Hold your horses. It was recently announced that the 20th Anniversary Mercedes-Benz Marathon is postponed until next year due to COVID-19. Keep reading to hear their future plans and how kids can still get involved.Continue reading “Detour ahead—the Mercedes-Benz Marathon has been postponed to 2022”
Every February for the last eight years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Nichole Edwards has made the journey up to Birmingham from Mobile on I-65 to volunteer at the Mercedes-Benz Marathon. Here’s why the race, which is coming up this weekend, is important to her—and to all of us in Birmingham.Continue reading “The Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend, February 14-16: why it’s more than a race”
The biggest road race in Alabama is coming up February 14-16, 2020. It’s sure to be a blast. We have all the details on Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend—check it out!Continue reading “Your guide to the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend and its 26.2 miles of fun”
‘Tis the season of giving, so why not raise money for your favorite charity or nonprofit organization? On Feb 14-16, 2020, the 19th annual Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend will commence. The weekend of running events gives the Birmingham community the chance to come together and raise money for a charity of their choosing.
So, lace up your running shoes and keep on reading for everything you need to know about getting your organization involved in the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend.Continue reading “3 reasons your organization should raise money with the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend in 2020”
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.
Today marked the final day of the Mercedes-Benz marathon. Runners warmed up and got on the line to complete the half marathon and full marathon event. It took off at around 7:00 A.M. and participants of all causes went out with a bang. Friends and family cheered on their loved ones at different landmarks as they ran through downtown Birmingham. See the gallery below for photos of the event.
Photo by Oak Mountain Color Run
Are you ready for the Mutt-Strutt? Rumpshaker? Or the Purple Stride?
This winter, for several weeks, we have been enjoying a taste of spring in Birmingham. It’s been perfect running weather for the serious or casual runners.