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Tucson Marathon, Half Marathon & 50K
December 4 @ 12:00 am
ARIZONA’S OLDEST RUNNING MARATHONThe very first Tucson Marathon was held February 15, 1969. The race started at City Hall, went east to Randolph Park, then circled back to San Xavier Mission and back to City Hall.The race was called the Arizona Admittance Day Marathon.
The course and ideal weather draw runners from colder climates who love to run a marathon in December in typically ideal running conditions. The marathon runners line up in the historic town of Oracle winding their way around the town for six miles until the course reaches SR 77. Traveling along the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, through the quaint towns of Oracle and Catalina, the course brings the runners to the Golder Ranch Fire Station. The Half Marathon starts on Biosphere Road and follows the second half of the marathon course. Both the Full and Half Marathon events are USA Track & Field certified and all results are sent directly to Boston.
For those who do not want to tackle the longer distances, the Marathon Relay requires four runners, each running a proportionate leg of the marathon course. A Pre-Race Expo on Friday, December 4 (9 am until 7 pm.) will be held at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road. Late registration and packet pick up will be available at the Expo. There will be no packet pick up or registration for the long-distance events on race morning so runners who have not registered must do so at the Race Expo.