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: 51

Scheduled Races: 37

April Races: 11

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Latest Birmingham Area Race Reviews


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
Statue to Statue 15k
Loved the race - 2009 Race
By: Jessica H. - (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Beautiful run with challenging hills!!!
Date Posted: 2012-02-17
Village to Village 10k
Debacle - 2012 Race
By: D. C. - (Birmingham, AL)
Start was delayed 15 minutes even though everyone knew that bad weather was approaching. Sure enough we all got caught in a torrential downpour late in the race. (We would have been home or close to home without the delay.) There was no warning prior to the gun at the start. We are all chatting after the delay, then "bam". Police stopped ...
Date Posted: 2012-01-28

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
Runner can't make it to the Boston Marathon finish line, so others carry him to the end
4/21/2014 - Washington Post
Marathons are massively difficult enterprises for the people who participate, feats of incredible endurance that are accompanied by a staggering physical toll.
American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon
4/21/2014 - Chicago Tribune
He becomes first U.S. man to win at Boston since 1983
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.