Sabino Canyon Sunset Run - VIRTUAL ONLY

Saturday, May 30, 2020
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** DUE TO ONGOING SAFETY CONCERNS AND POLICIES RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE 2020 IN PERSON VERSION OF THIS RACE HAS BEEN CANCELED. **

With the upcoming heat of summer and the fully packed fall race schedule we will not be rescheduling this race for 2020.

******* WE HAVE OPENED UP REGISTRATION FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO DO THE VIRTUAL RACE. REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN FROM TODAY UNITL THE END OF DAY FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO DO, AND TELL US ABOUT, YOUR VIRTUAL RACE AND TO PICK UP YOUR RACE SWAG! PLEASE NOTE IF YOU REGISTER THIS COMING WEEK IT WILL BE FOR THE VIRTUAL RACE ONLY, YOU WILL NOT BE DEFERRED TO NEXT YEAR'S RACE********

 

WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT OPTIONS AS SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THIS RACE?

OPTION 1: Do the race virtually. Go to the Google Form HERE and fill it out to tell us about your Virtual run, which you can do on any course of your choice only between Monday, May 25 and Saturday, May 30, 2020. After your virtual run is completed you can head down to the Performance Footwear 5350 E Broadway Blvd #170, Tucson, AZ 85711 to pick up your shirt and finisher award (a cool lighted key chain / bottle opener). Please make sure to pick up your items prior to June 7, 2020. 

OPTION 2: You can defer your entry until next year's Sabino Canyon Sunset Run. If you don't do the Virtual race, you will be automatically deferred to the 2021 event. There is nothing else that you need to do. 

*Refunds are not possible per SAR policy due to the fact that many expenses have already been incurred with this race. We hope you will bear with us and understand that many of the expenses for this event have already been incurred.

 

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THIS RACE SELLS OUT QUICKLY EVERY YEAR!

We are restricted to a certain number of registrants so we cannot do any REFUNDS, SUBSTITUTIONS, REPLACEMENTS or WAIT LISTS.

*** 2/23/20 Update: REGISTRATION IS COMPLETELY CLOSED. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MORE REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS YEAR! Please make sure to register early for 2021!

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41st Annual

 

We need volunteers for this race, please .... to sign up!

** IF YOU VOLUNTEERED FOR THIS RACE PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN STILL VOLUNTEER ON MAY 30, 2020. IF YOU CANNOT, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE VOLUNTEER SHEET AND REMOVE YOUR NAME!

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Come join us for one of the most iconic races in Southern Arizona! Sabino Canyon located in the Coronado National Forest, is one of the most beautiful desert canyons in the American southwest and a true jewel of the Tucson community. This unique 7.4 mile race is designed to capitalize on the majestic nature of Sabino Canyon to provide a unique opportunity to experience the challenges of a great race in a truly magnificent setting.

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

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Sabino Canyon is located at 5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, just north of Sunrise Drive - (map).

Parking

Please park just north of the park at Canyon View Elementary School (5725 N. Sabino Canyon Road) and Esperero Middle School (5801 N. Sabino Canyon Road). When you near the entrance of the park there will signage and volunteers to direct you.

Whether you park in the main Sabino Canyon lot or at the schools, no matter how you enter Sabino Canyon, there will be Forest Service rangers there to collect the daily use fee to enter the park. If you have a pass, make sure to have your pass with you along with your ID. Otherwise, entry will be $5 per peson.

Please note that parking is not allowed on Sabino Canyon Road north of Sunrise Drive.

Date and Time

Packet Pickup - Race Day, 5/30/20 from 10:15AM - 12:30PM at Performance Footwear near Broadway and Craycroft.

Early start time (6:00pm) for 7.4 mile walkers/joggers. (we will do this start as soon as the last tram leaves the main road). This start is for entrants aged 60 and above, and any entrants who need more time to finish before nightfall. Entrants under 60 years of age who opt for the Early Start will not be eligible for age-group prizes or Grand Prix points. All entrants remain eligible for raffle prizes.

Main race, 7.4 miles (6:15pm)
Sunset is at 7:24pm. Aid stations and finish line will be picked up 105 minutes after the start. If you plan to be out there longer be aware you’ll be on your own. Carry a flashlight!

Race Awards

Awards ceremony will follow the race at approximately 7:30pm.

Awards to the top 3 overall and top masters male and female finishers and the top 3 male and female finishers in five year age groups. The following age groups will be used: 19&Under, 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+

Packet Pick-up

**THERE WILL BE NO PACKET PICKUP OR RACE DAY ACTIVITIES FOR 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020:
10:15am - 12:30pm at Performance Footwear (5350 E Broadway #170 in the Williams Center)
Those who pickup race packets at Performance will be entered into a raffle for a free pair of shoes.

5pm - 6:00pm at Sabino Canyon.

Beneficiaries

Friends of Sabino Canyon

This event supports the Friends of Sabino Canyon and all of the wonderful work they do to make Sabino Canyon more accessible and enjoyable for all of us!

Contact

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Race Fees

7.4 Mile (SAR Members)

$30 before 2/20/20

$35 on or after 2/20/20 - until race is full

7.4 Mile (Non-SAR Members)

$35 before 2/20/20

$40 on and after 2/20/20 - until race is full

Registration

  • Register online
  • **THERE IS NO PACKET PICKUP FOR THE 2020 RACE Packet Pickup will be Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 10:15AM to 12:30PM at Performance Footwear, 5350 East Broadway Boulevard #170, Tucson, AZ 85711
  • **THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY ACTIVITIES FOR 2020 While they last, a few registrations for all events are available at Performance Footwear, 5350 E Broadway #170 in the Williams Center. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment. Anyone who registers in-store will be entered into a raffle for a free pair of shoes from Performance. There will be no new registrations taken at the event site.
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Race Distances and Courses

7.4 mile race:
The out and back 7.4 mile paved course along Sabino Creek crosses nine bridges and provides the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Catalina Mountains as the sun sets against them. The course is uphill on the way into the canyon and downhill on the way back, with aid stations at approximately miles 1.6, 3.7 (turn-around point), and 5.8.

7.4 mile Early-start:
The early-start event will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to the main race entry and is for entrants aged 60 and above, and any entrants who need more time tofinish before nightfall. Entrants under 60 years of age who opt for the Early Start will not be eligible for age-group prizes or Grand Prix points. All entrants remain eligible for raffle prizes. This event will be timed just like the 7.4 mile race, and the results will be included on the SAR website.

Please, no bicycles, strollers, skateboards, roller-blades, or pets allowed on the course.

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Race Weather

Start-time temperatures are usually near 80 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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