Holualoa Tucson Marathon
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 7:00am

Race Details

The 2022 Tucson Marathon will start at 7:00 AM on Saturday, December 10, 2022 above the town of Oracle, AZ.

2022 Registration


Enjoy beautiful Tucson winter weather with temperatures at the start that average in the high 30s and reaching 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit by 11 a.m. The Old West historical town of Oracle marks the starting line of this is primarily a downhill marathon. with some hills around mile 2-4, and mile 11-12 and mile 24.  The course winds through the desert on paved roads and finishes at the Golder Ranch Fire Station on Golder Ranch Road in the Town of Catalina.  You’ll drop almost 2,200 feet in elevation as you run on the point-to-point course along the beautiful Santa Catalina mountain range. (Again, there are some rolling hills and inclines between miles 2-4 and miles 10-12, as well as mile 24). Be sure to train your quadriceps as you’ll be running downhill!

Our runners continue to tell us it’s one of the prettiest courses in the country and one of the easiest to run a personal best.  A portion of the race proceeds benefit local school sports programs and other selected youth groups.


Holualoa Tucson Marathon Registration Fees:
$109 by April 30, 2022
$119 by June 30, 2022
$129 by August 31, 2022
$139 by November 18, 2022
$149 from November 19, 2022 through Packet Pick-up on December 9

**No race day registration or packet pick-up available. Baby Joggers/Strollers are not allowed on the course.  The Marathon course closes at 1:00 p.m.  Course cut offs will be enforced and are posted below. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds, roll-overs or transfers of registration fees.

Be sure to register early to take advantage of discounted entry fees!
  • Race Info

    Full Marathon & Relay Start time: 7:00AM

    The Marathon course, which is primarily downhill, does have sections of rolling hills (from miles 2-4, 10-12 and 24-25) so please be prepared!  The Marathon and Marathon Relay events start at 7am and the course closes at 1:00 p.m.  Cut off times will be enforced along the course.


    American Flyers Race Pacers will provide pace groups for the Full and Half Marathon races! Following are the groups confirmed for the FULL MARATHON: 3:10, 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 5:00, 5:30, SWEEP. We apologize if a group leader is not available for your anticipated goal time.

    Again, be sure to check back in the days leading up to the race for final confirmation on the final pace group times.  Please keep in mind that this is an all-volunteer team and occasionally a group leader may not be able to make it on race day. We apologize if we are unable to provide a pace group for your goal time!


    The Finish Line closes after 6 hours from the start of the Full Marathon. (Please see above for aid station closing times.)

    Food and drinks are provided at the Finish Line for race participants only. Spectators should bring their own fluids and snacks and know that there is little shelter from the sun.

    Shuttle Buses will return participants from the Finish Line (at the Golder Ranch Fire Station) to the official race parking lots and official race hotels (Hilton El Conquistador in Oro Valley).

    Spectator parking is not allowed at the Finish Line (Golder Ranch Fire Station). Spectators will park at the Coronado Middle School (3401 E. Wilds Road, just off Oracle Rd./Hwy 77) and walk an easy 1 mile to the Finish Line.

    (Vehicles parked overnight at the Golder Ranch Fire Station, or on Golder Ranch Road on race day, will be ticketed and towed!)

    CLICK HERE for a Spectator Map.

  • Important

    For the safety of everyone, parking and drop offs are not allowed at the starting line. All competitors must stay inside of the safety cones at all times; anyone who runs outside of the cones will be disqualified. Baby Joggers/Strollers ARE NOT allowed on the course at any time.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

  • Packet Pick-Up

    Packet pick-up for the Tucson Marathon will be held at the race Expo on Friday, December 9th (9:00am - 7:00pm) at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Rd. Race packet pick-up and on-site registration will be available.

    You will need to pick up the following items:

    • Bib #, with chip attached
    • Race T-shirt
    • Packet
    • Relay baton and Parking Permit (Marathon Relay only)


    REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION: Looking to confirm your registration? Please CLICK HERE and provide the information requested on the page.

    LOOKING TO CHANGE RACES? If you need to switch races (by Saturday, 11/30), please CLICK HERE and follow the instructions listed on the page. Anyone wishing to change races after that day will need to inquire at packet pick-up.

  • Aid Stations

    Aid Stations, with water and Gatorade, will be placed at the following locations along the course: Start, 2.4mi, 3.9mi, 5.8mi, 7.4mi, 10.3 mi, 11.6mi, 12.9mi, 15.0mi, 16.7mi, 18.9mi, 19.9 mi, 21.0mi, 21.9mi, 22.9mi, 24.0mi, 25.1mi, Finish Line. Gatorade’s Endurance Formula  is the official on-course sports drink of the Tucson Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay and will be available at the above aid station locations.  As part of a five-electrolyte blend of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and chloride, Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink designed to help sustain hydration during prolonged training and racing when fluid and electrolyte losses can be significant. It contains nearly twice the sodium (200mg) and more than three times the potassium (90mg) of Gatorade Thirst Quencher to help sustain hydration, maintain proper fluid balance and replace the critical electrolytes lost in sweat during these occasions.

    Participant Tracking: looking to track a runner on race day? CLICK HERE to register for this service, which is provided by Chronotrack. Spectators will also be able to download the Athlinks app and then, by viewing a participants "results", will have the option to see which  splits a runner is between on the course map.

  • Map

    Printable Map: CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Full Marathon/Relay map.

    Spectator Map: There are only two decent locations on the course for spectators to view their runner.  Please CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Spectator & Finish Line Parking Map.

    Finish Line Map: CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Finish Line area map.


    All finishers will receive a commemorative medal after crossing the finish line.

    Overall top male and female winners for the Full and Half Marathon races will be based on the official race (gun) time (ie: the actual order of finish).

    Awards will be given to the top overall male and female masters winners in the Full and Half Marathon races, based on chip time.  Masters winners are not eligible for age group awards.

    Age group awards are provided to the top three male and female runners in the Full and Half Marathons in the following age brackets: Under 19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80+

    Awards need to be picked up on-site (Half Marathon after 10am; Full Marathon after 11am). Due to the fragile nature of some finisher awards, we are unable to mail certain prizes after the event so be sure to check the Results Kiosk before leaving the finish line area.

    RULES: The top three overall race winners, and masters winners, will receive their overall place award and forfeit any age-group award. Top three overall winners are not eligible for masters awards; the masters awards will go to the next eligible finisher.

IMPORTANT: The course is USATF Certified (#AZ1017JOE) & is a Boston Marathon Qualifier (www.baa.org).