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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Tucson Wicked Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Spooky Kids Sprint at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park
Bring the whole family out for a wicked good time! All kids registered for the Spooky Sprint will receive a trick or treat bag at check in and will be able to trick or treat along the course from volunteers! COSTUMES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! This event is is limited to 500 participants!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 »
Join the Humane Society of Southern Arizona's fifth annual SWEAT FOR PETS: Walk, Run & Roll on SATURDAY November 16th at Kino Sports Complex. Kino Sports Complex is transformed into a dog-friendly oasis featuring a kids fun zone, vendor and sponsor booths, food trucks, a beer garden and a sniffing good time for all the four-legged pals. Whether you build a team, walk alone, or walk virtually...all proceeds from this fundraising walk save the lives of homeless animals in YOUR…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 »
Let's start a Thanksgiving Day tradition at the Tucson Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. Everyone gets a donut at the finish line!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 »
Start the holidays off right with some exercise and a treat at the end! Join The J for their 2nd Annual Holiday Fun Run Series and participate in a 10K, 5K, or 1K Run/Walk. The 10K/5K will be a timed run/walk, while the 1K is a non-timed fun event that you can run or walk, starting in the sculpture garden. *The 5K is FREE for kids 6 and under with registered parent (shirt not included). **Shirt is not guaranteed after…Find out more »
Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K, and Reindeer Dash at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park
The Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K, and Reindeer Dash will take place on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park in Marana. This event is limited to 700 participants. WHAT YOU GET Custom Event Medal for ALL participants. Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve Shirt for ALL participants. NEW - option to select 'NO SHIRT' option at checkout and receive $5 off your registration. Chance to hang out with Santa! Age Group…Find out more »
The Arizona Distance Classic, described as the most scenic Arizona race event of the year, takes place just north of Tucson in Oro Valley on March 15, 2020. Drawing walkers and runners locally and from around the country, the Arizona Distance Classic is a true Celebration of the Healthy Active lifestyle. Runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes, and abilities are encouraged to participate. The breathtaking course is open and fully supported for 4 hours. Plentiful aid stations and cheer…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!