News and Announcements
Submit a Race to the BTC Calendar
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Bates Ultra-Lites Men s GTX GX-8 Bates 8 Inch Ultra-Lites GTX Waterproof Boot Black 4d7d18d
Reebok Women s Sublite Cushion RB806 Military and Tactical Boot Black , Salomon Forces Quest 4D GTX Burro Navajo LALO Men s Shadow Intruder 5" Lightweight Tactical Boot Black Ops Danner Men s Lookout Station Office 5.5" Military and Tactical Boot Black
Bates Men s Charge-8 Emx Military and Tactical Boot Black , Reebok Work Duty Men s Rapid Response RB8895 8" Tactical Boot Desert Tan Rocky S2V Steel Toe Tactical Military Boot Coyote Brown
Rocky C7 CXT Lightweight Commercial Military Boot Coyote Brown , Rocky C7 CXT Lightweight Commercial Military Boot Coyote Brown , Original S.W.A.T. Men s Classic 6 Inch Side-Zip Military and Tactical Boot Black
Danner Men’s Tachyon 8 Duty Boots Sage Green , Under Armour Men s Speedfit Hike Low Black (003)/Steel , Under Armour Men s Speedfit Hike Low Black / Elemental Salomon Forces X ALP MTN GTX Black Original S.W.A.T. Men s Metro Air 9-Inch Waterproof Side-Zip Tactical Boot Black
Bates Men s Raide Mid Military and Tactical Boot Black , Bates Men s Raide Mid Military and Tactical Boot Black , Belleville 800 Waterproof Steel Toe Flight and Flight Deck Black
Original S.W.A.T. Men s Chase 9 Inch Side-Zip Tactical Boot & Bandana Bundle Black , Timberland PRO Men s Valor Duty 8" Soft Toe Military and Tactical Boot Coyote , Original S.W.A.T. Men s Chase Low Tactical Boot Black Altama OTB Maritime Assault Fin Friendly Low Cut Operators Boots Black Original S.W.A.T. Men s Metro Air 5 Inch Side Zip Tactical Boot Black Under Armour Men s Speedfit Hike Mid Black/ Elemental/ Elemental 5.11 Men s XPRT 2.0 Tactical Boot Military & Tactical Boot Gunsmoke 5.11 ATAC 8 Inches Men s Boot Coyote Brown 5.11 ATAC 8 Inches Men s Boot Black
Under Armour Men s Jungle Rat Military and Tactical Boot Desert Sand (290)/Desert Sand , Danner Men s Scorch Side-Zip 8" Military and Tactical Boot Black Hot
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.
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.
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Irish Setter Work Men s Crosby Waterproof Nano-Toe 5" Boot Grey , YQXCC Water Shoes Mens Womens Barefoot Quick Drying Anti-Slip Aqua Shoes for Beach Pool Surf Aqua Yoga Exercise Rainbow3
LOUECHY Finet Men s and Women s Barefoot Water Shoes Quick-Dry Aqua Socks for Swimming Surf Yoga Black , ALDO Men s Fazio Western Boot Cognac , Boston Boot Co. Men s Newbury Natural Leather Abby 885-1 Womens Comfort Practice Beginner Ballroom Rumba Closed Toe Flat Cozy Slip-On Mary Jane Soft Sole Dance Sneakers
BCLN Womens Open toe Sandals Latin Salsa Tango Heels Practice Ballroom Dance Shoes with 2.75" Heel , Harley-Davidson Women s Melia 11" Boot Black Tony Lama Boots Women s Stallion 7906L Boot Kango 206 Collective Women s Linden Mid Rain Boot Olive
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Women Carmen Fashion Slouchy Faux Suede Round Toe Chunky Heel Over Knee Boots Tan , Journee Collection Women s Studded Zipper Riding Boots Taupe , Journee Collection Womens Regular Sized and Wide-Calf Double-Buckle Knee-High Riding Boot Black , FootJoy Superlites XP Golf Shoes Grey/Black-w , Peach Couture Womens Casual Striped Slip On Flat Espadrilles Bow Ballet Flats Shoes Navy Mofri Women s Stylish Faux Suede Fringes Ruffled Pointed Toe Medium Block Heel Side Zipper Knee High Boots Apricot
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Diadora Mens M.Shindano 4 Grey , Vans Herren Authentic Core Classic Sneakers Black/Black , Rockport Women s Devona Desma Slip-On Loafer New Taupe Shiny Python , Vans Men s Slip-on(Tm) Core Classics (Mix Checker) Black/True White