RACE DETAILS

RACE DETAILS

Race details will be updated and published as the race approaches 

RATE CALENDAR (Registration Opens 11/12/18 at 12:00pm CST

Half Marathon Rates 

  • $40.00 for first 100 registrants
  • $65.00 Launch Registration until 11:59 pm CST on 11/26/2018
  • $80.00 Early Registration until 11:59 pm CST on 1/7/2019
  • $90.00 Regular Registration until 11:59 pm CST on 3/4/19
  • $95.00 Late Registration until 7:00 pm CDT on 3/29/2019
  • $110.00 Race Day Registration 

5K Rates 

  • $20.00 for first 100 registrants
  • $25.00 Launch Registration until 11:59 pm CST on 11/26/2018
  • $30.00 Early Registration until 11:59 pm CST on 1/7/2019
  • $35.00 Regular Registration until 11:59 pm CST on 3/4/19
  • $40.00 Late Registration until 7:00 pm CDT on 3/29/2019
  • $50.00 Race Day Registration 

DISCOUNT CODES

  • Active and Veteran Military
  • Corporate groups w/ Sponsorship or Activation
  • Email info@tuscaloosahalf.com to inquire or request a code for the above categories

START TIMES

All participants in the Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Half Marathon should plan to be at the starting line at least 30-45 minutes before the start of the race. All runners are encouraged to find the appropriate place in the starting area based on your anticipated finish time.

  • 7:00 AM: Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Half Marathon & 5K

STARTING LINE:  Government Plaza (2106 6th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401)

PACKET PICK-UP

All runners are encouraged to pick up race packets prior to Race Day.  A Packet Pickup event will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 11:00am – 7:00pm at a Tuscaloosa location TBD.  At the Packet Pickup you will receive your bib, timing chip, shirt and other race information as well as learn about the course. More details will be announced about Packet Pickup as they are finalized.

Note: If you are not able to make it to Packet Pickup on Friday, you make pick up your race bib and shirt between 5:30-6:45 am on race morning. You may also have a friend pick up your packet for you but they MUST have a copy of your ID with them.

PICK UP INFO

  • DATE: Friday, March 29, 2019
  • TIME: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • LOCATION: TBD

SPECTATORS:

The Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Half Marathon is a day of fun for both runners and spectators! If you’ve ever run or walked a half marathon, you know how important motivating and encouraging crowd support is.  Below are some suggestions to help spectators plan for race day:

  • Have fun and get in the spirit!
  • Weather is always unpredictable in March. Be prepared to dress for conditions and wear comfy shoes.
  • Have a course map, cell phone and camera
  • A good sign always adds to the race! Runners love to read signs, and it helps your runner to identify where you are.
  • Make some noise! Clap and cheer. The runners will love it.
  • Be sure to cheer for everyone; those in the front and the back.
  • Have a block party with friends and neighbors if the course travels through your area.
  • Plan ahead. If you’re tracking a friend of family member, identify their average pace per mile ahead of time and use a pace chart to figure out where and when they should reach certain points along the course.
  • Have a finish line plan. Many people will be in the finish area, so it will help to know where and when you’re meeting your runner.
  • Don’t know anyone running? That’s ok. Come support anyway!
  • We ask all spectators to please stay off the course as a sign of respect for the participants that have worked so hard to be there.  No bicycles or vehicles are allowed to ride on the course roads.

BEST SPOTS TO WATCH

  • Start/Finish Line at Government Plaza
  • Jack Warner Pkwy at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
  • Helen Keller Blvd
  • Moody Music Building Main Parking Lot
  • Bryant-Denny Stadium – Paul W. Bryant Drive Side or Walk of Champions
  • University Blvd. (The Strip)