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Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sport Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sport Half Marathon

Roll Tide! It’s the call you’ll hear pretty much everywhere in the town of Tuscaloosa, 60 miles southwest of Birmingham, but especially on Saturday afternoons in the fall. During football season, students and alumni gather in the University of Alabama quad, hours before kickoff, for a pregame party like none other. White tents, wired with satellite TV, fill the expansive lawn. Barbecue is smoked and devoured, cornhole (drunken bean-bag toss) is played. At game time all migrate to Bryant-Denny Stadium, a 102,000 capacity football stadium that looks out onto the rolling hills and is always packed with rabid fans, and with good reason. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won 19 national championships, including the last two, and three of the last four. Get a full dose of Crimson Tide football history* at the Paul W Bryant Museum, named for the greatest coach of them all. Or so the legend goes…

With that being said, the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon is the place to be!!

Get up early and support local charities at the annual Tuscaloosa Half Marathon, happening in March as winter gives way to spring in central Alabama.



  • 5km

Half Marathon

  • 21.1km

Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sport Half Marathon Route Map

Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sport Half Marathon Route Map


Tuscaloosa Amphitheater



The half marathon begins and finishes at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The first three miles of the course take runners east down Jack Warner Parkway and a gentle incline before encountering the biggest hills on the course and turning right onto Helen Keller Boulevard. After continuing on Helen Keller Boulevard for about a mile, the course turns right onto the University of Alabama campus. A steep decline down 7th Street while turning left to Queen City Avenue around mile 12 gives runners the last-minute momentum to push toward the finish line, back at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sport Half Marathon Trivia

The Tuscaloosa Half Marathon was simply an idea that was thrown around from time to time. Finally, in 2012, a race committee was established and ideas began to evolve, resulting in the inaugural 2013 Tuscaloosa Half Marathon. The race received more support than the committee could have ever imagined which allowed us to showcase our vibrant city and show first-hand the “run toward recovery” that had been made since the devastating April 2011 tornado. All proceeds from the inaugural event went directly to two local charities, The Kiwanis Club of Greater Tuscaloosa and ReadBAMARead. Each organization was helping rebuild Tuscaloosa in different ways, but fit perfectly with the “Run Toward Recovery” initiative.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.