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Birmingham—I Run This Town

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I love running in Downtown Birmingham, AL…I think you’d like it too! Here’s a quick tour that I found today.

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Birmingham, Avondale Brewery, Avondale Park, Birmingham Track Club, Five Points, Good People Brewing Company, Highland Park, Kelly Ingram Park, Mercedes Marathon, Pepper Place, Railroad Park, Regions Field, Urban Open Space Award

I have wanted to write this post for a long time now. Ever since I moved to Birmingham and ran downtown for the first time, I’ve had a certain affection for this tired and worn down, yet blossoming city. And it’s my favorite place to run.

Don’t get me wrong—it’s not that I don’t like running through the perfect neighborhoods of Homewood and Mountain Brook. They’re just so…boring. Houses, trees, car-dodging—they’re Anywhere, USA. Running downtown is an adventure, an opportunity to appreciate Birmingham and its grungy beauty. In a span of 13 miles you can get from one side of the city to the other, running past old and new, soaking in 360 degree views of the skyline and the surrounding hills.

Last Friday I ran my long run downtown with some runners in my group—we started at the end of Highland Park and ran the Mercedes Marathon route. I of course…

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Author: Julia

Running inspires me to live. It helped me remember what winning felt like during a season of loss. The Lord speaks to me most during the miles....because there I'm giving Him the time to do so. These are the things that motivate me to run. I hope they inspire you to live God's best for your life as well. Happy Running!

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