Starting in the shadow of Vulcan's statue and finishing near the Statue of Liberty, this race is known as "The South's Toughest 15K". You haven't run Birmingham until you run this race!
Join us at Regions Field on Saturday, June 3 as we watch our very own Birmingham Barons take on the Chattanooga Lookouts in a Southern League matchup.
Back again for 2017 is the always popular BTC Race Series. The Birmingham Track Club hosts four races during each calendar year. BTC members can sign up for all four at one time and save a bundle of money in the process. You'll also receive a bonus shirt designed just for BTC Race Series participants.
Here are the four races in the 2017 BTC Race Series. Click on a race name to go to the web site for the respective race to get more detailed information. Note that these race web sites are still being updated for 2017 so be aware that some of the details are for the 2016 version of the respective race. Check back for updates.
Adam's Heart Runs have passed, but registration is still open. Still a great deal on the remaining 3 races!
The 1200 Mile Club Challenge is back!
Whether you are a first timer trying to earn your jacket, or a repeat participant trying to keep the streak alive, registration is now open! Click the link to join the Challenge and best of luck!
Registration ends March 31, 2017 at 11:59pm CDT.
To submit a race to the BTC Race Calendar, simply fill out this easy form.
The BTC has an amazing group of members, so we would like to recognize your accomplishments.
We are starting a new feature in the monthly newsletter called "Feets of Strength" which will allow us to showcase your running-related achievements. Tell us about your recent 5K, your longest training run, your amazing PR, your awesome trail run, your latest obstacle race, etc. If it's running-related, we want to know about it!
Simply fill out the short form at the link below.
Hydration is important at all times of the year. 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 Birmingham and the Over the Mountain area.
As the popularity of running continues to grow, so does the number of events held each year around the country. This is a good thing for our sport; however, as with all growth industries, there are inevitably going to be a few bad apples that can spoil a barrel, as the old saying goes.
As more and more events are launched, the RRCA Board of Directors offers the following advice to help runners intelligently pick events, especially if you are looking for a great out-of-town event to run that also happens to be a new event.
In the interest of promoting an enjoyable running and racing experience for everyone, the Road Runners Club of America encourages good runners’ etiquette. Whether running in a group or running alone, always follow the RRCA Safety Guidelines.
Whatever the pace, wherever the race, manners matter.
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.
Anyone can now access the most recent issues of the newsletter HERE.
Want to join the BTC or renew your membership? Click HERE.
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 animated video developed by Space Chimp Media.