News and Announcements

BTC Volunteers for Mercedes Marathon

The BTC needs you!

Sign up to volunteer with the BTC for the Mercedes Marathon.

You can serve at the Expo on Friday or Saturday.

Or you can join the fun at the BTC Waterstop on Sunday.

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Adam's Heart Runs 2016 - Results

Results have been posted for the Adam's Heart Runs 2016

We hope you had as much fun as we did!

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1200 Mile Club -- 2016

The 1200 Mile Club Challenge is back and bigger than ever!

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!

https://runsignup.com/btc1200

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Maebashi-Shibukawa City Marathon Invitation

The Birmingham Track Club has once again received an official invitation to the 3rd Edition of the Maebashi-Shibukawa City Marathon that will take place on April 17, 2016 in Maebashi, Japan.

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Statue to Statue 15K in 2016

The Statue to Statue 15K is the place to be on April 2, 2016...don't miss it!

  • Statue to Statue - April 2, 2016
    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!

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BTC Race Series - 2016

Back again for 2016 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.

  • Adam's Heart Runs - February 6, 2016
    Come run the roads of Oak Mountain State Park. Pick your race distance from 5k, 10k or 10-mile options.
  • Statue to Statue - April 2, 2016
    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, 2016
    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 5, 2016
    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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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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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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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

Regions Superhero 5K

Saturday, February 13

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Mercedes Marathon, Half Marathon, & Marathon Relay

Sunday, February 14

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BTC Saturday Long & Moderate Run Groups

Saturday, February 20

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Calendar

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