Tuscaloosa Mayor's Cup

The Tuscaloosa Mayor's Cup 5K for Pre-K
April 26, 2025 | 8 a.m. | Downtown Tuscaloosa



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 650 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 over $350,000 to provide resources for 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. 

The Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative 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. 

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you on April 26.

Mayor Maddox