SF/Berkeley Challenge

Run the Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge to beautiful Berkeley, and there will be an extra medal waiting for you. Runners who participate in any distance event at The San Francisco Marathon and any distance event at The Berkeley Half Marathon consecutively will receive a special San Francisco/Berkeley Challenge medal commemorating their achievement.

The San Francisco Marathon Course


Berkeley Half Marathon 2016 Course


Challenge Rules

  • Runners must register for both events with the same first and last name and date of birth to be automatically qualified.
  • Run The San Francisco Marathon (Full, 1st Half, 2nd Half, 5K, or 52.4) and The Berkeley Half Marathon (Half Marathon, 10K or 5K) consecutively with official finish times for both events to qualify for the SF/Berkeley Challenge Medal.
  • Runners must pick up their commemorative medal upon completing their second qualifying event.

Race Instructions

  • Pick up your bib at our Race Expo and check for the SF/Berkeley Challenge stamp. This is the ticket to pick up your medal at the finish line. If your bib is not stamped, please visit the Solutions Table at the Race Expo.
  • Medals will be available for pick-up at the Challenges Tent at both the Main and 1st Half Marathon Finish Lines.
  • Medals must be picked up at the Finish Line and will not be mailed for any reason.

Check Your Eligibility

Click below and enter your first and last name and email. Confirmation status will show challenge or loyalty program name and YES if eligible. If you believe eligibility status is not showing correctly, contact support@emallc.com with questions.


Accept the Challenge

The San Francisco Marathon • July 29, 2018 

Berkeley Half Marathon • November 19, 2017