RUN365 Training

RUN365 is the Official Training Program of The Berkeley Half Marathon. Based in the beautiful Bay Area, RUN365 has multiple programs that meet in San Francisco, the East Bay and the South Bay. RUN365 also has a trail program that meets in various locations throughout the Bay Area. USATF Certified Coaches and experienced pacers support runners from day one to the race day finish line. From new to experienced runners, RUN365′s program is structured to improve fitness, speed and strength. Athletes come back to the program for the community and friendships they build along their journey together. Whether you are a new or experienced runner, we can help you to the start line and finish strong.

Fall Training Program

The 15-Week Half Marathon and Marathon Fall Training Program begins 12 weeks before Berkeley Half Marathon on August 26th, 2017 and the 8-Week Fall Program begins September 30th, 2017. Fall Training continues after to accommodate those training for other fall races, including: California International Marathon, The North Face Endurance Challenge, Mt. Tam Trail Run Various Distances, or any race of your choice that works with this training schedule. You must have recently completed a half or full marathon to use the fall marathon training program.

Fall Schedule

  • 8-Week Fall Training Kickoff

    East Bay – Saturday, September 30th at 8:00am at lululemon Berkeley
    San Francisco – Saturday, September 30th at 8:00am at Sports Basement Bryant
    South Bay – Sunday, October 1st at 8:00am at Sports Basement Campbell
    Trail – Sunday, October 1st at 8:00am at Rodeo Beach

    We will be running 3.5, 7 and 10 miles at each of the San Francisco, East Bay and South Bay runs. Drop in’s are welcome.

  • Sample Weekly Schedule

    East Bay
    Tuesday Track Workout – Piedmont High School at 6:30pm
    Thursday Fun Run – Lake Merritt at 6:30pm
    Saturday Long Run – Various locations Oakland, Berkeley, Albany at 8:00am

    San Francisco
    Monday Fun Run– the Embarcadero at 6:30pm
    Wednesday Track Workout– Kezar Stadium at 6:30pm
    Saturday Long Run – various locations at 8:00am

    South Bay
    Tuesday Fun Run – Rancho San Antonio Park at 6:30pm
    Thursday Track Work – Fremont High School Campbell at 6:30pm
    Sunday Long Run – Los Gatos and Campbell at 7:00am

    Sunday – Various locations in the Marin Headlands at 8:00am

Program Features

  • San Francisco, East Bay, and South Bay training locations
  • Detailed day-to-day training schedule
  • 3 group workouts per week (a group fun run, a challenging yet fun track workout, and a long run on the weekend)
  • USATF and RRCA Certified Coaches
  • Pacers for the long runs on Saturday and Sunday
  • Seminars by experts on stretching, injury prevention, nutrition, footwear, foam rolling, strength training, and more
  • Team social events, such as post-track workout happy hours
  • Online Facebook group for group discussions
  • Weekly e-newsletter with location specific weekly schedules, training tips, recipes, race news, etc.
  • Discounts at our location community partners
  • Gu and nuun provided
  • Race day VIP tent at The Berkeley Half Marathon and The North Face Endurance Challenge

Trail Running

Ready to get off the pavement for a bit? We offer a challenging yet rewarding coached trail training program as part of our normal fall program. We can help you get ready for your first trail race or achieve your ultra distance goal (50k – 50 mile) – or just get a great cross training workout in for your road race. Our trail coaches will teach you how to navigate trails using maps and markers, run uphill and downhill, and be self-sufficient out on the trails.

Test Runs

All runners are welcome to join RUN365 for a test run or two at no charge to get an idea of how the program operates. If interested, please email for your test run invite to upcoming group run times and locations.

Learn More

Learn more about RUN365’s Training Programs by clicking below or contact with questions.


Register for Training

Register for RUN365 Fall Training either during your Berkeley Half Marathon registration or by clicking below.