SF/Berkeley Challenge

Run the Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge to beautiful Berkeley, and earn an extra medal at your second Finish Line. Runners who participate in any distance event at The San Francisco Marathon and any distance event at the Berkeley Half Marathon consecutively will receive a special SF/Berkeley Challenge medal commemorating their achievement.

The San Francisco Marathon Course


Berkeley Half Marathon 2016 Course


Challenge Rules

  • Runners must register for both events with the same first and last name and date of birth to be automatically qualified.
  • Run any distance of The San Francisco Marathon and any distance of the Berkeley Half Marathon consecutively with official finish times for both events to qualify for the SF/Berkeley Challenge Medal.
  • Runners must pick up their commemorative medal upon completing their second qualifying event.

Race Instructions

  • Pick up your bib at our Race Weekend Bib Pick-up and check for the SF/Berkeley Challenge stamp/print on the corner of your bib. This is the ticket you’ll need to redeem your medal at the finish line. If your bib is not marked, please visit the Solutions Table at the Packet Pickup to confirm eligibility and get your bib stamped.
  • Medals will be available for pick-up at the Finish Line at Berkeley Half Marathon.
  • Medals must be picked up at the Finish Line and will not be mailed for any reason.

Check Your Eligibility

Click below and enter your first and last name and email. Confirmation status will show challenge or loyalty program name and YES if eligible. Contact support@emallc.com with questions.


Accept the Challenge

The San Francisco Marathon • July 23, 2017 

Berkeley Half Marathon • November 19, 2017