The Tuscaloosa Half Marathon begins and finishes at Tuscaloosa’s Government Plaza. The first three miles of the course take runners west toward the amphitheater, then east down Jack Warner Parkway and a gentle incline before encountering the biggest hills on the course before Helen Keller Boulevard. After continuing on Helen Keller Boulevard for about a mile, the course turns right onto the University of Alabama campus and takes runners through downtown Tuscaloosa. 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 Government Plaza.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed.
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