2019 RACE UPDATES
The 2019 Tucson Marathon Events will take place on Saturday, December 7th. The races include the Holualoa Tucson Marathon & Marathon Relay as well as the Damascus Bakeries Half Marathon. We hope to see you in the desert southwest on race day!
2019 RACE DAY PHOTOS: Use the code “25off25” to save 25% on orders over $25 (good until December 20, 2019). CLICK HERE to view the photos!
2019 RESULTS: Click Here for Race Results
FULL MARATHON & MARATHON RELAY: 7:00am START
HALF MARATHON: 7:30am START
REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION: Participants can confirm registration by CLICKING HERE.
SWITCHING RACES: instructions on how to switch races can be found on the following link. Changes can be made on-line until Saturday, 11/30. After that day, all changes will need to be made at packet pick-up. CHANGE RACES (Link active until 11/30)
PACKET PICK-UP & RACE EXPO: Race numbers and goodie (drop) bags will be available for pick-up at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort (10000 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704) on Friday, December 6, from 9am – 7:00pm. (Need a friend to pick-up your bib? Please print and sign a copy of the Bib Number Authorization Form.)
RUNNER TRACKING: Be sure to register for the runner tracking service, provided by Chronotrack, if you wish to follow a participant on race day. CLICK HERE for details!
AID STATIONS: all aid stations will be stocked with water and Gatorade Endurance (Lemon-lime).
GU ENERGY: GU Energy gels (Chocolate, Vanilla or Tri-Berry) will be available at Mile 5.8 on the Half Marathon course, and Miles 12.9 and 18.9 on the Full Marathon course.
RACE MORNING DROP BAGS: Race morning can be cold, so it’s helpful to wear layers and utilize the race goodie bag (the orange Gatorade bags provided at packet pick-up), which we refer to as a drop bag. Clothing can be deposited in this bag, placed on an “official drop bag bus” at the starting line and then retrieved at the Finish Line (if the bag is labeled clearly with your name and bib number). Please use the Gear Tag on the race bib to collect the bag after completing your event. Participants may discard unwanted clothing at the starting lines and/or any aid station along the course, but keep in mind that those items will be donated to local shelters and will not be returned. IMPORTANT: the Tucson Marathon Events is not responsible for lost items or valuables left in drop bags.
PARKING FOR STARTING LINE SHUTTLES: Parking is not allowed at either race starting line – all race participants must take an official race shuttle bus to their respective race starting line on race morning. Participants who did not use the official race booking code to reserve a room at the Hilton El Conquistador will need to find their way to one of the satellite parking areas and take a shuttle to the respective race starting line. Race shuttles will depart from the following locations, at the times listed below, on Saturday morning:
- FULL MARATHON & MARATHON RELAY SHUTTLES (4:40am-5:20am) Full Marathon shuttle buses depart from the Ventana Medical Parking Lot (1910 E. Innovation Park Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85755, off Tangerine Rd.). CLICK HERE for a Map. Or, for driving directions, CLICK HERE.
- HALF MARATHON SHUTTLES (5:15am-5:40am) Half Marathon shuttles depart from the Canyon Del Oro High School Parking Lot (25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ 85704), just off Oracle Rd (south of the Hilton El Conquistador). CLICK HERE for a map. Or, for driving directions, CLICK HERE.
SHUTTLE BUSES TO STARTING LINE FOR GUESTS OF THE HILTON EL CONQUISTADOR: Shuttles for those participants who reserved a room using the official race booking code (TMA) at the Hilton El Conquistador will be available in front of the hotel at the following times (but it’s best not to wait for the last bus). A Bus Ticket, for your specific race start, will be provided by race staff at packet pick-up – look for the Hilton Bus Ticket sign. You will need to show the ticket to board these buses on race morning! Security will be on site on race morning to assist hotel guests with this process.
- FULL MARATHON & RELAY: shuttles depart from 4:40am – 5:20am
- HALF MARATHON: shuttles depart from 5:15am – 5:40am
**Participants staying at the Hilton El Conquistador who DID NOT reserve a room using the official race booking code can purchase a bus ticket at packet pick-up, or via PayPal by requesting a link via email. Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for payment information so we can confirm the reservation with the Hilton.
