Updated: January 4, 2021  

The Tucson Marathon is still  many months away, it is very difficult to have any definitive clarity over the status of the event. We are working very closely on an ongoing basis with all of our municipal partners and our local health and public safety officials to understand the ever-changing conditions and how they might affect the event.  Our primary goal is to partner with all of these agencies in ensuring community health and to ensure a safe event for all participants, volunteers, and Tucson Marathon event staff.

Considering the global precautions currently being taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, throughout the fall and winter we will continue to follow the guidance of Government and Health Officials. Based on direction from Government and Health Officials, if the unlikely decision is made in the Spring that the event weekend needs to be postponed, we will be deferring race registrants to future event dates set for December 3rd, 2022 or December 2nd, 2023.  

We hope the anticipation of participating in the 50th Running of the Holualoa Tucson Marathon in December brings happiness to the Tucson community and for all runners and walkers who love the sport. We continue to wish you and your family good health, happiness, and fitness.

Be well,

Your Holualoa Tucson Marathon Team


See more comments from our team:

From Pam Reed, Co-Race Director:

Dear Runners, Sponsors, Volunteers and Friend of the Tucson Marathon,

Over the 27-year history of the Tucson Marathon the race has survived rain, snow, hail, heat and wicked winds.  But regretfully for 2020 Covid-19 has taken down our event.  We hoped that by December the virus would be under control.  Sadly, that is not the case.  We have analyzed many options, but just don’t see a way that we can 100% guarantee that the marathon will not add to the spread of the virus.  We could wait longer prior to cancelling the race, but we do not believe much will change in the next seven weeks.  The Tucson Marathon is my love and passion.  I am devastated by the cancellation.

Please see our website for information on deferring your race entry to 2021 or 2022.

Thank you for your understanding, and keep on running!

Pam Reed
Co-Race Director

From Al Kullwin, Volunteer Coordinator:

Dear Volunteers

I would like to express my appreciation to all the groups and individuals who had volunteered to work the race this year.  It would be impossible to hold the event without your efforts.  Your smiles and great attitudes are what makes the marathon so special for the runners.  We hope to see you all back in December 2021.

Allen Kulwin
Volunteer Coordinator

From Shane Asbury, Co-Race Director:

This Sux!

Sincerely,

The Tucson Marathon Staff


Updated: July 9, 2020

50th Running of the Holualoa Tucson Marathon
Half Marathon / 2-Person Marathon Relay / 50k
December 5th, 2020

Considering the global precautions currently being taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19, throughout the summer and fall we will continue to follow the guidance of Government and Health Officials. Based on direction from Government and Health Officials, if the unlikely decision is made in the fall that the event weekend needs to be postponed, we will be deferring race registrants to future event dates set for December 4th, 2021 or December 3rd, 2022.

The Tucson Marathon is still months away, it is very difficult to have any definitive clarity over the status of the event. We are working very closely on an ongoing basis with all of our municipal partners and our local health and public safety officials to understand the ever-changing conditions and how they might affect the event.  Our primary goal is to partner with all of these agencies in ensuring community health and to ensure a safe event for all participants, volunteers, and Tucson Marathon event staff.

We hope the anticipation of participating in the 50th Running of the Holualoa Tucson Marathon in December brings happiness to the Tucson community and for all runners and walkers who love the sport. We continue to wish you and your family good health, happiness, and fitness.

Be well,

Your Holualoa Tucson Marathon Team