November 18, 2018

2018 will mark the 8th running of the Magic City Half Marathon & 5K, and over those 8 years we have grown from a small local running event to Alabama’s premier fall running event.  With over 2,000 racers in 2017 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 unique 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!

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