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About the Trak Shak

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.


Join Us for 20th Anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend on Feb 11th-13th, 2022

Official training begins Saturday, October 9th at 6:00 a.m. at The Trak Shak in downtown Homewood. If you can run or walk 3 miles, you’re ready to start training for the half or full marathon!

Informational Training Meet & Greet with the trainers at The Trak Shak in Homewood on Wednesday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m.

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