5 Reasons to Fly into Tucson International Airport for the Tucson Marathon:
- Only a 45 minute drive to the host hotel.
- Competitive airfares (especially when you eliminate the long commute).
- Non-stop flights from 14 cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and, yes, even Phoenix. Plus one-stop connections from more than 310 other destinations
- Five major airlines: Alaska, American (US Airways), Delta, Southwest and United.
- Save on car rental fees and taxes.
Other Travel Options:
Flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) or the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (AZA) airports can be good, inexpensive alternatives, with both involving a drive of under 2 hours to the Hilton El Conquistador Resort, the host hotel in Oro Valley.
IMPORTANT SHUTTLE INFORMATION:
ALL COMPETITORS MUST TAKE AN OFFICIAL MARATHON SHUTTLE BUS TO THE STARTING LINE! THE HILTON EL CONQUISTADOR IS THE ONLY HOTEL OPTION THAT WILL PROVIDE SHUTTLE BUSES ON RACE DAY. PARTICIPANTS NOT STAYING AT THE HILTON (AND USING THE OFFICIAL BOOKING CODE “TUC”) WILL NEED TO TAKE A SHUTTLE FROM A REMOTE PARKING AREA.
Shuttle service from the official host hotel, the Hilton El Conquistador to the Marathon, Marathon Relay (first runner only) and Half Marathon starting lines is provided ONLY for guests who registered using the official race code (“TUC”) for the Hilton El Conquistador. A bus ticket will (not a room key) will need to be shown in order to board the buses from these locations. Post-race Shuttles will also run from the Finish Line to the Hilton El Conquistador (look for signage on race day). Hotel details follow below.
Locals, and competitors staying at other hotels, will need to find their way to the official parking areas: Ventana Medical Systems for the Marathon & Relay Shuttles and Canyon del Oro High School for the Half Marathon. Please make sure you go to the appropriate parking location!
HALF MARATHON PARKING: Click Here for driving directions to Canyon del Oro H.S from your location.
FULL MARATHON & RELAY PARKING: Click Here for driving directions to Ventana Medical Systems from your location.
Again, guests staying at the Hilton El Conquistador will be transported from the Finish Line back to the hotel after the events.
IMPORTANT HOTEL INFORMATION:
Due to Tucson’s large number of winter visitors, hotel reservations should be secured no later than November 1st. Other hotels are available in the area. **PLEASE NOTE: Discounted race hotel rooms will be released at various times during the first week of November, so reserve your rooms early to receive the best room rate! PLEASE BE SURE TO MENTION THE TUCSON MARATHON WHEN MAKING YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION.
THE FOLLOWING HOTEL WILL HAVE DIRECT SHUTTLE SERVICE TO THE STARTING LINES
HILTON TUCSON EL CONQUISTADOR RESORT
The Official Host Hotel of the 2018 Holualoa Tucson Marathon (rooms must be booked directly using the official race code by 11/14/18 in order to receive shuttle service to the start/finish lines). Participants who did not use the official room block to book at the Hilton will not be allowed to board the shuttles from the hotel on race morning.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador
10,000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
Make your hotel reservation by calling the hotel directly (Tel: 1-888-370-0980) to obtain our discounted rate by entering or mentioning the group code “TUC.” The special race rate is $149/night. Remember to mention the Tucson Marathon when making your reservations! There is a two night minimum stay at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort. Learn more about the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador by CLICKING HERE.
**Transportation from the start and finish lines will be provided to and from the Hilton El Conquistador for all Marathon, Half marathon and the first Relay participants who book directly through the Hilton by calling the hotel and mentioning the code: TUC by 11/14/2018
GOLF: El Conquistador is Southern Arizona’s largest golf facility with 45 holes of championship golf. The Conquistador and Canada Courses located at the country club offer challenging layouts for both the beginner or more advanced player.
The following hotel(s) WILL NOT have shuttle bus pick-up or drop off on race day:
FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES at Oro Valley
Fairfield Inn & Suites
10150 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85737
Tel: 520-202-4000 / www.fairfieldinn.com/tucson
Special room rates at the Fairfield Inn…
Book a Suite at Fairfield Inn & Suites Tucson North/Oro Valley while they last!
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott: completely non-smoking, wet bar, microwave, coffee maker, and a refrigerator. Rooms also feature a hair dryer, iron, and an ironing board. Runners may also enjoy the heated swimming pool and spa, where guests are welcome to lay back and enjoy the spectacular view of the Pusch Ridge Mountains. For guest convenience, a 24-hour Business Center, which can always be useful for printing out a last second boarding pass or checking your email inbox, is available. As always, guests have access to free wireless Internet in each room.
Added Bonuses for runners—
- Complimentary Early-rise Breakfast
- Close to the race Expo and Packet Pick-up
You can make reservations by calling the hotel directly.
• Several restaurants are within a 10 minute drive, with a choice of: Mexican, Italian, Greek, Barbecue, and/or American cuisine.