10 running races you don’t want to miss this spring

The Mercedez-Benz marathon kicking off race season in 2018. (Photo via Mercedes-Benz Marathon Facebook)

The Mercedes-Benz Marathon will be kicking off the 2019 running season in Birmingham this Saturday, Feb. 9. It *might* be too late to start training for that one, but here are 10 other Birmingham races to set your sights on for 2019. Sign up and lace up your running shoes, it’s time to hit the pavement!

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Exclusive: See the new Mercedes-Benz Marathon course map at Railroad Park. Register now. Spaces limited.

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Due to the closure and construction of Interstate 59/20 in downtown Birmingham, the new long awaited Mercedes-Benz Marathon Course Map has been finalized and approved by the city of Birmingham and is now available.

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Done with college football? Here are the schedules for Birmingham’s 4 pro teams

Mayor Randall Woodfin wearing a Birmingham Legion jersey. Photo from Birmingham Legion Facebook page

Well, the college football season may have ended with a “thud” for Alabama Crimson Tide fans (they are welcome to join UAB’s parade!),  but have no fear, for the first time ever, the Birmingham metro area will have 4 professional sports teams playing almost simultaneously this winter and spring.

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7 places in Birmingham to watch the 2019 College Football National Championship, plus ticket info

University of Alabama vs. Clemson University. Photo via alabamavsclemson.com.

The University of Alabama and Clemson University go head-to-head in the 2019 National Championship on January 7. Here’s what to know, where to watch in Birmingham and how to go to the live game.

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Hockey Night in Alabama: Birmingham Bulls drawing big crowds

Birmingham Bulls in front of a near capacity crowd on December 28, 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In Canada, it is a tradition called Hockey Night in Canada, when each week everyone gathers around their televisions to watch hockey throughout the nation. In Alabama, the Birmingham Bulls have their own “Hockey Night”…. filling up the Pelham Civic Center on weekends.

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9 places to watch the College Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl in Birmingham on December 29

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Nick Saban leads his team. Photo via predictem.com

Are you ready for some football? Saturday, December 29 marks the 85th edition of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. Here’s a look at what to know and where to watch the game in Birmingham.

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Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend moves to Railroad Park in 2019. Registration Prices Increase at midnight on December 31

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For the first time in its 18 year history, the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend on February 8-10, 2019 will be held at Birmingham’s Railroad Park.

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All the latest Birmingham Legion F.C. news, including their inaugural away jersey

Iconic Birmingham weatherman James Spain tries on the new Birmingham Legion jersey. Photo from the Magic City Brigade Facebook page.

82 days.

That is when the long wait will be over. On March 9th at BBVA Compass Field, the Birmingham Legion Football Club will kickoff its inaugural season.

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Community leaders celebrate regional cooperation at BJCC Multi-Use Stadium groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the BJCC Multi-Use Stadium. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Regional cooperation.

That was the most common statement used at today’s groundbreaking on the site of the new Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) Multi-Use Stadium.

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Don’t let the holidays get you down with a few of Birmingham’s newest gyms including Nexus Fitness

One of the newest gyms in town, Nexus Fitness is all about supportive community. Photo provided by Nexus Fitness’ instagram

The holidays can be tricky and all the focus on food can be overwhelming for some, but there’s always a new day to get out there and try our best, to become our best selves.

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