Runners in their half marathon gear run along the Bay

Gearing Up for Success: Half Marathon Gear You Should Bring to Enhance Your Race

What gear you bring (or don't bring) can make or break your race. Additionally, the right gear can help you perform your best on race day, but it can also make training more comfortable and enjoyable. While you can certainly do without some things on this list, there are also many other essentials that should be considered. Let's look at ... More

Runners enjoy the Berkeley Half Marathon; how to race a 10k

How to Race a 10K: 10 Expert Tips to Improve Your Performance

Running a 10K race is an exciting and rewarding challenge that anyone can take on, especially with the right training and preparation. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a beginner, completing a 10k race requires mental focus, good pacing, and endurance. Here are 10 tips on how to race a 10K to help you prepare for and run your best race. ... More

Running could greatly improve your mental wellness

Mental Wellness: Could Running Improve More than Your Physical Health?

While it’s well known that exercise has a myriad of positive effects on people's physical health, many believe it can greatly improve mental wellness as well. Written by Lucas Collins Edited by Pavlína Marek A daily jog or gym routine can often leave you sore and exhausted, however, it can also bring an undeniable feeling of ... More

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5 Best Berkeley Trails for Running with a Stroller

"Start 'em young," they say. However, nobody ever specified how young. Maybe "stroller age" is the best time to start them, then! Here are five best Berkeley trails for running with a stroller. Written & edited by Pavlína Marek So, you're ready to hit the trails again. Your little one is used to the stroller. You've figured out ... More

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