Sun February 16, 2025 Tucson, AZ 85735 US Directions
Where the West Was Run!
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Place

201 Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ US 85735

Description

February 19 Update: Here's the post-race email for the 2024 race, with details on picking up race awards, late t-shirt pickup, and more.

 

2025 registration now open for $20!  -- check out the photos posted by John Harris!

 

Saddle up and head out to Old Tucson!  The popular TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run is back!  Runners and walkers of all ages can choose either a 4-Mile Run or family-friendly 1-Mile Walk/Run, all entirely on the grounds of the newly reopened Old Tucson.

 

Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just looking for a fun way to get some exercise, join us for an exciting morning at America's most legendary western film set. Passing through the gates of an old frontier town, you'll be transported back in time to the mythic Wild West.  Dash down the streets of Hollywood’s most famous films, and walk in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Sharon Stone, and other class film stars.

 

The 4-mile trail run loops throughout the dusty streets, horse trails, and desert terrain of Old Tucson Studios.  The family-friendly 1-mile includes free entry for all 14-and-under.  Cowboy costumes, children, and strollers are all welcome!  

 

All participants receive a free commemorative long sleeve shirt and colorful souvenir race number.

Want more?  Mosey up to the cash bar for a post-race drink at the Bitter Creek set, pre-order a breakfast burrito for an additional ten bucks, or purchase a first-ever "Run Tucson" souvenir shirt.    

 

Choose Your Race Day Distance
  • Women's 4-Mile Trail Run, starts at 7:30 am
  • Open and Men's 4-Mile Trail Run, starts at 8:30 am
  • Family 1-Mile Walk/Run, starts at 8:30 am
  • Free 1-Mile Walk/Run for all under 14 years old (capped at 60), starts at 8:30 am
  • Free Lil' Partners Kids 100 yard dash, starts at 9:30 am (approx)

Highlights: 

* First 600 registrants guaranteed a  commemorative colorful souvenir shirt - see here

* Low pricing with a la carte add-ons, including Day Pass to Old Tucson, breakfast burrito, or additional souvenir shirts

* Post-race cash bar with beer, spirits and more at Stage 2, near the Bitter Creek finish line

* Start/Finish at the Bitter Creek and High Chaparral sets

* Costume Contest: we'll hold a western-themed costume contest at the awards ceremony -- run in your western duds and try to win a costume contest prize! 

* The 4-Miler includes single track trails, Horse Poop Alley, dirt roads, washes, and the dusty Old Tucson Main Street (wheelchairs and strollers will find this very challenging)

* The Family 1-Miler course is less technical and loads of fun for walkers, joggers, and runners of all abilities (chairs and strollers should be fine on this trail, though chair athletes may have a difficult time navigating the terrain)

* Free Lil' Partners 100 yard dash for lil' cowpokes!

* Age Group and Overall Prizes: Gift certificates to The Running Shop for overall and age group winners 

* $3 off for all SAR members. The 4-Mile races are part of SAR's 2025 Running Shop/Mizuno Grand Prix.  

Terrain: dirt, trails, and washes

Difficulty: some sections are rugged, mostly flat but a few inclines, watch out for cactus

Weather: 50's - 70's

Differently Abled: the four-miler is not suited for chairs, but the 1-miler may be doable

Pets: Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on Old Tucson property

Day Pass and Park Entry:  All participants are invited to stay in the park until the park opens at 10:30.  After 10:30, all of us will need a park pass to enjoy the day in the grounds.  Click here to make a day pass purchase using the Old Tucson ticketing platform, including their e-commerce fees.

* Discounted day pass to Old Tucson: $5 per race participant, free for 4-and-under.

* Discounted day pass to Old Tucson: $15 per guest, free for 4-and-under.

Old Tucson's regular day pass pricing is $39 or $24 for ages 5-12 and free for 4-and-under.

About Old Tucson: Old Tucson Studios is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10:30am to 5:00pm. More details can be found on their website www.oldtucson.com

Location and Directions: Click here for maps and details. Old Tucson Studios, 201 South Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85735 

Awards: Click here for Award details.

For questions, please contact randy@runtucson.net.

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