19 results for tag: Half Marathon

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 ... More

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

Mile six starts with you crossing The Alameda and continuing down Monterey Ave. This is a great opportunity to take a breath and take stock on your body’s condition. Don’t overstride or lock your knees as you gain speed on the downhill. The best thing to do this early in the race (yes, it’s still early), is settle in and ... More

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

Ok, mile five. You just hydrated, you’re about half way through your arduous climb, your mind has wandered off into some senseless game like counting lamp posts to gauge how far you’ve gone (is that just me?), and you’ve accepted the reality that is pain and suffering through uphill running – but this is what you’re ... More

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, ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... More

4 Tips to Take the Plunge from a 10K to a Half Marathon

Contributed by Amelia Wood, a 2017 Ambassador for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon. Ready to take the distance plunge from 10K to half marathon but don’t know where to start? Have no fear! This runner’s dilemma can be easily solved using organizational tools you already have in your toolbox: research, planning, and ... More

Go the Distance: Choosing the Right Race

There are plenty of considerations to make when choosing between the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon (13.1 miles,) 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles). Each distance has its own unique advantages, whether you're looking to challenge yourself by running for distance, running for pace, or running to tackle a new goal. More