News and Announcements
Submit a Race to the BTC Calendar
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Skechers Training Sport Men s Sparta 2.0 Training Sneaker Skechers Brown Sneaker/Black da88950
New Balance Men s MX824v1 Training Shoe White , Native Unisex Apollo Moc Fashion Sneaker. Torch Red/Shell White
ASICS Women s Gel-Fit Sana 3 Cross Trainer Insignia Blue/Silver/Airy Blue , Reebok Women s Esoterra DMX Lite Track Shoe Poison Pink/Rose Rage/White/Black
Skechers Men s Outland 2.0 Oxford Camo , Skechers Men s Flex Advantage 2.0 Gurn Fashion Sneaker Charcoal/Orange , 833969-001 MEN AIR FLOW JORDAN BLACK/WHITE/WOLF GREY/GYM RED GYM RED/WHITE-BLACK-ANTHRACITE , Adidas Performance Men s Mat Wizard.3 Wrestling Shoes White/Black
Reebok Women s Speed Her Tr Cross Trainer Blue Lagoon/Solid Teal/Opal/White/Silver , New Balance Men s 806v1 Work Training Shoe Black , ASICS Women s Defiance X Cross Trainer Black/Carbon/White K-Swiss Women s X-180 Cross-Trainer Shoe Black/Neon Pink/Silver
New Balance Men s Vado v1 Fresh Foam Training Shoe Hi Lite/Black , Adidas Performance Men s Crazypower TR M Cross-Trainer Shoe Black/Utility Black/Tactile Gold
New Balance Men s 627v2 Work Training Shoe Black/Black , New Balance Women s FuelCore Nergize V1 Fuel Core Cross Trainer Navy New Balance Women s Fresh Foam Crush V1 Cross Trainer Silver Mink/Pigment
Ryka Womens Dream SMT Insignia Blue/Yucca Mint , New Balance Men s MX608v4 Training Shoe White/Royal
Reebok Men s Workout Plus Cross Trainer White/Royal , Nike Metcon 3 Mens Training Shoes Green
Nike Men s Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Black/White/Anthracite/Cool Grey , NIKE Women s Air Zoom Fit Agility 2 Ankle-High Running Shoe Vivid Purple/Vivid Purple-fuchsia Glow-volt
New Balance Women s 77V2 Cross-Trainer-Shoes Black/Camo Graphic , K-Swiss Men s X Lite Methyl Blue/Black/Fiery Red Under Armour Men s Charged Legend White (101)/Overcast Gray Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Color Hi Chili Paste/Atlantic/Egret
New Balance Women s WX623v3 Casual Comfort Training Shoe White/Silver , Reebok Men s Realflex Train 4.0 Running Shoe Black/Primal Red/White/Pewter
Feets of Strength
The BTC has an amazing group of members, so we would like to recognize your accomplishments.
We are starting a new feature in the monthly newsletter called "Feets of Strength" which will allow us to showcase your running-related achievements. Tell us about your recent 5K, your longest training run, your amazing PR, your awesome trail run, your latest obstacle race, etc. If it's running-related, we want to know about it!
Simply fill out the short form at the link below.
RRCA Buyer Beware Tips
As the popularity of running continues to grow, so does the number of events held each year around the country. This is a good thing for our sport; however, as with all growth industries, there are inevitably going to be a few bad apples that can spoil a barrel, as the old saying goes.
As more and more events are launched, the RRCA Board of Directors offers the following advice to help runners intelligently pick events, especially if you are looking for a great out-of-town event to run that also happens to be a new event.
Etiquette for Runners
In the interest of promoting an enjoyable running and racing experience for everyone, the Road Runners Club of America encourages good runners’ etiquette. Whether running in a group or running alone, always follow the RRCA Safety Guidelines.
Whatever the pace, wherever the race, manners matter.
Birmingham Water Stops
Hydration is important at all times of the year. Want to stay hydrated but dislike carrying a water bottle? Don't want to set out water along your route? Check out this map showing some of the water fountains and water coolers in the Birmingham metro area.
BTC Newsletter Archive
Do you enjoy reading The Vulcan Runner, the official newsletter of the BTC?
Well, now you can go back and enjoy past issues dating back to 2008 -- even if you're not a BTC member.
Visit the Newsletter Archive.
Anyone can now access the most recent issues of the newsletter HERE.
Want to join the BTC or renew your membership? Click HERE.
Carlos by Carlos Santana Women s Florita Slide Sandal Black Kenneth Cole New York Women s Joanne Woven Satin Slide Sandal Fuchsia
RunSmart : RunSafe
To help educate and remind all runners to run safe, the RRCA is embarking on a yearlong, public-safety, awareness campaign starting with the launch of the Run Smart : Run Safe animated video developed by Space Chimp Media.
AMAWEI Men Women Water Shoes Barefoot Quick Dry Beach Swim Shoes Sports Aqua Socks for Surf Yoga Pool Aerobics Rose Red , Propet Women s W3910 Vista Walker Comfort Shoe Black Bates Men s Delta-II Work Boot Desert/Desert Ariat Men s Workhog Wide Square Toe Work Boot Dark Earth Durango Men s Rebel DB4442 Western Boot Brown/Tan
Salomon Men s Utility TS CSWP Winter Wear Hiking Boot Rawhide Ltr, Sherw, Pinot Noir , Forever Young - Womens Wellie Rain Boot Animal Camo , GUESS Women s NAKITTA2 Mid Calf Boot Denim , Very Fine Ballroom Latin Tango Salsa Dance Shoes for Women 6006-2 inch Heel + Foldable Brush Bundle TDA Women s Mid Heel Knot Synthetic Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Party Comfortable Dance Shoes
FRYE Women s Samantha Zip Tall Motorcycle Boot Black , Aravon Women s Pauline-AR Boot Black Tretorn Women s Libby Wnt Rain Boot Black Marc Jacobs Women s Rita Pointy Toe Ballerina Ballet Flat Black Funtasma by Pleaser Women s Gogo-300 Boot Navy Blue Stretch Patent
adidas Originals Men s EQT Cushion ADV Running Shoes Grey Two / Sub Green-footwear White , Altra Men s Golden Spike Running Shoe Black/Diva Pink , Converse Men s Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Ox Red
Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Slip-On Classic Running Sneaker Black/Black , Giro Empire ACC Shoes & E-Tip Glove Bundle White / Black , Giro Empire ACC Shoes & E-Tip Glove Bundle Blue Steel / Matte Black , Yonex Power Cushion Eclipsion 2 Womens Tennis Shoe White , Skechers Men s Relaxed Fit-Creston-Moseco Moccasin Light Brown Tokyo Ghoul Anime Kaneki Ken Cosplay Shoes Canvas Shoes Sneakers 2 White 1
Vans Unisex Old Skool Classic Skate Shoes Suede Spiced Coral , Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox Black/Black , Reebok Womens Black Leather Athletic Oxford TYAK Composite Toe Black , Diadora Men s Running 90 Skate Shoe White ,