September 02, 2019

49th Annual Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run

September 02, 2019 Saguaro National Park East • 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail Rd TucsonAZ  85730 View Map Organized by Southern Arizona Roadrunners

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About this event

September 02, 2019
Monday

Saguaro National Park East

3693 S. Old Spanish Trail Rd TucsonAZ  85730
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Early registration is open for Tucson's iconic running race.   We're capping the total amount of runners at 750, so grab your spot.  Better yet -- we're planning a souvenir medallion for the 50th anniversary race!  See www.azroadrunners.org for more details.

This scenic course and the post-race festivities truly embrace the spirit of the old Southwest, making the 49th Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run a regional favorite.  We had thought this was the 50th year, but we did some more digging and it turns out we were wrong -- 49 it is!

Our rolling 8-mile and 5k courses loop through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East. Race morning promises to be hot, so bring water and sunscreen.

The oldest race of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, this event has been featured as a Runner’s World Race of the Month.

Capped at 750 participants combined in both 8-miler and 5k

Incentive-based Prize Money in 8-miler

Age Group Awards from Running Shop, top three in 5-year categories in 8-miler and top three in 10-year categories in 5k Run/Walk

Chip-Timing, with start/finish line chip timing by Roadrunner Race Timing

Technical running shirt with unique race artwork

50th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion to all finishers

The 8-miler is part of SAR's Running Shop Grand Prix. 

Water at 2, 4, 6, and 7 mile marks (at 1 and 2 mile marks for 5k)

 

PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

The 8 Miler is part of SAR's Running Shop Desert Grand Prix.  

Gift certificates and other prizes for overall and age-group winners, plus $250 to fastest man and woman who break the current course records:

  • Nicholas HIlton 41:33, 2018
  • Katie James 46:39, 2016

Race Director Challenge: The first man who breaks race director Randy Accetta's course PR of 42:48 will receive $424.80 in cash on the barrelhead.  The first woman who breaks an age-graded equivalent of 47:48 will receive $474.80 in cash on the barrelhead.  

* Unofficial training runs at Saguaro, every Sunday morning in August, at 6:00 am. All ages and abilities welcome—just come and run or walk on your own! Bring your own water, car-pool if you can, park legally, and bring the Park fee!
* Get ready for the hill: A-Mountain Training Runs start in August every Monday night at Meet Me at Maynard’s—starting at 5:45 from Hotel Congress

 

 

 

 

Event details and schedule

5-6 Packet pick-up

6:25 8-miler

6:30 5k

9:00 Awards

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