Finish Line Chute

The Finish Line chute will provide participants with replenishment after you cross the Finish Line area with bottled water, UCAN bars, and bananas and exit the finish chute.

Finish Line Festival presented by Capital One

Location: Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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*subject to change

Finish Line Festival: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cheer Garden: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Awards Ceremony: 11:00 am

Recover, refuel, celebrate!

The Finish Line Festival presented by Capital One is free and open to participants, their family and friends and the Berkeley community. Reunite with your friends for celebratory photos, enjoy music, free snacks and beverages and your post-race beer.

Since its inaugural year, The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon has supported the Berkeley Public Schools Fund as our official charity. The Fund invests directly in teachers’ ideas and creativity with classroom grants.

Please consider a donation to the Berkeley Public Schools Fund by making a contribution at their table at Packet Pickup or join them at the Beer Garden. Fund volunteers will be your servers. 100% of proceeds benefit Berkeley Public School kids and teens! You can donate online here.

A selection of Sufferfest Beer and Golden State Cider are available within the Beer Garden (in Civic Center Park by the Finish Line Festival). Runners receive one complimentary beverage and can take a seat and enjoy a well-deserved drink! For spectators and friends-of-runners, we will have Sufferfest/Golden State Cider available for purchase.

Note: If you would like to drink beer/cider, you MUST have a valid ID. It will be checked and you will receive a stamp. Underage runners and spectators will be allowed into the Beer Garden, but will not be allowed to drink alcohol.


Awards will be issued to the top three men and women of the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Awards will be presented at our Awards Ceremony located at the Finish Line Festival, beginning at 11:00 am. Additionally, the top three men and women will receive a winners medal, flowers, a gift from Biofreeze, a Sports Basement gift card, and a prize pack from UCAN and Sufferfest Beer Co.

Official results will be finalized within 30 days.

Age group awards will be given to the top three men and women in the following age divisions in the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K: 19 and under, 20-­29, 30-­39, 40-­49, 50-­59, 60­-69, 70+ years old. Age group awards will not be presented on Race Day and will be mailed 60 days after the event.