September 16, 2023 • Berkeley, California
Taking place throughout the Bay Area, the Berkeley Trail Adventure 50k, 35k, Half Marathon, and 10k is a destination race that takes runners along the Sierra Foothills and Monterey Bay region.
Trail Runners. Taking lucky participants through Tilden Regional Park and Wildcat Canyon, this beautiful half-marathon course offers something for everyone; from abundant foliage and forestry comprising oak and eucalyptus trees to views of San Fransisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Mount Tamalpais.
Kicking off at 9:00 am sharp starting at Lake Anza, runners take off straight along the Lake Anza Path before embarking on Selby Trail. It’s then onto Grizzly Peak Trail, Redwood Trail, and Golf Course Trail before ending the first segment of the course on Tower Narrow Trail.
Onto the second of the course, runners turn left back onto Grizzly Peak Trail, then left onto Gillespie Youth Camp Road. What follows is a series of left and right turns throughout the park’s trails and paths, hopping on and off various trails including Arroyo Trail, Vollmer Peak Trail, and South Park Drive.
To finish, runners reverse onto Grizzly Peak Trail, straight along Selby Trail, and ending back on Lake Anza Path.
With a capacity of only 330 runners and no apparent time limit for the half-marathon race, this small but mighty event is ideal for all walks of life, encouraging all community members to come run or walk with their dogs, strollers, or any other appropriate addition.
With several aid stations throughout comprising fruit, snacks, water, electrolytes, and gels, participants don’t need to worry too much about bringing their own fuelling materials.
Race Weather & Climate
Located on the eastern edge of San Francisco Bay, Berkeley, California, is a vibrant city about 12 miles away from downtown San Francisco.
On September 16th in Berkeley, California, you can expect average high temperatures around 70-75°F and average low temperatures between 55-60°F. Rainfall during this time is typically minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.
Berkeley Trail Adventure Race Results
Berkeley Trail Adventure Course Map
See the race route map for the Berkeley Trail Adventure Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 9:00 AM.
All runners must be off the course by 5:00 PM.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Berkeley Trail Adventure, you can use the registration link here.
Online registration is now closed for this race.