After having to cancel the event for the last two years, the City of Tuscaloosa has officially set a date for the 2022 Mayor's Cup 5K.

The annual event raises funds for the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative, which aims to expand Pre-K access for Tuscaloosa children. It's a program Mayor Walt Maddox has been an avid supporter of in the past.

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“I’d like to thank everyone for your patience and support as we made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 and 2021 Mayor’s Cups amid the pandemic,” Maddox said. “I’m excited to reconvene this year as a community, united in health and wellness, while supporting our children.”

The 3.1 mile race will take place on Saturday, April 30 starting at 8 a.m. in Downtown Tuscaloosa. Participants of all ages are welcome to run or walk.

For runners, the Mayor's Cup 5K is a Grand Prix event registered with the Tuscaloosa Track Club. Timing chips attached to race bibs will be used to determine the race results. Awards will be given following the race.

Registration opened Monday, January 24. The registration fee costs $15 through the end of February, $20 through the end of March, and $25 from April 1 until the day of the race.

For more information and to register, visit the Tuscaloosa Mayor's Cup website here.

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