SAR News

Tucson 10k and 5k Results now posted!

Sep 15, 2019

You can see your results here!


Old Pueblo Cross Country and FitKidz Mile Results now posted!

Sep 14, 2019

Results can be found here!


FAQ and Final Details for Sunday’s TMC Tucson 10k

Sep 14, 2019

Click here for the September 13 pre-race email to all registrants

FAQ based on today's registration questions at The Running Shop
Q: How can I get my medal?

A: Medals are for race day finishers, so we will have them at the finish line for when you cross the finish line.  
NOTE: We are mailing medals to the 20 people who have signed up for the Virtual Triple Crown and who live out of town, including our friend who did a 5k in South Korea yesterday!

Q: I signed up for the Triple Crown, but have decided to skip this race and want to do it virtually.  How do I get my medal and shirt?
A: After the race, we will bring any extra medals and shirts to The Running Shop on Monday for everyone to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis through the end of September, or until we run out.
NOTE: the same applies if for locals who indicated that you will be doing this virtually: 
We will bring any extra medals to The Running Shop on Monday for everyone to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis through the end of September, or until we run out.

Q: I signed up for the Triple Crown months ago but have never got my shirt or medal from the first race.  What do I do?
A: At this point, we will have a box of remaining teal GabeZ Triple Crown shirts and some remaining MMD medals at the Run Tucson tent, first-come, first-served until we run out.
Q: I can't make it.  Can I get my registration fee back?
A: Unfortunately, we're not able to provide refunds or race transfers at this point.  

Q: Where do we park?
A: There are thousands of spots at Pima Community College West Campus. It is best if you come to Pima via St. Mary's and Anklam, so please enter the campus at the main entrance off of Anklam. You can park in any of the main Pima Community College West Campus parking lots then walk to the start/finish line on the west side of the Pima buildings, near the Gym.  Below is a series of race maps, elevation charts, and staging area maps. 

Q: What is the schedule for Sunday?
A: 5:30 am - 6:15 packet pickup and registration 
YES: you can pick up the number and shirt for someone else.  Please limit your requests and please be patient.
YES: It is first-come, first-served for t-shirt sizing.  Pick the women's cut or unisex cut that best fits you -- but please be respectful of everyone in line.
6:30 am TMC Tucson 10k Race starts

6:45 am TMC Tucson 5k Walk/Run starts

DJ Rich plays music and makes announcements
Rock n Roll by the awesome Maxx Staxx 
Sweet and salty snacks courtesy of TMC
Gatorade drinks
Nekter Smoothie Samples
Vendor and Sponsor booths
SAR member table and PR Bell
Thanks to Southwest Endurance for handling the finish line water and Gatorade station.
Thanks to the Workout Group and SAR for handling the food and other items.

8:30: Awards from The Running Shop, then wrap up and clean up!

Race Awards

Every finisher in the 5k or 10k receives the special coaster medallion.  Overall and age group awards detailed below: 

TMC Tucson 10k Prize Money: $100, $75, $50 for first three men and women; $50 to first man and woman 40+

Running Shop gift certificates to top three age group winners:
10k Run Age Groups: U14, then 15-19 through 80+, in 5-year increments, AG1-$25 gc, AG 2-$15 gc, AG 3-$10 gc

5k Walk/Run: Overall 1, 2, 3-$30 gc, $25 gc, $20 gc, Masters 1 $20 gc Age Groups: First Place in U10 through 70+ in ten-year increments, $15 gc




  • NOTE: All prize money winners may be required to complete appropriate tax information in order to receive checks.
  • NOTE: A limited number of complimentary entries for elite athletes are available.  Send resume and ways you can add value to the race to race director Randy Accetta at
  • NOTE: Prize money awards are based on "gun" starting time for overall and masters, and chip time for age group.
  • NOTE: Headphones are not allowed in prize money competition; prize money will not be given to runners wearing headphones.  

We follow the RRCA Fair Competition Policies.
Following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited -- that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events.  We strongly discourage the use of headphones in all road race events.  From USATF: "The following shall be considered assistance and therefore not allowed: . . . The visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area [ . . .] those competing in Championships for awards, medals, or prize money may not use such devices . . . headphones remain banned for any athlete competing in a USA Championship . . ."While USA Track & Field is the governing body and issuer of rules for the sport of running, local event directors are encouraged to adopt these RRCA recommended policies to further support and promote fair competition for athletes, especially those competing for prize money and age group awards.

