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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, 5K and fun run, BHM26.2 brings a new 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, The Birmingham Zoo, Avondale, Sloss Furnace, 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 will run the full course divided into 4, 3, 7, 4, and 8 mile legs.

The newly added 5K will travel up and down the Rotary Trail.

The fun run is a one-mile tour of downtown Birmingham and is open to all ages; however, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a registered 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 from the producers of Black Jacket Symphony, and the EBSCO 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 the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama.

Lace up your shoes and join us April 15 as we run for the children who are chasing a cure. 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.

Full Marathon – Male

1st Place –  $2000

2nd Place – $1000

3rd Place – $500

Full Marathon – Female

1st Place –  $2000

2nd Place – $1000

3rd Place – $500

Half Marathon – Male

1st Place –  $750

2nd Place – $350

3rd Place – $250

Half Marathon – Female

1st Place –  $750

2nd Place – $350

3rd Place – $250

Relay and 5K winners will not be eligible for cash prizes, but have the opportunity to win special awards created by patients at Children’s of Alabama. No awards will be given for the Fun Run.

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BIRMINGHAM
1600 1ST AVE S
BIRMINGHAM, AL US 35233