Birmingham Running - Race Schedules, Race Reviews, and Race Rankings

Welcome to the Birmingham running home page! Road Race Place provides a detailed listing of Birmingham 5k races, 10k races, marathons and more, the links above will direct you to race calendars, rankings, and ratings for all of your local Birmingham events. You can help us out by rating your favorite (and least favorite) Birmingham races to help determine which races rank the highest in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama and in the nation.

Area Stats

Total Races: 54

Scheduled Races: 40

April Races: 18

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Latest Birmingham Area Race Reviews


Birmingham Zoo Run 5k
Loved the race - 2012 Race
By: Keri Parker
I loved it! One of my favorites last year. Looking forward to this year. Plenty of water stations great post race food and drinks. Packet pick up was a breeze.
Date Posted: 2013-03-10
Birmingham Zoo Run 5k
Loved the race - 2012 Race
By: Tina Roberts
I thought it was a very good race. I felt the course was some what of a challenge. I liked the course a lot. It was not a typical road race due to the different road surfaces such as gravel, pavement, and a dirt trail. The end was challenging due to the curving narrow path. I felt it had enough hills and it was a course you really had to pay attention t...
Date Posted: 2012-05-21
Mercedes Half Marathon
Liked the race - 2012 Race
By: C. M. - (Bessemer, AL)
The course has some serious hills and it was ICE COLD this year with it staying in the 20's during the entire race. The entertainment after the race was great, best after race food I've seen in the three half marathons I have done. Also, the best looking finisher medals.
Date Posted: 2012-03-07

Top Birmingham Area Races

  1. 90Rumpshaker 5k, Birmingham
  2. 89Mercedes Half Marathon, Birmingham
  3. 86Vulcan Run 10k, Birmingham
  4. 83Mercedes Marathon, Birmingham
  5. 79Red Shoe Run 10 Mile, Birmingham
  6. 79Red Shoe Run 5k, Birmingham
  7. 78Mercedes Marathon 5k, Birmingham
  8. 75Monkey C Monkey 5k, Birmingham
  9. 73Magic City Half Marathon, Birmingham
  10. 73Sam Lapidus Montclair 10k, Birmingham
Jogger brags of perfect conditions for running to reporter, immediately bites the dust
2/10/2014 - The Independent
Schadenfreude doesn't come much better than this, as a Portland jogging enthusiast details to a reporter how people shouldn't be afraid to jog in snowy conditions, only to take a fall moments after the interview.
Former 300-pound NFL lineman loses 100 pounds and runs a marathon
2/4/2014 - USA Today
Former offensive lineman Alan Faneca weighed over 300 pounds when he retired from the NFL in 2011.
Couple in their 60s run marathons for record 366 days in a row
1/1/2014 - The New York Daily News
The Melbourne pair has broken a record of 365 days previously held by a Belgian couple. Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, ran to raise money for charity.
Man completes 26 marathons in 26 days
12/24/2013 - CNN
On Thanksgiving Day, Jayson Black, 28, began his mission to raise awareness and money for a Las Vegas food bank by running 26 marathons in 26 days for a total of 681.2 miles.
Kipsang Sets World Record at Berlin Marathon
9/29/2013 - New York Times
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a world record of 2:03:23 at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The previous record was held by Patrick Makau of Kenya at 2:03:38.