News and Announcements

Adam's Heart Runs 2017

Adam's Heart Runs offer the perfect Mercedes tune-up on Saturday, February 4.

Come run the roads of Oak Mountain State Park. Pick your race distance from 5K, 10K or 10-mile options.

First race of the BTC Race Series.

 

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BTC Race Series - 2017

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 - February 4, 2017
    Come run the roads of Oak Mountain State Park. Pick your race distance from 5k, 10k or 10-mile options.
  • Statue to Statue - April 1, 2017
    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!
  • Peavine Falls Run - July 4, 2017
    This is our annual July 4th party in Oak Mountain State Park - that is if you consider running up and back down the mountain a party. This is another signature race that any Brimingham runner has to have on their running resume.
  • Vulcan 10k - November 4, 2017
    This is one of the finest 10k races you will ever run. Starting and finishing in downtown Birmingham, this race draws elite runners from around the country.

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BTC Annual Meeting and Party

Once a year we get together to conduct a brief bit of business that includes election of BTC officers and award presentations. After the formalities, the real party begins as we enjoy good friends in a casual atmosphere that doesn't involve running clothes or sweat. Well, there may be some sweat on the dance floor.

SAT JANUARY 28 2017

5:00 BTC Board Meeting

6:00 Annual Business Meeting

6:30 Bar Opens 

7:00 Food Line Opens

8:00 Let the Party Begin!

Todd English P.U.B.
2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL US 35203

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Submit a Race to the BTC Calendar

To submit a race to the BTC Race Calendar, simply fill out this easy form.

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Feets of Strength

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.

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Birmingham & Over the Mountain Water Stops

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. 

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BTC SURVEY: Best Running Books

Get ready to head to your local bookstore (or your preferred online merchant). The results have been tallied from the BTC Survey about your favorite books related to running. We asked for your input regarding the best books in three different categories: (1) Non-Fiction books about the technical side of running; (2) Non-Fiction books about the experience of running; and (3) Fiction books related to running. The top 3 books in each category (including ties) are described below with a few honorable mentions thrown in for good measure.

 

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RRCA Buyer Beware Tips

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.

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RRCA Buyer Beware Tips

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.

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Etiquette for Runners

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.

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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.

Anyone can now access the most recent issues of the newsletter HERE

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

 

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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. 

 

 

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RRCA News Feed

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Upcoming Events

Red Shoe Run 10 mi, 5K, 1 mi

Saturday, January 21

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Frostbite 5K and FunRun

Saturday, January 28

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BTC Annual Party

Saturday, January 28

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