Registration Kickoff for the Visit Tuscaloosa Half Marathon & 5K Announced: Special Deals, Prizes, and Community Fun Await!

October 19, 2023

Registration Kick-off October 23-25

Tuscaloosa, AL /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The organizers of the Visit Tuscaloosa Half Marathon & 5K are excited to announce the opening of registration on Monday, October 23, 2023. Runners are encouraged to seize the opportunity to secure an exclusive limited time offer of $50 for the Half Marathon and $20 for the 5K from October 23-25. Following this period, Early Bird prices will be available at $65 for the Half Marathon and $25 for the 5K.

To mark the opening, Wagner’s RunWalk, situated at 420 Queen City Ave, will host a vibrant kick-off run party on Monday at 5:30 pm. Attendees stand a chance to win several exciting prizes, including free entries to the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon or 5K, a pair of top-quality shoes from Wagner’s (valued at $140), a comprehensive running assessment (valued at $150) from Physiolete, and other assorted goodies. Participants can look forward to complimentary beer (21+), bites, information on training plans, and a welcoming running community. Additionally, the first 50 individuals to provide proof of registration for the Half Marathon or 5K will receive a free In-Training shirt. The entry to this kickoff event is open to all and is completely free of charge.

Reflecting on the event, Kelsey Rush, President and CEO of Visit Tuscaloosa, shared, “We are thrilled to see the momentum build around the Visit Tuscaloosa Half Marathon & 5K. This event showcases not just the vibrant spirit of our community but also the commitment to health and wellness that defines Tuscaloosa.

Mike Wattigny, Marketing Director of FRESHJUNKIE Racing, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to work with Visit Tuscaloosa once again on the half marathon. Each year we bring in more visitors to showcase the vibrant city of Tuscaloosa, furthering our commitment to making a positive sports tourism impact in the communities we serve.”

The Visit Tuscaloosa Half Marathon & 5K is scheduled for March 23, 2024, starting and finishing at Government Plaza. For more information and to register for the Visit Tuscaloosa Half Marathon & 5K, please visit TuscaloosaHalf.com



FRESHJUNKIE Racing is an event production company based in Baton Rouge, LA with 10+ years of experience. FJR produces 24 events annually stretching across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and Florida.

For more info visit: freshjunkieracing.com


As Tuscaloosa’s destination organization, Visit Tuscaloosa is a community asset that strengthens the economic position and vitality of Tuscaloosa County through promotion, programming, and advocacy.  These efforts ultimately provide opportunity for our residents and create awareness for our destination.  Visit Tuscaloosa’s sales and marketing efforts generate revenue for the community and enhance Tuscaloosa’s public image as a dynamic play to live, work, play, and visit. For more information visit: visittuscaloosa.com


For four generations, Wagner’s RunWalk has provided the best quality footwear in the latest trends, while still providing with the same old-fashion customer service given at the very first Wagner’s store over 70 years ago. Offering top trending brands including Hoka, ON, Brooks, Asics, New Balance, and more at their RunWalk storefront. Wagner’s also serves the community at Wagner’s Shoes for Kids, The Athlete’s Foot, and Wagner’s Team Sports. Visit them at 420 Queen City Avenue in Tuscaloosa or online at: wagnersrunwalk.com