The Trak Shak, established in 1995 by Valerie McLean, is the premier running destination in Birmingham. With our experienced and knowledgeable staff, weekly group runs, race packet pick ups, and a great selection of apparel, accessories and footwear, we provide incomparable service to the runner! Over the years, we’ve learned our fit process isn’t just for runners! Whether you are walking, jogging, standing, cross-fitting, or just have issues finding the perfect fitting shoe, we can help you! Visit one of our three conveniently located shops in Downtown Homewood, on 280 in Inverness or in Hoover at the corner of Brock’s Gap Parkway and Stadium Trace.
Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend of Events, presented by Birmingham Marathon, Inc. and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), announces its final race weekend to take place in Birmingham Feb. 10-12, 2023. The 21-year partnership with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International has attracted more than 200,000 runners, has helped local charities raise in excess of $5 million dollars and provided more than $60 million in direct economic impact for the Greater Birmingham region.
Comprised of a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, The Bell Center Children’s Run, Regions Superhero 5K and Kids Marathon presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, each race will still start and finish at Birmingham’s Linn Park, where more than 10,000 runners are expected to participate. Founded in 2001, the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend of Events benefits The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs along with other local charities.