The Berkeley Half Marathon 5K – November 12th, 2023

Race Start: 8:30AM @ Milvia St. at Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Race Finish:  Crescent Lawn on UC Berkeley Campus. 5K finishers join the Half Marathon and 10K finishers at the main Finish Line Festival in Civic Center Park, Berkeley to celebrate.

Course Certification: The 5K course is USATF certified

Race Distance: 5 Kilometers / 3.1 Miles

Race Fee: $45.00

Youth 5K: (17 and under): $25


Our 5k Race is a great option for runners at every level. This fast course offers a tour of historic Telegraph Avenue, passes through Cal Berkeley’s iconic Sather Gate, around the beautiful Cal campus, and finishes at Crescent Lawn on UC Berkeley’s campus, just a few short blocks from the Main Finish Line Festival. This distance is perfect for new runners, families (strollers and children are welcome), and anyone who loves to experience the community spirit of running together this fall.


5K Race Course Map - Course Subject To Change

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5K Race Details

  • Youth 5K
    The Berkeley Half Marathon 5K Race is perfect for runners of all ages. With the approval of a legal guardian, all participants under the age of 12 can participate in our Youth 5K and take advantage of discounted registration ($25.00 plus taxes/fees) and youth sized participant shirts.
  • Corrals

    Start Location: Milvia St. at Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

    Runners will be assigned to a lettered start corral based on their Estimated Finish Time (EFT). The corral assignment will be printed on your bib number. Large flags will designate the corral entrances at the start line – please enter the corral at the flag that corresponds to your corral assignment.

    All runners need to be in their corral at the start of the race – the start time for the 5K is 8:30am. As the race starts, corral monitors will bring your corral group forward to the Start Line to start the race. All participants with strollers must run in the last corral.

    Corral time and locations are subject to change.

  • Course Limits
    All 5K participants are required to finish the race within 1 hour, a 19:21 minute/mile pace. The Finish Line will close promptly at 9:45 am. Runners who come in after this time will not be considered official finishers.
  • Water/Fuel Stops & Medical Care
     The 5k course includes 1 water stop where you can find water, UCAN Berry Hydrate electrolyte drink, medical, and toilets. No WS have GU energy chews.
  • Elevation

  • Perks & Benefits
    All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt. View sizing info here. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, free photos, electronic finisher’s certificate, and individual care, both on and off the course and following – including food, beverage, heat sheet and medical care.
  • Awards and Scoring
    Awards will be given to the top three overall women and top three overall men in the 5K. Age group, 3D animated awards will be emailed when official results are finalized (3 to 4 weeks post-race) to the top three females and top three males in the 10K in each age division. Top 3 overall winners will be removed from age group awards Top 3 overall winners will be removed from age group awards (no double dipping). The top overall winner of the Youth 5K will receive a grant from Berkeley Public Schools Fund to enrich their classroom.
  • Divisions
    Half Marathon, 5K and 10K awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
  • Strollers
    Strollers are allowed on the 5K course and no other distance. Runners with strollers will be placed in the last wave. Registrants intending to run with a stroller should check the box marked “Stroller Division” during registration. Children in strollers are not required to be registered, but will not receive a shirt or medal.

Race details subject to change.

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