Travel and Lodging Information

If you’re flying in to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, travel is less than 10 minutes to all of our events in the heart of Birmingham’s City Center and our host hotels, the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and The Westin Birmingham. Host hotels are also located in Birmingham’s new Uptown District. If you are staying at either hotel, they will provide shuttle service to and from the airport. There is also taxi service available at the airport. Click here for a link to city bus routes. The Sheraton Birmingham and the Westin Birmingham provide special race weekend rates and are conveniently located within walking distance of the expo, the start/finish line area and the post race party. These events are all located in and around our weekend race headquarters at the Boutwell Auditorium near Linn Park. To learn more about our host properties or to make reservations, please click on their links below. In order to secure the special rate, you must ask for the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend package. This rate will only be offered until 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2017 or until they are booked so make your reservations early.

Visit the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau at for additional lodging, restaurant and attraction information.

Host Hotels- Web Link Phone Address
Sheraton Birmingham
Single/Double Rate
205.324.5000 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
The Westin Birmingham
Single/Double Rate
205.307.3600 2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N.
Birmingham, AL 35203


Monthly averages & records °F | °C

Month Average Low Average High Average Precip Record Low Record High
January 33° 54° 4.77 in -6° (1985) 81° (1949)
February 37° 58° 4.39 in 3° (1958) 83° (1996)
March 43° 67° 5.2 in 2° (1993) 89° (1982)


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Visit the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Participants in the 2016 event can still bring in their 2016 race bib and receive a buy one, get one free admission ticket. The offer is good until December 31, 2016. Click here for museum hours.

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