News and Announcements

From Birmingham to Badwater: Micah Morgan’s Journey to a Dream (Part II)

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!

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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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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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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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Birmingham 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 the Birmingham metro area.

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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, November 17

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City of Champions Half Marathon and 5k (Gadsden) -- BTC DISCOUNT

Saturday, November 17

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12k’s for the Holidays (Jackson, MS)

Saturday, November 17

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