Come run your FIRST MARATHON or your FASTEST MARATHON.
Enjoy beautiful Tucson winter weather with temperatures at the start that average in the high 30s and reaching 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit by 11 a.m. The Old West historical town of Oracle marks the starting line of this is primarily a downhill marathon. with some hills around mile 2-4, and mile 11-12 and mile 24. The course winds through the desert on paved roads and finishes at the Golder Ranch Fire Station on Golder Ranch Road in the Town of Catalina. You’ll drop almost 2,200 feet in elevation as you run on the point-to-point course along the beautiful Santa Catalina mountain range. (Again, there are some rolling hills and inclines between miles 2-4 and miles 10-12, as well as mile 24). Be sure to train your quadriceps as you’ll be running downhill!
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. A portion of the race proceeds benefit local school sports programs and other selected youth groups.
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