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Race Information

  • Name
    Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run
  • City
    Tucson, AZ
    Pima County
  • Events
    8M run
    5K run
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  • Race Date
    Sep 7, 2020 Monday
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  • Details from event's Active.com listing:

    Early registration is open for Tucson's iconic running race.   We're capping the total amount of runners at 750, so grab your spot.  Better yet -- we're planning a souvenir medallion for the 50th anniversary race!  See www.azroadrunners.org for more details.

    This scenic course and the post-race festivities truly embrace the spirit of the old Southwest, making the 50th Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run a regional favorite.  

    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. Race morning promises to be hot, so bring water and sunscreen.

    The oldest race of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, this event has been featured as a Runner’s World Race of the Month.

    Capped at 750 participants combined in both 8-miler and 5k

    Incentive-based Prize Money in 8-miler

    Age Group Awards from Running Shop, top three in 5-year categories in 8-miler and top three in 10-year categories in 5k Run/Walk

    Chip-Timing, with start/finish line chip timing by Roadrunner Race Timing

    Technical running shirt with unique race artwork

    50th Anniversary Commemorative Medallion to all finishers

    The 8-miler is part of SAR's Running Shop Grand Prix. 

    Water at 2, 4, 6, and 7 mile marks (at 1 and 2 mile marks for 5k)

     

    PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS

    The 8 Miler is part of SAR's Running Shop Desert Grand Prix.  

    Gift certificates and other prizes for overall and age-group winners, plus $250 to fastest man and woman who break the current course records:

    • Nicholas Hilton 41:33, 2018
    • Katie James 46:39, 2016

    Race Director Challenge: The first man who breaks race director Randy Accetta's course PR of 42:48 will receive $424.80 in cash on the barrelhead.  The first woman who breaks an age-graded equivalent of 47:48 will receive $474.80 in cash on the barrelhead.  

    * Unofficial training runs at Saguaro, every Sunday morning in August, at 6:00 am. All ages and abilities welcome—just come and run or walk on your own! Bring your own water, car-pool if you can, park legally, and bring the Park fee!
    * Get ready for the hill: A-Mountain Training Runs start in August every Monday night at Meet Me at Maynard’s—starting at 5:45 from Hotel Congress

     

     

     

     

    Event details and schedule

    5-6 Packet pick-up

    6:25 8-miler

    6:30 5k

    9:00 Awards

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Listing Status

  • Added to our Directory
    Jul 31, 2002
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Sep 21, 2019
  • Last checked by a snack-eating human.
    Sep 20, 2019
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