2023 BHM26.2 Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the BHM26.2 Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The BHM26.2 Marathon is a 26.2-mile race usually held in Birmingham, Alabama, often serving as a major running event for the city and the surrounding region. The course often takes participants through a variety of Birmingham's neighborhoods, landmarks, and scenic areas, offering a comprehensive experience of the city. Attracting a diverse field of runners, from elite athletes to those running their first marathon, the event is celebrated for its sense of community and the enthusiasm of local supporters. With a focus on well-organized logistics and the welfare of participants, including aid stations and medical support, the BHM26.2 Marathon has solidified its place as a key event in the regional running calendar.

Date: 

Sun
Oct 1
2023

Location: 

Birmingham, United States

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Moderate

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

463m

Number of participants: 

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How to train for BHM26.2 Marathon: BHM26.2 Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for BHM26.2, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Marathon training plan that:

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  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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