TMC Sunrise At Old Tucson 4 Mile Trail Run & 1 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Feb 17, 2019


Tucson, AZ


About This Activity

February 15th Note: Online registration is now closed, but you can still sign up in person.

Saturday, February 16 from 10am - 1pm at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell (check or cash only)

Sunday, February 17 starting at 7:00 am at Old Tucson Studios

Please note that we have reached our "cap" of 800 registrants and at this point, you can still register, but we cannot promise a 2019 shirt or medal.  We want the event to be available to all, so everyone who signs up after February 11th will still receive entry into the event, including a race number that ensures a free Trailside Breakfast breakfast, entry into Old Tucson Studios (and discounts for friends/family), and a race day entry into the International Wildlife Museum.  

If we have any leftover shirts or medals, they will be available on race morning at about 9:45 am at the SAR and Run Tucson tents at the Bitter Creek set, near the finish line.  

For questions, contact the race director Randy Accetta at

Schedule Saturday morning February 16
10:00 - 1:00 pm: In-person registration plus packet pickup for all those who registered before February 12th at the Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell (all shirt sizes are first-come, first-served!).  If you sign up after February 11th, you can still come to the Running Shop and get your race number, but we'll ask that you check with us after the race to see if we have additional shirts and medals available.

Schedule Sunday Morning, February 17th

7:00 am Registration begins in Old Tucson parking lot - please allow enough time to get your timing tag that goes on your shoe.
8:00 am Women's 4-Miler,  Main Street 
8:30 approx Free Trailside Breakfast -- at Bitter Creek set near the finish line, bring your race number
9:00 am Men's 4-Miler, Main Street (women are welcome to run, but will not be included in age-group or GP results)
9:00 am One Mile Family Run and Walk, Main Street 
9:45 (approx) Free Lil' Pardner's Kids Dash at Bitter Creek Set, near finish line
9:45 (approx) Awards Ceremony at Bitter Creek Set, near finish line -- all those who registered on February 12th or afterwards are able to pick up any leftover t-shirts and race medals starting at 9:45

10:00 Old Tucson Studios opens
10:00 am and onward: International Wildlife Museum provides free entry with race number
Remember: the race will take place rain or shine, with no refunds or returns.

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.  Check out Old Tucson here! The 4-mile races are part of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners 2019 Running Shop Grand Prix, with points provided for placing. Featured in Runner's World.  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!  

Produced by Run Tucson, the event raises funds for the local non-profit running club, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.  

Here are some nice words about the 2018 race from one of our newer folks: My friend and I did the one mile fun walk and had a wonderful time - we can't wait for next year!!!!   We've been telling all our friends about it - that it is a great trail run for runners and even if you can't run, it was great for us walkers (the hills were still a challenge for us [*:) happy]  which was perfect!).

  • When: Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • What: Three separate events: Women's-Only 4-Miler; Men's-Only 4-Miler; One-Mile Family Walk/Run
  • Raising Funds For: Southern Arizona Roadrunners, including the Children's Fitness Fund

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
  • Free Admission to International Wildlife Museum
  • Long-sleeve shirt in women's and men's sizing
  • Timed race with results
  • Running Shop Gift Certificates for overall and age group award winners
  • Free for children 10-and-under (no shirt, no medal, add't breakfast available for purchase) 
  • 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.

4 Mile Trail Run (medal, shirt, breakfast, admission, timed race)
Aug 2018 - Sept 30, 2018: $25
October 1 - December 31, 2018: $30
January 1 - January 31, 2019 1: $35
February 1 - February 14: $40
Race Weekend: $45

One Mile Walk/Run (medal, shirt, breakfast, admission, untimed)
Through December 31, 2018: $20
January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019: $25
February 1 - February 14: $30
Race Weekend: $35

Kids 10 and under are $10, with a breakfast (no shirt, no medal, untimed)

Remember: the race will take place rain or shine, with no refunds or returns. Transfers are $10 apiece. Last date for transfer is February 14.

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