Race Information

5K Course

Mayor's Cup 5K Course

10K Course

Mayor's Cup 10K Course

Race Start Time: 8:00 am


Race Day Registration: 7:00 am - 7:45 am


Registration Fee: 5k: $20 though March 31, 2017, $25 April 1, 2017 through race day

10k: $30 though March 31, 2017, $35 April 1, 2017 through race day


Location: Race will start and finish at Government Plaza (behind City Hall).


Proceeds: All net proceeds will go to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.


Packet Pick Up: Packet pick up will be held on Friday, April 28 from 11 am-7 pm at Government Plaza. Onsite registration will also be available (cash or check only).


After-Race Celebration: Dubbed the Post-K, more info to come.


Refunds: This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be given.


Timing: Timing chips, attached to race bibs, will be used to determine race results.


Awards: This is a Grand Prix event registered with the Tuscaloosa Track Club. Awards will be as follows:


Top Female & Male Participant

Top Female & Male Grandmaster Participant

Top Female & Male Master Participant

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place in Each Age Group – Female & Male

Award presentation at 9:00 am


Door Prizes: Door prizes will be awarded after the race.


Event Day Activities: Come join us for a morning of family-oriented fun!
Sponsors / vendors will be on site at Government Plaza.A DJ will be on hand to play festive tunes after the race.
There will be several photo opportunies thoughout the race course and at government plaza. Volunteers will be available to take pictures that will be uploaded to Shtterfly after the race. Visit "Race Photos" after the race for access to the photos and race results.


Parking: Intermodal Facility parking deck. This parking deck has over 400 spaces and is located on 23rd Avenue between 6th and 7th St., just behind City Hall.


Inclement Weather Plan: In order to provide a safe experience for all Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup 5K participants and volunteers, we have created the following process for managing severe weather in conjunction with the City of Tuscaloosa.

Weather forecasts are tracked before the 5k for heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme heat. If there is a possibility of threatening weather, information will be posted on the Mayor’s Cup website at www.tuscaloosamayorscup.com. The event will go on in light rain.


Before the Event If severe weather conditions exist prior to the event, please listen to local radio stations for weather updates. In addition, we will post information on the Mayor’s Cup web site. If it is possible to adequately predict a severe weather event, announcements regarding cancellation will be made by 7 am on the event day. In most cases, it will not be possible to ‘call’ the event before 7 am due to changing weather conditions.

On the day of the 5k, the Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup race directors, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Cup committee members will decide if any changes will be made to the event due to weather. No refunds will be given if the event is cancelled due to severe weather.

Visible lightning will cause the 5k to be delayed for up to two hours or cancelled if by 10 am visible lightning is still present.


Severe Weather Once on Site After volunteers and spectators begin arriving at Government Plaza, any severe weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service, or in general, any life threatening condition will initiate a weather safety alert.

In the event of a weather safety alert, all participants in and around Government Plaza will be directed to take shelter inside their vehicles or inside the Intermodal Facility. Participants and spectators along the course will be directed to abandon the course and to seek the nearest, most accessible shelter.

If there are any questions regarding this inclement weather plan, please contact the race directors at mayorscup@tuscaloosa.com.


Course Maps: 5K Course Map | 10K Course Map

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 p.m. 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.

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