The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon 5K Race

Run a Fast, Flat Tour of Downtown Berkeley and Telegraph Avenue

Race Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018

Race Start: 8:30AM @ 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

Our fast 5K Race is a great option for runners at every level. This fast course offers a tour of historic Telegraph Avenue, passes through the iconic Sather Gate, 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.

2018 5K Race Course Map

2018 course shown. Course is subject to change.

5K Race Details

  • Youth 5K
    The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon 5K Race is perfect for runners of all ages. With the approval of a legal guardian, all participants under the age of 12 can participate in our Youth 5K and take advantage of discounted registration ($25.00 plus taxes/fees) and youth sized participant shirts.
  • Corrals

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

    Sunday, November 18th, 2018

    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 5K is 8:30am. As the race starts, corral monitors will bring your corral group forward to the Start Line to start the race. All participants with strollers must run in the last corral.

    Corral time and locations are subject to change.

  • Course Limits
    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.
  • Water Stops
    There is 1 water stop (no GU) along the 5k course.
  • Elevation

  • Amenities
    All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, free photos, electronic finisher’s certificate, and individual care, both on and off the course and following – including food, beverage, heat sheet and medical care.

  • Awards and Scoring
    Awards will be given to the top three overall women and top three overall men in the 5K. Age group awards will be given to the top three females and top three males in the 5K in each age division. Top 3 overall winners will be removed from age group awards (no double dipping). Age group awards will be mailed after the event. Top overall winner of the Youth 5K will receive a grant from Berkeley Public Schools Fund to enrich their classroom.
  • Divisions
    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+.
  • Strollers
    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.

Race details subject to change.