November 22, 2020


The 2020 Magic City Half Marathon & 5K will be entirely virtual.  Due to uncertainty with permitting and availability of key components of the event, we have made the decision to not host an in person event.  If you are currently registered simply click the REGISTER button above and you will be presented with several options on how to handle your entry.  We hope those not registered will still join us in 2020.  Finisher Medal and t-shirt designs will be released soon!

2020 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Magic City Half Marathon & 5K and we will make sure your experience is the best one yet!  Over the 9 years of the event we have grown from a small local running event to Alabama’s premier fall running event.  With over 2,100 racers in 2019 the City of Birmingham has embraced this classic fall event thanks in part to one of the most unique finishes in the Southeast, with a lap on the warning track before the finish line just behind home plate of Regions Field – home of the Southern League’s Birmingham Barons.

Our events benefit the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts, and is the fall focus event for Girls on the Run of Birmingham.

The Magic City Half Marathon Weekend features long-sleeve race t-shirts. post-race craft beer, one of the BEST finisher medals in the business – and of course a fantastic run in the heart of Birmingham.

The marquee running events include The Magic City Half Marathon and 5K as well as the mile fun run / walk for all ages!

  • Trak Shak
  • Help Get Sponsors
  • Set Up Events
  • cadence180 consulting
  • ABC 33 40
  • Resolute Running
  • UAB Callahan Eye Hospital
  • World Games Birmingham
  • Jemison Investment Company