News and Announcements

Vulcan Run 10K -- 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Edition of the Vulcan Run!
This is the 43rd running of this Birmingham classic 10k. What started as the Bicentennial Run in November 1975 with 221 runners has grown into one of the most popular road races in the Southeast with more than1500 runners in recent years. Join the Birmingham Track Club as we host the Vulcan Run 10k. This year's 10k event is again the RRCA Alabama State 10k Championship Race.

 

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BTC Photo Contest

How About a Contest?

We love seeing where the BTC takes you on your travels – we’ve seen BTC shirts in the Artic, Japan and at least a dozen island nations...BTC mugs on the beach and hats in the mountains.  Let’s have a little fun and see how far the BTC can go this summer! 

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BTC Sizzling Summer 5k Challenge

Do you need a little extra motivation to keep running during those hot summer months? Then join the Birmingham Track Club as we host the Sizzling Summer 5k Challenge.

We've made special arrangements with four, 5k races, one each in June, July, August, and September, to create this special Challenge.

  • Fultondale Stampede

    June 17, 2017 - Fultondale, Al

  • Trak Shak Twilight 5k Retro Run

    July 29, 2017 - Homewood, AL

  • Just a Call Away 5k

    August 19, 2017 - Birmingham, AL

  • St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

    September 23, 2017 - Birmingham, AL

 

Sizzling Summer 5k Challenge

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"The Best Alabama Running Groups"

RootsRated, the outdoor activity guide website, recently named the BTC one of the best running groups in Alabama.

READ THE ARTICLE HERE.

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BTC Member Discounts

BTC Members receive lots of discounts including race discounts.

To access these discounts, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the BTC RunSignUp page.
  2. Sign in using the email you used to join the BTC.
  3. Click the "Members Only" link in the left-hand menu.

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How Fast Would You Run A Marathon?

No matter your age, sex, size or skill level, this calculator can estimate how fast you’d run 26.2 miles based on your training regimen and your performance in just one recent race (or two, if you want a more fine-tuned assessment). Have a marathon coming up? Your predicted time can help you pace yourself so you don't bonk.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/marathon-calculator/

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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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Gulf Coast Running

It's summer and that means trips to the Gulf Coast beaches!

But, runners still need to run, even on vacation.

Check out our guide to the running trails of the Gulf Coast.

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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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Weather

 

 

FOR MORE DETAILED FORECAST, CLICK LINK BELOW.

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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

BTC Saturday Long & Moderate Run Groups

Saturday, July 22

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BTC Saturday Long & Moderate Run Groups

Saturday, July 29

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Trak Shak Twilight 5K Retro Run -- Sizzling Summer 5k Challenge

Saturday, July 29

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