free social run & fun
The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking. Join today!
Our rolling 8-mile and 5k courses loop through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East. This event has been featured as a Runner’s World Race of the Month. State Championship medallions, gift certificates, age group awards, and nifty super-cool t-shirt.
This FREE event for kids not yet in middle school takes place in the beautiful Sabino Canyon in the Coronado National Forest on Public Lands Day. This means parking is also FREE. Kids get a free FitKidz shirt, finisher ribbon and more goodies. Bring your kids out and get them moving!
Join some of the fastest runners in the nation. Set your own personal record or just come for the fun of sharing fitness with friends, family and total strangers.
In August 2000, Rob Bell, an avid, middle-of-the-pack runner in Southern Arizona, passed away during a workout. He was a kind and soft-spoken man who loved to run and to race and was always aware of the successes of other runners. In his memory, an award was created with the support of two of Rob's running friends. With original funding from Rob's friends Julie Luft, Ken Johns, and Dave Salgado from Pepsi, this award is meant to recognize someone in the local running community whose enthusiasm for our sport embodies the spirit of Rob Bell.
Because SAR receives so many inspiring nominations, we're changing our formula to expand the award and recognize both a SAR Nominee and Community Nominee. Although the nomination process stays the same, SAR will now narrow down the nominees to three finalists for the Rob Bell Award.
From a combination of community input and SAR Board review, two winners will be selected: a community choice and a SAR Board choice. Award winners will receive the following:
Free entries to all SAR races for one year
Free SAR membership for one year
A commemorative plaque
Prizes totaling approximately $150 in retail value
Nominations must be submitted by August 31, 2015. Each nomination should include the name of the person being nominated, a description of how this person embodies the spirit of Rob Bell, examples of how the person has engaged in the Southern Arizona running community, and the name/contact information of the person submitting the nomination.
Past Award Winners
2014 - Leo Richard
2013 - Michelle Hawk
2012 - KamranTalattof
2011 - Benito Gonzalez
2010 - Craig Dabler
2009 - Jolene Jones
2008 - Gerry and Sully Sullivan
2007 - Elisa Kinder
2006 - Michele and Dave Hill
2005 - Dorothy Wilhelmson
2004 - Rick Fenno
2003 - Jennifer Argraves
2002 - William Chapdelain
2001 - Connie LopezMore
The Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown registration window is now open through August 31st. Sign up here for the great deal that guarantees you entry into two great events. Click here for updated details on Triple Crown rules.
* September 7: TMC Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-Mile Run or 5k walk/run
* October 25 TMC Get Moving Tucson Events, either the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon or Tucson Lifestyle 5k.
If you finished the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k, you are still eligible for the special finishers medallion. If you did not do the Meet Me Downtown event, have no fear: you can still register for the Triple Crown and receive your Run Tucson t-shirt and the great pricing for the remaining two races. Remember, you can run or walk and you can pick any of the distances!More
The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is now taking applications for the annual Children's Fitness Fund. Please check out the Children's Fitness Fund portion of our website for more details on how to submit your application by July 31st.
In 1991, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners established the Children's Fitness Fund to provide money for community endeavors that promote life-long fitness for children. The programs funded by SAR focus on the development of healthy lifestyles for children, with emphasis on running related activities. SAR seeks to fund programs that prepare children for a lifetime of individual exercise, regardless of physical condition or ability. Each SAR race contributes approximately 10% of their profits to finance the Children's Fitness Fund.More
On Saturday, 6/27/2015, head to any of the 5 locations listed below between 10am - 1 pm to join SAR or renew your existing SAR Membership. You'll qualify for some great FREE STUFF. Plus since you are joining before July 1st, you'll qualify for inclusion in the 2015 SAR Running Shop Grand Prix series!
Head to one of these locations to sign-up or renew your memnership this Saturday:
- All About Running & Walking
- Fleet Feet Tucson East
- Fleet Feet Tucson Northwest
- Performance Footwear
- The Running Shop
~SAVE $75 on race entry fees
~Discounts at local merchants & service providers (inlcuding all the stores above!)
~Enrollment in SAR Running Shop Grand Prix series. You'll earn a special medal if you complete six of the Grand Prix races this year. Plus there are awesome prizes for the series leaders & for the top three in each age group!
- Special perks at certain SAR events!
By joing SAR you'll also be supporting a healthy community through these SAR programs:
~FitKidz Children's Race Series
~Children's Fitness Fund
~Spirit of Rob Bell Award
~Training & health seminars
~Free community-based fitness & social events
~Over $30,000 per year donated to local charities