Find your inner SUPERHERO

Families get in on the fun at our city’s premier running event

Channel your inner superhero and show your kids how to persevere to the finish line. On Saturday, February 15, The Mercedes Marathon Weekend will host the Regions Superhero 5k at Railroad Park in Birmingham. Each participant is invited to dress as his or her own hero to run for fun—or raise money for a cause.

Photo courtesy of Mercedes Marathon.

Now in its 19th year, this race typically draws around 1,500 participants, who can opt to run or walk the course in the one-hour time frame. It’s a perfect choice for active families, or even those who are looking to support a good cause and take on an active challenge as a family. As Race Director Kim Gillikin says, “Everyone can do this together.” Afterward, you can stick around for the Expo at the Boutwell Auditorium, where more than 40 vendors will be showcasing their wares. And at the end of it all, you will feel even more like a superhero knowing the proceeds from this race benefit The Bell Center.

Know Before You Go

Start Time: 8:00 a.m., February 15 at Railroad Park
Registration: Online, at the Expo on February 14, or day of the race at Railroad Park Pavilion from 6:30-7:30 a.m. (Note: It’s always better to pre-register before race day, and online prices increase after February 9.)
Race fee: $35

FYI — No strollers or pets are allowed on the course.


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