When does the Fun 5k start?

The Fun 5k, presented by The Radiology Clinic will begin immediately following the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon, which begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 4th.

How much is registration for the Fun 5k?

Registration prices for the 5k is:

$20.00 early bird registration until 11:59 pm CST on 12/1/16
$25.00 registration until 11:59 pm CST on 2/15/17

$30.00 registration

Click here to register for the 2017 THM & 5k.

How do I register for the Fun 5k and is there race day registration?

As long as we do not exceed our 750 limit for the 5k, there will be race day registration available on site from 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. as well as at the Race Expo on Friday, March 3rd.  The location and other details will be released at a later date.

Register online by clicking here.

When is packet pick-up? Do I have to pick up a packet and check-in?

Packet pick-up will take place from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, March 3, 2017 and again 5:30-6:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Friday, the Race Expo will take place at EW Motion Therapy.
401 22nd Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

We will have outdoor vendors, live music and discounts for race participants to enjoy in Downtown Tuscaloosa!  Saturday’s check-in will be located at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

Race Expo sponsors are Wagner’s Runwalk and Lance Hocutt Financial Group.

Is this a timed race event?

The 5k is a timed race event.

What if the weather is bad that day?

Our first priority is the safety of all participants in the Fun 5k. Unless there is a danger to you, we will still run. Cold weather will not stop the race, nor will rain, unless there are storms associated with it. Snow is typically not an issue. We suggest checking our website and social media on race morning in the event the weather is bad.

Where should I park on race morning?

A wide variety of parking will be available for the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon and Fun 5k, but will be available first come, first serve. Lots available for parking are:

  • Old Farmers Market Lot located at the corner of Greensboro and Jack Warner Parkway
  • The area between 28th Ave and Lurleen B Wallace Blvd S on University Blvd.
  • Gravel Lot located directly West of Tuscaloosa Amphitheater/Mercedes Lot
  • New parking lot located on the hill of Greensboro Ave, between Jack Warner Parkway and University Blvd.
  • Timerson Square
  • Tuscaloosa Intermodal Facility ( approx. .8 mile walk – working to get a trolley system set up) located at the corner of 23rd Ave. and 7th St.
  • Downtown Tuscaloosa street parking

What is the age requirement for the Fun 5k?

Your child must be five (5) years old on race day to participate, unless accompanied by an adult.

Will my child be safe on the course if I am not with him/her?

Our priority is your child’s safety, and it is our first concern. We will have medical personnel at the start and the finish of their mile. Tuscaloosa Police Department officers, as well as volunteers will be located along the course so that your child will not be able to make a turn that is not on the course. Other running officials will also run with the children, insuring that the runners stay on the correct course while offering encouragement to finish the mile!

Have an additional question?

Did we not answer your question? Please email us with any questions or concerns at [email protected]