Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend

20 Feb 2021 (Sat)

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21.10km, 42.20km, 5km

Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend

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If you’re running the full marathon, be sure to stay ahead of the Mercedes Marathon’s famous “balloon lady” — she’s the official last finisher of the marathon (the 26.2-mile race), and if you’re not in front of her by the time you reach the split just before mile 13, you’ll be directed onto the half marathon route.

Mercedes Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier and your results will automatically be sent to the Boston Athletic Association

It’s really a love story. The Mercedes Marathon, a test of endurance and determination, a goal that drives ordinary people to train for months, is really just a love story.

 

Course Highlights

Both the half and the full marathons in this event share the same starting line, near the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. From there, runners and walkers in the half marathon (the race is open to both) follow the course as it winds along 8th Avenue, 24th Street and 11th Avenue before turning onto 19th Street, which runners take for a brief straightaway before heading into the campus of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. After running for a few blocks along 1st Avenue, runners then head south through the university’s campus, which they take all the way through and head to Green Springs Avenue, which begins the hillier and more challenging section of the course. Along this stretch, which winds along 10th Avenue through the UAB Highlands to 11th Avenue, runners experience the race’s first significant rise in elevation, from roughly 600 feet above sea level around mile 6 to more than 700 feet above sea level by the time they reach the mile 8 marker. Runners will encounter the race’s peak elevation as they’re passing through miles 8 and 9, which take them through the area of Birmingham known as Highland Park, past a number of smaller local city parks like Hanover Park and along the edges of the Highland Park Golf Course. The race winds through curving neighborhood streets along this stretch, as the course elevation begins descending again back down to around 600 feet above sea level between mile markers 10 and 12. The home stretch of the race takes the field back into downtown again, for the finish at the museum.
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Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend

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