Race Distances and Courses
7.4 mile race:
The out and back 7.4 mile paved course along Sabino Creek crosses nine bridges and provides the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Catalina Mountains as the sun sets against them. The course is uphill on the way into the canyon and downhill on the way back, with aid stations at approximately miles 1.6, 3.7 (turn-around point), and 5.8.
7.4 mile Early-start:
The early-start event will begin 30 minutes prior to the main race entry and is for entrants aged 60 and above, and any entrants who need more time tofinish before nightfall. Entrants under 60 years of age who opt for the Early Start will not be eligible for age-group prizes or Grand Prix points. All entrants remain eligible for raffle prizes. This event will be timed just like the 7.4 mile race, and the results will be included on the SAR website.
Please, no bicycles, strollers, skateboards, roller-blades, or pets allowed on the course.
Sabino Canyon, at 5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, just north of Sunrise Drive - (map).
Parking is available in the main parking area ($5 fee collected by Parks Service upon entering the lot, unless you have an annual pass). Part of the main lot will be reserved for members of the public visiting the park that evening that will not be participating in the event.
Or, park for free at Canyon View Elementary School (5725 N. Sabino Canyon Road) and Esperero Middle School (5801 N. Sabino Canyon Road).
Please note that parking is not allowed on Sabino Canyon Road north of Sunrise Drive.
Start-time temperatures are usually near 80 degrees F, clear skies, and no wind. Check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be race-ready!