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  • Sabino Canyon 1 Mile Kids Classic - 9/27/14

    A FREE FitKidz event for kids not yet in middle school on National Public Lands Day at the beautiful Sabino Canyon!

  • Jim Click Run ‘N’ Roll - 8K & 3K - 10/5/14

    A super-fast and flat 8K & 3K on the beautiful University of Arizona campus in the heart of the Old Pueblo!

  • The Great Pumpkin Race at Buckelew Farms - 10/12/14

    This cross-country style 5K races though the Buckelew family farm and both the 5K and the FitKidz mile include portions of their wild and crazy corn maze!

Latest News:

Sabino Canyon One Mile Kids Classic: Important Updates

Sep 21, 2014

1. Carpool, Carpool, Carpool. Did I mention that it would be best to carpool as much as possible? The main canyon lot holds many vehicles but Saturday mornings are very busy at Sabino Canyon. This one will be busier than normal because this is National Public Lands Day so parking is free and there are also a number of other special events being held. There will be some overflow parking (signs will guide you to it if it is needed) but there will be about 1/2 mile walk from the overflow lot to the Start/Finish area, located at mile post 0 on the main road into the canyon.

2. PLAN ON ARRIVING EARLY - WELL BEFORE 7AM, to ensure you get a good parking spot and that you have plenty of time to pick up your bib and t-shirt. This will also give you time to enjoy some of the pre-race activities such as face painting and fun work out and stretching drills.

3. YES, THERE WILL BE RACE DAY REGISTRATION ALLOWED. Again, please arrive early so that you have ample time to fill out the registration form. Registration and packet pickup (for those who have pre-registered) will open at 6:30am and close promptly at 7:15am.


5. If your child does not yet have a FitKidz t-shirt they can pick up a free one on race morning. If they already have a FitKidz shirt please have them wear it to the race!

6. YES, PARENTS MAY RUN WITH THEIR CHILDREN! However, only the kids will be timed. We will have a special waiver form for parents / guardians to sign if they plan on running with their kids!

7. This event is being put on in conjunction with the Friends of Sabino Canyon (FOSC) which does fantastic work making the canyon a safe and fun place for us to visit. The FOSC will be there at the event with us with some information and cool free stuff for the kids. Make sure you stop by and thank them!

8. Our FitKidz events are made possible through not only the hard work of our SAR Board Members and volunteers, but also our sponsors, Tucson Medical Center, Champ Youth Kids, Caps & More, The International Wildlife Museum, RRCA Kids Run the Nation Program, Brooks and Mary & Robert.

9. All finishers will receive a cool ribbon and the top 3 boys and girls finishers will receive a special medal!

10. Please only register kids that are not yet in middle school.

If you have any questions not addressed above please contact the Race Director, Steve Outridge, at outridge2003@yahoo.com


Save some cold hard cash & sign up for TMC Get Moving Tucson by October 1st

Sep 17, 2014

We at the Southern Arizona Roadrunners remain committed to low prices and high quality.  For example, the city's most popular half-marathon, the October 19th TMC Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Half-Marathon, started at $30 and is now available at a mere $50. Our Tucson Lifestyle 5k is only $25 now. Of course, the free Cox Charities Mile is open to all ages and abilities! Pricing goes up on October 1st, so sign up online here and save some cash!

Great  scenery, fun staging, and post-race activities that include jumping castles, kids activities, plenty of food and drink, and more.  TMC Get Moving Tucson raises funds for Cox Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters Tucson, and other local organizations.  The half-marathon is part of the Running Shop Grand Prix produced by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.


Grand Prix Points Update

Sep 12, 2014

The 2014 Grand Prix Standings have been updated and now include the results from the Saguaro 8 miler. The next Grand Prix race is the Jim Click Run and Roll 8k. See the latest standings here.


2014 Children’s Fitness Fund Grant Recipients

Sep 5, 2014

Southern Arizona Roadrunners is proud to announce the 2014 Children’s Fitness Fund grant recipients.

Flowing Wells Fit Feet:  Flowing Wells students in the Fit Feet program meet with friends, families and teachers to run and walk.  Participants will log their miles.  The grant will allow students to attend community running events and will provide funding for fitness gear incentivizes.

Copper Point School Mileage Club:  This program will show students that running & walking can be part of a lifestyle that is achievable for all.  Every student will measure their steps/mileage with pedometers and stopwatches purchased using grant funds.  Club members will have a goal of 6 miles per week.  Students will celebrate their mileage by participating in the Thanksgiving Cross Country Classic Fun Run/Walk.

TUSD Elementary Cross Country:  Over 20 elementary schools across TUSD offer cross country programs where students train and participate in meets.  They will use the grant funding to construct a more permanent results board and to purchase materials to mark their courses.

John B. Wright Elementary Miler’s Club:  The Miler’s Club program will be a lunch hour activity for the entire school population. The grant funds will be used primarily to provide incentives and rewards for the children as they accomplish various pre-determined, age appropriate milestones.

Catalina Cross Country:  Catalina High School is a public high school that has a large population of refugee families and families living in poverty.  Grant funds will help support the Catalina Cross Country Team in attending local invitational meets so the team can run against competition and become familiar running in races with large numbers.

Safford K-8 PSPE:  The Personal Social Physical Education (PSPE) Club begins each weekly event with focused instruction in a classroom-meeting format and then moves outside where students are guided and encouraged to participate in various physical activities.  As part of the program, students also volunteer and participate in community fitness events.

Desert Sonora Elementary:  This high needs school brought back their physical education program two years ago and they have a very limited amount of usable equipment.  The grant will be used to purchase equipment that will allow students to enjoy being active so they will continue to do so in their daily lives.

Blair Charity Group:  In 2014 the Autism Society of Greater Tucson has partnered with the Blair Charity group to produce a new basketball inclusion camp for children with autism.  The clinics will focus on teaching basketball skills as well as building social, leadership and life skills. This clinic adds the dimension of inclusion and understanding. 


Saguaro National Park 5k and 8 Miler Results now posted!

Sep 1, 2014

Results can be found here!  Have a Great Labor Day!


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