City of Champions Training runs Phase 2

Time to buckle down and start adding some distance!!

Training runs for Weeks 7-12 (ending on RACE DAY) have been added to the calendar. The runs are free to all runners! All runs will start/finish at Back Forty Beer Company (BFBC) located at 200 N. 6th Street. All ages and paces are welcome!

City of Champions Half Marathon Course Announced

It’s Official!  It’s Certified!

Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved, the City of Champions Half Marathon course is now fully certified.  You can view the course in detail here.  Special thanks to Eric Womack for doing the leg work (ha!) on this.

Get ready for Gadsden’s first half marathon by pre-running the course or by joining in our training runs.

GRC Summer 5K Series

Gadsden Runners Club is happy to announce the 2nd Annual Summer 5K Series! Join us every Thursday May 31st – August 2nd.  $40 gets you in for every run plus a t-shirt.  If you can’t make every run and don’t like t-shirts, you can pay $5 at the run.  These are casual runs, no bibs, no chips, no time, no stress.  Online registration available at

Kid’s Superhero Bolt 2018

Look at those smiles!!


The 2018 Kid’s Superhero Bolt is in the books!  Everyone had a great time running with our smallest runners.  There were some great times posted but everyone was a winner!  Thanks to everyone who made this happen.  Thanks to our Race Director (Kim McIntyre)and our Youth Division Directors (Kaci Abernathy and Brandi Clough). Special thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors, without you none of this could happen.

Check Marathon Runs Facebook page for tons of great photos of the event!  Be sure to like the page to show your support!

Congratulations Kaci


Kaci Abernathy was awarded THE EXTRA MILE AWARD at the banquet, January 20, 2018. Kaci is a dreamer and highly motivated. She is one of the most fun people I know.  I promise you want her on your team!  She organizes WEEKLY runs and is always up for anything.  Our women’s division wouldn’t be where it is today without her consistency and drive.  She’s what we should all strive to be in this club. When you see her out, tell her THANK YOU for all she does!