Race scheduled for Sunday Nov 18
canceled due to hazardous air quality

Cancellation Details

Due to unhealthy air quality conditions from the tragic fires, it was determined that in the best interest of our runners and volunteers safety to cancel the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon races. Also considered in this decision is the impact the fires have had and will continue to have on local, regional and state resources.

The City of Berkeley shares these concerns and we are working together to review if it is possible to reschedule the event in February or March of 2019. Once we work out the details we will notify you and let you know what your options. We expect to have an answer within 30 days and will have options for runners to choose from at that time. There is no need for you to take immediate action.

We appreciate your patience, to reach customer support you can email us at

Further Details

We are reviewing potential options, processes and documentation for rescheduling, deferring and or offering refunds. We will be updating this web page when further details become available.

There is no need for you to take immediate action. Until the review of options is determined we will have no information. We appreciate your patience.

Loyal Runner gifts and Challenge medals will be distributed at either the rescheduled 6th annual event or at next year’s 7th annual event.

If the event is rescheduled – new bibs, shirts and finisher medals we be created and distributed. Re the Nov 18, 2018 bib, there is no need to keep these, (or keep them as souvenirs).

To be notified when a decision is made regarding rescheduling the event add your email here (if you are currently registered there is no need to add your name).

Donate and Support the California Fire Recovery and Relief Fund

The current ask of all relief efforts is a monetary donation or donations in the form of gift cards. Please bring any unused gift card(s) to the expo and drop into our donation box at our info booth, and/or please feel free to donate on our platform.

Berkeley Runner Exclusive Runner Discount for The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon

As a Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon runner your are eligible for a 2019 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon 20% discount. Use code “BerkeleyRunner”. Offer good until 11:59pm on November 25th.

Berkeley Sports Basement Discount

Take advantage of your exclusive Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon 20% off Sports Basement discount. If you’re a Basementeer stack your 10% off Basmenteer discount with the 20% off discount for amazing savings. Show your Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon bib at Sports Basement checkout to receive the exclusive discount, this discount will be honored at all Sports Basement locations until December 2nd.

Sports Basement will be donating 5% of your purchases to the Camp Fire relief funds, simply mention “fire relief” at the time of checkout through close of business Nov 21st. Help raise funds for the Camp Fire relief efforts by shopping!