RETURN SHUTTLES TO OFFICIAL PARKING LOCATIONS & HILTON EL CONQUISTADOR: shuttle buses will provide return transportation from the Finish Line to the Official Race Satellite Parking lots, as well as the Hilton El Conquistador Resort, on race day from 8:45am until 1:30pm. Buses will pick-up just outside the gate of the Golder Ranch Fire Station.
CATALINA BREWING CO.: Join the post-race celebration on Saturday, December 7 at Catalina Brewing Company. Stop by from 3pm-7pm for a family friendly celebration and enjoy a free drink when showing your bib number! Find them at 6918 N Camino Martin #120, 85741
BEAST PACING: Beast Pacing will once again offer pace groups for the Full and Half Marathon races! Unfortunately, they are not able to provide pacers for every finishing time but have 18 dedicated individuals ready to help on race day! Following are the groups confirmed (as of 11/21/19): FULL MARATHON: 3:10; 3:25; 3:35; 3:50; 4:05; 4:20; 4:35; 5:00 and 5:30 and HALF MARATHON: 1:30; 1:40; 1:50; 2:00; 2:10; 2:20; 2:30; 2:45 and 3:00. We apologize if a group leader is not available for your anticipated goal time.
POST RACE FOOD: Snacks and drinks (for race participants only) will be available in the Natural Grocers Food Tent, just past the finish line exit chute. Participants can enjoy a wrap made with Damascus Bakeries bread, and fruit and other snacks from our local Natural Grocers. Damascus Bakeries is the title sponsor of the Half Marathon and has been creating artisan breads since 1930! With 4 locations in Tucson, Natural Grocers has been the region’s valued community grocery store for over 50 years. Offering the highest quality produce, dietary vitamins and supplements, they are the area’s trusted source for healthy food shopping at affordable rates!
RACE RESULTS: CLICK HERE for race day results.
RACE DAY PHOTOS: Action Media will be taking participant photos on race day and the images will be posted 1-2 days after the race. Information will be posted on the race website, and the Facebook page, once the photos are available. CLICK HERE to view the 2019 Race Photos.
AWARDS: Overall Award times are based on the “gun start” and age group awards are based on “chip time” so please plan accordingly on race morning and take your place in an appropriate location. Please remember to run inside the cones and thank the many volunteers on course!!! Awards will be available for pick-up at the Award Table (next to the Food Tent) on race day. Awards are not mailed, so please confirm your placement before leaving the finish area.
SPECTATOR VIEWPOINTS – Please adhere to these or you could be ticketed by police – There is no spectator parking on roads north of Oracle Junction (intersection of Hwy 77 & Hwy 79) at any time on race day! CLICK HERE for a Map.
1/ Oracle Junction – This is mile 18.9 for the Marathoners and mile 5.8 for the Half-marathoners. Head north on Oracle Rd/Hwy77; and park in the strip mall lot on the west (left) side of the Highway, just before Mile Post 91 (and the junction with Hwy 79). Police officers will assist with crossing the street. Please yield to the runners enough space to pass by safely.
2/ Eagle Crest Ranch Blvd. – from Oracle Junction, head south on Oracle Rd/Hwy 77, passing by Saddlebrooke Blvd., until you come to the traffic light at Eagle Crest Ranch Blvd. Parking is available just after the traffic light, on either side of the road, along the dirt frontage roads. To view the runners, cross the highway to the aid station near Eagle Crest Ranch Blvd. Runners will pass by here on their way to the Finish Line!
FINISH LINE PARKING: The Finish Line is located at the Golder Ranch Fire Station on Golder Ranch Dr. Spectator parking for the Finish Line is available at the Coronado Middle School (3401 E. Wilds Rd. Tucson, AZ 85739 – the traffic light just south of Golder Ranch Rd.) – shuttle buses will run between the school and the finish line from 8am until 1:15pm. Parking is not allowed on Golder Ranch Drive, between Twin Lakes and Coronado Forest Rd., OR in the Basha’s shopping center parking lot. Vehicles parked on Golder Ranch Rd., in the Basha’s Plaza or in the surrounding neighborhoods, will be ticketed and towed. Please be considerate of the local residents!