Add these 6 upcoming runs in Birmingham to your New Year’s resolution

Birmingham, Mercedes-Benz Marathon
Check out these upcoming runs. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Marathon

Bring in the New Year with these runs around the Magic City. We’ve gathered the upcoming runs you should attend. Let’s test your endurance, Birmingham!

1. The Reindeer Dash—December

Start your new year’s resolution a few weeks early at the Reindeer Dash. One of our fave runs in Birmingham is making running fun. How? They’re asking you to dress up as your fave holiday character!

  • When: Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:30AM
  • Where: 1425 Montgomery Hwy Ste 115, Vestavia Hills, AL US 35216
  • Sign up: 5k | Mile fun run

2. Meadow Brooks Run

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Join the Meadow Run this month. Photo via Meadow Run facebook Page

The Meadow Brook Run has one of the most beautiful courses. If you sign up for this run, you’ll get a fun Christmas holiday T-shirt, a gift bag and opportunities for prizes.

  • When: Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Where: 11100 Corporate Parkway, Birmingham, AL US 35242
  • Sign up: 5k | 1 mile fun fun

BONUS: On the last day of the year, submit the miles you’ve run to the Birmingham Track Club to see your progress. If you complete 1200 miles, then you can become a member which grants you access to BTC rewards—WOW.

3. MLK Day 5K Drum Run—January

MLKDay Virtual 5K Drum Run Birmingham team
The Birmingham MLKDay 5K Drum Run team. Photo via MLKDay 5k Drum Run-Birmingham’s Facebook

One of the most anticipated upcoming runs would probably be the MLK Day 5K Drum Run. While running, you get to experience Birmingham metro area schools’ drumlines keep the beat as you make you way through the course.

FUN FACT: This year’s race would have been on the 93rd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 7AM
  • Where: Fourth Avenue Historic District of Birmingham’s Civil Rights District
  • Sign up: 5k Drum Run

4. Winter Warm Up

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Run with your heart! Photo via South Highlands Presbyterian Church

If you’re a fan of running and winter, then you should sign up for the Winter Warm Up. Come enjoy the scenes of downtown Birmingham while testing your endurance. You may want to pack a few hand warmers—it’ll be chilly.

  • When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 7AM
  • Where: Fourth Avenue Historic District of Birmingham’s Civil Rights District
  • Sign up: 5k | 10k | Virtual

5. BTC Adam’s Heart Runs

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Run on paved paths at Oak Mountain State Park. Photo courtesy of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Race down the paved roads at the beautiful Oak Mountain State Park. This upcoming run isn’t a trail race, so it’ll be easy on her feet. If you register before January 14, then you get a free shirt!

  • When: Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7AM
  • Where: 200 Terrace Dr, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Sign up: 5k | 10k | 10 mile

6. Mercedes-Benz Marathon—Feburary

Birmingham, Mercedes-Benz Marathon
Race on, Birmingham. Photo via Mercedes-Benz Marathon

Almost every Birminghamian knows about the Mercedes-Benz run. No matter what level of running you’re at, you can sign up for this race. You choose to run—or walk—the Mercedes Marathon, half marathon, 5 person marathon relay or the 5K.

Run with Mercedes for a fun race party with live music, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and free beer. Race on!

Did we miss any upcoming runs you want to attend? Let us know @bhamnow. We want to hear from you!

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