Below is a partial list of running groups around Tucson; a list of clubs, groups, and teams throughout Arizona is also available. Before setting out to run with one of these groups for the first time, it is a good idea to contact the group organizer beforehand. Times and places tend to change.
Do you run regularly with a small group of people and want to add more? Of course you do! Email the necessary group info and it will be posted!
Since 2005 this group has been running on Saturday mornings (and on other days) in different areas of Tucson including roads and trails. Any active runner of any ability, pace, age (18 and up) who values group runs and athletic camaraderie is most welcome to remain on the list. Those who join this mailing list, however, shall participate in the group runs at their own risk. In order to stay on the list, a new member will have to show up at a Saturday run. To join, contact any of the moderators: Mark Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Felde: email@example.com, Steve Outridge: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kamran Talattof: email@example.com.
A group geared to slower and beginning runners. We do some races together, then also get together
for social runs.
Mission: Destination U is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for anyone to train for and run “the next race”, whether that’s a first 5k or even a full Marathon. We celebrate beginnings and being beginners, comparing ourselves only to ourselves, and cheering on those around us.
Destination YOU! is a fun and supportive community where beginning runners, returning runners or anyone wanting to adopt a fitness lifestyle can pursue their goals whether that involves running a 5k race, or simply working on their cardio. To that end, participants will be treated to clinics dealing with running/fitness related topics such as gear, hydration/nutrition, proper running form, warm-up/cool-down exercises, road safety, and much more. Participants will also be treated to guest speakers who will speak from experience covering a wide range of topics that are sure to be informative, inspirational and possibly even life-changing.
This 9-12 week program meets once a week in Reid Park, at 6 pm every Thursday during the Fall and Spring Semesters. This program relies on people to help you stay accountable, a proven plan, along with a purpose: Our target race each semester.
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We believe that “Running and Walking Changes Everything”. We invite you to join us and experience your own life-changing adventure. We have opportunities for all ability levels - walkers, aspiring runners, as well as those who want to be more competitive. We host FREE runs and walks every week as well as offer more structured training programs throughout the year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What: Himmel parkrun is a FREE timed 5k run/walk held every Saturday at Himmel park in central Tucson.
Where: Himmel Park, Tucson. Start is just south of the Himmel Park Library.
When: 8AM every Saturday November – March, 7AM April – October.
Post-parkrun meetup: Rincon Market, 2513 E. 6th St Tucson, AZ 85716
Who: All welcome, runners and walkers of all ages, including children in strollers and dogs on short leashes (one dog per person, please). Children must be at least 4 years of age to register, and children under 11 must stay within arm’s reach of an adult.
Registration: FREE one-time registration at parkrun.us gets you a personal barcode that you simply need to print out and bring along to Himmel parkrun. It’s also your ticket to any of the more than 1300 parkrun events worldwide each week.
Volunteers: Himmel parkrun is free every week thanks to the volunteers who act as course marshals, timekeepers, barcode scanners, etc. Drop us a line if you can help some time: email@example.com.
Join 200+ runners and walkers for a free jaunt around Downtown Tucson, every Monday night 5:45 pm. The schedule calls for a 3+ mile run or walk, but you can add mileage as you wish. Discounts to local restaurants, drawings for goodies, and more. See www.meetmeatmaynards.com for details and contact information.”
An informal group who runs 5ks to half marathons every other weekend or so down in the Elgin/Sonoita/Patagonia area. Events are posted on the Facebook page.
Performance Endurance is for athletes who are seeking expert guidance to reach their next running goal, whether it be competing in their 100th marathon, doing their first 5K, strengthening the weak leg of a tri, reaching a new fitness benchmark, or getting back on the road safely after an injury or surgery. Along with access to an experienced, professional running coach, members benefit from our affiliation with Performance Fitness, a fully-equipped fitness gym. Our certified fitness professionals are available to assist you with specific cross training and nutritional needs. We can also consult you on shoe fittings, injury prevention and recovery. We meet a few evenings a week at the gym (located at Swan/Fort Lowell, behind McMahons) before heading outdoors to run at nearby parks, tracks and trails, then back to the gym for strength training and core work. Workouts are planned with local Tucson races in mind and include threshold training, VO2 max, and long distance group runs. Members receive a weekly email with educational and motivational tips, and the opportunity to participate in free monthly clinics and workshops. All for just $40/month for members of Performance Fitness ($60 for non members).
This is a group for new-ish (and not so new) runners who enjoy cruising at casual paces (usually 10-13min/mi), covering distances between 3-13 miles. We also participate in many local races. Check out our calendar at www.meetup.com/teamriot.
Runners of Continental Reserve (RCR) is a local running club in Marana,
Arizona. The goal of RCR is to provide a positive environment to make new
friends, be physically fit, and most of all to RUN. RCR is for runners of
all levels; experienced, inexperienced, and beginners. RCR meets every
Saturday at Continental Reserve Urgent Care @ 7:00 AM. Continental Ranch
Urgent Care is located at the Silverbell & Continental Loop crossroads.
8333 North Silverbell Road Tucson, AZ 85743. RCR runs SE from the Urgent
Care around the Continental Loop to Quik Mart and back to Urgent Care. (3.1
mi) Contact Eli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-333-5786
Southwest Endurance Training (SWET) offers a variety of distance running training programs throughout the year for all levels - from people who want to start running to those who want to take their running to the new level. All of our programs are intended to be non-competitive, fun and educational, and focus on helping individuals meet their goals. Email Autumn Ball with questions at email@example.com or visit www.SWET.run.
The Workout Group, Building a Running Community Since 1997
Whether you’re preparing for your first marathon, training for local races, or simply trying to get in shape, WOG features two weekly workouts open to all ages and abilities, as well as weekend social runs. Runners of all abilities and ages are invited to join WOG, the longest-running coached group in Tucson. The Workout Group has been providing workouts for all levels of runners since the last century and has produced plenty of SAR Grand Prix Champions and age-group winners, if you’re into that sort of thing. WOG develops Boston qualifiers, trail runners and track runners, if you’re into that sort of thing.
But most importantly, WOG develops friendships. With an email listserv, social runs, social gatherings, and more marriages than you can shake a stick at, WOG is the place to come to be part of running in Tucson. The Workout Group is led by Randy Accetta, a certified coach who used to be fast and is now old and falling apart. In addition to teaching at the University of Arizona, Randy is the national DIrector of Coaching Education for the Road Runners Club of America, and travels the country 2-3 times a month teaching people how to be a running coach.
When and Where: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, starting at 6:00 pm at the Annex Fields at Reid Park. Workouts take place on a well-lit, half-mile dirt track.
Directions: From Broadway, take Country Club south 6/10 of a mile, turn into the park at Concert Way, then turn left and right in the parking lots and look for the runners by the baseball fields. In the winter, look for the lights!
Run with TRP and you will meet like-minded athletes who will help you achieve your goals, and enjoy a fun, friendly group to share training tips and encouragement. TRP’s schedule includes weekly track workouts, hill runs, easy days, and long runs. We usually have post-run refreshment gatherings for even more fun. For more information, join their “Tucson Runners Project” Facebook Page. Click through for the schedule or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org