Okay, Birmingham—we’ve got an extra hour of daylight, and we’ve seen the sun a couple of times in the last week. You know what that means—it’s time to get outside and run! Here’s a guide to some opportunities coming up.
1) GreenWise Market Village 2 Village 10k and 7.5k
After you finish this Mountain Brook run, grab a mimosa and some chocolate-dipped strawberries—you earned it. This event is happening rain or shine, which is good because rain seems to be the norm around here lately.
When: March 14 at 7:30AM
Where: 2525 Lane Park Rd. Birmingham, AL US 35213
2) Color4Friendship Run
Get doused in bright colors throughout this one-mile fun run which raises awareness for individuals with special needs. Proceeds benefit Friendship Circle of Alabama, a nonprofit that provides social recreational experiences to children with special needs and support for their parents.
When: March 15 at 1:30PM
Where: Levite Jewish Community Center. 3960 Montclair Road. Birmingham, AL 35213
3) Highlands College Half Marathon + 10K
If you’re looking for a half marathon, here’s your chance this month. The Highlands College race includes a half and a 10k option.
When: March 21 at 7AM
Where: Samford University Track. 801 University Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35209
4) Oak Mountain 50k
This one’s for the serious runners. The Oak Mountain ultra marathon is open to 150 runners that have what it takes to run 30 miles of trails. I’m not one of them… but I admire those that are!
When: March 21at 7:30AM
Where: Oak Mountain State Park. 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
5) Rumpshaker 5k
The aptly-named Rumpshaker 5k has been raising awareness for colorectal cancer for more than a decade. The race may be fun, but the issue is serious—colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. Funds raised from the race will benefit those in Alabama affected by the disease.
When: March 28 at 8AM
Where: Regions Field. 1401 1st Ave South. Birmingham, AL 35233
6) Running for the Bulls 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run
This is the second year of the Running for the Bulls race benefitting Bama Bully Rescue. A canine running companion is not required, but Fido might make it even more enjoyable.
When: March 28 at 9AM
Where: Red Mountain Park. 2011 Frankfurt Drive, Birmingham, AL US 35211