TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park will host the fourth annual Moundville 5K Footrace Nov. 6 as part of its celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
After hosting the race virtually last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Moundville 5K Footrace returns to the park for runners and walkers of all ages. Proceeds will go to the Moundville Education fund to continue its mission of celebrating southeastern Native American culture. The race is also a Tuscaloosa Track Club Grand Prix Event.
Running or walking at Moundville Archaeological Park provides everyone with a unique experience to explore an ancient site that was once the site of a powerful prehistoric community that, at its peak, was America’s largest city north of Mexico.
“It’s a fairly easy and unique route to run or walk,” said Lindsey Gordon, education outreach coordinator at Moundville Archaeological Park. “Visitors are able to take in the magnificent architecture of the mounds and hopefully give reverence to those who built them.”
The entry fee is $25 and registration is available on the Moundville Archaeological Park website. Participants will receive a t-shirt, race bib, free admission to the park, curated YouTube playlist of Native American music and downloadable finisher certificate.
Badge pick-up will start at 8:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m.
Moundville Archaeological Park is located at 634 Mound State Parkway, Moundville, Alabama.
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