News and Announcements

Vulcan Run 10K -- 2017

Join us for the 2017 Edition of the Vulcan Run on 11/04/17.


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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Adam's Heart Runs 2018

Adam's Heart Runs is a few weeks earlier this year...the new date is January 20, 2018.

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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"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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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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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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RRCA News Feed

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Upcoming Events

BTC Saturday Long & Moderate Run Groups

Saturday, October 28

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AORTA Tough Ten & Tough Two (Auburn)

Saturday, October 28

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UCP Life Without Limits Half Marathon, 5K, Fun Run (Florence)

Saturday, October 28

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