Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10K, 5K & FitKidz Mile

Sunday, May 1, 2016
Race Info
Course Info
Race Info

The 36th annual edition of Tucson’s largest and most scenic 10K winds its way through Starr Pass in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Run or walk the gorgeous course with beautiful mountain scenery and great views of the Tucson basin.  Afterwards, join us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring a live mariachi band.

NEW THIS YEAR -  One Mile FitKidz Race!  Free 1 Mile race for kids under 12.

All participants receive a Technical Shirt and Post-Race Breakfast featuring hot Breakfast Burritos from El Saguarito Mexican Food, Fruit, Cookies, Starbucks Coffee, Eegees and more.

Kids will enjoy a One Mile FitKidz race and a shorter fun run for kids of all ages. Plus there will be a Jumping Castle and Water Balloon Toss.

This race is part of The Running Shop Grand Prix, produced by SAR.

Free Massages will be provided.

Date and Time

Sunday, May 1, 2016

►6:30 AM - 10K Walk

►6:35 AM - FitKidz Run

►7:00 AM - 10K Run

►7:05 AM - 5K Run/Walk

Race Awards

Individual awards will be given to the following:

►Top 3 Overall Finishers (Male and Female)
►Top 1 Masters Finisher (Male and Female)
►Top 3 in each 5-Year Age Group (Male and Female)
►The following Age Groups will be awarded 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Wear your oldest “Cinco” tee shirt to the event. The participant who sports the earliest version will receive a cash prize. (Previous winners not eligible.)

Packet Pick-up

►Friday April 29 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7607 N. Oracle Rd #121, Oro Valley AZ 85704
►Saturday April 30 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85715
►Sunday May 1 (Race Day) from 5:30-6:30am at Cholla High School


Proceeds from the event will go towards the following:

►Scholarship for Cholla High School Graduate Pursuing Higher Education
►Donation to the Arizona Cancer Center (in recognition for Better Than Ever participating in the event)


Call Race Director Kara Rubelt (520) 812-0159 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Race Fees

SAR is committed to providing high-quality events at a reasonable cost.

Individual Entry 10K or 5K:

►SAR Member by 4/24/15 - $27
►Better Than Ever Member by 4/24/15 - $27
►Arizona Road Racers Member by 4/24/15 - $27
►Others by 4/24/15 - $32
►All AFTER 4/24/15 and on Race Day - $37

Students (18 and under)

Students by 4/24/15 - $12
►Students AFTER 4/24/15 and on Race Day - $15


  • Print Registration Form and mail it in. Registration by mail must be postmarked by Saturday, April 23, 2016.
  • Register online with a credit card at active.com.
  • Register in Person - Friday April 29 from 2:00-6:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7607 N. Oracle Rd #121, Oro Valley AZ 85704
    Register in Person - Saturday April 30 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson AZ 85715
  • Register in Person - Sunday May 1 (Race Day) from 5:30-6:30am at Cholla High School
    (Note - Only cash or checks are accepted for payment)
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

USAT&F Certified 10K (AZ-95003-FC)

To view the course map, click here.

The paved, USATF Certified 10K out and back road course features rolling hills winding through the Starr Pass Resort in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. The course ends with a 2-mile downhill before finishing in front of Cholla High School. There are 2 water stops.

Baby strollers are welcome on the course.  We ask that strollers position themselves at the back of the start and use caution not to block or impede other participants on the course.

Dogs are not permitted on the course.


Cholla High School
2001 W. Starr Pass Blvd. (W. 22nd St.)
Tucson, AZ 85713

Race Weather

Start-time temperatures are usually 55-60 degrees F, clear skies, and no wind. Check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be race-ready!

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Proudly Sponsored by:

Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope

Dr. Basel Skeif
  • Tucson Heart Group

  • Dr. James Evans
  • Tucson Heart Group

  • Mystere

    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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