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Race day has passed, but the memories will last!

Thanks for traveling from near and far to join our inaugural Saguaro race.
We hope you'll run with us again soon!

Check out your Virtual Expo!

Even though we can't hold a full blown expo at the race this week, our sponsors and vendors still want to be a part of your race!

Join us for the FB live virtual expo!

Monday Mar 22 | 11 AM MST

Open your virtual swag bag for discounts from our race vendors!

Quick Info

Race Details

Date: March 27-28, 2021
Location: Tucson, AZ
Weather: 49° – 78°F

Course Type: Loop 
Terrain: Road/Trail Mix
Stroller friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No

Two-Day Half Marathon Event

To ensure your safety, the 2021 Saguaro Half Marathon will take place with staggering starts over two days. Runners will receive a wristband that must be worn for the race. It indicates the day and wave color you are in. 

Saturday March 27: Waves start from 6:00 am - 8:30 am

Sunday March 28: Waves start from 6:00 am - 7:40 am

Saguaro wave wrist bands

Please stick to the correct time and date for your race start. You will not be allowed at the start line without the appropriate wristband!

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). 

Full policy details.

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
2:00 pm - 7:00pm
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 has two start dates:

Saturday, March 27th at 6am

Sunday, March 28th at 6am

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. 

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Experience Saguaro National Park

Video courtesy of GoTraveler

Training Photo

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.
Check it out ≫

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 Weekend Getaways in My Lifetime

If you see Dehn, tell him he did a spectacular job coordinating the Yosemite Half. Mom and I had a blast. I get around and the Yosemite Half has been one of my favorite weekend getaways in my lifetime.

Pamela Ogata

Note: There is no Wait List!
Sign up for your chosen race as soon as possible. When a race distance sells out, there is no waiting list should someone drop out. Once sold out, registration will close and a race entry may be obtained through a bib transfer from another runner selling their spot. Be sure to familiarize yourself with our bib transfer policy before buying/selling a bib.

Charity Bibs

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Want to run for a great cause? Fundraise for your chosen race and your registration fee could be waived. All funds go to Wander Project to support efforts in and around the communities that host our events. We primarily fund three project areas including: preservation and conservation of public lands; education around local ecology and stewardship; and the promotion of health and well-being. Learn more about Charity Bibs here!

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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