News and Announcements
Submit a Race to the BTC Calendar
To submit a race to the BTC Race Calendar, simply fill out this easy form.
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adidas Men s Adizero Ubersonic 2 Tennis Shoe Night Navy/Ecru Tint/Trace Scarlet , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Black Monochrome , Diadora Men s N92 Skate Shoe Colonel Blue
New Balance Men s 510v3 Trail Running Shoe Grey/Yellow , Salomon Women s X ALP Spry GTX Mountain Boots Balsam Green/Urban Chic/Canal Blue , Diadora Men s B. Original Tennis Shoe Tibetan Red/White , PUMA Men s Basket Knit Mesh Fashion Sneaker Black Adidas Barricade Classic Wide 4E Tennis Shoe, Black/Silver Metallic/White, 6 M US White/Core Black/Mid Grey
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New Balance Women s 996v3 Hard Court Tennis Shoe White , ASICS Men s Gel-Challenger 11 Tennis Shoe Black/Black/Mid Grey
Vivobarefoot Men s RA II Casual Leather Lace up Tennis-Shoes Tobacco , Converse Men s Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Ox Burnt Umber , PUMA Men s Tsugi Shinsei Sneaker White
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Feets of Strength
The BTC has an amazing group of members, so we would like to recognize your accomplishments.
We are starting a new feature in the monthly newsletter called "Feets of Strength" which will allow us to showcase your running-related achievements. Tell us about your recent 5K, your longest training run, your amazing PR, your awesome trail run, your latest obstacle race, etc. If it's running-related, we want to know about it!
Simply fill out the short form at the link below.
RRCA Buyer Beware Tips
As the popularity of running continues to grow, so does the number of events held each year around the country. This is a good thing for our sport; however, as with all growth industries, there are inevitably going to be a few bad apples that can spoil a barrel, as the old saying goes.
As more and more events are launched, the RRCA Board of Directors offers the following advice to help runners intelligently pick events, especially if you are looking for a great out-of-town event to run that also happens to be a new event.
Etiquette for Runners
In the interest of promoting an enjoyable running and racing experience for everyone, the Road Runners Club of America encourages good runners’ etiquette. Whether running in a group or running alone, always follow the RRCA Safety Guidelines.
Whatever the pace, wherever the race, manners matter.
Birmingham Water Stops
Hydration is important at all times of the year. Want to stay hydrated but dislike carrying a water bottle? Don't want to set out water along your route? Check out this map showing some of the water fountains and water coolers in the Birmingham metro area.
BTC Newsletter Archive
Do you enjoy reading The Vulcan Runner, the official newsletter of the BTC?
Well, now you can go back and enjoy past issues dating back to 2008 -- even if you're not a BTC member.
Visit the Newsletter Archive.
Anyone can now access the most recent issues of the newsletter HERE.
Want to join the BTC or renew your membership? Click HERE.
RunSmart : RunSafe
To help educate and remind all runners to run safe, the RRCA is embarking on a yearlong, public-safety, awareness campaign starting with the launch of the Run Smart : Run Safe animated video developed by Space Chimp Media.
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New Balance Men s Minimus SL Golf Shoe Grey/Orange , Eastland Women s Liliana Slip-On Loafer Brown
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