Hello Run Tucson folks!

Below are details on our next three events:

October 22nd TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon events

November 4th Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k

November 18th El Tour de Tucson 5k Run/Walk

What do they all have in common? Each charity run is paired with fun-filled activities -- so whether you're rolling solo or bringing the whole family, you get stunning race courses, live music, local discounts, great food, and awesome souvenirs.

We'll start with an update on the El Tour 5k event weekend, including more details on the race day schedule.

Remember: prices go up on October 1st, so save some bucks and snag your spot at these awesome events!

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 El Tour medal (see below)

  • Keepsake race shirt sold separately

  • Be part of all El Tour Casino del Sol Expo and Fiesta festivities, including product demos, giveaways, panels, contests, and merchandise sales— it’s all at the Expo. 

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

Updated Schedule

Event Week 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
  • Saturday, November 18 6:30 am - 7:15 am, Convention Center next to starting line

Updated 5k Event Day Schedule

6:30 am - 7:15 am: Packet pickup and registration at the Convention Center next to starting line

7:30 am: Start 5k Run/Walk, with ongoing festivities at race site and finish at El Parque de San Cosme, with finisher medals awarded to all finishers

9:00 am: Approximate time for El Tour 5k Awards, age group awards by Fleet Feet, winner's watches by Ben Bridge Jewelers

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

See here for more details on the full El Tour weekend schedule

El Tour de Tucson 5k Route Map

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

All Finishers Receive the El Tour Souvenir Medal

Age Group Gift Card Awards Courtesy of Fleet Feet

Ben Bridge Jewelers Watches for First Overall Female and Male Finishers


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

Goodies and Fun Stuff

  • Souvenir medal
  • Souvenir shirt
  • Live music at the finish line main stage and out on the course
  • Discounted beer and more from Westbound
  • Food trucks and more post-race party activities
  • Age group awards courtesy of our friends at The Running Shop

Race Weekend Schedule

Saturday, October 21

11:00 am 1:00 pm Packet pickup and registration at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Ave

7:00 pm - 10 pm: Flam Chen and InRave Flow For the Soul at the Mercado Annex, suggested $10 donation

Sunday, October 22

5:30-6:15 am Packet pickup and registration at the Mercado Annex

6:00 am: Planned pre-race stretch and warmup

6:30 am: Start for the TMC Half-Marathon and the TMC 4-Miler

7:00 am: Approximate start time for Legion of Mario, the main stage band in the Annex + Opening of Decibel, the Annex coffee shop

8:00 am: Approximate opening of Westbound Bar and Bottle Shop, with discounted drinks for participants

8:15: Approximate start time for the free COX Family Mile and SAR FitKidz Mile

9:30 am: Approximate start time for awards, courtesy of TMC and the Running Shop

11:00 am: Approximate cut-off time for half-marathoners

4:00 pm: Approximate start time for 23 Miles of Mexican Food festival taking place at the Mercado Annex - tickets here

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 and see details on the 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
  • Pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Tusayan Fire Department
  • Local and Native Artisan Craft Fair
  • 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 has ended, so nowthrough November 4: $100

Grand Canyon Trail 5k:

Through November 4: $40

Register for the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k 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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