Berkeley Half Marathon Race Weekend • Nov 17th – 19th, 2017

Over 9,000 runners will fill the streets of Berkeley for Berkeley Half Marathon’s 5th running on November 19th, 2017. Berkeley Half Marathon is more than just a race; it’s a fantastic celebration where people from all over the Bay and world come together, united by their dedication to running and the running community. Whether a runner comes in just for race day or makes a trip out of it with their loved ones, all are invited to partake in a weekend of festivities.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 17, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017



Get Race Weekend Ready

bhm-travel-hotelWhether you’re coming from across town or across the country, take advantage of our official hotel and travel options from hotels at the starting line to buses and parking.


bhm-packet-pickupThe Berkeley Half Marathon 2016 Packet Pickup will take place on Friday, November 17th from 11am to 7pm and Saturday, November 18th from 9am to 5pm at Sports Basement Berkeley. All participants are required to pick up their bib, timing chip and race shirt at Packet Pickup. Runners and spectators alike are invited to check out Packet Pickup.


Run our Half Marathon with one of our pace groups and achieve your race day goals. Our experienced Pacers will deliver you to the finish line on time! Any registered runner can join a pace group for free. Just look for your pacers in your wave corral (you’ll know them by their special race day gear and their sign with pace and EFT) and follow them.


  • Half Marathon Pace Groups
    1:25 (6:26min/mi)
    1:30 (6:49min/mi)
    1:35 (7:12min/mi)
    1:40 (7:35min/mi)
    1:45 (7:57min/mi)
    1:50 (8:20min/mi)
    1:55 (8:43min/mi)
    2:00 (9:05min/mi)
    2:05 (9:30min/mi)
    2:10 (9:51min/mi)
    2:15 (10:16min/mi)
    2:20 (10:36min/mi)
    2:25 (11:02min/mi)
    2:30 (11:22min/mi)
    2:40 (12:10min/mi)

bhm-spectator-info You don’t have to run a race to be a part of Race Day. Berkeley Half Marathon encourages friends and family of runners and the Bay Area community to participate on Race Day. Your cheering and encouragement makes a meaningful impact on our runners on Race Day. From cheer locations to how to get to them, we hope the following information helps you prepare to cheer on your runner and our runner community.


bhm-volunteersBerkeley Half Marathon has more than 500 volunteer positions and opportunities for your group. From helping at our Race Weekend Expo to providing support along the course to aiding at our Start and Finish Lines, we’ll work with you or your organization to find an opportunity that fits.


Participating in a Race Challenge makes running a race that much better. If you are taking on a Challenge and will be pursuing completing it at Berkeley Half Marathon, please read the instructions on how to pickup your award on your Challenge page.


Medical Information and Support Locations

Medical Support is available at the Start/Finish Line of the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, and along the course.

Over 50 certified medical volunteers will be on hand at 7 Aid Stations along the course. Medical support will also be available at all finish lines. All treatment is provided by licensed professionals. Volunteers with medical training will assist with basic first aid care and recording.



RaceSafe and Berkeley Half Marathon have partnered to create a unique standard of care for our running community.

As you have probably experienced, many things can happen to our bodies during a run. We want to be sure our UCSF medical team can properly treat you if anything should happen while you’re on the course.

RaceSafe is secure, private, and takes less than 5 minutes. For your health and safety, please share your information by selecting the Sign Up button below. RaceSafe respects your privacy and is committed to maintaining your confidentiality.