The Tuscaloosa Half Marathon is proud to announce that local charities The Kiwanis Club of Greater Tuscaloosa, ReadBAMARead and Arts ‘n Autism will receive a combined $37,000 as a result of the 2016 race! These three organizations received $12,000 each, with our title sponsor, Callie’s Place (a local animal shelter) receiving $1,000.
Since 2013, the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon has donated a combined total of $177,000 to local charities. Books have been bought for school libraries that were destroyed in April 2011 and Rosedale Park has been rebuilt. Additionally, donations have also gone to organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Alabama, RISE, the Thomas Plott Foundation/Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, SMA and the Literacy Council of West Alabama.
Your participation will help our three main benefiting organizations further their mission. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Tuscaloosa serves the children of the world and will donate a portion of their proceeds to local children charities. ReadBAMARead will continue to help rebuild the school libraries that were destroyed in the tornado, as well as educate the importance of children’s literacy. Arts ‘n Autism provides programs for pre-school aged children to adults with autism in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama!
If crossing the finish line while helping the local community better itself is something that you desire, then registering for the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon is a perfect fit for you!
As of October 2014, the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon became incorporated and received its 501(c)3 non-profit status. All sponsorships and donations to the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon are tax-deductible.