SF Berkeley Challenge

Race both sides of the Bay

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


The Berkeley Half Marathon Course


Challenge Rules

  • To qualify for the SF/Berkeley Challenge Medal, run and complete any distance race of The San Francisco Marathon and any distance race of The Berkeley Half Marathon consecutively with official finish times for both events.
  • To be automatically eligible, runners must register for both events with the same first and last name and date of birth.
  • Runners are eligible to receive the challenge medal at their second qualifying event in the series depending on where they started. The events do not have to be in the same year but they do need to be consecutive. If you skip an event, the challenge starts over.
  • Upon completing their second qualifying event, runners must pick up their commemorative medal at the Finish Line on Race Day.
  • Once a runner completes the challenge, the challenge starts again.


  • Check your Bib for the SFM/BHM Challenge Stamp. This is the ticket to pick up your medal at the Challenges Table. If your bib is not stamped, please visit the Solutions Table at the Expo.
  • Medals will be available for pick-up at the Challenges Tents at both the 1st Half Marathon and Main 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 registration@jumpingfences.org.


Accept the Challenge

The San Francisco Marathon • July 25, 2021 


The Berkeley Half Marathon • November 14, 2021

Registration opening soon!