Holualoa Tucson Marathon Starts at
Damascus Bakeries Half-Marathon
(First Wave) Starts at 7:00 A.M.
Marathon Relay Starts at 7:30 A.M.
are looking for a fast,
gradually-downhill marathon with no
big crowd hemming you in, the Tucson
Marathon is your race. Enjoy
beautiful Tucson winter weather with
temperatures at the start averaging
in the high 30s and reaching 65-70
degrees Fahrenheit by 11 a.m. This
is primarily a downhill marathon.
with some hills around mile 2 and
mile 10. Come run your FIRST
MARATHON or your FASTEST MARATHON.
You'll drop almost 2,200 feet in
elevation as you run on the mostly
downhill, point-to-point course
along the beautiful Santa Catalina
mountain range. (There are some
rolling hills and inclines between
miles 2-5 and miles 10-13).
The Old West historical town of
Oracle marks the starting line. The
course winds through the desert on
paved roads and finishes at the
Coronado Middle School, just off of
E. Wilds Road. Our runners continue
to tell us it's one of the prettiest
courses in the country and one of
the easiest to run a personal best.
Be sure to train your quadriceps as
you'll be running downhill! Benefits
local school sports programs and
other selected youth groups.