Prize Money Eligibility Policy
To be eligible for elite entry or prize purse at TMC Tucson 10k, an athlete must:

  • Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance
  • Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance enhancing drugs
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*
  • Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
  • Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason
  • Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA

Any athlete that believes they have been barred from the event or the opportunity to earn prize money at the event because of mistaken identity due to near or exact name of a person currently suspended, banned or previously banned, must submit documentation certified by a notary in advance to the race director or elite athlete coordinator of the event proving that they are not the same person identified as serving a suspension, ban or previous ban. (event organizers will need to clearly outline the exact person to submit documentation to for this recourse section of the policy)

*Athletes have a duty to ensure they are represented by reputable coaches and agents and have a duty to consult the WADA list of athletes that are or have served a doping ban before signing with a coach or agent.


Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown Update

Sep 11, 2019

Hello to everyone who has signed up for the 2019 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. We are gearing up for this weekend's TMC Tucson 10k and 5k, so here are some details about the GZTC and the TMC Tucson 10k:  

Donations:  We count 841 registrants in the Triple Crown, so we will be providing $10 per registrant to the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, for a total of about $8410.  On top of that, about 123 of you have donated to the BEYOND Foundation for a total donation amount of about $2200, which brings the grand total raised for BEYOND to over $10,600!!   A list of donor acknowledgements is farther below.  Thank you for all of your support for Gabe, the Zimmerman family, BEYOND and our great Tucson community . . .

Race Day: If you are doing TMC Tucson 10k event in person: Each TMC Tucson 10k or 5k finisher will receive the TMC Tucson 10k race medal.  You do not have to go to a tent and pick anything up -- simply finish the race and get your medallion!  For those who signed up after the TMC Meet Me Downtown run, we will have extra Run Tucson GabeZ shirts at the "Run Tucson" tent, so you can swing by the tent if you did not get your green shirt or Meet Me Downtown medal.  We cannot promise the perfect shirt size.

Virtual Local Crown: If you have to miss this race and will do it as part of the Virtual Triple Crown, please do this: run 6.2 miles or 3.1 miles sometime this week.  Then post a photo of your run on social media -- tag @RUNTUCSON and @RunSAR with #gabezimmermantriplecrown. If you need to pick up your shirts and medals after the race, please visit The Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell starting on September 19th. They have a list of Triple Crown registrants, but it would be most helpful if you were prepared -- explain to them that you signed up for the Triple Crown but have done the race virtually. 

Please note that we will NOT have every shirt size available after the race -- so please be kind and gracious with them as they help you get the best shirt for you, even if it is not the perfect shirt for you.
We are grateful to Sharon Bart and The Running Shop staff for providing so much support for our races.

Out of Town Crown: we still have the list of out-of-town virtual participants, so we'll mail shirts and medals to you shortly.

We're trying to keep up with you, so please be patient with us and email us again if you have not received stuff in the mail. 

This race is the second leg of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and will benefit both the BEYOND-TUCSON Foundation and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.  You know about SAR, but here's what you might not know about BEYOND:
Founded in reaction to the mass shooting of January 11, 2011, BEYOND's "mission is to promote the use of good science and rational analysis to improve individual and community health." 
BEYOND is unique Rx health formula emphasizing four key pillars that supports optimum physical and mental health:
EXPLORE:  Getting outdoors and spending time in nature;
MOVE:  Engaging in regular physical activity;
NOURISH:  Eating healthy foods; and
CONNECT:  Connecting with one another as a community.
These four key pillars support the basis of BEYOND's mission. Along with its partners, BEYOND provides year-round opportunities for the public to participate in a series of healthy activities and to learn more about the scientific research that shows why these four pillars are critical for optimal physical and mental health.

