Location: Birmingham, AL US 35233 Directions
Type: Run Only, Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
7:00AM CDT
Half Marathon
7:00AM CDT
Full Marathon Adult 5 Person Relay
7:00AM CDT
Full Marathon 5 Person Junior High/High School Relay
7:00AM CDT
Fun Run
10:00AM CDT
7:00AM CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Get ready to run, Birmingham! It’s time to see what we’ve become.

 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. This one-loop course keeps runners energized as you make your way throughout Birmingham on a course all its own!

Our half marathon course is entirely downtown. It will take you on a tour of the up-and-coming areas of Birmingham passing sites like The Lyric Theater, Avondale, and The Pizitiz and also ventures past historic landmarks including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the beautiful St. Paul's Cathedral, and so much more!

Runners looking for less mileage are in luck, as BHM features a relay option. Relay teams can run the full course featuring five legs.

The BHM fun run is a one-mile tour of downtown Birmingham beginning at the marathon starting line. Fun run participants will make a loop passing by Children’s of Alabama and finishing back at Railroad Park. Anyone is welcome to run the BHM fun run, and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

We also have an after party for everyone to enjoy right after you cross the finish at Railroad Park! Join us after the race for Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, live music from a well-known regional headlining act (stay tuned for that announcement!), a kids zone, and more!

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 the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. Lace up your shoes and join us April 15th as we run for the children who are chasing a cure.

 #DoItForYourself #RunForTheKids

BHM 26.2 Is In The App Store!

Stay in the know for every aspect of the race! For iOS and Android, you can do everything in the app from...

  • Track your runner in race day
  • Get live results
  • Buy after party tickets
  • View the course maps and where everything is
  • Book your hotel
  • Snap a BHM selfie!
  • So much more!

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

Our half marathon course is entirely downtown and is unlike any other course you've ever run!

Race Contact Info

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1600 1st Ave S
Birmingham, AL US 35233

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