Congrats! You’ve decided to run your first (or 50th!) 5K in Tucson!
Tucson is a marvelous place to run because we have balmy, beautiful weather from October through May. Even when the temperatures rise in June through September, you can still squeeze in runs in the wee morning hours or in the evenings after the sun sets.
Put together your training plan, pick a race, and you’ll be well on your way!
Scroll down for a full list of 5Ks in Tucson. This list includes: mud runs, color runs, ragnar relays, trail runs, 5K fundraisers, holiday races, social runs, and events that combine walking & running.
Note that we have also included races with similar distances that you might be interested in: 4-milers, 8Ks, quarter marathons, children’s races of various distances, etc.
Hope to see you hitting the pavement in Tucson this year!
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The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department will be hosting their annual summer road races, Thursdays in June and July. Ribbons will be given to the top finishers at each race. More information can be found on the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation sports website or by calling the Sports Unit at 520-791-4870. Dates and Locations: June 6 – Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way June 13 – Freedom Park, 5000 E. 29th St. June…Find out more »
T-shirt guaranteed if registration received by 7/17/19. You can upgrade to tech t-shirt for $15 and must be received by 7/17/19. This race features Chip Timing. A cool summer 5k through the shady Green Valley Pecan Farm orchards, preparing runners for the Pecan Classic in November. No dogs allowed on course. The course is on dirt roads and trails through the pecan orchards, giving runners a unique opportunity to see the farm and enjoy a summer running experience under the…Find out more »
The beauty of the Sonoran Desert and gorgeous mountain ranges will surround you as you run with views of the Stone Ramada at the Cave and the City of Tucson to the west. Day of race registration and bib number pick up will be from 5:30 – 6:25am. Cars must be in the Park by 6:15am. The gate will be closed for the race. The run will start at La Posta Quemada Ranch. All participants will receive a free t-shirt…Find out more »
This is an iconic Tucson event. The paved 8 mile loop will challenge you as you race among the rolling hills of the Saguaro Cactus Forest in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. The 5k Fun Run and Walk is an easier out-and-back, with the same gorgeous scenery.Find out more »
Come cruise the beautiful rolling hills in the Painted Desert area of the cactus-covered Tucson Mountains, with a rocket-ship finish to the shade-covered staging area nestled amongst the palm trees on the west side of Pima Community College. The TMC Tucson 10k has been named the RRCA State 10k Championship so come on out and be part of a fun and fast race experience. Goodies: All 5k and 10 registrants receive a souvenir tank top, while all 5k and 10k…Find out more »
"Southern Arizona's Favorite Trail Race!" Two distances: 5.3 and 10.6 miles and 5k road run. Your race starts & finishes at the park trail head and travels the trails of this magnificent park. The 10.6 miler is two loops of the 5.3 mile course. Your 5k runs on the fast and flat paved park roads. Overall male/female & age group medals for all events Custom runner's hat Free race photos Free Mexican breakfastFind out more »
This is the one, the only, the original -- the event that started the FitKidz craze! Join 300 or so other kids in celebrating and promoting fitness on a morning dedicated to only the kids and giving them the full race experience! The 7th Annual Sabino Canyon One Mile FitKidz Classic will take place at the beautiful Sabino Canyon, on United States Forest Service Land, on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:15am. National Public Lands Day…Find out more »
Join some of the fastest runners in the nation. Set your own personal record or just come for the fun of sharing fitness with friends, family, and total strangers. Enjoy the fabulous Race Expo: free food, entertainment, health checks, and music. Former UA track coach, Dave Murray is the race director. He brings over 35 years of racing experience to develop a fast, flat, fun course on the beautiful University of Arizona campus. The time management team of the Southern…Find out more »
The Great Pumpkin Race is a 5K race set for Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Buckelew Farm just west of Tucson. This cross-country style 5K races though the Buckelew family farm. Near the finish, go through the wild and crazy corn maze! In addition to free entry into the farm, participants will also be eligible for great prizes! Buckelew Farms also offers activities like pumpkin carving and kid’s face painting for a small fee. The Great Pumpkin race benefits…Find out more »
Get Moving Tucson is Tucson's most popular urban half-marathon with three events to choose from and live music, a vendor expo, children's activities, jumping castle, food trucks, breakfast after-party, and more. For both the 5k and the Half, the fun begins in the heart of Downtown Tucson, with a route including historic West University and the canyons of Downtown. Half-Marathoners will head back to Sentinel Peak and crank the A-Mountain loop, then hit the the flat out-and-back on the Santa…Find out more »
Run through the Pecan orchard in November! The race route will travel a scenic course, south of Sahuarita Road on dirt roads and trails through the pecan orchards, giving runners a unique opportunity to see the farm and enjoy a fall running experience under the trees. The Pecan Classic 3.3 features: Unique pecan related awards to first place man/woman, gift baskets from the Pecan Store to top three men/women, awards to the first place masters man/woman, and awards to top…Find out more »
The Everyone Runs November 10 Tucson Medical Center Veterans Day Half Marathon and 5k is "unquestionably Tucson’s premier and most beautiful course running in the majestic Tucson Mountain Park!" With the beauty of this area, and hardly a building or home in-site, plus excellent roads, this race is the one you’ll want to run. Your race entry includes: Half marathon finisher medals Custom 5-year age group awards for the half and 5k Your choice of a long-sleeve tech or…Find out more »
Work up an unforgettable Thanksgiving appetite with a European-style 5K around Reid Park. Separate men’s and women’s events create a fun opportunity to cheer on friends and family as they hurdle hay bales and water jumps. A team division is available. Great prizes include “turkeys” and pumpkin pies! The 5K races are part of the Running Shop SAR Grand Prix. Tee Shirts: Quality cotton tee shirts will be given to each participant. Men’s, women’s and youth sizes are available.Find out more »
Special ornament award to the first 400 finishers in the 5k, along with awards for first man/woman and first man/woman masters! All Santa’s Little Helper participants will receive a holiday treat and finisher ribbon. Day of race registration and bib # and t-shirt pick-up starts at 8:00am. Don’t forget to bring your new unwrapped toy. All participants will receive a free long sleeve t-shirt if registered by 12/4/19. The 5K will be run on a cross country course on…Find out more »
We will be updating this page with races as we receive new information. If you know about other 5Ks around Tucson, contact us!