Thanks to all of you who have donated -- here is a list of the "on behalf" roster of donations:

On Behalf Of
David Gonzales
Jesse Minyard
Katherine Bauer
Belinda Martin
Diana Ziolkowski
Caroline Gardiner
Tristyn Tucci
Fonda Insley
Craig Downing
Joel Acken
Pedro Sanchez
Eva McDonough
Kinzi Hotchkiss
Sara Parker
Jann Northway
Andy Flagg
Katherine Bauer
Nancy Martinez
Jonathan Isabelle
Kim Fernandez
Kim Good
Bob Arendt
Branden Hickok
Kamree Cady
Jason Harris
Lucas Hawley
TJ Diggs
Natalie McEntaffer
Igor Sola
Pete Robles
Degas Magdalena Lopez
Colin McRae
Junie Hostetler
Dawn Parker
Robert Norwood
Sean Doyle
Karen A Hauser
Michael Moynihan
Gabe Zimmerman
Savannah Mott
Sue Abramson
Christopher Jansmann
Rose Dill
Kayla Richards
Kathy McLeod
Laura Veretenikoff
Patrick Lopez
Steve Martin
Aaron Lattimore
Joey Freeland
Renata El
Megan Baker
Mary (Peg) Heslinga
Joe Sobansky
Lilliane Salazar
Alya Verdugo
Jennifer Dorris
Janet Quackenbush
Jason Harris
Public School teachers in Arizona
Richard Thompson
Dan Dasse
Katie McMurrich
Kari Warner
Katherine Bauer
Carole Dinsmore
Vanessa Cota
Dalinda Cantu
Jennifer Hoffman
Jamie Miller
Kelly Kempi
Doug Whitehill
Charles du Preez
Cindy Dooling
Rene Moreno
Serena Samaniego
Andrew Kilpatrick
Jenn Smith
Christina Humphries
William Santos
Kathryn Honda
Jessica Good
Paul Emmert
Kelly Sloan
Roberta Krakauer
Steve Pangburn
Julie Sparkman
Sean Doyle
Michelle Gossen
Heiselle Marquez
Christopher Jansmann
Sarah Gotschall
Eva McDonough
Robin Timm-Smith
Ray Hansen
Pat Schumann
Michelle Gossen
Kirsten Pennartz
Eva McDonough
Joshua Stine
Javier Hernandez
Jason Harris
Martha Nunez
Khali Carlos
Taylor Howard
Maribeth Morehart
Cathy Adam
Joe Plassmann
Margot Moreno
Emily Nottingham
Gabe Zimmerman
Lisa Rezende
Jennifer Lawrence
Jerome Hesse
Dave Dixon
Scott Rossi
Nate Byerley
Zachary Dowson
Brandy Elliott
Kayla Richards
Jessica Acuna
Michael & Debbie Moynihan
Pam Golden
Roberta Krakauer
Amber Findysz
Andrew Peck
bruce hermes
Matt Van Derlaske
Otto Matteson
Leondra Price
Tim Crist
Bob Arendt


The Great Pumpkin Race Is On!

Sep 5, 2019

Don't let reports fool you. Even though Buckelew Farm is closed for their Daily Pumpkin festival, they are holding and hosting some special events, such as SAR's awesome Great Pumpkin Race on Sunday, 10/13/19. They have planted some pumpkins in the fields and will have some for sale for us. Be sure to be there with your family and friends to run through the pumpkin fields and corn maze. Wear a costume and try to win the costume contest and do some Trick or Treating with the kids! We'll see you there!


49th Annual Saguaro Race Report

Sep 3, 2019

Hello to the Saguaro runners and walkers!  We are so grateful that we had a sold-out field of 750 able to be part of the 49th Annual Saguaro Labor Day Run.  Below is a race report, with an update on the speed demons, the fundraising, and the volunteers.  

First though, check out the race results here. Early results were a bit skewed by two things, the early starters and the 5k runners who started with the 8-milers.  But I think we have that squared away now.  

If you think you won an age group award, please visit the Running Shop to pick up your gift certificate or the souvenir opener (remember top three overall in both races, plus top three in each 5-year age group for the 8-miler and first place in 10-year age groups in the 5k Fun Run).  Special thanks to Sharon Bart and her crew at The Running Shop for providing gift certificates and hosting pre-race packet pickup.

If you have questions about results, please email me and I'll dig into it.

This year's race was captured in photos (like the one on the right) by Long Realty's Damion Alexander and SAR's Heather Hopkins.  Damion's photos can be found at his Damion Alexander Team page.  Heather's shots can be seen on the SAR FB page here.

A limited number of race shirts are at The Running Shop, so if you missed the race and want to snag a shirt, head down to 3055 North Campbell and see what sizes are left.  

The race raised funds for the Friends of Saguaro and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.  Indeed, if you spent any time in the new shade awning patio at the east end of the Visitor's Center, you can understand how the race's funds go to help the Park.

