Beginner Friendly Running Events in Birmingham, Alabama

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JUL11
Here2Beer 5K

Do you run? Do you drink beer? Then we have the perfect event for you!

Here2Beer is a weeknight 5K running event that begins and ends with a beer at one of Birmingham's most iconic breweries, Avondale Brewing Company. Participants in the COMPETITIVE DIVISION will start by drinking a cold 8 oz beer, will run a FLAT AND FAST 5K through Birmingham's hippest neighborhood, and will finish by drinking a second cold 8 oz beer - all at Avondale Brewing Company. It just doesn't get any better than this!

$35
Here2Beer 5K
AUG17
Just A Call Away 5K

Crisis Center, Inc. is proud to present the annual Just A Call Away 5K and Fun Run. This USATF certified 5K is chip timed and takes runners through the streets of historic Birmingham. We also offer a 1 Mile fun run that gives runners a scenic tour of historic Sloss Furnaces.

$20 - $30
Just A Call Away 5K
JUL6
Run For Congress
Alabaster, AL, United States

Our candidate, Kaynen Pellegrino, has worked with us to set up a 5k in Alabaster, Alabama to support his campaign as well as 2 local homeless shelters. Come out to raise awareness of his campaign, bring a candidate from the people to Capitol Hill, and remind them that We ARE The People.

Purchase a ticket today, and come out with us! Let's Run for Congress.

$15
Run For Congress
SEP28
5k at The Junction

The annual 5K at the Junction Walk/Run is proof of what happens when you take service, the community and a vision together on a field trip. This one of a kind racing experience is a fun and family friendly event perfect for the novice runner or walker looking to join others in achieving their fitness goals. Proceeds benefit Sole and Socks Campaign - the purchasing of socks and shoes for Jesse's Place and The Jimmie Hale Mission

$20 - $35
5k at The Junction
SEP28
Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K

Celebrate ostomy awareness and run/walk/roll or support the Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k near you. You can also do a Virtual Run in your favorite place to walk or run! Dont want to run? No problem click on an event near you or our worldwide event, to donate to UOAAs mission of ostomy awareness, education and support. Cheer on the resilience of the ostomy and continent diversion community.

$15
Run for Resilience Ostomy 5K
SEP21
Head Over Teal 5K, 10K, & Fall Festival
Hoover, AL, United States

A family fun day at The Preserve in Hoover, AL. The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation's 10th Annual Head Over Teal Race Day & Fall Festival. The 10k and 5k race courses are people and pet-friendly with some hills. It is a great neighborhood for a race with scenic houses and people to cheer you on along the way. You can walk or run your way to the finish line. After the race enjoy a morning of activities for the whole family. The Fall Festival is a free event. You do not have to race to come and join the fun.

$40 - $45
Head Over Teal 5K, 10K, & Fall Festival
NOV24
Magic City Half Marathon

This year the running of the Topgolf Magic City Half Marathon & 5K is back! With over 2,000 racers last year 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 Leagues Birmingham Barons.

$15 - $80
Magic City Half Marathon
SEP21
Sober Culture Sobriety Walk
Alabaster, AL, United States

Come out and run/walk for a great cause! If you know someone who may struggle with alcohol/substance abuse or if you know someone who lost their life to it, come out and walk/run in their honor. Proceeds from this event will benefit Sober Culture which is a Non-profit that raises awareness for Substance Abuse within the community.

$25
Sober Culture Sobriety Walk
SEP14
Revival Center 5K
Vincent, AL, United States

The Revival Center 5K is a certified, chip-timed race. The course isn't ideal for a PR, but there are no steep hills or obstacles and the country-side view is uniquely different. Each year Altered Student Ministries, the youth of Vincent Revival Center, puts on this 5K race to help raise money for Speed The Light. STL is a non-profit organization the helps equip missionaries all around the world with transportation and communication equipment for evangelism.

$25
Revival Center 5K
SEP7
Monkey C Monkey Run 5K

The Monkey C Monkey Run is our annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, hosted by the Junior Board of Directors, at Smile-A-Mile Place in downtown Birmingham! This is a family friendly event open to runners, walkers and strollers, however, we encourage everyone to run as much as possible to help get streets re-opened in a timely manner.

Monkey C Monkey Run 5K
MAY9
Scholarship Run

This annual 5k and fun run will start and finish at Rails and Ales in downtown Leeds. It will not be chip timed, but will be clocked and prizes will be awarded the top male and female finisher. All participants will receive a race t-shirt and a free beer (or glass of wine or soft drink) from Rails and Ales after the race. All proceeds will provide scholarships that allow deserving Leeds Middle School students to attend this years Washington D.C. trip in the spring. Last year we raised enough to send 3 students to Philadelphia and New York City!

$29
Scholarship Run

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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