Sat October 2 - Sun October 3
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Get ready to run, Birmingham! It’s time to see what we’ve become.

BHM26.2 2021 in Alabama's only fully charitable race series, benefitting Magic Moments and Children's of Alabama on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 in downtown Homewood and at Sloss Furnaces. Comprised of a full marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and fun run, BHM26.2's race weekend brings exciting courses to Birmingham including a non looping course! With over 2,000 runners, this event is one of Birmingham's most highly attended races with a family-friendly after party for participants and anyone supporting the cause! 

 Our specialized marathon course is a beautiful run through our city unlike anything you’ve run before. The course showcases Birmingham’s growth, touring downtown, highlighting the new hot spots as well as the traditions the Magic City is known for, before heading into Homewood and Mountain Brook.

Our half marathon  will take you on a tour of the up-and-coming areas of Birmingham passing historic landmarks and so much more of Birmingham, Mountain Brook and Homewood.

Runners looking for less mileage are in luck, as BHM26.2 features a 10K, 5K, and Fun Run options.

Our 10k and 5k will take place on Saturday October, 2 in DOWNTOWN HOMEWOOD. 

The BHM26.2 fun run is geared towards children and patients who wish to be a part of our race weekend. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is our only stroller friendly event in our race series.

We also have an after party for everyone to enjoy right after you cross the finish at Sloss Furnace on Sunday! Join us after the race for Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, live music, a bar, a kids zone, and more! If you ran on Saturday still come on out and enjoy an afternoon of live music and BBQ! 

The best part? All proceeds benefit Magic Moments, the only wish-granting organization devoted exclusively to children in Alabama with chronic life-threatening illnesses and Children’s of Alabama. Lace up your shoes and join us October 2nd and 3rd as we run for the children who are chasing a cure.

 #DoItForYourself #RunForTheKids

Full Marathon Course

Our full marathon course is one 26.2 mile loop around our beautiful city with a hint of Homewood and Mountain Brook.

Half Marathon Course

Our half marathon course is a mix of downtown Birmingham, Homewood and Mountain Brooke AL !

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

City Hall
2850 19th St S
Homewood, AL 35209

SUNDAY EVENTS (Marathon, Half Marathon, Fun Run)
Sloss Furnaces
20 32nd Street N
Birmingham, AL 35222

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the BHM26.2 2021.

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:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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