BTC NEWSLETTER, MARCH 2019
The Vulcan Runner
Good stuff in this issue:
Starting in the shadow of Vulcan's statue and finishing near the Statue of Liberty, the race winds its way through the scenic neighborhoods of Mountain Brook, Alabama.
Yes, it's a challenging course but you haven't run Birmingham until you run the race we like to call The South's Toughest 15k!
The BTC 1200 Mile Challenge is back again!
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 below to join the Challenge. Best of luck!
Registration ends March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
To submit a race to the BTC Race Calendar, simply fill out this easy form.
In the September and October 2018 issues of The Vulcan Runner, we published BTC member Micah Morgan’s first person account of the her journey to the 20018 Badwater 1365 Ultramarathon, culminating in her incredible third place finish in the race billed as “the world’s toughest foot race.” Here is, as they say, the rest of the story!
RootsRated, the outdoor activity guide website, recently named the BTC one of the best running groups in Alabama.
BTC Members receive lots of discounts including race discounts.
To access these discounts, please follow these steps:
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.
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.
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.
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 the Birmingham metro area.
Do you enjoy reading The Vulcan Runner, the official newsletter of the BTC?
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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 animated video developed by Space Chimp Media.