Hello to our Run Tucson running and walking friends.

You all know the standard pricing model for the running event industry: raise prices every month and send out a marketing email reminding folks to take advantage of early-bird pricing.

Well, for the rest of our 2022 Run Tucson event season, we've decided to cap all of our pricing at current summer levels. We've already passed the deadlines for our super-early pricing, but we will NOT raise prices for the rest of the year.

We want you to have something affordable to aim for, to have a running and fitness goal that is reasonably priced so that you can run or walk with friends and family without breaking the bank.

So, the prices will stay the same from now all the way through race day for these events:
  • September 4th SAR's Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-miler and 5k
  • September 19th TMC Tucson 10k/5k
  • October 23th TMC Get Moving 15k/5k at the Biosphere 2
  • November 5th Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k on the Kaibab Plateau

Previously we've referenced some of the expenses incurred when producing a charity running event, including the t-shirts, medals, timing, permits, barricades for road closures, police for public safety, portojohns, prize money, music, food/drink, kids activities, charity donations, fees to partner organizations, payments to staff, and so forth. Pretty much all of these expenses have increased in recent years.

While we can't return to our lowest prices, we can try to avoid the high-end late pricing. We're especially grateful to TMC for their financial support, as well as the financial support of COX and Radiology Limited. If any of you know of other companies that would like to sponsor our events, by all means track us down!

In the meantime, we hope your summer goes well. See you at the races!

--Randy and Tia Accetta, plus the crew at Run Tucson

Rest of 2022 Run Tucson Event Schedule
51st Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run
Monday, September 5th

One of the only courses in the nation allowed on actual National Park land, the beautiful course rolls up and down (and up) the 8-mile paved road amid the lush Cactus Forest at the base of the Rincon Mountains.

Souvenir shirt to all registrants, plus entry into the Saguaro National Park.

We at Run Tucson are proud to be the race directors for this Southern Arizona Roadrunners event. Join SAR for the SAR member discount.

TMC Tucson 10k and 5k
Sunday, September 18th

We'll be back for the 5th annual event, on the same beautiful course among the rolling hills of the Painted Desert in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains.

All participants receive a race shirt and souvenir medal. This is the 2nd leg of the 2021 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

Pricing is capped at $45 for the 10k and $40 for the 5k. Join SAR for the SAR member discount.

TMC Biosphere 15k Run, 5k Walk/Run, Cox Family Mile + SAR FitKidz Mile

We still can't race in Downtown Tucson, so we're heading back to the beautiful Biosphere 2, 25 miles north of Tucson nestled against the western foothills of the mighty Catalina Mountains

The 3rd leg of the GabeZ Triple Crown includes souvenir coaster medal, cool race shirt, post-race fun with free Biosphere 2 entry for registrants, and more! Join SAR for the SAR member discount.

Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon

Saturday morning, November 5, 2022
4th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon Run and 5k Run/Walk

Run or walk a trail half-marathon or 5k in the beautiful and rugged Kaibab National Forest, just south of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

Souvenir race medal, colorful long sleeve shirt, race goodies, and more to commemorate your iconic journey through the trails near the South Rim.

Visitor discounts for hotels, food, and activities.

The Workout Group

Our 25th Year Begins Mid-August!
Wanna' Get in Shape? Wanna' Make New Friends? Join us at Tucson's longest-running training group.

Founded in 1997, The Workout Group provides multiple group workouts designed for runners who want to improve -- whether you're training for a marathon, ultra-marathon, trail race, or local road races, we've got the plan and the training partners to help you hit your goals.

With multiple locations, led by a team of RRCA-certified coaches including Tia and Randy Accetta, Tim Bentley, Doreen Castillo, Michelle Hawk, and Dave Odom.

Email Coach Tia at tia@runtucson.net.
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Who Sends These? Founded by Randy and Tia Accetta, Run Tucson (www.RunTucson.net) is a family-based Arizona running company, producing charity running/walking events and coaching runners of all abilities. To promote our mission of making life better through running, Run Tucson advocates for health & fitness, enhancing community engagement, and promoting the local economy. In addition, we make significant contributions to worthy charities, providing over $300,000 to local organizations over the years.

Our partners include the non-profit Southern Arizona Roadrunners, plus Tucson Medical Center and a host of local sponsors.

Why Am I on This List? You've participated in one of the events we've produced, either one of our charity running events in Arizona, or as part of Meet Me at Maynard's, Meet Me Wednesday's, Meet Me Downtown PHX, or the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon.

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For information about our events, the RRCA, and The Workout Group, contact Randy Accetta
(520) 991-0733
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