Finally, some of you saw the runner receiving medical care near the finish line.  Thanks to the fast-acting medical crew from the National Park Service and from AMR/Rural Metro, the athlete is fine and in good health. 

If you have any questions about the race, please contact me at and I'll get it taken care of!  Thanks again for being part of our great Southern Arizona running community!

Randy Accetta, Race Director

First place overall went to Nathan Thomas in a time of 42:38.  A member of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Oklahoma, the former Sal Point Catholic High School standout came back to Tucson and handled the the rolling hills of the Rincon Mountains with ease, running one of the fastest times in the history of the venerable course.  In second place was University of Arizona alumni Randy Arriola, while third place went to Derek Weber, who traveled from Albuquerque, NM.

The women's race included three women who have qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials, Katie James, Autumn Ray, and Alita Jokisch.  All three women will try to make the Olympic team at the February 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.  Course record-holder Katie James rose to the challenge, finishing the course in 47:48, within one minute of her course record of 46:39 set in 2016. Second place went to Sedona's Autumn Ray, while Sal Point Cross Country coach Alita Jokisch took third place.  

First place in the men's master's 8-miler was speedy Robert Rezetko, while the first master's in the women's race was co-race director Tia Accetta.

One of the few races that are allowed to take place on National Park lands, "Saguaro" as it's known, is  Arizona's oldest continual running race.  Arizona State Age Group records were set by a handful of runners, including 82-year-old Paul Robilla fomr the Grinders, who covered the 8-mile loop in 1:29:54, a remarkable achievement.  Special thanks to long-time friend-of-SAR Dave Hill for helping keep track of our local athletes and doing the record-keeping.  The rest of the State Age Group Records include the following:
M51 Robert Rezetko
M63 Benito Gonzalez
M75 Lewis Parkhill
M82 Paul Robillia
F28 Kaitlyn James
F60 Janet Holland
F65 Merry Dearmon
F66 Mary Black

The overall 5k was won by John Malloy, while Eva Bruce took home top honors for the women runners.

As we have indicated, this is one of the few events allowed to take place on actual National Park land.  We are grateful to the full team from the Saguaro National Park, including Chief Ranger Ray O'Neill and Superintendent Leah McGinnis.  Special thanks to Ranger Steve Bolyard who manage event weekend logistics.  Steve met with us a few times before the race to ensure event planning and preparations -- we could not do this without his help.  The NPS crew included about 10 Rangers on duty and about 20 volunteers who helped manage traffic, pedestrian safety, route safety and more.  

In addition to the National Park Service, we offer special thanks to the 100 or so volunteers and others that it takes to produce this race.  

DJ Rich did a great job of giving us plenty of upbeat music and helping with the announcements.

Many members of the SAR Board contributed a great deal to race production: Sheryl and Steve Felde, Diane Manzini, Lauren Erderlyi, Heather Hopkins, Caroline Gardiner, Dave Dixon, and Denise Gezinzki all put their wheel to the grindstone on race weekend, while Doreen Davis managed the SAR materials and Heather and Amye helped with all the pre-race marketing on social media and email.  SAR Office Manager Lucas Tyler did a ton of help behind the scenes -- and had a good race on top of it all! Timing was done by Greg Wenneborg (9-time Saguaro champ, if you care about that sort of thing).  

The water stations at Miles 2, 4, and 6 were managed by the enthusiastic teen-age runners from Sahuaro High School Cross Country team -- special thanks to long-time SAR member Pam North for helping coordinate them!

The Mile 7 water station was managed by the Tucson Tri-Girls -- that was a busy station as it also included the out-and-back for the 5k!

The runners of The Workout Group were instrumental in handling weekend registration, early-morning set-up and late-morning break-down -- thanks to the WOG family for all the running support you provide SAR! Special thanks to Steve Outridge and Michele Hawk for managing the course logistics and driving the truck around and around the loop.

