Sprint to these 7 local stores for your next pair of running shoes

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Check out some of the great Birmingham stores selling your next pair of running shoes. Photo via The Trak Shak’s Facebook

Trainers, tennis (or “tenny”) shoes, dogs, or whatever else you call running shoes, are in hot demand right now. Not only are they an essential part of a good exercise routine, but running shoes have also become a hot fashion statement. Keep reading to see where you can get your next pair.

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9 Birmingham races you need to run this spring

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Who else is excited for spring runs and races? Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

As spring comes full-fledged to Birmingham, we’re all wanting to get outside more. Check out these nine upcoming Birmingham races that are the perfect way to enjoy this wonderful weather, whether you’re a casual 5k-er to the next Shalane Flanagan or Steve Prefontaine.

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Sam Lapidus Montclair Run

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November 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am 11:00 am

People from all over Birmingham and the surrounding area, start Thanksgiving Day by getting exercise and helping to raise funds and awareness for a great cause! Are you in? Please join us for the 43rd annual Sam Lapidus Montclair Run on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28th at the Levite Jewish Community Center. Registration is open now for this extremely fun and rewarding, family-friendly, community event. The Sam Lapidus Montclair Run honors the short but very full life of Sam Lapidus, who died of Ewing’s sarcoma, a form of childhood cancer, in November 2008 – just nine days before his 15th birthday. Funds raised from the run will be donated to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama and the Levite Jewish Community Center. As we approach Thanksgiving this year, we give thanks for all our friends and family, and for those who run and walk and support our efforts to put an end to childhood cancer. For full event details go to SLMR.itsyourrace.com


November 28, 2019
7:00 am – 11:00 am
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3960 Montclair Rd
Birmingham,AL35213United States
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June 5 is Global Running Day: celebrate with these Birmingham runs all summer!

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Photo via the Birmingham Track Club’s Facebook page

It might be a little toasty outside, but that’s not going to stop me from celebrating Global Running Day on June 5th. (It will stop me from running past 7:30 a.m., though.) Read on for information about runs in Birmingham this summer!

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Birmingham’s Five Top Places to Run

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I enjoy running on all different surfaces. Some of us are park runners, some of us like to venture through neighborhoods and some of us like running on trails (not my favorite, but I will). If you’re searching for new places to run, then here’s a list of areas scattered through Birmingham to introduce you to some courses without direction.  And if you’re an indoor runner, find your wild heart and take a trip through some of these neighborhoods to find the joy of outdoor running. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Five Top Places to Run”