December 4, 2021
Tucson Marathon, Marathon Relay & Half Marathon
Phone: (520) 403-3355
Time: Starting: 07:00 AM
This Marathon / Half Marathon course and ideal weather draw runners from colder climates who love to run a marathon in December in typically ideal running conditions. This course is consistently ranking as a top-10 Boston qualifying course. Whether you're looking for a fast competitive event, or simply a 'leisurely' 26.2 mile morning run, the Tucson Marathon races will be a good fit.
The Marathon runners line up in the historic town of Oracle winding their way around the town for six miles until the course reaches SR 77. Traveling along the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, through the quaint towns of Oracle and Catalina, the course brings the runners to the Golder Ranch Fire Station.
The Half-Marathon starts on Biosphere Road and follows the second half of the marathon course. Both the Full- and Half-Marathon events are USA Track & Field certified and all results are sent directly to Boston.
For those who do not want to tackle the longer distances, the Marathon Relay requires four runners, each running a proportionate leg of the marathon course.
The Tucson Marathon Events have been run annually since 1995, growing from 800 participants to over 4000 throughout that period. These races have proven to be favorites for local runners as well as visitors, with 48 states and five foreign countries being represented last year. A little more than half of the runners in the Marathon field have been male, with the reverse true of the Half-Marathon. The combination of a fast course with moderate to cool race time temperatures make these races a popular choice for runners searching for a personal best.