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Magic City Half Marathon

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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 League’s Birmingham Barons.

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3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Anita S
"This was my fifth Magic City Half Marathon; I have participated in this event..."


Bobby L
"Solid race. Well-organized, sufficiently sized to run fast and have a good..."
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  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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Magic City Half Marathon reviews (3)

4.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    This was my fifth Magic City Half Marathon; I have participated in this event since 2014. I've always enjoyed running this race, but this year was definitely my least favorite. The organizers changed the course to a double loop; hence, we saw much less of the Magic City of Birmingham. I know they were attempting to decrease the elevation and make the course faster for (elite) runners. However, it just ended up being a boring long run for me. It was my slowest effort, even with the lower elevation. I missed running in the historical sections of Birmingham (downtown, Legion Field, Smithfield, Rickwood Field, etc.). Additionally, running past the finish line to begin the second loop was not a great feeling. If I'd known the course had changed this drastically, I probably would have signed up for another race, even if it meant another trip out of town. Next time, I will attend the preview run, if my schedule permits. :)
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Solid race. Well-organized, sufficiently sized to run fast and have a good time. Course is a double-loop, pretty fast, and relatively free of hazards. One significant hill on each lap, but a pretty flat and fast course for Birmingham. Hassle-free race that I plan on repeating.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Prior knowledge of the hill on mile 10
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