Beautiful Day for the Mercedes Marathon Birmingham Alabama

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties

Beautiful Day for the Mercedes Marathon in Mercedes MarathonBirmingham Alabama

 

Today was a beautiful day for the 9th running of the Mercedes Marathon.   Running the streets of Birmingham, Alabama for either the full or ½ marathon.  Runners had to complete the course within 6 hours (4 for the ½). Fans were on hand in 5 points, Highlands , and Boutwell to cheer the runners on.  READ what runners had to say about their experience.

 Mercedes Marathon

The finish line, which was in front of Boutwell Auditorium, was a welcome site for the runners. The announcers called out each person as they crossed the finish line. A big after race party was held in Boutwell.

 

Local runner, Daniel Ellis was the winner of the Mercedes Marathon.

 

Last year the Mercedes Marathon raised $534,000 for local charities.  Read more about the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama.Crossing the Finish line

Comments (5)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Looks like a very successful event and I am sure that it helped the various charities.

Feb 14, 2010 01:50 PM
Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Toni, I admire anyone who can run a marathon (OR a half)!! I do enjoy a jog now and then...but my limit is two miles. :)  That is wonderful to hear the amount raised for charities!!

Feb 14, 2010 01:51 PM
Toni Bird
Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties - Hoover, AL

Yes, it IS a very successful event.  It is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon so it attracts runners from all over the country. Our temps here are typically in thee 40's and 50's so the weather is GREAT.

Feb 14, 2010 01:57 PM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

My daughter ran in this yesterday......she was part of a relay team.  She is training for a half marathon.....I can't remember when or where, but it's pretty amazing what she has accomplished.  A little over a year ago she wasn't running at all!

Feb 15, 2010 07:21 AM
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO
QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR

Wonderful post for very good cause!

Thank you very much for sharing.

Mar 15, 2010 06:00 AM

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