Enjoy beautiful Tucson winter weather with temperatures at the start averaging in the high 30s and reaching 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit by 11 am and run your FIRST MARATHON or your FASTEST MARATHON. This is primarily a downhill marathon. with some uphills from mile 2-5 and mile 10-12 and 24-25 on the marathon course. You';ll drop almost 2,200 feet in elevation as you run on the mostly downhill, point-to-point course along the beautiful Santa Catalina mountain range.
The Old West historical town of Oracle marks the marathon starting line., with the half-martahon kicking off near the Biosphere 2. The courses wind through the desert on paved roads and finishe at the Coronado Middle School, just off of E. Wilds Road. Our runners continue to tell us its one of the prettiest courses in the country and one of the easiest to run a personal best. Be sure to train your quadriceps as youll be running downhill! The events benefit local school sports programs and other selected youth groups.
Family Fitness Fest
The Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Fest is designed to be fun for the whole family. The 5K course takes runners of all ages and abilities around the UA Mall. This is a very safe, flat and fast course, perfect for families and friends to run together. Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. The 1 Mile Fun Run for kids is one lap on the Mall on the UA campus. Every kid will receive a finishers medal and shirt. Parents are welcome to run with their kids.
Family Fitness Fest Race day registration opens at 8:00 am. on the Mall. A wide variety of fun kids activities will be held on the Mall, 8:00 am. - 12:00 pm. Race day registration opens at 8:00 am. on the UA Mall next to the Student Union building.