Now, here's a list of all the folks who did so much to help out -- if we missed you let me know and we'll add you to the list!
Marti Ackermann
Dennis Bonilla
Sandra Crusa
Maureen Cunningham
Dave Dixon
Diane Donahue
Mark Donahue
Lauren Erdelyi
Joe Faulk
Sheryl Felde
Steve Felde
Jeff Fulks
Caroline Gardner
Denise Gizinski
Austin Grover
Michelle Hawk
Elizabeth Herron
Rachel Hilgeford
Heather Hopkins
Bob Howard
Connie Lopez
Kelly Mack
Diane Manzini
David Odom
Steve Outridge
Andrew Peck
Steve Beorbon Quoeton
Cindy Schnell
Steve Sheldon
Cindy Sorrensen
Caitlin Vogelsberg

As race director, I think I did not order enough portojohns, so I will fix that for next year -- sorry for the delays on that end!  Other than that, it seemed like things went pretty well.  Let me know if you think otherwise at


Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8 Miler and 5k results now posted

Sep 2, 2019

You can find them here!  Happy Labor Day!


Registration Closed + Details for all Saguaro Labor Day Run Participants

Aug 30, 2019

Registration has closed for SAR's Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run.  If you have signed up, though, please see all the race details below.  If you still have questions after reading everything, contact Race Director Randy Accetta

Monday, September 2nd

Saguaro National Park EAST, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail Rd
5:15-6:00 AM Packet pick-up at Saguaro Park EAST
You can pick up your shirts and numbers at the SAR tents in the main parking lot near the Visitor’s Center. There is no race day registration, only number/shirt pick-up.  You can pick up the shirt and number of someone else, but this is capped to 5 total people at a time -- please be respectful of the people in line and don't spend a year-and-a-half trying to figure out if the t-shirt is the perfect size. 

Note: If you want to change from the 8-miler to the 5k, please give enough time to meet with the official race timer to manage your switch.  There is no need to change your registration or your number. Because this is chip-timed, your 5k time will be recorded.

NO: There is no race day registration, so please do not expect to be able to register on race day Monday.

5:45 am Early start gathering at the starting line for the early start in the 8-mile for walkers and walk/runners.  If you anticipate spending longer than 2 hours on the course, please start early. Note, early starters are not eligible for awards or Grand Prix points, except for age-groups 65+. It will be hot on race morning, so please make the safe choice.
6:15 8-milers can begin to line up at flagpole, 5k behind the 8-milers. In both races, please line up in order of your expected racing pace: 5-minutes/mile at the front; 6-minutes/mile behind them, and so forth.
6:15 A few words from the National Park Service
6:25 8-Mile Run start
6:30 5k Walk/run start

Post-race Refreshments: water, Gatorade, cold samples from Nekter Juice Bar, plus fruit, salty, and carbohydrat-y snack items
8:30 (approx) Begin Raffle Prizes and Race Awards, courtesy of The Running Shop

9:00 Official course closure -- for safety's sake, the National Park Service reserves the right to pick up any participants still on the course starting at 9:00 am. 


PLEASE CAR POOL! The National Park Service is creating a DROP Zone (get it? Drop Runners Off at Park - DROP).  This way you can drop off a car-load of runners in front of Saguaro East, then go park. 
Participants can park on Old Spanish Trail, Freeman Road, and Escalante. Please obey traffic laws and don't park in driveways. Please allow at least 2 car lengths between you and a stop sign.
Please be sure that you don't block the bicycle lanes -- keep your wheels to the outside of the road so that bike traffic is not impaired. Please keep an eye out for bike riders and be sure to share the road.
Please note that the Pima County Department of Transportation is monitoring the race to ensure that we are complying with safety and legal regulations. 
Remember, the later you arrive, the farther away from the starting line you will have to park.

IMPORTANT: Do not bring pets to the event - and do not leave them in your car!!  

Restrooms: Please use restrooms provided by Waste Management – the restrooms will be readily visible on Park grounds, just west of the race staging area.

NOTE: the restroom lines go faster if you make a line for each one and you stand closer to the doors!!! 
Do NOT go to the bathroom in the desert: the Park Service reserves the right to hand out fines.

Please put your bib number on the front of your shirt using the pins provided at registration. Greg Wenneborg is our official timer, and he is using the chip-based timing system from IPICO, so your bib will have an RFID tag on the back of the bib. Please leave this on your bib and don't bend it. 
Course and Staging Information 
No Headphones: Please do NOT wear headphones. Headphones are strongly discouraged -- not only is it unsafe to run without one of your main senses, we want this to be a fun, community event -- so talk with the strangers you're running with, then outsprint 'em to the finish!! 
Plus, rattlesnakes rattle for a reason -- you will want to hear 'em if they get angry . . . 
(As an aside, for reasons of personal safety and public courtesy, we recommend that you NEVER wear headphones when you run outside.)

