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BHM26.2 is a Birmingham based race series benefitting Magic Moments and Children’s of Alabama on Sunday, April 19th. Comprised of a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5k and fun run. BHM26.2 brings an exciting course to Birmingham, including a marathon course that 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, Lakeshore Trail, The Birmingham Zoo, Avondale, Sloss Furnace and winds back into Railroad Park!
The half marathon will take place in downtown Birmingham, Homewood and Mountainbrook where runners can see the highlights and growth of our city.
Marathon Relay teams will run the full course divided into 5 legs (3.1, 5, 5, 5, 8.1).
5k this year after much demand we are bringing our race day 5k! Details coming soon.
The fun run is a quick stroll around Rail Road Park and is open to children 14 and under; however, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a registered adult. New this year this fun run will be free of charge but you must pre-register on run sign up.
Everyone will come together as they finish at Railroad Park for the after party, featuring Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, live music, bar and a Kids’ Zone presented by FunSource.
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 Children’s of Alabama which provides care for children in every county in Alabama.
Lace up your shoes and join us April 19th as we run for the kids. To sign-up and view the course map, visit bhm262.com. #DoItForYourself #RunForTheKids
Cash prizes will be awarded by gun time finishes. All other awards will leverage chip times for winners.