Hello Run Tucson folks!

We're super-psyched to partner with the folks at El Tour/Perimeter to produce the El Tour de Tucson 5k Run/Walk on Saturday morning, November 18th.

Downtown roads will be closed for runners and walkers to take the streets before the nation's most popular bike ride begins.

No need to pedal -- you can still be part of the biggest bike ride around without having to get yourself a bicycle!

Perfect for the active family -- ride the Tour or run or walk the 5k -- either way, enjoy a Downtown party, discounted hotels, and more!

Pricing goes up in October, so sign up now and guarantee a medal and a spot in this exciting new event!

Randy and Tia Accetta

randy@runtucson.net | tia@runtucson.net | News at Run Tucson

November 18: Inaugural El Tour de Tucson 5k Run/Walk

Event Details

  • All finishers receive the commemorative medal

  • Everyone can purchase an additional souvenir race shirt

  • Everyone can partake in all El Tour Casino del Sol Expo and Fiesta festivities, including merchandise sales, product demos, giveaways, panels, contests — it’s all at the Expo. With music and entertainment, local food vendors, a beer garden, packet pick-up and more

  • Downtown Tucson lodging discounts for a fun weekend getaway


May through September 30: $20

October 1 – November 12: $25

November 13 – November 18: $30

El Tour de Tucson 5k Route Map & Schedule

Register for El Tour 5k Here
Volunteer Sign Up Here!

Race Weekend Schedule

El Tour Casino del Sol Expo & Fiesta Hours

260 South Church Avenue, Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall in Downtown Tucson

Casino del Sol Expo and Fiesta Hours

  • Thursday, November 16: Noon – 9pm
  • Friday, November 17: Noon – 9pm
  • Saturday, November 18: 6am – 6pm

El Tour 5k Packet Pickup Pre-Race

  • Thursday, November 16, Noon – 9pm, Convention Center
  • Friday, November 17, Noon – 9pm, Convention Center

El Tour 5k Race Day Schedule

6:30-7:15 am packet pickup at race site

7:30 am: Start 5k Run/Walk, with ongoing festivities at race site

8:15 am: Course closes to enable bike riders to enter course

9:00 am: Approximate Fleet Feet El Tour 5k awards time

Ongoing morning and afternoon: bike rides begin, expo activities, music, and more

All finishers receive the El Tour souvenir medal

Ben Bridge Jewelry Watches for First Overall Female and Male Finishers

Fleet Feet Gift Certificates to Age Group winners

Register for El Tour 5k Here

Volunteer Sign Up Here!


October 22: TMC A-Mountain Events

TMC Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Events

Sunday, October 22

Mercado Annex on the west side of Downtown Tucson

Register here for your favorite A-Mountain distance!

Price increase at the end of September!

Pick your challenge:

  • TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon Run
  • TMC A-Mountain 4-Mile Walk/Run
  • Cox Charities Free Family Mile and SAR Free FitKidz Mile

Souvenir medal

Souvenir shirt

Live music, discounted beer, food trucks, post-race party

Register for TMC A-Mountain Here

November 4: Grand Canyon Trail Half-Marathon and 5k Run/Walk

Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k

Saturday, November 4

Tusayan, Arizona near the South Rim

Register here for trail 5k or half-marathon

This course is a challenging but beautiful forested run adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park, with tree-lined cliffs, a criss-cross under historic railroad tracks, and possible wildlife sightings. 

Don't miss this chance to snag the celebrated race souvenirs, then visit the glorious Grand Canyon.

It was a great experience for my first half marathon. The shirt and completion medal were great. All the people who organized and volunteered for the event were supportive and so friendly:) I had a great time!!!!

All runners and walkers receive:

  • Souvenir race medal
  • Colorful long sleeve shirt to commemorate your iconic journey through the trails near the South Rim
  • Post-race snacks 
  • Free beer after the race
  • Discounts to local tourist activities

The Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon is a joint partnership between Run Tucson and the Town of Tusayan.

Grand Canyon Trail Half-Marathon Pricing

Early bird pricing of $40-60

Through November 4: $100

Grand Canyon Trail 5k:

Through September 30: $40

October 1 through November 4: $50

Register for the Grand Canyon Here

Who We Are

Run Tucson was created by Tia and Randy Accetta to make our hometown better through running.


Run Tucson is also the umbrella for The Workout Group, Tucson's longest-running coached training group -- now in its 26th season with group coaching and personal online and in-person coaching to help you achieve your running groups. See www.runtucson.net for details.

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