Race Calendar Good Neighbor Events
  • SAR Membership

    The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking. Join today!

  • Spring XC Classic 5K - 4/18/15

    The Spring Cross Country Classic is a fun filled, low cost 5k through the scenic rolling trails of Lincoln Park with separate races for men and women as well as an awesome egg toss!

  • Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco De Mayo 10K & 5K - 5/3/15

    The 35th annual edition of Tucson’s largest and most scenic 10K winds its way through Starr Pass in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains.

  • Tucson 5000 - 5/10/15

    One of the fastest 5Ks in the West! This pancake-flat, fast course provides the perfect opportunity for a 5K PR.

  • TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k - 5/30/15

    This is the biggest 5K in the Southwest, the RRCA West Regional Championship! Runners and Walkers of all abilities are celebrated for reaching their fitness goals!

Latest News:

Grand Prix Points Update

Apr 16, 2015

The 2015 Grand Prix Standings have been updated and now include the results from the Sabino Canyon Sunset Run.
See the latest standings here.


Charities Announced for TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk

Apr 15, 2015

Thanks to sponsorship from TMC and our parternship with Cox Charities, we're proud to announce the roster of local organizations that will benefit from the May 30th TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run. When you sign up online, you can made additional donations.  

Children's Museum, Tucson: At Children’s Museum Tucson we help children develop foundational skills by igniting a spark for discovery and learning in an environment where families play and connect in meaningful ways.

Living Streets Alliance: The mission of the Living Streets Alliance is to promote healthy communities by empowering people to transform our streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing, and play.

Educational Enrichment Foundation: Through its grants, scholarships, professional development programs, and community activities, EEF actively provides enhanced and enriched learning resources for TUSD students, teachers, and schools, advocates for educational excellence for all children, and ensures access to educational enrichment opportunities within TUSD for financially in-need students.

Greater Tucson Leadership: Founded in 1980, Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) is a non-profit, non-partisan leadership organization dedicated to providing leadership education, community development and civic engagement for the overall care of and commitment to our Tucson community for over 30 years.

myTEAMTRIUMPH: myTEAM TRIUMPH is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races.

Junior League of Tucson: The Junior League of Tucson, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Southern Arizona Roadrunners: The vision of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners is to provide running-related events at professional standards, with a reasonable pricing structure, a family-friendly environment, and competition that emphasizes the pursuit of individual competitive excellence, the joy of individual and team participation, and a healthy lifestyle. We do so by facilitating and supporting competitive and social running and walking events; by promoting running and fitness for all ages; by providing educational and social information about our sport; and by promoting our sport through public relations and civic involvement.

Child and Family Resources, the beneficiary of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown: At Child and Family Resources our mission is to work in homes and communities to:Help families succeed; Coach child care teachers so children excel in school; Partner with teens to prevent pregnancy, school drop-out, drug use and suicide.


Sabino Canyon Sunset Run 2015 Recap

Apr 13, 2015

The 35th annual Sabino Canyon Sunset Run presented by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners couldn’t have ordered a more perfect evening. Some clouds and a light breeze rolled in prior to the start of the main 7.4 mile race and conditions were ideal for fast times. It isn’t surprising that fast times were turned in by many and a great time was had by all 500 or so health-conscious people enjoying a run in one of the most magnificent canyons in the American Southwest.

It was a Workout Group sweep in the women’s race which was won by Caitlin Vass who set a huge PR in route to the victory in 53:00. She was followed by Jessica Culver in a close second and Michelle Hawk in third. The Women’s Master’s Crown was won by Ginger Cross (due to Michelle being pulled out of the Master’s category after her third place finish overall).

The men’s race was won by Clint Verran of Hansons-Brooks Distance Project in Rochester Hills in a very impressive time of 41:27. He was followed in second by Atilla Boros in 44:08 and Adam Folts close behind in third with a time of 44:19. The Master’s Male Crown went to last year’s Running Shop Grand Prix Master’s Champion Ramon Billy in a very impressive 44:57.

We would like to thank the Forest Service for allowing us to have this race at Sabino each year. We’d also like to thank all of our sponsors as their support is vital to a successful event. These folks include Performance Footwear, Proactive Physical Therapy, Summit Hut and Eegees.. We’d also like to thank the Friends of Sabino Canyon for all of their volunteer support. The FOSC is also the main beneficiary of the event every year helping them to continue their work in making the Canyon a fantastic place for all of us to visit and enjoy. We’d also like to send a shout out to the great folks at Metro Fire Department for helping to ensure our safety and DJ Rich for all of the great tunes and wonderful sound system.

We say it with every event we put on but it is never more true than with this particular event. It takes a huge group of over 40 volunteers to put on the Sabino Canyon Sunset Run and they are all rockstars in our book. We simply couldn’t hold these events without them. If you would like to help out go to azroadrunners.org and contact any SAR Board member for information. We could really use your help and we guarantee you will have a great time! 

Here’s an attempt to list all of this year's volunteers. We sincerely apologize for anyone we might have missed. Steve Felde, Sheryl Felde, Laura Marshall, Georgia Ehlers, Marti Ackermann, Stephane Ackermann, Connie Lopez, Linda Pitney, Diane Harper, Merry Dearmon, Stephan Moore, Amelie Messingham, Joe Faulk, Glenn Daw, Rachael Hilgeford, Bob Howard, Monica Bermudez, Don Taylor, Michelle Hawk, Pam Hoyt, Gary Parcher, Erik Sanders, Craig Dabler, Joe Plassmann, Rhyss Plassmann, Reiland Plassmann, Michelle Kaseler, Gina Nelson, Emily Maas, Diane Manzini, Dan Hofstadter, Lena Melnick, Geoff Schmidt, Christine Outridge, Nancy Ellis, Brenna Troy, Chris Fall, Joel Stamp, Jim Irish, Tim Bentley, Jessica Culver, and Don Branaman. 

We can’t wait for next year and hope you can’t either!

Steve Outridge and John Sabatine

Co-Race Directors, SAR Sabino Canyon Sunset Run


Sabino Sunset Race Pictures

Apr 13, 2015

We have a wide vairety of pictures posted on our Facebook Page. You look good! No need to belong to Facebook to peruse and enjoy.  


Sabino Canyon Sunset Run results now posted

Apr 12, 2015

Results can be found here!


The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking.

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