Berkeley Half Marathon, the Hometown Favorite Race

History in Numbers: How the Berkeley Half Marathon Became the Hometown Favorite Race

A full decade. That’s how long the Berkeley Half Marathon has been around. The tenth running of the Hometown Favorite race took place on November 13 when about 6,000 runners took to the streets of the gorgeous city of Berkeley. Conquering their first races, setting their personal bests, or simply hanging out with family and friends, they ... More

Berkeley Half Marathon Mile-by-Mile Series: Mile Seven

Let's. Go. Runners. You're basically, basically, halfway there as we start our seventh mile on our strut through Berkeley. Keep heading down Gilman, taking note of Berkeley Natural Grocery on your left as you trend towards the Bart tracks. Don't get too excited now, but if you're looking for a place with a decent bottle of wine, crackers and ... 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   I have many friends and follow many social media accounts of people who constantly share about their weekly, or sometimes daily ... More

#TrainingTipThursday – 4 Training Mistakes to Avoid It’s focus time! When we’re in the thick of our half marathon/marathon training, it’s easy to focus on the aspect of simply logging in the miles throughout the week. Right now is a great opportunity to take stock of the things we’re doing correct but to also fine-tune the areas of ... More

100 Days Until Race Day!

It’s Friday, and with it comes the celebration of the weekend, long runs ahead, and the 100-day countdown until The 2018 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon! Here are 5 Ways to celebrate this momentous occasion! Sign Up! Register to run The 2018 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon half, 10K or 5K! Prepare Your Training Plan. Join the ... More

5 Tips to Make Your Running More Social

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Running is an incredibly adaptable and diverse activity, and I think these qualities are what make it so appealing to so many people. You can choose to run very short and very fast sprints around your community center track; you can choose to “go ... More

Donate Your Miles

We are thrilled that our three-year charity partner, Schools Fund, is so close to their 2015 fundraising goal! But, we need your help to reach this goal together! We’d like each runner to Donate Your Miles to the Schools Fund to help enrich the educational experience for thousands of children in Berkelely Public Schools. Just a $3, $6, ... More

Top 10 “Must Do’s” Before Race Day

Written by Stephanie Laska, 2015 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassador @140lost Stephanie is 100% new to running having discovered the sport two years ago; she didn't waste any time pushing herself to the limit. Stephanie won first place (Athena Division) of her very first Marathon in March -- the Surgical Artistry Modesto ... More

Every Race Is A Learning Experience.

Written by Stephanie Davies, 2015 Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Ambassador Stephanie Davies is a 46 year old mother of three who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.  A runner for 29 years, Stephanie brings experience and unwavering passion to the sport of running. Stephanie is deeply rooted in the running community through various ... More

Get Ready for “Perfect” Nutrition on Race Day

We work hard to find partners that are, just like Berkeley itself, beautiful, inside and out. So, we’re thrilled that our regional partner, family-owned-and-operated, Perfect Bar, will be delivering runners powerful superfoods at Packet Pickup, and on race day at the finish line! We wanted to break down their nutrition bars into their ... More