Join us at the Inaugural Race!

Run through the Sonoran desert on this beautiful trail outside of western Tucson. This course is a hybrid between road and trail, taking you through the secluded Tucson Mountain Park, just below the Saguaro NP West. The first mile takes you down Kinney Rd before you hop on the Golden Gate Trail through lush desert landscape. Return on the scenic McCain Loop and finish at Old Tucson Movie Studio where dozens of classic westerns were filmed.


Quick Info

Race Details

Date: March 26-27, 2021
Location: Tucson, AZ
Weather: 49° – 78°F

Half Marathon
Start Time: 6:00am (Sat. 27th)
Course Type: Loop 
Terrain: Road/Trail Mix
Stroller friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No

Registration Periods & Pricing

Early: $109 Dec. 18, '20 – Jan. 31, 2021
Late: $129 Feb. 1 – Mar. 25, 2021

Refund Policy
Refunds available during Early Bird and Regular Registration ($10 fee). 

Deferral, Race Transfer, and Bib Transfer available during all registration periods ($20 fee).

Travel & Other Info

Fly Into
Tucson (TUS) - 35 min.
Phoenix (PHX) - 2 hrs.

Driving Directions: To Old Tucson 

We recommend looking for lodging in Tucson, which will most likely put you in a 30 minute drive (or less) to race HQ.

Friday, March 26th
10:00am - 5:00pm
Old Tucson - Tucson, AZ

*Entries are limited and this race may sell out. If the race sells out, registration will close regardless of registration period.

Race Overview

The Saguaro Half Marathon is a stunning race with gorgeous views of the Tucson Mountains as you run through the Sonoran desert.

The race starts and finishes at Old Tucson- an American movie studio and theme park area located west of Tucson, Arizona.

The half marathon starts at 6am on Saturday, March 27th.

Expand to view Course Map and Elevation Profile

Travel Overview

Race HQ (including bib pickup, and the start/finish line) will be at Old Tucson (201 Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735)

If you're flying in, look for flights into Tucson International Airport (TUS) in Tucson (32 min. drive), or Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix (1hr 50 min. drive).

We recommend staying in Tucson, AZ. 

Experience Saguaro National Park

Video courtesy of GoTraveler

Free Custom Training Program for this Race!

No matter your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance. We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all skill levels.
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Registration Periods

Early: December 18, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Late: February 1 – March 25, 2021

*There is a limited number of entries to each race, and this event may sell out. If the event is sold out, registration will close regardless of registration period.

One of my favorite races!!!

I did the Inaugural Half (Oct 10, 2015) and it was one of my favorite races!!!

Denise Marie
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

Race Deferment & Credit

You can manage your deferred credit by logging in to RunSignup, clicking Deferrals, and Complete Deferment. From there you can transfer into another race.

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