The campus of the University of Alabama makes for a pleasant run in Tuscaloosa. Alabama’s oldest university dates back to 1831 and is home to 31,000 students. It’s a leafy campus with numerous historic buildings and a Natural History Museum. We’ve mapped a 10k loop, which you can use as a guideline. Use Hackberry Ln., which runs 1.5 miles through the heart of the university, as an anchor.
From the south end of Hackberry Ln., start with a loop around Lakeside. Then use Shelby Ln. to access the heart of the campus and loops around the Shelby Engineering and Science Quad, the Crimson Promenade, and a loop around the main quad from the Natural History Museum to the Denny Chimes. From the Denny Chimes, run the Walk of Champions to Bryant-Denny Stadium, home to the Crimson Tide football team, and then use Paul Bryant Ave. east to the Athletic Complex area, where there’s a great running track. Head back through campus or to make this a ~10k, take the sidewalked University Ave. to 5th Ave., skirting the outside of campus around Capital Hall.
Add-Ons: At the south end of the university, join the 2.2 mile Riverwalk path at Manderson Landing.