The 5k Run & Walk course covers a flatter (but still rolling) course that is suitable for strollers and families.
This is an out-and-back with a 180-degree turnaround down by the picnic ground. Please stay to the right the whole way. About 40 minutes into the 5k the 8-mile lead runners will start to pass you -- please give them the right-of-way. 

All 5k participants: Please stay on the right of the road at all times -- go out on the right, turn around and come back on the right.
Strollers and walkers in the 5k-- please stay to the RIGHT on the route on both the out and the back - this will ensure that the 8-miler leaders can pass you during their final racing mile.

The 8-Mile Course is hilly, so please be prepared for the sun and the heat. If you plan on being on the course for more than two hours, please bring your own water to ensure your safety. Please start the race in approximate order of your estimate minutes-per-mile, with the fastest runners at the front. 
No strollers are allowed on the 8-mile course.
The 8 Miler is part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix. Thanks to Dave Hill for ensuring that we are a measured course. The course is USATF Certified, #14-48-523.
No bicycles, wheelchairs, skateboards, roller skates or pets allowed on the 8 mile or 5k course. 
Water Stations - Long-time friend of Tucson running, Culligan Water will be located at approximately 2, 4, 6 and 7 miles -- and the 1 & 2 mile marks in the 5k.   
Students from Sahuaro High School Cross Country will be at the 2, 4, and 6 mile marks.
Thanks to our friends the Tucson Tri-Girls for handling the water stations at mile 7, which is also the 1 and 2 mile mark for the 5k. The National Park Service will also have volunteers at the 7-mile mark.
Thanks to volunteers from The Workout Group for coordinating the refreshing water at the start/finish line.
Be sure to use the garbage and recycling containers provided by Waste Management. 
AMR provides a dedicated ambulance at the finish line. 
Thanks to Waste Management for providing the privees. Please do not use the desert to relieve yourself: the Park Service may fine you - and a snake may bite you!!

Race Director Prize Money Challenge: The first man who breaks race director Randy's course PR of 42:48 will receive $424.80 in cash on the barrelhead. The first woman who breaks a gender-graded equivalent of 47:48 will receive $474.80 in cash on the barrelhead.
Nicholas Hilton 41:33, 2018
Katie James 46:39, 2016
Special thanks to The Running Shop, long-time sponsor of SAR and the Saguaro Labor Day Run!
8 Miler.
Overall top three and Age groups: 15-19, 20-24, etc to 80 & over 
Overall 1, 2, 3 $40, $30, $20 + bottle opener
Masters 1 $20 + bottle opener
AG 1 $15 + bottle opener, 2 $10 + bottle opener, 3 bottle opener
5K: Top three men and women, plus first place in age groups in 10-year categories: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 + 
Overall 1, 2, 3 $25, $20, $15 + bottle opener
Masters 1 $15 + bottle opener
AG 1 bottle opener
In these races, there is no double-dipping. Overall winner will be taken out of all Age Group awards.


Thanks to Running Shop for Saguaro Labor Day Run Awards

Aug 26, 2019

Special thanks to The Running Shop, long-time sponsor of SAR and the Saguaro Labor Day Run for all of the gift certificates and bottle openers for age group winners.

8 Miler. Overall top three and Age groups: 15-19, 20-24, etc to 80 & over 

Overall 1, 2, 3 $40, $30, $20 + bottle opener
Masters 1 $20 + bottle opener
AG 1 $15 + bottle opener, 2 $10 + bottle opener, 3 bottle opener

5K: Top three men and women, plus first place in age groups in 10-year categories: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 + 
5K (AG 0-19, 20-29, 10 year thru 69, 70 & over = 14 age groups)
Overall 1, 2, 3 $25, $20, $15 + bottle opener
Masters 1 $15 + bottle opener
AG 1 bottle opener

In these races, there is no double-dipping.  Overall winner will be taken out of all Age Group awards.

Race Director Prize Money Challenge: The first man who breaks race director Randy's course PR of 42:48 will receive $424.80 in cash on the barrelhead.  The first woman who breaks a gender-graded equivalent of 47:48 will receive $474.80 in cash on the barrelhead.

Nicholas Hilton 41:33, 2018

Katie James 46:39, 2016


Saguaro T-shirt Announced

Aug 21, 2019


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.

southern arizona road runners