Berkeley Half Marathon: a run through town

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It was an atypical Sunday morning for the City of Berkeley. Runners picked up their race gear Friday and Saturday at Memorial Stadium (courtesy of Cal Athletics) and marked their territory Sunday, racing 3.1 or 13.1 miles to support the Berkeley Public School Fund. If you were awake early enough, you
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Competitors race beside Interstate 80 during the Berkeley Half Marathon, the first held in the 
city. About 8,000 took part in the race, which began Downtown and ended at Golden Gate Fields.

Berkeley holds first-ever half-marathon Sunday morning

Lark Ryan, the race’s marketing and outreach coordinator, said the course depended on the permits they were able to settle with the city. She said that she hopes to cooperate with the city to get better permits and, consequently, a better course for possible future races.
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