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BTC Group Runs

Mon January 1 - Tue December 31, 2024 Birmingham, AL 35253 US


To further the mission of the Birmingham Track Club, we host multiple group runs. These runs may be part of a programmed training plan or simply a way to get together with fellow runners. Unless otherwise noted (which is rare), all group runs are free of charge and no registration is required. Everyone is invited regardless of membership in the BTC. Just show up and run with us. Look below for more details about our runs.

Saturday Long Run

This is the group run for you if you're training for anything from a half marathon on up. Once or twice a year we pick a goal marathon/half marathon and follow a training plan for Saturday long runs. Typical distances start at around 8 miles at the beginning of a training cycle and range up to 22 miles as the marathon nears. Half marathon training distances are adjusted according to a half-marathon training schedule. We usually have two distances planned so you can choose based on your goal race. All paces are welcome but we target between 8:00 and 12:00 minutes per mile. While everyone is welcome, please understand that this is not considered a run for beginners. Water stops are provided by volunteers who place water and sports drink at designated locations along the route. (Hit up the Volunteer menu to see how you can contribute!) For more information, feel free to contact the coordinator at

And as always, feel free to add on/edit/start early from the posted routes to best suit your personal training goals! 

Here is the Trak Shak 3 Mile Route and the Trak Shak 5 Mile Route. These are a good way to add on mileage if needed!

Saturday Moderate Run

Maybe you're not ready for a marathon or you just want some friendly fellowship as part of a group run. The moderate run targets beginning runners as well as those who want to increase their mileage a bit. Distances usually range from 3 to 8 miles. For more information, feel free to contact the coordinator at

Saturday Moderate Group 5/25/24 6:30 AM

Turn around at the soccer fields for 3, Watkins Rd for 4, at Overbrook for 6, continue to Beechwood for 7.7. Looking for a water stop champion/volunteer!

Jemison Trail has changed and mileage will vary on the trail parts!

Saturday Morning Long Run 5.25.24 6:00am


Happy Memorial Day weekend! We'll keep it fairly simple this week with a 10 and 6.5 miles at 6am from the Trak Shak!


Water Stops

Reminder: Select the Volunteer menu item to volunteer to supply a water stop. Unless otherwise noted, please supply 2 gallons of water and 2 gallons of sports drink along with cups and a trash bag.

  • Jack’s Shell (Mile 3.2 for both, mile 6.8 for 10) 


Social Runs

A few times each year, we turn our Saturday runs in a giant social activity. Come run with us and enjoy food, drink and other social activities at the conclusion of the run. Most social runs are accompanied by prize drawings that may include free swag, gift cards to local businesses that support the BTC, free race entries and more. Details are available here as each run nears.

Everyone and every pace are always welcome!!

Run Contact Info

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