News and Announcments

Peavine Falls Run - 2014 Photos

Check out the photos from the 2014 Peavine Falls Run. There are 2 galleries. Enjoy!

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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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7 Bridges Marathon & 4 Bridges Half Marathon

Every year the BTC picks a fall race as a target for all of our summer training. This year we are pleased to announce that we will be targeting the 7 Bridges Full & the 4 Bridges Half Marathon on October 18th in Chattanooga.

Join the BTC Saturday Morning Long Run Group as we train for the full or half marathon. 

Training for the full marathon begins Saturday, June 13; training for the half marathon begins Saturday, June 27.

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34th Annual Peavine Falls Run

Online registration is now open for the 34th Annual Rick Melanson Peavine Falls Run on July 4th.

This race is designed to show our appreciation for BTC members, that is why the cost is only $15! 

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BTC Thursday Evening Run Social

Join the BTC for an Evening Run Social on Thursday, July 16. Runs will begin and end at Birmingham Physical Therapy in Cahaba Heights. 

There will be food and beverages after the run.  Doodles will be providing a cool-down frozen treat, and Cahaba Brewing is donating a quarter keg for everyone to enjoy.

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BTC Vulcan Park Social Run

The BTC will yet again host the most amazing social of the year at the Vulcan Park on Saturday, August 1st.  This event will have awesome food, great music, and amazing door prizes.  The event is kid friendly with a bouncy house to keep them entertained and a free kid’s fun run with a Vulcan finisher dog tag to showcase to friends and family.  There will be more on this event as the date approaches. 

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BTC Triple Crown 2015

The BTC Triple Crown Half Marathon Challenge is back for another year!

We have included 2 different races in our schedule this year. Our first stop is a brand new race right here in Birmingham, the Whistlestop Half on 9/26. We then travel to Chattanooga for the 4 Bridges Half Marathon on 10/18 (in conjunction with the 7 Bridges Marathon). Finally, we come back to town for our now traditional final race, the Magic CIty Half on 11/23.

You may run the 7 Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga (instead of the 4 Bridges Half) and still qualify for the Triple Crown.

Sign up for the Triple Crown to receive an awesome shirt and medal. Last year we had 74 BTC members successfully complete the challenge. Let's top that this year!

Reminders: (1) You must be a BTC member to participate. Join now!  (2) You must still register for each race on your own.

1. Whistlestop Half Marathon --  www.team-magic.com/events/56 in Irondale, AL, on September 26th (15% off registration until June 30th, 10% off from then until race day for BTC Members). 
2. 4 Bridges Half Marathon -- www.sevenbridgesmarathon.com in Chattanooga, TN, on October 18th (15% discount to BTC Members).  
3. Magic City Half Marathon -- www.magiccityrun.com in Birmingham, AL on November 23rd (10% discount to BTC Members) .

For more information, click the link below.

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Instagram

Follow the BTC on Instagram: @runbtc

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Tuesday Night Trails

Tuesday Night Trails is back for its 4th season! Hangout with Alabama Outdoors every Tuesday night from March 31st to October 27th for a series of group trail runs 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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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.

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.

 

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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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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!

Click the link to show or download your BTC MEMBERSHIP CARD.

Discount details can be found HERE

 

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