The Gauntlet - 8k Trail Race

Saturday, April 3, 2021
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Event Cancelled

Next year's date and deferment/refund to be announced soon.

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners Board of Directors has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and has been in communication with health professionals, local and state government, and the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The Board met on March 12 in a special conference to discuss the concerns surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the running and greater Southern Arizona community. We have decided to cancel or postpone all events through The Gauntlet race. Please read below for details on each event.

It was decided in the special conference that SAR will be cancelling The Gauntlet 8k Trail Race scheduled for April 4, 2020. 
We will send additional emails to update the status of these events as soon as more information is available.
These decisions were not easy, but the Board and Race Director are taking this preventive measure to ensure the safety of the community that we care for so deeply.  We will continue to work with local and state health officials to monitor the status of COVID-19 and will communicate updates and other important information regarding this race and other events on the SAR calendar. 

We want to be clear that these cancellations and postponements are a preventive measure. We encourage everyone to exercise appropriate caution and refer you to the following websites for guidelines on minimizing your risk:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
Pima County Health Department :

Greg Wenneborg

The Gauntlet 8k Race Director


Are you ready to conquer The Gauntlet?

Welcome to the 5th Annual Gauntlet Trail Race.

This is a challenging 8k Cross Country race/run/walk of "The NEW Gauntlet" course on trails just north of Cortaro Road between The Loop Path and the Santa Cruz River.  It has moved to a morning race so we can all beat the heat!  Expect to put your toughness to to the test on these fun but at points techinical trails!  Both women's & men will be at 7:30am!

 Awards are in 10 year age groups for men and women. Trophies will be awarded along with gift certificates to The Running Shop.  

Bring the whole family and let the kids participate in a FitKidz Mile on the track after the 8k for all kids 12 years and under.  The FitKidz Mile will start at the Wheeler-Taft Library after the conclusion of the trail race.  We anticipate the start to be at 8:45 AM.

Date and Time

New date TBD



FitKidz Mile at 8:45.  Free for all kids 12 and under!

Race Awards

Awards will be given out to overall winners and top three in 10 year age groups.


Proceeds will benefit a local charity.


Call Race Director Greg Wenneborg (520)977-4072 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Race Fees

Postmarked by 3/28/2020
$22 - SAR Member
$24 - Non Member

After 3/28/2020
$24 - SAR Member
$26 - Non Member

$30 - ALL on Race Day


  • Print Registration Form and mail it in. Registration by mail must be postmarked by Saturday, March 28, 2020.
  • Packet pickup will be on held on Friday before the race from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at The Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be at Crossroads at Silverbell Park at 6:15 a.m. on race day. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment.
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Race Distances and Courses

This is a challengng 8k Cross Country race/run/walk of "The NEW Gauntlet" course on trails just north of Cortaro Road between The Loop Path and the Santa Cruz River. Both the women's and men's 8k (4.99 mile) courses will start and finish at the field behind the Wheeler-Taft Library at Crossroads at Silverbell Park at 7800 N Schisler Dr, Tucson, AZ 85743


Race starts on the grass field next to the Wheeler-Taft Libary in Crossroads at Silverbell Park at 7800 N. Schisler Dr., Tucson, AZ 85743

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