It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Tucson Marathon events and the Oracle 50K. We’ve held out hope for the past several months that we would be able to safely host the 50th running of the Tucson Marathon, however, we know now that it won’t be possible. We apologize for the late news, but wanted to make every effort possible to make these events happen in 2020.

As stated on our registration page, all participants will be deferred to our December 4th, 2021 event, with an option to defer to the December 3rd, 2022 event.

Personally, I understand the time, hard work, and training you have put in for our events, and hope each of you can find another race to participate in.  We do appreciate all the kind words and feedback we have received over the past few months.  I can only say we will take this extra time to create a greater running experience for everyone in 2021, and hope you will continue to support our future races.

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!


The Tucson Marathon Staff