Tucson 50K

The 2022 Tucson 50K Ultra Marathon will start at 6:00 AM on Saturday, December 10, 2022 above the town of Oracle, AZ.

2022 Registration

The TUCSON 50K is the perfect way to step up to the ULTRA MARATHON DISTANCE

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 primarily downhill 50k road ultra marathon. With some hills around mile 2-4, and mile 11-12 and mile 29.  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 29). Be sure to train your quadriceps as you’ll be running downhill!

You’ll be running almost the identical route to the Tucson Marathon with an additional loop along the BioSphere 2 road making for an extra social middle stretch of the race!

RACE REGISTRATION FEES

Holualoa Tucson 50K Registration Fees:
$129 by April 30, 2022
$139 by June 30, 2022
$149 by August 31, 2022
$159 by November 18, 2022
$169 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 50K course closes at 1:30 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.

Tucson Marathon 50th Running!

And a belated birthday wish to the great state 48! #AZ


The 50th Running of the Tucson Marathon took place December 3, 2021. In celebration of this, we’d like to recognize and celebrate what the locals know today as the Holualoa Tucson Marathon. Please enjoy some history of our incredible event:

The very first Tucson marathon was held February 15, 1969. The race started at City Hall, went east to Randolph Park, then circled back to San Xavier Mission and back to City Hall.

The race was called the Arizona Admittance Day Marathon. The chairman was Carl Brunenkant and the president of the Marathon was Joe Soble.

The winner was Ron Hall, a Sunnyside High grad, in 2:41.46. Approximately 170 runners started and 112 finished. (No women’s results were recorded)

Acknowledgments to Steven Finkelstein Arizona/USATF Long Distance Running Recordkeeper and Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star

The following link has the past 49 winners and course information https://www.arrs.run/HP_TucMa.htm

Fast Facts:
– First Female Lauri Snider (AZ/USA) 1974 won again 1975
– Fastest Male 2:13:56 Ed Mendoza (AZ/USA)
– Fastest Female 2:41:36 Heather Utrala (CO/USA)
– Most overall victories female (3) Margie Lopez (AZ/USA)
– Most overall victories male (6) Soro Bassarima (CIV)
– No race was held 1986-1987 or 1994
– 2 races were held in January and December 1995

Acknowledgments to Andy Milroy (NRDC), Steven Finkelstein Arizona/USATF Long Distance Running Recordkeeper, and the late Ultra Legend Ken Young.

We hope to find fun facts throughout the year to share with our readers. If you were a part of the history and have old memorable or stories to share please send us an email.  info@tucsonmarathon.com

Tucson Marathon

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

2022 Registration

Come run your FIRST MARATHON or your FASTEST MARATHON.

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.

RACE REGISTRATION FEES

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.

Half Marathon

Enjoy beautiful Tucson winter weather with temperatures at the start averaging in the high 30s (F) and reaching 65-70F by 11 a.m. This is a very scenic, mostly downhill, half marathon course in northern Tucson. Due to safety requirements, there will once again be a ‘wave’ start for the Tucson Half Marathon.  (Participants will receive both a “chip time” and “gun time” after finishing the event. Competitors aiming for a podium spot in  the Tucson Half-Marathon should opt to be near the starting line,  (in the first corral as winners times will be based on “gun time” only.)  Runners will be released in groups of 200 approximately every 2 minutes.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation on race morning!

RACE REGISTRATION FEES

Tucson Half Marathon Registration Fees
$94 by 4/30/21
$99 by 08/31/21
$109 from 12/2/2021 and in person at Packet Pick-up (12/3/2021)

**No race day registration or packet pick-up available.  Baby Joggers/Strollers are not allowed on the course.  The Half 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.

Marathon Relay

Come be a part of the Tucson Marathon Events and share the distance with up to three friends and enjoy beautiful Tucson winter weather, with temperatures at the start averaging in the low 40s/high 30s and reaching 65-70 degrees by 11 a.m.

A Marathon Relay team can be comprised of 2-4 runners.  Awards will be broken down into the following divisions: All Female; All Male, Coed.

Tucson Marathon Relay – Registration Fees:
$210 by 4/30/21
$229 by 8/31/21
$239 by 9/30/21
$249 by 10/31/21
$259 by 12/2/21
$269 from 12/2/2020 and in person at Packet Pick-up (12/3/2021)

**No race day registration or packet pick-up available.  Baby Joggers/Strollers are not allowed on the course.  The 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.