How to Adjust Training For The Berkeley Half After Daylight Savings

Written by 2019 Berkeley Half Ambassador, Kelli Hashimoto.   Summer came and went, fall began and now Daylight Savings Time is over. You may have noticed that it is getting darker earlier and our days have become shorter. With two weeks to go until race day, here is how to adjust to the time change without throwing off your ... More

How Training with Run365 Prepped Me for High School Cross Country

Written by two time Berkeley Half Ambassador and 3 time Berkeley Half finisher, Landry Schoennauer.    As an incoming freshman at Lincoln High School, I decided to run cross country. Why not? If I could run a half marathon, I could certainly run 2.5-3 miles in school competitions.  After the first couple of practices, my coach ... More

Why Do Half Marathon Runners Need Sports Nutrition?

Blog post contributed by the Official Energy Chew sponsor, Gu Energy Labs.   Through training, we grow stronger, get faster, and learn how to endure more. By eating the right nutrients, in the right amounts, at the right times, we build our muscles, mend our bodies, and optimize our training efforts. While athletes train hard to ... More

How to Crush Your First 5K

Written by 2019 Berkeley Half Ambassador, Kelli Hashimoto.   The 5K distance is my favorite distance to race and is the perfect distance for runners of all experience levels. Are you registered for your first 5K? Follow our tips below and you’ll be ready to crush it come race day! Build your endurance with walking and/or ... More

A Weekend in Berkeley

Written by 2019 Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassador John Lee. John lives in the East Bay and is a member of run club, East Bay Beer Runners. Are you traveling from out of town for the Berkeley Half Marathon or already live in the Bay Area?  Let’s have a look at what’s going on the same weekend in the East Bay. The East Bay, which is a ... More

Halfing it All | Thirteen Reasons To Race The Berkeley Half

Written by Kelli Tanghe. Kelli and Ari are a mother-daughter duo who compete in endurance races to Raise Awareness for the Inclusion of Physically Challenged/Assisted Athletes. These women are also 2019 Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassadors! You can read more from their Facebook Page at Team Ari.   In May of 2013, Team Ari, (Kelli and ... More

It’s Like A Big City Half Marathon With A Small Town Feel

If you haven’t yet run through the streets of downtown Berkeley, you might be asking yourself why not, just like Race Ambassador Christine O'Connell did. After running through downtown Berkeley for the first time, she said, “Wow! This is so much cooler than I thought! Why don’t I come out here and run more? The downtown is so cute ... More

Don’t Miss Out On The Community, Friendships, and Celebration

“I can feel just how supportive this community is,” says Vanessa Wallace, Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassador. “It’s a fun course and it’s good to see people I haven’t seen in awhile,” says Charles Lim, another Race Ambassador this year. Runners who come out to the same local races year after year become a commun... More

Celebrate & Support Education By Running The Berkeley Half Marathon This Fall

“Fall running is my favorite,” says Vanessa Wallace, Race Ambassador. Fall is a time for enjoying the cooler weather, everything pumpkin and spice, watching the leaves change color, and going back to school. What better way to celebrate fall than by running in the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon in November? And, while you’re ... More

Two Beautiful Cities On The Bay (Plus ALL The Medals)

“I think of Berkeley as a mini-San Francisco. I just love the Bay Area,” says Mike Dasalla, Race Ambassador. This is why Mike decided to run both the San Francisco Marathon and the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon this year -- he wants to enjoy both of these beautiful cities on the Bay. He’s also looking forward to getting his ... More