Spectator Information

You don’t have to run a race to be a part of our the race day experience. The 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.

Cheer Stations

If you or your group wishes to perform on the 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 location listed below:

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 the course or create a cheer station, please email volunteer@jumpingfences.org

Volunteer for the  Berkeley Half Marathon

The 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.