Schedule

Schedule

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

St. Vincent's Health Systems Health and Fitness Expo & Packet Pickup -Boutwell Auditorium

Entrance into the Expo is free to the public. Everyone is welcome and the Good People Brewing Co. Beer Garden is open all day for your pleasure!

Race Packet Pick Up for The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon, Regions Superhero 5K, Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay.

Kids Packets will be located in The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Expo booth on the Expo floor. Registration for The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon closes annually on November 15.

All other race packets will be available on the Boutwell Auditorium stage area.

If registering for a race at the Expo, the Expo Registrations fees are Marathon - $130, Half Marathon - $120 and Marathon Relay - $265

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jim ‘N Nicks’ is selling lunch at the Expo. 

Pork & Chicken Sandwiches $10, Loaded Mac 'n Cheese with Pork or Chicken $9, Side Mac $3, Garden Salad with choice of Pork or Chicken $9, Cheese Biscuits - 2 for $1 or a half dozen for $3

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Good People Brewing Beer Garden - Meet & Greet with some of our special guests

1:00 pm - Rick Journey, our live mic man entertaining you throughout the Expo weekend. Come meet Rick and share your running stories with him.

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Fred Hunter, WBRC First Alert Meteorologist, will be live with the race weekend forecast.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

St. Vincent's Health Systems Health and Fitness Expo & Packet Pickup -Boutwell Auditorium

Expo is free to public. Everyone is welcome and Good People Beer Brewing Co. Beer Garden is open all day for your pleasure!

Race Packet Pick Up for Marathon, Half Marathon & Marathon Relay.

If registering for a race at the Expo, the Expo Registrations fees are Marathon - $130, Half Marathon - $120 and Marathon Relay - $265

6:30 am – 7:30 am

Regions Superhero 5K Race Day Packet Pick up and registration. Race Day Registration fee is $40 (The race has grown so much, we encourage you to do this before race morning.)

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Regions Superhero 5K - Linn Park

There is a 1 hour time limit to complete the Regions Superhero 5K.

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Jim ‘N Nicks’ is selling breakfast at the Expo.  

Buttermilk Biscuit with Smoked Pork Hot Links $6, Smoked Pork Hot Links and Grits $7, Cheese Biscuits - 2 for $1 or a half dozen for $3

9:00 am – approximately

Awards Ceremony for the Regions Superhero 5K

10:00 am

The Bell Center EIP Children's Run - Linn Park

 

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Jim 'N Nicks is selling lunch.

Pork and Chicken Sandwiches with a side of Homemade BBQ Chips $10, Jumbo Smoked All Beef Hot Dog $5, Side of Homemade BBQ Chips $3, Cheese Biscuits - 2 for $1 or a half dozen for $3.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes Marathon – Linn Park

5th graders will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by each descending grade in 10 minute increments.

10:30 am - 3:00 pm 

Good People Brewing Beer Garden - Meet & Greet with some of our special guests

10:30 am - Marathon course preview with Coach Al Dimico

11:30 am - Vicki Merry, our Balloon Lady

12:30 pm  - Marathon course preview with Coach Ken Harkless

1:30 pm - Coach Shannon Hays, 50sub4.blogspot.com

3:00 pm - Meet your Pacers and Coach Alex Morrow of Resolute Running

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICK UP!

Don't forget to bring your race bib. Your bib contains your timing device. You must wear your bib to officially be on the course!

6:00 am - 6:45 am

Bag check is available for all participants who want to leave their clothing or other items in a secure, checked area during the race. Bag check is located on the side entrance of Boutwell Auditorium between the Auditorium and the Birmingham Museum of Art. Bag Check will close promptly at 2 p.m. All items not picked up will be left with Boutwell Auditorium's Lost and Found.

6:15 am – 6:35 am

Worship Service led by South Highland Presbyterian Church. Held on the stage in Boutwell Auditorium, seats limited. From Boutwell's lobby, follow the left corridor to the stage. No one is allowed on the Auditorium floor before 8 am.

7:03 am

Mercedes Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay begin in front of Boutwell Auditorium by Linn Park. The Half Marathon has a four hour time limit. The Marathon has a six hour time limit. All Sunday events benefit the children atThe Bell Center For Early Intervention Programs.

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

JIM 'N NICK’S Bar-B-Q Bar-B-Q Post Race Party & Awards Ceremony - Boutwell Auditorium

Family and friends may purchase a $10 Bar-B-Q meal ticket. Quantities are limited so buy them early during the Expo at The Bell Center Expo booth! Live entertainment begins at 9:00 a.m.

Awards Ceremony

*Half Marathon Awards and Marathon Overall Awards ceremony will take place between 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

*Half Marathon Age Group Awards will scroll on the big screen after the Overall Awards Ceremony.  Age Group Awards will not be announced. 

*Marathon Age Group Awards will scroll on the big screen around 1:15.  Age Group Awards will not be announced. 

PLEASE NOTE: AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO WINNERS
SO PLEASE PLAN TO STAY FOR THE CEREMONY

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