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Run Tucson: TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson 2020

Posted at 9:36 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 11:36:21-05

Online registration is open until midnight, Thursday, February 20th but mail-in registration has now closed. There are two in-person opportunities for registration:

Saturday, February 22nd:
10:00 - 1:00 pm: In-person registration and packet pickup at the Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell
You can pick up your race medal, race shirt, and race number -- but not the trailside breakfast. We have ordered both women's cut and unisex sizing. All shirt sizes are first-come, first-served.

Sunday morning, February 23rd
Starting at 7:00 am, in-person registration and packet pickup at Old Tucson Studios front gate. Pick up your race medal, race shirt, and race number. You have to wait until about 9:00 for breakfast.
We have ordered both women's cut and unisex sizing. All shirt sizes are first-come, first-served.

Note: Please note that the first 700 registrants are guaranteed a medal and race shirt. As of February 14, there are 101 spots available.

Februry 15th Note: Click here for the Feb 15 emailwith race directions and details for all race registrants.

TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson is a 4-mile cross country trail run and a 1-mile run through the grounds of historic Old Tucson Studios and theme park.

Nestled in the cactus forest on the west side of the Tucson Mountains, Old Tucson Studios is a premier tourist destination near Saguaro National Park West. The 4-mile races are part of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners 2020 Running Shop Grand Prix, with points provided for placing.

The four-mile route includes dirt roads, horse trails, and the dusty Main Street of historic Old Tucson Studios. The 1-Miler is not very technical and loads of fun for walkers, joggers, and runners of all abilities!

Make a day of it and enjoy Tucson's finest tourist attractions as part of your race entry.

  • Free Admission for the day to Old Tucson Studios + discounts for friends and family -- join us for a day of saloon dance halls, cowboy gunfights, haunted mines, train rides, merry-go-rounds, ice cream, & more . . .
  • Free Trailside Breakfast for every registrant after the race, add't breakfasts available for sale (NOTE: all registrants before February 13th are guaranteed free breakfast -- if you register after February 13 you will have to purchase your own breakfast)
  • Free Admission to International Wildlife Museum
  • Race medal The first 700 registrants receive the high-quality, iconic "Arizona Marshal's Badge" medallion in historic Arizona copper styling, the second-ever in our set.
  • Race shirt in women's and men's sizing for first 700 registrants, first-come, first-served for sizing
  • Timed race with results by Roadrunner Racetiming and with Running Shop Gift Certificates for overall and age group award winners
  • Grand Prix Points The 4-miler is part of SAR's Running Shop Grand Prix
  • Friends and family are allowed in Old Tucson during the event up until race end; to stay in town after the park opens, additional guest passes to Old Tucson are a discounted $8 per person and must be purchased by the runner at the park entrance beginning at 9:45am. A participant wearing their race number must be present to take advantage of this special race entrance rate.

Produced by Run Tucson, the event raises funds for the local non-profit running club, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.
For questions, contact the race director Randy Accetta at

Current Pricing

4 Mile Trail Run (medal, shirt, breakfast, admission, timed race)

  • Through November 30, 2019: $30
  • December 1 - December 31, 2019: $35
  • January 1 - January 31: $40
  • February 1 - February 20: $45
  • Race Weekend: $50

One Mile Walk/Run (medal, shirt, breakfast, admission, untimed)

  • October 1 - December 31, 2019: $35
  • January 1 - January 31: $40
  • February 1 - February 20: $45
  • Race Weekend: $50

Kids 10 and under are $15, with a breakfast (no shirt, no medal, untimed)SAR Member Discount of $3 off is applied on all online registration orders and can be used on mail-in form.Remember: the race will take place rain or shine, with no refunds or returns. Transfers are $10 apiece. Last date for transfer is February 15.

Remember: first 700 runners get shirt and medal and you must register before February 13, 2020 to receive the free breakfast

To learn more, click here!