The Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend, February 14-16: why it’s more than a race

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The Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend is coming up February 14-16! Photo courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

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. 

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3 reasons your organization should raise money with the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend in 2020

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Areal View of Mercedes Benz Marathon Racers
Are those runners or ants? It’s hard to tell from this high up… Photo provided by Endurance Imaging.

‘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. 

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

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Photo courtesy of Mercedes -Benz Marathon

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

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Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Marathon

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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Take a Look at the Last Day of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon

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.

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