Start training now for a 5K, 1/2 marathon, or full marathon. The perfect time to run is December, when the beautiful Tucson mornings range in temperature between 40-70 degrees.
Start your weekend off with the Tucson Marathon Family Fitness Fest on Saturday, designed to be fun for the whole family. The 5K course takes runners of all ages and abilities around the UA Mall. This is a very safe, flat, and fast course. Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. The 1 Mile Fun Run for kids is one lap on the Mall of the UA campus. Every kid will receive a finisher’s medal and shirt. Parents are welcome to run with their kids. A wide variety of fun kid’s activities will also be held on the Mall between 8:00am – 12:00pm.
On Sunday, you can tie up your laces and fill up your water bottles. Choose between either 13.1 (half marathon) or 26.2 miles (marathon). Both races will end at Coronado Middle School.
The events benefit local school sports programs and other selected youth groups.
- LOCATION: See the Tucson Marathon website for starting points.
- DATE: The Family Fitness Fest 1-Mile and 5K race will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012. The Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2012.
- TIME: See the Tucson Marathon website for full schedule.
- COST: $15-$190/person, depending on event.