Three Top Long Training Runs in Berkeley
Looking for new training routes as we lead up to The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon on November 19th? Here are three of our picks for road runners in Berkeley. Which routes would you add to the list?
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The Ohlone Greenway is a paved pedestrian and bike trail passing through the cities of Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, and Richmond. Beginning at the east end of Ohlone Park at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Hearst Avenue in Berkeley, this flat local greenway takes runners through serene neighborhoods and its out-and-back nature offers flexibility for any route distance.
Miles of paved and dirt trails wind through Cesar Chavez Park along the San Francisco Bay. Take in sweeping views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge at Cesar Chavez Park, add extra miles to your route by looping around the Berkeley Marina, cruise over the University Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, and finish with a loop around Aquatic Park.
This loop starts in Downtown Berkeley and gradually descends west toward the waterfront for a short loop around Aquatic Park. Next, there is a gradual climb through South Berkeley and back up toward UC Berkeley campus before touring the tree lined neighborhoods of North Berkeley.