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Photo by Lexi Coon.

The BlackWatch Braveheart Challenge will return for its third year on Saturday, Feb. 16. Read more

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Photo by Lexi Coon

The Polar Plunge, an annual event that allows brave souls to jump into frigid lake water to raise money for the Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, returns Jan. 26 to Oak Mountain State Park. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Suman Silwal/MRuns.com

Birmingham Track Club will host one of its largest annual events, Adam’s Heart Runs, at Oak Mountain State Park on Saturday, Jan. 26. Read more

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Photo by Kamp Fender

The second of three paving and bike lane projects for Oak Mountain State Park is expected to start in February 2019. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The wildlife center held an official ribbon cutting for its new mew and introduced its newest resident on Dec. 15. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Mike Vest.

Mike Vest has been an avid mountain biker for six years. Although he’s had wrecks in the past, nothing came close to the one he had the evening of Aug. 6. Read more

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Oak Mountain State Park is hosting their second Camp-O-Ween event Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m. Read more

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Falconry is regulated by state and federal guidelines, and those interested in the sport must apprentice with an experienced falconer before being able to practice independently. Read more

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Racers came decked-out in patriotic clothing to celebrate the Fourth of July. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Track Club.

If families or friends are looking for last-minute July 4 plans, the Peavine Falls Run has them covered. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Suman Silwal.

There’s nothing quite like Alabama in the summer, especially if you’re running 9 or 18 miles through the heat. Read more

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Alyx Chandler

Birmingham's first Campicon kicked off this weekend from June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, bringing out comic book and cosplay enthusiasts, as well as families of campers. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Faye Yates/Team Magic.

The Buster Britton Triathlon will be hosted at Oak Mountain State Park for the 32nd year on June 9. Read more

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Photo by John Michael Simpson.

A new event at Oak Mountain State Park is looking to bring together two worlds that, to some, would be an unlikely pair: comic enthusiasts and those who enjoy outdoor activities. Read more

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Photo by Erica Techo.

During the past five years, Oak Mountain State Park has seen a significant increase in visitors, with a nearly 200,000 jump from 2013 to 2017. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Trey Garman.

This month, runners and racers looking for a trail challenge will be able to participate in two XTERRA events at Oak Mountain State Park — all in one weekend. Read more

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Erica Techo

This year's color run was the largest turnout in race history. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Lisa Booher.

The event features 10K and 10-mile chip-timed races, both beginning at 9 a.m. Read more

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Photo by John Michael Simpson.

Participants will jump into cold lake water to support Special Olympics Alabama, which provides training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Read more

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Lexi Coon

Obstacles included a sand bag carry, over-under barriers, an inverted wall, a weighted tire pull, a water barrier and a peg board. Read more

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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    Alyx Chandler

    The 2018 Campicon, which took play June 15-17 at Oak Mountain State Park, combined camping with cosplay for the first time in Birmingham.

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