Whether you run, walk or ride in a stroller, we all win the Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup! Now in its 11th year, the 5k has raised more than $211,000 for the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.
We have added a 10k option for those wanting a little extra challenge to celebrate the 10th anniversary last year and we’re keeping it for 2017.
Online registration opens the end of January.
Online registration closes at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26.
The Tuscaloosa Amp box office registration closes at 5 pm Thursday, April 27.
Registration will be available at Government Plaza (at packet pick up) Friday, April 28 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) and race morning 7-7:45 a.m.
During his 2005 inaugural address, Mayor Walt Maddox established the core belief that all academically at-risk four-year- old children deserve a highly effective pre-k education.
Within weeks, Maddox and the City Council established the Pre-K Task Force representing stakeholders from across the community to investigate the feasibility of turn this belief into reality. The Task Force evolved into the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative and now serves more than 250 at-risk preschool students.
Since the inaugural Mayor’s Cup in 2007, we've raised an astounding $211,000 to provide resources for at-risk preschoolers throughout the Tuscaloosa area.
The Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative, which focuses on 21 pre-k classrooms and more than 250 preschool students, is important to the educational growth in our community. Pre-k students are not only more prepared for kindergarten, but they also have higher rates of success throughout school. This gives at-risk children a base for a successful scholastic career.
The Mayor's Cup is a simple, fun way for the entire community to get together and to get involved in supporting education. With over a 1,500 participants last year, we are making a difference with every stride we take.
Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you at the 11th annual Mayor's Cup on April 29.