Who is ready to run for a great cause?
On Saturday, April 27th at 8 AM, come and join over a thousand other Tuscaloosa residents as they lace up for the 13th annual Mayor’s Cup! Sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative, this yearly fun-run raises money to support effective pre-school education programs for academically at-risk children. To date, the community-wide event has raised over $270,000, which has provided resources to 470 kids across 27 classrooms from all over the city.
Both the event and the Pre-K Initiative stem from Mayor Walt Maddox’s Pre-K Task Force, which was established in the early weeks of his first term. Education reform was a core part of Maddox’s initial campaign and he used his 2005 inaugural address to double down on this commitment. He has called The Cup “one of the most rewarding events” of his career. If past attendance is any indication, this year’s race promises to be a fun time for the whole community. So lace up and come out for this important cause!
The Mayor’s Cup is a 5K race (3.1 miles) that starts and finishes at the Government Plaza behind City Hall on 6th street. Aside from runners, walkers and baby joggers are welcome at this event. However, organizers ask that they stick to the back of the pack and allow ample room for runners. No pets are allowed on this course. Participants are encouraged to stay hydrated, and there will be a water stop at mile 1.3.
Registration is $25.00 per runner. The last day to register is April 26th. Participants will need to arrive at least one hour before the start of the race to pick up teheir registration packets, bibs, and t-shirts. The Mayor’s Cup is also a rain-or-shine, non-refundable event. So long as weather conditions are deemed safe for participants, the race will proceed. However, if there is a cancellation, refunds will not be given.
If you want to be involved, but don’t want to run or walk, you can sign up to volunteer For those who wish to watch the race, the entire course is open to spectators. However, the best spots will be along University Blvd and Greensboro Avenue. The course is closed to traffic. Postrace events will be held at Government Plaza.
For more information on this event, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Mayor’s Cup website.
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