Spectator Information

You don’t have to run a race to be a part of our the race day experience. Berkeley Half Marathon encourages friends and family of runners and the Berkeley community to participate on race day. Your presence and encouragement makes a huge and meaningful impact on our runners on race day. From cheer locations to how to cheer on your runner all along the course, we hope the following information helps you prepare for race day.


Course Entertainment and Cheer Stations

The 2017 Berkeley Half Marathon will showcase entertainment groups and cheer stations that reflect Berkeley’s unique artistic community. We hope it aids in keeping runner spirits and vigor up during the race. If you or your group wishes to perform or create a cheer station, please visit our Volunteers page. Spectators of all types are invited to cheer on our runners throughout the race course.

  • Learn about Our 2016 Locations
    On-course Cheer Station and Entertainment Locations:
    • University Ave. & 5th St. (Water Stop 4)
    • University Ave. & Frontage Rd. (Seabreeze Parking Lot)
    • Frontage Rd. Turn around, North of Point Emery (Water Stop 5)
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Wave & Channing Way (Cheer Station)


Volunteer for Berkeley Half Marathon

Berkeley 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.



Getting to the Race

Whether 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, public transportation options and parking.