MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The city's half marathon was a huge success.
1,100 runners participated in the event and the city believes the marathon will continue to grow through the years.
Mayor Todd Strange says Birmingham's first run had 500 runners and now the number of participants is up to 10,000.
Strange states, "we did a lot of things right and we will again do an after action report and see how we can improve on the marathon."
The city plans to make the marathon an annual event.