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

RECOVERY NUTRITION TIPS FOR RUNNERS

Featuring insights from world-class running coach Greg McMillan Having the right recovery nutrition helps you refuel and ensures that you have energy stores available to use a day or even four days later. We review the basics of recovery nutrition and how to use UCAN products for recovery, featuring insights from world-class running ... More

10 Tips to Run Your Best 10k_Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon

10 Tips to Run Your Best 10k

Written by Kelli Hashimoto. Kelli is a 2019 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassador and avid runner. You can learn more from her on Instagram at @_kellinickole   The 10K distance is the perfect distance for first-time runners and seasoned runners alike. While running 6.2 miles isn’t an easy feat by any means, anyone can set ... More

How To Run Solo | Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon

How To Run Solo

By Vanessa Wallace. Vanessa is a 2019 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassador, and lover of selfies, cows and dance parties on the run. You can read more from her blog at vanessagoesfromfattofit.com   I have many friends and follow many social media accounts of people who constantly share about their weekly, or sometimes daily ... More

1st Half Marathon Tips_Berkeley Half Marathon

Tips to Surviving (and Enjoying!) your 1st Half Marathon

Written by Janelle McLeod is a 2019 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassador. She would love to Boston Qualify one day and continues to pursue faster times while exploring races across the US. She also owns a goldendoodle who races 5k's and 10k's and is working his way up to his first half!    First off, congrats on deciding to ... More

How To Start Running At Any Age

How To Start Running At Any Age

Written by Dr. Lisa Gonzales is a 2019 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassador, and a 7-time pacer for the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and 5-time pacer for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. She is a head coach for South Bay RUN365 club and is USATF certified. Disclaimer: I don’t look as old as I am...but I am. I credit ... More

Running with a Team

Dr. Lisa Gonzales is a 2019 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Ambassador, and a 7-time pacer for the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon and 5-time pacer for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. She is a head coach for South Bay RUN365 club and is USATF certified. As rewarding as it is, running can often be a very insular sport where it’s ... More