Alabama Marathons

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Rocket City Marathon
 
4.3 (2 reviews)
Huntsville, AL
December 09, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 1,000
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 350 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.75
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Rocket City Marathon has been a fixture for over 35 years in North Alabama. Runners will enjoy a flat, Boston Marathon qualifier course that starts with the a 2-mile downtown loop, then heads five miles south to a scenic 14-mile southern loop, then returns north to Hilton.

Mercedes-Benz Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Birmingham, AL
February 12, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 700
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 700 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Mercedes-Benz Marathon is Birmingham's premier running event and has made its mark as one of the most hospitable and enjoyable marathons in the country. Athletes of all ages and running abilities are welcome to participate in one of our many weekend activities and events. The marathon course is a double loop route that's fast, friendly, and offers an up-close and personal view of downtown Birmingham and its surrounding attractions.

First Light Marathon
 
4.7 (1 reviews)
Mobile, AL
January 14, 2018

Race Vitals

Participants: 350
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 375 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The USATF-certified course travels through the downtown, historic, midtown, Springhill and then Bienville Square areas of Mobile. Entertainment is provided throughout the scenic course.

Big Beach Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Gulf Shores, AL
January 29, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 150
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 100 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Big Beach Marathon and Half Marathon will take place in Gulf Shores, Alabama, known for its white sand beaches and clear Gulf of Mexico waters. Boasting a flat and fast Boston Qualifier course, the marathon reveals beautiful scenery as it runs through the paved trail system of Gulf State Park before finishing the last 3 miles on Beach Blvd with great views of the Gulf of Mexico. The race starts and finishes at the entertainment & dining epicenter of Gulf Shores, The Hangout.

Appalachian Marathon Series - Day 7 (AL)
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Eufaula, AL
October 13, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 50
Course Layout: Out & Back
Elevation Gain: Unknown
Difficulty Rating: Unknown
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: No

This marathon is part of Mainly Marathons' "Appalachian Marathon Series" (9 marathons; 8 states; 9 days).

Running The Shoals Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Muscle Shoals, AL
March 18, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 50
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 500 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: No

The Running The Shoals Marathon is at The Shoals Robert Trent Jones golf courses in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The marathon course includes all 36 holes of golf courses as well as another 13 miles of nearby paved roads.

Wade Mountain Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Huntsville, AL
October 21, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 35
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 4.00
Surface: Mostly Singletrack
Certified: No

Come out and experience the Wade Mountain Nature Preserve, a part of the Land Trust of North Alabama. This is a fully supported marathon and half marathon featuring a loop course on the beautiful 10k route around Wade Mountain.

Ruffner Mountain Crusher Ridge Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Birgminham, AL
October 07, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 25
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 4,500 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 4.50
Surface: Mostly Singletrack
Certified: No

Ruffner Mountain is an old mining site in urban Birmingham that has been reclaimed by nature and is now maintained for recreational use. Even though it's surrounded by neighborhoods, it's large enough to make you feel you're in the middle of a national park, without the chance of getting too lost. The marathon course is two loops of the half-marathon course which is approximately 10 miles of single track trail, 2.5 miles of rolling jeep road and less than a mile of pavement. The trails are technical and incorporate 2,250' of elevation gain per loop.

BHM 26.2
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Birmingham, AL
April 15, 2018

Race Vitals

Participants: New Race
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 750 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

BHM26.2 gives you a Reason To Run! Featuring a Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Fun Run, BHM26.2 will bring an exciting new course to Birmingham, drawing runners from all over, showing what Birmingham has become!

Ladiga Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Piedmont, AL
February 26, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: New Race
Course Layout: Out & Back
Elevation Gain: 750 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: No

The Ladiga Marathon course runs on the scenic Chief Ladiga Trail, a pedestrian and cyclist-only paved trail that stretches 33 miles from Anniston, Alabama to the Alabama/Georgia state line. The double out-n-back course runs through Piedmont, Alabama, a quaint, friendly town along the Chief Ladiga Trail and past forests, farmlands and streams.

Learn about Difficulty Rating

Difficulty Rating

Race Navigator created the Difficulty Rating scale to help runners quickly compare the difficulty between marathon courses. The scale is 0.0 to 5.0 with 0.0 being the easiest and 5.0 being the most difficult. A further explanation is below:

Rating Course Description
0 to 1 These courses are mostly downhill and very fast – excellent for PR/BQ’s.
1 to 2 A rating of “1” means the course is flat; closer to “2” you can expect small hills.
2 to 3 The course has moderate hills.
3 to 4 The course has substantial hills.
4 to 5 Very difficult course usually with technical terrain.