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Due to concerns over the current Covid-19 pandemic, and as a result of difficulties planning an event of this size due to the pandemic, we have made the heartbreaking decision to commit to a virtual option for the 2020 edition of the Magic City Half Marathon & 5K. With commitments being needed at this point in the planning process, and in many cases even sooner, we are finding it more and more difficult to secure these commitments. Investments in items like t-shirts, medals and police permits need to be made and we do not feel 100% confident the event will be allowed to proceed. Thus, to avoid a huge financial loss for the event, we feel the virtual option is the best option for 2020 to ensure the continuation of this fall classic in 2021 and beyond.
Registered athletes will have several options including : 1) Moving into the virtual event 2) A refund of entry fees paid or 3) A donation of your entry fee to Girls on the Run of Birmingham. 4) You may also defer your entry into 2021 for no fee. Deadline to defer into 2021 is September 1, 2020.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.magiccityrun.com.
The 2020 edition of the Magic City Half Marathon, 5K and 1 Mile will be Virtual. All registered athletes in any of the distances will receive a race t-shirt and finishers medal. You may collect these during our socially distanced packet pick up or you may elect to have these items mailed to you for a small fee.
Are you ready to race the Magic City? We are ready for you and invite you to join us at one of the premier half marathon events in the South. This 13.1 mile / 5K / 1 mile event is the second largest half marathon event in Alabama and the state's most iconic fall running event. Welcome to Birmingham and we can't wait to see you at Regions Field on November 22, 2020 for the 10th Running of the Magic City Half Marathon & 5K.
Over the first nine years our event weekend has been the fastest growing half marathon and 5K in the South! And with perfect running conditions, great swag and tons of excitement on and off the courses, we expect even bigger growth in 2020! As and added bonus the 2020 event will offer a two person relay option!
Our events benefit the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts and Girls on the Run of Birmingham.
The Magic City Half Marathon Weekend features great swag, post-race craft beer, one of the coolest finisher medals you will find, and of course a fantastic run in the heart of Birmingham.
The marquee running events include The Magic City Half Marathon and 5K as well as the mile fun run / walk for all ages!
All running events will take place in Downtown Birmingham around Regions Field – home of the Birmingham Barons.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Magic City Half Marathon & 5K.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
NOTE: Shirt deadline is 3 weeks prior to event. Anyone registering after this date will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. We will do our best to estimate quantity and sizing needs but can not guarantee correct sizes to anyone registering after this date.
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