Hello Racers!

We are one week out from the 2019 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Half Marathon & 5K presented by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama and Air University Foundation!  That is quite a mouthful, but it is because of these incredible sponsors, along with Baptist Health, HCS GroupAlfa Insurance, Central Alabama Sports Commission, Coca-Cola, Montgomery MultiSport, Dogwood Media Solutions, WLWI, Whole FoodsHeritage Baptist Church, your Chamber of Commerce and the incredible city of Montgomery that we are able to put on this awesome event.

Here is some information you might find helpful:

Results: Results will be posted live at themontgomeryhalf.com.

Pacing: Beast Pacing will be out again this year, helping you hit your goal. There will be 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 & 3:00 pacer pace group.

Parking:

  1. Coosa St Parking Deck, 200 Coosa St. (must be in by 6:30 am)
  2. Union Station Train Shed, 300 Water St.
  3. Biscuits Parking Lots #1-#3, Columbus St.

Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Packet Pickup:
Make sure you come out to the Riverwalk Stadium (directions) on Friday, March 8 between noon and 8:00 pm to pick up your race bib and SWAG bag. If you are unable to make it, just have someone else pick it up for you (have them bring a photocopy of your ID).

Cut off for race shirt: Please let your friends, neighbors, running partners and everyone else know that cutoff to guarantee a shirt has been extended to Sunday, March 3. We are already larger than in 2018, but there is still room for more. The last day for online registration will be March 6. You can register at the expo on Friday, March 8 from noon till 8:00 pm.

SWAG: Remember, this year all participants receive a custom bib with their name on it (must have signed up in time), a commemorative race shirt (deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 3), a custom fleece throw (back by popular demand), all packaged in a custom bag. Half finishers will also receive a commemoration metal tumbler. All finishers, half and 5K, will receive a large custom medal at the finish line. There will also be a full breakfast and beer courtesy of Alabama Budweiser (over 21). Stick around for the live entertainment and award ceremony.

We look forward to seeing you at the races.

“The race that gives you more bang for your buck.” 

Hardy Sellers
Race Director

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