Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Point-to-point, Road
Difficulty: 3 / 10
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Filed Under: Running
This is a mostly downhill race it drops about 2000 feet. It is mostly gradual. The marathon has about 1500 runners. The course is open for the full marathon for 6 official hours. However, if you speak to the director you can start early if you would like. Tucson is a beautiful place to run, the air is fresh and clean. It has a small town feel to the race, no spectators allowed until after the 13 mile mark. A lot of people come here to qualify for Boston and do. I would recommend staying in Host Hotel Hilton El Conquistador or the Holiday Inn Express. There is Bus service from those hotels directly to start of races and also bus service back to the hotel immediatly after race. The weather is generally high 30's to low 40's at the start and high 60's at the finish.
New finish! No hill at the end! The marathon course has been certified by USATF. The Holualoa Tucson Marathon is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Results are automatically sent to Boston for those qualifying in Tucson. There will be no mail confirmations. Check the website beginning in September as all received entries will be posted in our "participants' list."
The Relay benefits Linkages, a non profit employment agency that helps those with disability find meaningful work. Relay information with details on relay points, maps, parking and transportation will be available at the Expo. Each team will receive a baton with a parking permit. One person may pick up all four packets at the Expo.
4-Person team will run distances as follows: 1st leg 8.1M, Biosphere Rd; 2nd leg 5.5M, Oracle Jct; 3rd leg 6.3M; 4th leg 6.3M Wilds Rd.
Team awards include top three teams in male, female & coed.
Please park in designated areas or you will be subject to ticketing or towing.
All relay runners will receive a T-shirt and finisher's medallion.
You must get bused to the start of the race. Please check website for instructions: www.tucsonmarathon.com