Spectator Information

You don’t have to run a race to be a part of our the race day experience. The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon encourages friends and family of runners and the Berkeley community to participate on race day. Your presence and encouragement makes a huge and meaningful impact on our runners on race day. From cheer locations to how to cheer on your runner all along the course, we hope the following information helps you prepare for race day.

Course Entertainment and Cheer Stations

The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon showcases entertainment groups and cheer stations that reflect Berkeley’s unique artistic community. Our course entertainment lifts runner spirits and sustains them during the race. If you or your group wishes to perform on course or create a cheer station, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page. Spectators of all types are invited to cheer on our runners throughout the race course and at the locations listed below.

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    2017 On-course Cheer Station and Entertainment Locations:

    Main Start Line: Milvia & Bancroft Way (DJ DanniBoi)

    Mile 1.6: Channing Way & Bowditch St. (First Presbyterian Church Choir at Water Stop 1)

    Mile 3.1 (5K Finish Line): Shattuck & Center (Golden Bell Productions)

    Mile 7.2: 4th St. & Virginia St (DJ King Most)

    Mile 7.2: 4th St. & Hearst Ave. (lululemon Cheer Station)

    Mile 7.6: University Ave. & 5th St. (Something and Maybe Everything Band at Water Stop 4)

    Mile 8: University Ave. & Frontage Rd. (Cal Taiko Drum Group)

    Mile 10.8: 7th St. & Allston Way (UC Berkeley Cheer Team at Water Stop 6)

    Mile 12.3: Allston Way & California St. (Jamba Juice Cheer Station at Water Stop 7)

    Mile 12.8: Martin Luther King Jr. Way & Channing Way (Sports Basement Cheer Station)

    Main Finish Line: Martin Luther King Jr. Way & Allston st. (DJ DanniBoi)

    Note: locations are subject to change without prior notice.

Course Entertainment and Cheer Station Application

We welcome individuals or groups of performers who have a proven track record of engaging, interactive public performances. We also invite unique and eye-catching cheer station ideas for groups of 10 to 30 people. Each selected group will be designated a performance area along our 13.1 mile race route. If you or your group wishes to perform on course or create a cheer station, please complete the application form below.

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Volunteer for the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon

The Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon has more than 500 volunteer positions and opportunities for your group. From helping at our Race Weekend Expo to providing support along the course to aiding at our Start and Finish Lines, we’ll work with you or your organization to find an opportunity that fits.


Getting to the Race

Whether you’re coming from across town or across the country, take advantage of our official hotel and travel options from hotels at the starting line to buses, public transportation options and parking.