We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit The Berkeley Half Marathon SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

Reserve Parking with Spot Hero

The Center Street Parking Garage located at 2023 Center Street Downtown Berkeley will open at 6am on race day. Normal parking rates apply.

Directions and rates can be found here.

All other city lots will open at the regular times.

Two parking lots near the Berkeley High School campus will be open on race morning, starting at 6:00 am. They are located at Bancroft St. and Milvia St. and at Durant Ave. and Milvia St., close to the Main Start Line, and can only be accessed on race morning from Shattuck Ave. The suggested contribution is a minimum of $20 (cash only). Proceeds are tax-deductible and will benefit the BHS.

Travel Information

BART doesn’t run early enough to get runners to the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon Main Start Line on time, but don’t fret! The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon offers early morning bus service from five Bay Area BART stations, so runners can forget the hassle of driving and focus on the race.

Buses transport runners from the following BART stations to our Start Line at the following times on Race Morning:

  • Fremont at 5:25 am
  • Civic Center at 5:40 am (Buses pick up on Grove at Market St.).
  • Walnut Creek at 5:45 am
  • El Cerrito Plaza at 6:10 am
  • MacArthur at 6:10 am

Free parking is available at each location.  BART will be running normally after the race, so you may buy a BART ticket after the race, hop on, and head home. The BART Bus ticket does not include return BART ticket fare.

You must purchase your spot in advance. On race morning, you will not need a ticket to board the BART bus because your name will be on the list for bus loading.

Purchase your tickets here.

Hotel Information

We have partnered with Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley to make race weekend planning stress free. To get an exclusive race weekend rate, runners should please call the phone number listed below and mention Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza Berkeley
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Special rate: book online here or mention
Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon when you call 1-510-845-7300.