About BHM 26.2
BHM26.2 is Birmingham’s newest race series benefitting Magic Moments and the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama on Sunday, April 15. Comprised of a full marathon, half marathon, team relay and fun run, BHM26.2 brings a new course to Birmingham, including a marathon course that for the first time has no repeats or loops.
Our specialized full marathon course kicks off at Railroad Park and showcases Birmingham’s impressive growth and diverse cityscape taking runners on a tour through the traditions the Magic City is known for: Children’s of Alabama, Vulcan Park and Museum, The
Birmingham Zoo, Avondale, Sloss Furnace, Uptown, Legion Field, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alabama Theatre and then winds back into Railroad Park!
The half marathon will take place entirely downtown where runners can see Birmingham’s history and growth first hand as they run by the Lyric Theater, The Pizitz Building and Rotary Trail. Relay teams can run the full course divided into 4, 3, 7, 4, and 8 mile legs. The fun run is a one-mile tour of downtown Birmingham and is welcome to anyone however children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone will come together as they finish at Railroad Park for the after party, featuring Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B- Q, live music and a kids’ zone.
The best part? All proceeds benefit Magic Moments, the only wish-granting organization devoted exclusively to children in Alabama with chronic life-threatening illnesses, and the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.
Lace up your shoes and join us April 15th as we run for the children who are chasing a cure. #DoItForYourself #RunForTheKids
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