Competitor Rules & Regulations

The following rules and regulations apply to all participants of the Tucson Marathon Events and MUST be adhered to at all times during the event.  It is the responsibility or each competitor to read and understand all of the following before starting the race. All competitors are responsible for their actions.  These rules have been established to protect the natural landscape, competitors, volunteers and other individuals using the trail system.  Failure to comply with these rules may result in: time penalties, immediate disqualification from the event or fines.  The Race Directors have the authority to alter and/or implement rules as needed before or during the event.  Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and assistance.


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Travel & Lodging

Tucson International Airport is a convenient option for the Tucson Marathon.

With competitive airfares, 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 easy rental car pick-up, the Tucson International airport (TUC) is a 45 minute drive to the host hotel.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) can be an alternative, low cost travel options.

While the drive is a bit longer to the host hotel (under 2 hours), there are hundreds of low cost flight options offered into those airports from cities around the US and Canada each day . Rental car pick-up is also easy to navigate!


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Race Morning Runner Parking: participants who did not book at the official race hotel, Hilton El Conquistador, using the group code “TUC” must take a shuttle bus to the official starting line from a specific satellite parking area. Please follow the instructions on the Parking page.

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Race Transportation

Wear warm clothing on the bus and remember your drop bag that you picked up at the Expo! You can use this bag to store extra clothing, drop it on the appropriate buses at the Starting Line and retrieve it at the Finish Line.  Buses will remain at the starting lines if you would like to stay warm before the event.


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Review the demographics on who competes in Tucson Marathon events last year. Get a sense of the competition and the mix of runners that you’ll be running side by side with.
CLICK HERE to confirm your registration for the 2019 Events.

Need to switch events? Please CLICK HERE for instructions on how to make a change!

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Potential Expo Vendors

CLICK HERE for information about opportunities for the 2019 Tucson Marathon Expo and the registration form.  It’s our 26th year and our Expo Vendor fees remain very low.  Join us in December for another fun event. The Expo is now a single day event which takes place on a Friday, the day before the races.

Please read the info and contact us if you have any questions.

Pam Reed – Tucson Marathon