Dave’s Run For ALS - 20th Annual

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Race Info
Course Info
Race Info

DATE: Sunday, March 22, 2020

WHERE: Curtis Park near River and La Cholla. The park is on Curtis road just west of the 'Sporting Chance' building.

OVERVIEW: The 20th annual Dave's Run for ALS is an event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The event honors the late David Filer who was an avid runner, active SAR member, and local business owner. David was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in the summer of 2000. Currently there is no cure for this fatal disease. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go specifically for ALS research, via the Jim Himelic foundation.

PACKET PICKUP: Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10am - 1pm at The Running Shop at 3055 N Campbell Blvd.


  1. MEDALS: Medals for every finsher of the 5K & 10K!
  2. TECH SHIRT: Technical running shirt for every registrant of the 5K & 10K!
  3. FREE: eegees for participants!
  4. FREE: pancakes, fruit and snacks!
  5. FREE: kids activities such as facepainting and jumping castle!
  6. FREE: coffee courtesy of our amazing friends from Team Hoyt Arizona!
  7. TEAM PRIZE: team with most 5K & 10K registrants wins FREE eegees party worth $150!
  8. FLAT AND FAST COURSES: USATF certified flat and fast courses (electronically chip timed)
  9. FUN FOR WHOLE FAMILY: One Mile FitKidz (FREE for kids 12&under) and Family Run/Walk
  10. EARN POINTS: The 5K race is part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix series.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need your help! Check back here after we get a chance to set up the volunteer sign up sheet for the 2020 event!

DAVE'S DOUBLE: What is DAVE's DOUBLE? It is a special challenge for those that want to test their mettle by racing the 5K and 10K back to back! Sound a little out there? It is, but it has become amazingly popular!

RACE DIRECTOR: Steve Outridge. Contact Steve here.

Date and Time

Sunday, March 22, 2020
6:50 AM - 5K Run/Walk

8:00 AM - 10K

8:05 AM - 1 Mile FitKidz & Family Run/Walk

Race Awards

- Awards for the 10K & 5K run/walk

- For both the 5K & 10K, awards will be given for first 3 in the open overall and master’s categories and in 5-year age groups! Please note that only the 5K is a part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix Series.

- All participants will receive an official event gift and will be eligible for raffle prizes!

Packet Pick-Up

- Packet Pick-up will be held the day before the race, Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 10am - 2pm at The Running Shop, 3055 N Campbell Ave Suite 153.

- Packet Pick-up and race day registration will also be available race morning beginning at 6am.

Community Partners

Pima County Parks and Recreation


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Race Fees

5K - Prior to 01/01/2020 | Non-SAR mbr $25.00 | SAR Mbr $20.00       

5K - Prior to 03/01/2020 | Non-SAR mbr $30.00 | SAR Mbr $25.00

5K - On & After 03/01/2020  | Non-SAR mbr $35.00 | SAR Mbr $30.00


10K - Prior to 01/01/2020 | Non-SAR mbr $25.00 | SAR Mbr $20.00       

10K - Prior to 03/01/2020 | Non-SAR mbr $30.00 | SAR Mbr $25.00

10K - On & After 03/01/2020  | Non-SAR mbr $35.00 | SAR Mbr $30.00


DAVE'S DOUBLE - Prior to 01/01/2020 | Non-SAR mbr $45.00 | SAR Mbr $35.00       

DAVE'S DOUBLE - Prior to 03/01/2020 | Non-SAR mbr $55.00 | SAR Mbr $45.00

DAVE'S DOUBLE - On & After 03/01/2020  | Non-SAR mbr $65.00 | SAR Mbr $55.00


1M - Prior to 01/01/2020 | Over 12 - $15.00 | 12 & Under (FitKidz) - FREE

1M - Prior to 03/01/2020 | Over 12 - $17.00 | 12 & Under (FitKidz) - FREE

1M - On & After 03/01/2020 | Over 12 - $20.00 | 12 & Under (FitKidz) - FREE


  • Print Registration Form and mail it in. Registration by mail must be postmarked by Saturday, March 14, 2020.
  • Register online
  • You can print the form here on this site and may drop it off anytime at The Running Shop prior to March 21, 2020. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment when mailing in the printed form.

    Packet pickup and in person Registration will take place at The Running Shop on Saturday, 3/21/20, from 10am - 2pm. Credit cards will be accepted for payment at the Running Shop.

    You can also pick up packets and register for the race at the event beginning at 6am at Curtis Park.

  • Race Day Registration starting at 6:00am at Curtis Park. Credit cards will be accepted for payment race morning.
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

Dave's Run For ALS: A fast a super-fast and accurately measured USATF certified 5K & 10K course along the Rillito River Path starting and finishing at Curtis Park near La Cholla and River (2110 W Curtis Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705).

The 5K course starts within Curtis Park and heads west on the Rillito River Path to a turnaround point about 1.4 miles out near Camino Del La Tierra, returning to the start/finish line within Curtis Park. The 10K course also starts to the west mirroring the 5K course. When participants return to Curtis Park they will continue east past the park to just past La Canada to another turn around point. They will again return to the entrance to the park and this time continue into the park to the Start/Finish line.

The 10K course will start at the same location, head east on the Rillito River Path to a turnaround point about 1.5 miles down the path, come straight back west past Curits Park on the path to another turn around point and then return to finish at Curtis Park.

The FitKidz and Family Fitness Fun Run/Walk will go east on the Rillito path to a turn around point. When the kids return on the path to the side of the Sporting Chance building at the edge of Curtis Park they will be directed on the dirt and follow cones around the outside of the baseball field and then return to the Start/Finish line. There will be many volunteers to guide them and cheer them on!


The race will take place at Curtis Park near La Cholla and River (2110 W Curtis Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705).

Race Staging and Parking Area Map

Curtis Park Location Map

Race Weather

We can’t promise perfect weather as we were reminded three years ago! However, temperatures are usually around 55 degrees F, with clear skies, and little or no wind. Check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be race-ready!  We’ve asked the rain to stay away…

Results Photos

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