News and Announcments

Mercedes Marathon Training

Join us at 6 a.m. every Saturday morning at the Trak Shak in Homewood for free group training supported by the Trak Shak and the Birmingham Track Club. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are welcome. This group is led by Coach Natalie Ferguson with veteran coaches Al Dimicco and Jeff Martinez assisting.

A beginner-level 20 week marathon and 19 week half marathon training schedule is provided with room to build in cross training, speed work, tempo or hills to fit your skill level. We recommend that you be able to complete a 5k or can run 10 miles per week to begin the half marathon training and that you can complete a 10K, or run 15 miles per week to begin the marathon training. Water and Powerade are provided every 2-3 miles by volunteers. Follow the group and receive weekly invitations here. Email or with any questions.

Join us for an informational session on September 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Trak Shak in Homewood.


Vulcan Run 2014 is coming soon...




2014 Triple Crown Half-Marathon Challenge

The 2014 BTC Triple Crown Half-Marathon Challenge is almost here!

2nd Stop: Life Without Limits Half Marathon in Florence on 10/25.

Register for the Challenge now on the 

BTC Triple Crown page.

Registration ends October 25, 2014 @ 10:59pm CDT

Reminder: you must be a BTC member to participate.

Join the BTC now!


BTC Trail Race

Join the BTC and Southeastern Trail Runs on Saturday, October 18 for a morning on the trails at Oak Mountain.

The BTC Trail Race is FREE to all BTC members. (Not a member? Join the BTC.)

There will be short, middle, and long distance options.

For more information about running trails, check out the BTC Trail Running page.

Learn more...


Vulcan Run 2014 Sponsors

The Birmingham Track Club would like to thank the sponsors of the 2014 Vulcan Run 10K.


Over the Mountain Water Stops

Hydration is important in the sweltering Alabama summer. Want to stay hydrated but dislike carrying a water bottle? Don't want to set out water along your route? Check out this map showing some of the water fountains and water coolers in the Over the Mountain area.


BTC Newsletter Archive

Do you enjoy reading The Vulcan Runner, the official newsletter of the BTC?

Well, now you can go back and enjoy past issues dating back to 2008 -- even if you're not a BTC member.

Visit the Newsletter Archive.

Active BTC members can access the most recent issues of the newsletter HERE. (Use the login and password sent to the email used for BTC registration)

Want to join the BTC or renew your membership? Click HERE.



RunSmart : RunSafe

To help educate and remind all runners to run safe, the RRCA is embarking on a yearlong, public-safety, awareness campaign starting with the launch of the Run Smart : Run Safe animated video developed by Space Chimp Media. 




BTC Membership Discounts

Active members of the Birmingham Track Club are entitled to a variety of discounts at local retailers. We encourage you to patronize these establishments and to give back to the business community which supports runners!

It's a great opportunity to use your new BTC Membership Card!

Discount details can be found HERE