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Berkeley Half Marathon

BRC runners may want to check out this new local half marathon starting at Berkeley Civic Center, and ending up at Golden Gate Fields after some miles along the bay trail and Berkeley marina. The course is all on pavement but mostly flat with a slight downhill the first couple of miles, so it should be nice and fast, great for setting a new PR! In addition to the half marathon, 10 mile and 10k race distances are also being offered. Check out the race website for more information.

 

Race Website: http://berkeleyhalf.com/the-race/

 

Register soon to get the early price! Use the code: DSC15RG1526BHM2013 or DSC50TEAM17BHM2013 to receive a 15% discount.

 

Register: http://berkeleyhalf.com/the-race/registration/

 

For those doing The North Face this year December 7 & 8th, this is far enough in advance to get in a good tempo and still be nice and fresh on race day.

 

Happy running! :)

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  • Laurie B.

    Nicely done and so sweet to have a race close enough to run to!

    November 27, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Very well organized for an inaugural. Maybe get Cal on board--just running their entry crescent off Oxford would eliminate the nasty short switch-backs at the end. FUN times had by all.

    November 25, 2013

  • Chris C.

    Pretty excellent.

    November 24, 2013

  • Anna

    Good times, good peeps, tnx to arss for post race partay

    November 24, 2013

  • Drew

    Nice day for a race. Congrats to Christian (sub 6-minute avg), Maria (8th woman overall). Thanks Arslan for the ale!

    November 24, 2013

  • Yuch

    Awesome race, everyone! It was great to see so many of you out there today!

    November 24, 2013

  • Maria

    Official results are up!
    https://www.runraceresults.com/Secure/RaceResults.cfm?ID=RCTQ2013

    Nice job to all BRC runners who ran out there today, and thanks to all who came and cheered! :)

    3 · November 24, 2013

  • Raymond O.

    Fun, fast run. Too zig-zaggy off and on university Ave, but great support and nice ending with lots of energetic people. Just wish I could have made it over to Arslan's aid station, I got stuck driving people home.

    November 24, 2013

  • Mike P.

    Superb organization but the course is nothing to get excited about. The race organizers pulled it off and they are to be congratulated for doing that.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Jill

    Very well organized, and a fun, fast course. Great inaugural run, Berkeley!!

    November 24, 2013

  • Daniel R.

    We're outside on the patio at pyramid. Come join us!

    November 24, 2013

  • Brian B.

    Good Luck BRC! Have a great time, and lets protect that home course :)

    4 · November 23, 2013

  • Christian F.

    It would be really cool if this meetup tops 100 people!

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • Anya

    BRC TECH SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED FRESH FROM THE PRINTER!!! If you ordered a shirt, please see below for pick-up options before the race. Cash preferred but I will accept a check too:

    Friday, 11/22
    At our club pre-race dinner:
    6:30 - 8:45 pm at Grazzy Burgers @ 747 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

    Saturday, 11/23
    At my house in Berkeley from 12 - 2 pm (just north of campus)
    OR I can arrange to be at the packet pick up @ Pyramid Brewery or at my house later in the day (just get in touch with me if that's your preference)

    November 21, 2013

    • Anya

      Just an update: I'll be at the packet pick-up at Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley between 11 and 11:30 AM tomorrow (Saturday) so if you'd like to grab your shirt there - please shoot me an email if you haven't already.

      November 22, 2013

    • Ed N

      I got my shirt and will be proudly wearing it tomorrow. Thanks Anya!

      1 · November 23, 2013

  • Ashwin S.

    All the best and good luck to all the runners running this Sunday.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Anya

    Hey All - We're working on planning a group/club dinner somewhere in Berkeley for everyone in preparation for the Berkeley Half. Dinner will be on Friday before the race (11/22). Dinner location will be announced soon but please head here to RSVP, if you'd like to join in:

    http://www.meetup.com/facebook-com/events/149902892/

    Since we will be making a reservation at a restaurant, it is vital that you RSVP soon to get us an accurate head count and update your RSVP if you cannot make it.

    Also - planning to submit another BRC technical t-shirt order next week so folks can have them for the race. However, we need 20 people to commit to buying a shirt - Any takers?? Please post a comment reply here if you're interested.

    1 · November 8, 2013

    • Anna

      You can get team singlets at running warehouse :)

      1 · November 8, 2013

    • Anya

      Rebecca - the sleeveless options available were pretty ugly looking, hence we didn't offer it as an option. I plan on scouting out a different shirt supplier that offers nicer looking tank tops/sleeveless shirts for males and females before the next order

      2 · November 21, 2013

  • Ashwin S.

    Good luck to all runners. Hope to do this race next year

    November 18, 2013

  • Eleanore A.

    BRC and RATS runners, we are having an after party at Pyramid Ale House, since many of us live walking distance from the finish line and Pyramid!!! All can drop in and take a pint with us!!!

    2 · November 18, 2013

  • Peter S.

    Good luck everybody!! BRC represent!

    2 · November 18, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    FYI- BART doesn't run early enough on race day to get us there in time. Just throwing that out there because that was my plan and wanted to make sure everyone knew it wasn't running :/

    2 · November 11, 2013

  • Anya

    For anyone who wants a BRC shirt, please follow this link or contact me for info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S71qz70ynNcYIdNgVRAPKOQQqnCHn-WlBQNt5Ifx-es/viewform

    For anyone who had already submitted an order, if you didn't provide your email with it - please email me so I know who to contact when the shirt arrives.

