TMC Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-miler and 5k

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Come run the hills of Saguaro: our rolling 8 mile course loops its way through a beautiful cactus forest at Saguaro National Park East in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains. A 5k run and social walk is also offered, covering a flatter course & suitable for strollers & families. A $5 National Park Service permit is included in your entry fee.

Please note that the 5k is now sold-out

Please note that the 5k is now sold-out, as of August 27th. You can still register for the 8-miler.

Second Race in the 2012 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crow

Three events celebrating the spirit of Gabe Zimmerman and the best of Tucson:June 2, 2012 TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/WalkSeptember 2, 2012 MC Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-Miler & 5kOctober 21, 2012 TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon Event featuring A-Mountain Half-Marathon, Tucson Lifestyle 5k, and Cox Charities 1-mile

Race day is hot!

Saguaro is known for its hilly course and hot temperatures -- please prepare accordingly: practice hills, acclimate to the heat, bring water, wear cool clothing, and adjust your pace to account for the demands of the race.


The TMC Saguaro Labor Day Run provides funds to a range of important regional organizations including Friends of Saguaro National Park, Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, Watershed Management, the WildEarth Guardians, and the National Park Service.

Regularly the Arizona State 8-Mile Championship race and part of the 2012 Desert Grand Prix presented by the Running Shop. Classic desert running at its finest!

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