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El Tour de Tucson 5K

Sat November 23, 2024 Tucson, AZ 85701 US Directions
Run, Walk, or Ride! Join us and snag your souvenir finisher's medal.
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El Tour 5K

877 spots left. Price increases after August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm MST


Tucson Convention Center
260 S Church Ave
Tucson, AZ US 85701


Registration Opens April 17th!  Early registration only $20!

Welcome early-birds!!  El Tour de Tucson and Run Tucson are excited to bring you the 2nd Annual El Tour 5k Run/Walk, in the heart of lively Downtown Tucson. 


Join the Fun: We expect over 9,000 bike riders and 1,000 in the 5k, so mark your calendars for the exciting El Tour Expo & Fiesta festivities on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22, with the bike and run on Saturday, November 23rd.


Save some cash: Grab your spot for the 5k Run/Walk for just $20 -- this super-early-bird rate lasts from April 17th through April 30th.  


Perfect for the active family -- ride the Tour or walk or run the 5k -- either way, enjoy a Downtown party, discounted hotels, and more! Open to all ages and abilities, every finisher in this chip-timed 5K will receive a souvenir medallion as they cross the finish line. 
You can walk the 3.1 mile Downtown course or you can race it, with overall winners and age-group winners receiving gift cards to Fleet Feet Tucson
The 5K will start at the El Tour start line at 7:30am and cruise through the wide neighborhood streets of Downtown Tucson.  The finish is back near the Convention Center, at El Parque de San Cosme, just two blocks from the start line and expo.
The El Tour Expo and Fiesta is a 3-day expo that leads up to the big day.  Enjoy exhibits, demos, celebrity signings, food trucks, live entertainment and the Dragoon Brewing Beer Garden!
Volunteers Always Welcome: Don't wanna' run but still want to be part of the fun?  Sign up to volunteer here!  You can be a course monitor, hand out water, or hand out finisher medals . . .
Planned Event Week Schedule, Details TBA


El Tour Expo & Fiesta |  260 South Church Avenue, Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall in Downtown Tucson

  • Thursday, November 21: Noon – 9pm

  • Friday, November 22: Noon – 9pm

  • Saturday, November 23: 6am – 5pm

El Tour 5k Packet Pickup Pre-Race

  • Thursday, November 21, Noon – 9pm, Convention Center

  • Friday, November 22, Noon – 9pm, Convention Center

  • Saturday, November 23, 6:30 am - 7:15 am, Convention Center near starting line

Updated 5k Event Day Schedule

6:30 am - 7:15 am: Packet pickup and registration at the Convention Center near starting line

7:15 am: Start 5k Run/Walk, with ongoing festivities at race site and finish at El Parque de San Cosme, with finisher medals awarded to all finishers

9:00 am: Approximate time for El Tour 5k Awards staged at the Convention Center, age group awards by Fleet Feet, winner's watches by Ben Bridge Jewelers

Ongoing morning and afternoon: bike rides begin, expo activities, music, and more

Click here for more information on the El Tour bike rides and weekend schedule

Event Details

Fun for Runners: fast and flat course with neighbor support will lead to fast times -- perfect for all runners from novices to speed-demons

Fun for Walkers: plenty of room to enjoy a 3.1 mile journey through beautiful Barrio Viejo and Armory Park neighborhoods in historic Downtown Tucson.  

Age Group Awards to top finishers courtesy of Fleet Feet

Top Male and Female receive custom watch, courtesy of Ben Bridge Jewelers at la Encantada

Click here for more race day details

El Tour de Tucson Website

Additional event information can be found at 

Accommodations and Travel

Book with our official lodging partners and save during your stay! Click on the hotel logo to book directly online now.
Rates typically are valid during race weekend and are subject to occupancy and city taxes

Event Directors

El Tour has partnered with Run Tucson, the local leaders producing running events for decades. Run Tucson has developed running events in locations like Downtown Tucson and in tourist destinations like Saguaro National Park, the Biosphere 2, and Old Tucson Studios.

Questions about the El Tour 5k?  Contact Randy Accetta at

Questions about the El Tour bike events?  See

The event will take place rain or shine.  There are no refunds, deferrals, or returns for this event.  Race items will not be mailed to participants.

Race Contact Info

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