Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 5K & 10K - VIRTUAL ONLY

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Race Info
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Race Info

For Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10K, 5K that was scheduled for May 2, 2021, SAR has decided this race will be VIRTUAL ONLY.

This decision was not any easy one, but the SAR Board and Race Director are taking this preventive measure to ensure the safety of the community that we care for so deeply. 

We understand the disappointment of those who were as excited as we were to attend this race in person. If you were entered in the 2020 Cinco de Mayo 10K,5K & FitKidz Mile and were moved to the 2021 event, you will not need to pay any additional entry fees. You do need to let us know if you would like to opt into the 2021 virtual race, otherwise we will defer you to the 2022 event.

If you are already registered from 2020 and need to make your deferral or virtual selection please follow the instructions in the following video HERE.

Refunds are not an option per standard SAR policy due to the fact that the event has already incurred expenses leading up to race day.
If you have any questions regarding this, please send me an email at lucastyler@hotmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you,

Lucas Tyler


Note: SAR Members, as long as you are logged into your Run Signup account, a $2 discount will automatically apply when you check out! Email us at sar_office@yahoo.com if you have any issues!

Run your virtual 5K or 10K on any course you choose any time from Saturday, May 1, 2021 through Sunday, May 9, 2021 and then post your results HERE.

Post your results and then pIck up your custom finisher shirt and race medal:

5/1/21 - 5/7/21 at Fleet Feet Oro Valley - 7607 N Oracle Rd Ste 121


5/8/21 - 5/15/21 at Fleet Feet Tanque Verde - 7301 E Tanque Verde Rd





The 40th annual edition of Tucson’s running 10k & 5k fiesta winds its way through Starr Pass in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Run or walk the gorgeous course with beautiful mountain scenery and great views of the Tucson basin.  Afterwards, join us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring the Cholla High School mariachi band.

The Cinco de Mayo 10 K event is part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix series.

Volunteers needed!  Sign up here to volunteer! We have 100 volunteer slots to fill! 

Is your company interested in sponsoring? Email the race director!

Important Race Weekend Info

Packet Pick-up & In-Person Registration:

►Friday May 1 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7607 N. Oracle Rd #121, Oro Valley AZ 85704
►Saturday May 2 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85715
►Sunday May 3 (Race Day) from 5:30-6:15am at Cholla High School. All races start and finish at Cholla High School.

Important: If you decide to switch between the 5k and 10k or switch between the 10k walk and 10k run, you must let the race director know. If you switch events after Saturday packet pick-up, please visit the timing booth race morning to let the timer know.


Finisher Medals for 10k and 5k!

RRCA 10k State Championship

Additional Race Beneficiary: Youth on Their Own

Family Fiesta: Sombrero kids dash (for kids of all ages), jumping castle, pinatas, water balloon toss and more!

FitKidz Race: Free 1 Mile race for kids under 12.  

Team Competition:  Team competition is open to the 5k and 10k!  The team with the most participants as of Thursday, April 30 will be awarded with a party package to Tap & Bottle/Westbound. Must be 21 years of age or older to win alcohol.  

Tshirts: Entry includes event T-shirt for all participants!  Shirt sizes are first come first serve!

Post-Race Breakfast Burritos from El Saguarito Mexican Food, plus fruit and cookies

Post-Race Eegee's Slush:  a Tucson favorite!

Mariachi Performance:  by Cholla High School Mariachi Club

The 10K race is part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!  

Title Sponsor:  Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope

Silver SponsorO'Reilly Auto PartsFleet Feet, JanCoEl Saguarito Healthy Mexican,Tucson Subaru

Bronze Sponsors:   Eegee'sTile OutletTap & Bottle


Volunteer:  Sign up here to volunteer! We have 100 volunteer slots to fill! 

