Bible Marathon

Birmingham Bible Reading Marathon

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. 

We are excited to kick off our seventh year of the Birmingham Bible Reading Marathon, an annual, international event where people of all ages read the entire Bible (Genesis through Revelation) aloud for 80 continuous hours, without commentary.

Each volunteer will read aloud for 15 minutes and then pass the Bible, like a baton, to the next person.  Approximately 320 volunteers are required to complete the reading of the entire Bible.

Where (New location for 2017):


To honor and glorify God through the public reading of His Holy Word.


Begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 4 (National Day of Prayer) and continues around the clock until 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 7.

Directors and monitors will be on site at all times.  In addition, a police officer will be on site between 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Everyone is welcome to read or listen.


Metered parking is available around the park or you may park at 16th Street Baptist Church located at 1530 6th Avenue North.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ninfa Austin at 205-602-7056 or Sheila Wright at 205-213-0508.

Sign Up to Read:

Reading will be in 15-minute increments.  Individuals may sign up for one or two increments or a group may sign up for a block of time.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled reading time.

 A large print Bible (NIV) will be available; however, readers are invited to read from their own Bible and in their native language.
To view a schedule of reading times, click here.
To sign up to read, please fill out the following form and click the submit button.
Please indicate whether your time requested is AM or PM.  Please click the submit button after you have completed the form. Thanks!
Birmingham Bible Reading Marathon hosted by local churches.


*Email Address

*Phone Number

Reading Time Request

(Please indicate times and dates you prefer to read. You can check the availability of a time by checking the event schedule. Time slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the schedule does not update in real time, so your time slot may not show as "scheduled" for 24 hours.)