Berkeley Half Marathon

Sunday, November 17, 2024 • Berkeley, CA • Course Map

The 13.1 mile loop of the Berkeley Half Marathon features some of Berkeley’s most iconic spots. Runners will cruise over Telegraph Avenue, through the historic UC Berkeley campus, around hip neighborhoods, and along the waterfront.

The course begins and ends at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in the heart of Berkeley. Runners will travel south through the first mile as they make their way through the streets of South Berkeley. As runners get close to the 2nd mile marker, they will begin to see the sights of UC Berkeley. This section of the course takes runners right through campus and routes them into the Normandy Village neighborhood.

Racers will head north along Shattuck Avenue and will cross over the 4th mile marker before turning onto Mariposa Avenue. Once at Marin Avenue, the course veers left and then continues along Monterey Avenue until reaching Hopkins Street. At the intersection of Gilman Street, the course veers right and runners will approach the 6th mile marker.

A series of sharp turns in the middle of the race leads runners 4th Street where they will cross the 7th mile marker and make a left to take the course south. Once past University Avenue, runners will make their way to the waterfront along Frontage Road. This out-and-back section will have runners crossing the 8th, 9th, and 10th mile markers.

Once back on University Avenue, the final 5K of the course takes runners on a journey through Southwest Berkeley. The course travels along Bancroft Way to Curtis Street and then onto Channing Way and Spaulding Avenue.

As runners make a right back onto Bancroft Way, they will begin to enter the final mile. A quick right on McKinley Avenue and a left on Channing Way will bring runners past Berkeley High School. A left on Milvia Street will take runners back to the Park where they will cross the finish line.

The top 3 overall male and female finishers will receive awards as well as the top 3 in each age group category. All finishers will receive a medal.

Courtesy Berkeley Half Marathon

Courtesy Berkeley Half Marathon

Courtesy Berkeley Half Marathon

Courtesy Berkeley Half Marathon

Courtesy Berkeley Half Marathon

Courtesy Berkeley Half Marathon

Race Weather & Climate

Berkeley has a cool summer Mediterranean climate with dry summers and wet winters. Average November temperatures are in the mid-60’s for the highs and mid-40’s for the lows.  3.30” of rain falls on average in November.

On race day (November 17), the average low is 47ºF and the average high is 61ºF.

Berkeley Half Marathon Past Results

Berkeley Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Berkeley Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:30 AM for the Half Marathon
  • 8:30 AM for the 10K & 5K

Course Time Limit

4 hours

Berkeley Half Marathon Fees

  • $139 and up for the half marathon
  • $63 and up for the 10K
  • $58 and up for the 5K

See website for virtual race pricing.

Berkeley Half Marathon Registration

To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Berkeley Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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