• 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!

  • Sabino Canyon One Mile FitKidz Classic - 9/24/16

    The 3nd Annual Sabino Canyon One Mile FitKidz Classic will take place at the beautiful Sabino Canyon on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:15am. National Public Lands Day means there is no fee for parking at the Canyon’s main lot!

  • Jim Click Rock N Roll 8K - 10/2/16

    Join some of the fastest runners in the nation. Set your own personal record or just come for the fun of sharing fitness with friends, family and total strangers. Enjoy the fabulous Race Expo: free food, entertainment, health checks, and music.

  • Great Pumpkin Race 2017

    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:

Grand Prix Standings Have Been Updated

Sep 26, 2016

The 2016 Grand Prix Standings have been updated and now include the results from the Saguaro 8 mile race.


4th Annual Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Classic Recap

Sep 25, 2016

We’ve run out of adjectives to describe how wonderful it feels to hold a community event that is strictly for kids and shows them how much fun exercise, and running, can be – and in such a beautiful location as Sabino Canyon. Amazing.

We've also run out of words to adequately describe how grateful we are to the very large number of people that it takes to make this happen from the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Board, the SAR FitKidz sub-committee, our extremely generous FitKidz sponsors, the dozens of volunteers giving of hours of their time on a Saturday morning, Petunia the Clown, Kerry Whelan (the Goatographer), the Forest Service, Friends of Sabino Canyon and the Volunteer Naturalists.

On this beautiful fall morning on National Public Lands Day over 250 kids came out and had a blast. All finishers did a fantastic job. Special recognition goes out to the top 3 girls Hayley Floyd (7:20.6), Taylor Becker-Kopke (7:21.7) and Alana Felix (7:40.3). The top 3 boys were Adam Bernal, Jr. (6:36.3), Miles Floyd (6:41.8) and Aric Accetta (7:09.8).

Now to get more specific with folks we should thank; we owe a huge thank you to our FitKidz sponsors, Tucson Medical Center, Center for Neurosciences, Center for Neurosciences Foundation, Champ Youth Sports, Spirit Messingham at Tierra Antigua Realty, Pima Federal Credit Union, eegees, and Sunset Screen Printing & Embroidery. These sponsors help to ensure we can keep doing these free FitKidz events and give the kids great shirts and lots of other giveaways as well.

Our list of volunteers for this event is huge and We’ve probably not managed to remember everyone but thank you all so much for your help: Greg Wenneborg, Linda Whelan, Randy Accetta, Tia Accetta, Harley Brenton, Doreen Castillo, Jeff Fulks, Kristy Lund, Christine Anderson Ferraris, Chad Dailey, Monica Bermudez, Amelie Messingham, Lauren Reasoner, Amy Cole, Robin Gerard, Grant Wiens, Madison Mccue, Diane Tyler, Cheryl Carnes, folks from the FOSC including Sharon Vandergriff, Esther Holloway, and Paul Marques, Sandra and Emily Fleg, Noemi Mills, Kelly Mack, Caroline Gardner, Kamran Talattof, Jenna Ramirez, Cindy Schnell, Abby Feaman, Don Taylor and Mr. Abbot’s class at Santa Rita High school. 

Lastly thank you parents, grandparents, family and friends that made the effort to wake your kids up at the crack of dawn, drive them to Sabino Canyon and encourage them to be active! You are setting an amazing example!

We’ll see you out there next year for the biggest and best Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Classic yet!

Steve Outridge and Diane Manzini

Southern Arizona Roadrunners


Sabino FitKidz Mile Results now Posted!

Sep 24, 2016

Thank you for coming out to the FitKidz Mile! 

Results can be found here.


Quick Advice from the Daily Star “Get Moving, Tucson” columns

Sep 19, 2016

In case you missed it, the Arizona Daily Star has been running weekly articles with tips on how to get in shape, with an emphasis on running and walking.  Here are links to the recent stories:

1) Small Steps to Fitness Add Up: a few easy things anyone can do to get healthier

2) How to find a running or walking group that fits your needs

3) Go Slower to Get Faster: incorporating walking into a novice training plan

4) Tucson's Fall running calendar


Nominations Open for Spirit of Rob Bell Award 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Nominate the person in the Southern Arizona running and walking comminity that inspires you!  Nominations are open for the Spirit of Rob Bell Award until the end of September! Click here to fill out the nomination form. 


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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