Sam Lapidus Montclair Run

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

Trick or Trot 5K

It’s the 7TH YEAR for the Trick or Trot 5K!!! Get into the Halloween Spirit and join us at Back Forty on October 19th as Caliber Home Loans Presents the Trick or Trot 5K benefiting Kid One Transport.

The event includes a costume contest, post-race food and two beers for the adults 21 & up. Costumes are not required to participate but are encouraged. Runners of all ages, strollers and pets are welcome!

All proceeds from the Trick or Trot 5K benefit Kid One Transport and will raise funds to provide transportation to medical care for children and expectant mothers throughout Alabama.

June 5 is Global Running Day: celebrate with these Birmingham runs all summer!

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

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”