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Magic City Half Marathon & 5K

Sun November 19, 2023 Directions RaceJoy Ready


Half Marathon

8:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Open to ages 8 - 99.
Event Cancelled

Magic City Marathon Project

8:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST


8:10AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Open to ages 1 - 99.


8:15AM CST - 12:00PM CST
Open to ages 1 - 99.

2 Person Relay - Half Marathon

8:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Regions Field is located in downtown Birmingham on 1st Avenue South.


Are you ready to race the Magic City?  We are ready for you and invite you to join us at one of the premier half marathon events in the South.  This 26.2 / 13.1 mile / 5K / 1 mile  event is the second largest half marathon event in Alabama and the state's most iconic fall running event.  Welcome to Birmingham and we can't wait to see you at Regions Field on November 19, 2023 for the 13th Annual Magic City Half Marathon & 5K.

Over the first twelve years our event weekend has been the fastest growing half marathon and 5K in the South! And with perfect running conditions and tons of excitement on and off the courses, we expect our biggest event ever in 2023!  As and added bonus the 2023 event will offer a two person relay option and a fast, relatively flat 26.2 mile option for those looking to get a PR or BQ time!

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

The Magic City Half Marathon Weekend features an amazing finish behind home plate at Regions Field, post-race beer on the concourse, one of the coolest finisher medals you will find, and of course a fantastic run in the heart of Birmingham.

All running events will take place in Downtown Birmingham around Regions Field – home of the Birmingham Barons.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Magic City Half Marathon & 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Race Contact Info

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Regions Field is located in downtown Birmingham on 1st Avenue South.


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