Tuscaloosa Mayor's Cup

5K for Pre-K


2021 Mayor’s Cup was Canceled due to COVID-19

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we tried to create a safe Mayor’s Cup experience amid the pandemic. We have made the tough decision to cancel Mayor's Cup again this year instead of delaying until the Fall as we originally planned. Thank you again for your ongoing support and we hope to see you in 2022!



During his 2005 inaugural address, Mayor Walt Maddox established the core belief that all academically at-risk four-year-old children deserve a highly effective pre-k education. Within weeks, Maddox and the City Council established the Pre-K Task Force representing stakeholders from across the community to investigate the feasibility of turning this belief into reality. The Task Force evolved into the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative and now serves more than 470 at-risk preschool students.


The Mayor’s Cup is one of the most rewarding events I have been a part of as your mayor. It brings the community together, united in health and wellness, while supporting our children.  

Since the inaugural Mayor’s Cup in 2007, we've raised an astounding $295,000 to provide resources for at-risk preschoolers throughout the Tuscaloosa area. The Mayor's Cup is a simple, fun way for the entire community to get together and get involved in supporting education. With over 1,000 participants last year, we are making a difference with every stride we take.

The Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative, which focuses on 27 pre-k classrooms and more than 470 preschool students, is important to the educational growth in our community. Pre-k students are not only more prepared for kindergarten, but they also have higher rates of success throughout school. This gives at-risk children a base for a successful scholastic career.

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you at the 14th annual Mayor's Cup on April 25.

Mayor Maddox