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Announcements:

COVID-19 UPDATE: Masks will be required to enter Boutwell Auditorium for the Expo and Post-Race party.    COURSE PREVIEW RUN: Join us on Sunday, January 30th at 6:30 AM at Boutwell Auditorium for a preview run of the course. We'll have 3 self-serve water stops and GU stations placed on course.

Announcements:

COVID-19 UPDATE: Masks will be required to enter Boutwell Auditorium for the Expo and Post-Race party.    COURSE PREVIEW RUN: Join us on Sunday, January 30th at 6:30 AM at Boutwell Auditorium for a preview run of the course. We'll have 3 self-serve water stops and GU stations placed on course.

Weekend Schedule

Weekend Schedule

Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday

February 11, 2022

Race Expo and Packet Pickup

Entry into the Race Expo is free to the public. Expo includes 40+ gear and accessory vendors, community interest groups and sponsors.

Runner packet pickup is located inside the Expo: Marathon, Half-Marathon, Relay, and 5K pickup on the auditorium stage. Kids Marathon packets pickup at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama expo booth.

Times: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Saturday

February 12, 2022

Race Expo and Packet Pickup

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

5K

6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Race Starts at Linn Park. There is a firm 1-hour time limit.
9:30 AM Awards Ceremony inside Boutwell Auditorium.

The Bell Center EIP Children’s Run

Children from The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs link to: https://thebellcenter.org/, our local charity, complete a 50-foot dash for their Mercedes-Benz medals. The Bell Center Children’s Run is the must see event of the weekend.

10:00 AM

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Kids Mercedes-Benz Marathon

The 5th graders will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by descending grades in 10 minute increments.

11:00 – 12:30 PM

Sunday

February 13, 2022

NO Race Day Registration or Packet Pickup

Participants MUST wear their bib with attached timing device to be allowed on the course.

Bag Check

All items must be in a clear plastic bag. Bag check is not intended to store valuable items. MBMW will not be held responsible for missing or unclaimed items.

6:00 AM – 6:45 AM Drop off
1:30 PM Closed

Worship Service

A non-denominational service led by South Highland Presbyterian Church.

6:15 AM – 6:45 AM

Mercedes-Benz Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay

The Half-Marathon has a four hour time limit. The Marathon and Marathon Relay have a six hour time limit.

7:03 AM

Jim ‘N Nick’s Post Race Block Party

Food, beverages, entertainment, participant awards, gear and merchandise.

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Awards Ceremony

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Half Marathon Overall & Marathon Overall
12:00 PM Half Marathon age group winners will be posted, not announced. If you’re a winner, please pick up your award in the stage area during this time.
1:00 PM Marathon Age Group and Marathon Relay

Marathon Age Group will not be announced.  They will be posted and you can pick up your award during this time in the stage area.  Marathon Relay winners will be announced.  

If you think you’re a contender for an award, please adjust your travel plans accordingly for our awards presentation.  If that isn’t possible, we’ll be happy to mail your award. Shipping cost is $12.  Please contact us at [email protected]  If you’re local, the awards will be available at the Homewood Trak Shak store beginning post-race Wednesday and will remain there for two weeks.

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