News and Announcements

2016 Vulcan Run 10K

The 42nd running of this Birmingham classic 10k will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

 

 

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BTC Triple Crown 2016

One of the Birmingham Track Club's most popular member benefits is back by popular demand - the BTC Triple Crown Half Marathon Challenge! All you have to do to qualify for the Triple Crown medal and shirt is run the three half marathons listed below.

Please note that the Triple Crown is a bonus program sponsored by the BTC. Registering for this program DOES NOT register you for the individual races. See the links for each race to find out more information about the respective race and to register for the race. Each race has graciously extended discounts to BTC members who register for the Triple Crown. Discount codes for each race will be sent in the Triple Crown confirmation email.

Just to Recap

  1. Sign up for the Triple Crown Challenge.
  2. Look for the discount codes for the races in your confirmation email.
  3. Sign up for each race using the respective discount codes.
  4. Run the races and receive your bonus medal and shirt!

The Races

1. Hartselle Half Marathon
Hartselle, AL - September 17, 2016
Hartselle Half Marathon Web Page
10% discount

Did you miss the Hartselle Half? It's not too late!


Little River Canyon Half Marathon
Fort Payne, AL - October 8, 2016
Little River Canyon Half Marathon Web Page
10% discount

 

2. United Cerebral Palsy Life Without Limits Half Marathon
Florence, AL - October 29, 2016
United Cerebral Palsy Life Without Limits Half Marathon Web Page
10% discount
 

3. Magic City Half Marathon
Birmingham, AL - November 20, 2016
Magic City Half Marathon Web Page
10% discount

For more information, click the link below.

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RRCA Club Running Magazine, Summer 2016

Club Running magazine is a complimentary publication for the household members of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Our household members are members of their local running club and therefore members of the RRCA. Club Running is made possible by the support of our advertisers and is created through a partnership between the RRCA and Running Network LLC.  

Read the current issue...

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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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Tuesday Night Trails

Announcement from our friends from BUTS:

We are all very excited that TNT (Tuesday Night Trails) will be starting up again March 15 at Red Mountain Park.

  

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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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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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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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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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Upcoming Events

Mercedes Marathon & Half Marathon Training Information Meeting

Wednesday, September 28

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Corporate 5K

Thursday, September 29

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Vulcan Preview/Long Run Social

Saturday, October 1

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