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

Keep heading west on University Drive, onto Crescent Lane, letting these roads carry you off of UC Berkeley campus and back into Berkeley proper. Enjoy this last little bit of downhill, taking advantage of gravity to shake out any tightness that’s been nagging you. After stepping off campus and getting back to the city, keep heading West ... More

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

Mile two is through, so grab a sip of water from our friends at the Sports Basement Aid Station and then consider checking out their store off Milvia. While no longer underground, Sports Basement managed to set up shop in an historic Berkeley Landmark, the old ice-skating rink, Iceland. No longer frozen, at night you can still go take a peek ... More

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

As we pass Oregon and head left and up Russel – YIELD TO TRAFFIC IN CIRCLE (that’s you, you’re the traffic) – kick it into low gear because you’re beginning about a mile’s worth of ascension. It’s less dramatic than a beautiful hike through the many paths of Tilden Regional Park (just in front of you as you head up Russel), but ... More

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

You Made It To The Berkeley Race Starting our Berkeley Half mile-by-mile, before the race begins, take a moment to appreciate the incredible achievement that is participating in a half-marathon; the long hours of training have culminated in this moment. Whether it’s your first race, or it’s become your weekend whim to take off on a ... More

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