    November 11, 2013

  • Nina I.

    Yes

    October 27, 2013

  • Ed N

    I'm in. Go BRC!

    October 4, 2013

  • Liz

    Another one for RATS. Alex (hubby) just signed up for the Berkeley Half. Now we just have to get him one of those subtle yellow, barely-noticeable shirts... ;)

    August 30, 2013

  • Anya

    Great article about the race on Berkeleyside blog (with a shout-out to the BRC!): http://www.berkeleyside.com/2013/08/29/downtown-berkeley-to-host-first-half-marathon/

    August 29, 2013

  • Erik S

    44 (and counting) participants from our club... excellent! I think this is a great time to do another big tech-T-shirt order so we can show up looking good, representing the BRC.

    Here's what they look like (available in lots of different colors, mens and womens, short or long sleeve):

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ga6un6vdxzxgw8g/2013-07-14%2017.40.24.jpg


    What's the interest level? I can coordinate with Laura H. if it's high enough.

    3 · July 14, 2013

    • Maria

      Awesome, thanks Erik!

      August 10, 2013

    • Erik S

      Wendy, this running club is very exclusive. The next step, after acquiring a shirt, is to submit an essay explaining why you're BRC material.

      2 · August 10, 2013

  • Anya

    Hey Everyone,
    An initial t-shirt order is in the works so within about 2-3 weeks we will have shirts available for purchase at the standard weekly events - Monday night track, Tuesdays in Tilden, etc. We will send out an email via listserv with the details on pricing once the shirts are ready.

    Also, please note that the organizers of the Berkeley Half Marathon will be joining the club on an upcoming run and featuring our group as part of the Community Connection program. Check out their facebook event post:https://www.facebook.com/events/...

    They will be promoting registration for the event and answering any questions you may have about the course so be sure to come out to this run if you're interested in this inaugural Berkeley running event. The info on the run is here so please RSVP if you plan to stop by: http://www.meetup.com/facebook-com/events/132490362/

    August 8, 2013

  • Eleanore A.

    A new code is going out August 25 at the Sunday " short and medium coffee and crepe run". So join us Sunday at 8:00 at Suzette's crepes

    August 5, 2013

  • yi w.

    Code does not seem to work. Signed up for the 10k anyways!

    July 31, 2013

    • Maureen B.

      Same here. I signed up for the half but the code didn't work. :-(

      August 5, 2013

    • Maureen B.

      …it was well before the d-line, a couple of weeks ago.

      August 5, 2013

  • Jenn C.

    I signed up - and the universe smiled on me - there is a groupon deal for 6 Pairs of Injinji Performance Toe Socks - Up to 71% Off. Multiple Styles and Colors Available. Free Shipping. #pd - https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-injinji-6-pack-of-performance-toe-socks?utm_campaign=UserReferral_pp&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=uu263188

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've signed up for the 10K

    July 31, 2013

  • Anya

    Finally "officially" registered! If you didn't list Berkeley Running Club under "Running Club" during you registration - please shoot me a message with your full name if you'd like to be added to our roster.

    July 31, 2013

  • Christian F.

    wOWZERS!!! It looks like BRC is going to seriously represent at this race! :D

    July 12, 2013

    • Drew

      Christian, time to get seeded!

      2 · July 30, 2013

    • Jack

      I just applied for a sub-seeded spot, but I already paid... Wonder what they will do.

      July 31, 2013

  • Anna

    The course map is confusing, though it goes right by my apartment. Easy warm-up stroll to the start line :)

    2 · July 11, 2013

    • Drew

      I also think the map needs some work ;-) But as long as the actual course markings are clear, it's all good.

      July 30, 2013

    • Drew

      OK just looked. They've fixed the map confusion. Good on them.

      July 30, 2013

  • Drew

    OK just registered. Fees may go up on 8/1. 15% discount (above) worked today. Yay BRC!

    July 30, 2013

  • Maria

    This looks awesome! Just registered. :)

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Liz

    All signed up and running with the RATS team, but showing solidarity with the "parent" BRC team :)

    2 · July 15, 2013

  • Anya

    Just signed up! FYI - Rate increase happens tomorrow. If you haven't signed up yet, be sure to pick Berkeley Running Club as your "team" and "Other" as the Running Club and type-in the name during registration.

    July 14, 2013

  • Jane

    recovering from pneumonia ... sounds like a good goal.

    July 11, 2013

  • Drew

    Go Beers! er,
    Go Bears!

    July 10, 2013

    • Anna

      Go Bears! Booooo Stanfurd

      1 · July 10, 2013

  • Eleanore A.

    I am signed up under the Albany RATS running club! There are at least 10 of us already signed up from RATS!

    July 10, 2013

  • Jim M.

    It'll be my 1st rat-race---as in R.A.T.S., Albany's RunAroundTownSundays

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Wendy J.

    I'm signed up. Used the 15% off discount (20% didn't work). Can't wait. Sounds like a good course. Thanks!

    July 10, 2013

  • Christian F.

    Hi all! The discount code (above) for 20% off registration was valid at the time I registered, but I have another one for 15% off if it quits working: DSC50TEAM17BHM2013

    1 · July 10, 2013

    • Anya

      FYI - 20% discount code says it's expired. BRC also got the following 15% off code issued that expires 7/31: DSC15RG1526BHM2013

      1 · July 10, 2013

  • Anya

    Christian - thanks for posting and for the even BETTER discount code!!

    Everyone - stay tuned for some training runs!

    July 10, 2013

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