've taken a break from running since the Berkeley Half Marathon in November, this is a great time to resume your training and maintain your motivation. Plan ahead. After an intense workout, you should be replenishing your body with fluids ... More