Date and Time

Virtual Race - 5K or 10K course of your choice from 5/1/2021 - 5/9/2021



Sunday, May 3, 2020

►6:30 AM - 10K Walk*

►6:35 AM - FitKidz Run

►7:00 AM - 10K Run

►7:05 AM - 5K Run/Walk

*10k Walk participants will only be eligible for age group awards if they are 70 or older

**Post Race Festivities to start at 8:00, Sombrero kids race 8:15, Awards 8:45

Race Awards



Individual awards will be given to the following in both the 10K and 5K:

►Top 3 Overall Finishers (Male and Female)
►Top 1 Masters Finisher (Male and Female)
►Top 3 in each 5-Year Age Group (Male and Female)
►The following Age Groups will be awarded 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Note: 10k Walk participants will only be eligible for age group awards if they are 70 or older


Run your virtual race between 5/1/21 and 5/9/21, then post your virtual results, then pickup your custom finisher shirt and race medal below:

►5/1/21 - 5/7/21 at Fleet Feet Sports Oro Valley, located at 7607 N. Oracle Rd #121, Oro Valley AZ 85704
►5/8/21 - 5/15/21 at Fleet Feet Sports Tanque Verde, located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85715

Race Hotels

The closest hotels are:

JW Marriott Starr Pass:  3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.  85745

Hotel Congress:  311 E. Congress St.  85701

AC Hotel by Marriott:  151 E. Broadway Blvd. 85701


A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards the following:

►Scholarship for Cholla High School Graduate Pursuing Higher Education as well as Cholla High School mariachi program

►Youth on Their Own

►SAR Children's Fitness Fund 


Call Race Director Lucas Tyler (520) 3071942 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Race Fees

Register for this year's virtal race from 4/1/21 - 5/1/21 

$35 - Non-SAR Member

$30 - SAR Member



Race Entry Fees:

  • SAR Member by 2/25/20 - $33
  • Non-SAR Members by 2/25/20 - $35
  • SAR Member after 4/18/20 - $35
  • Non-SAR Member after 4/18/20 - $37
  • SAR Member after 4/18/20 - $37
  • Non-SAR Members after 4/18/20 -$40
  • ALL at Packet Pick Up and on Race Day - $45


All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable to another Southern Arizona Roadrunners' race. This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc. If the course has to be changed, the race cancelled, or the race rescheduled due to an act of nature or circumstances beyond our control, there are no refunds or transfers. 


  • Register online
  • THERE IS NO PACKET PICKUP FOR THIS YEAR'S VIRTUAL RACE ============== Register in Person - Friday May 1 from 2:00-6:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7607 N. Oracle Rd #121, Oro Valley AZ 85704 THERE IS NO PACKET PICKUP FOR THIS YEAR'S VIRTUAL RACE
    Register in Person - Saturday May 2 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson AZ 85715
  • THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR THIS YEAR'S VIRTUAL RACE ================ THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR THIS YEAR'S VIRTUAL RACE Register in Person - Sunday May 3 (Race Day) from 5:30-6:15am at Cholla High School
    (Note - Only cash or checks are accepted for payment)
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

USAT&F Certified 10K (AZ-95003-FC) and 5K (AZ15017JOE)

To view the 10k course map, click here.

The paved, USATF Certified 10K out and back road course features rolling hills winding through the Starr Pass Resort in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. The course ends with a 2-mile downhill before finishing in front of Cholla High School. There are 3 water stations (at the 1 mile, 3 mile and 5 mile)

To view the 5k course map, click here.

The paved, USATF Certified 5K is a loop course with rolling hills.  It starts at the intersection of Starr Pass Blvd and Cholla Blvd. and winds its way through the Tucson Park West III neighborhood.  The course finishes with a 1-mile downhill.  There is 1 water station along the course around mile 2.

Baby strollers are welcome on the course.  We ask that strollers position themselves at the back of the start and use caution not to block or impede other participants on the course.

Dogs are not permitted on the course.


Cholla High School
2001 W. Starr Pass Blvd. (W. 22nd St.)
Tucson, AZ 85713

Race Weather

Start-time temperatures are usually 55-60 degrees F, clear skies, and no wind. Check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be race-ready!


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