The Everyone Runs November 11 Tucson Medical Center Veterans Day Half Marathon & 5k is unquestionably Tucson’s premier and most beautiful course running in the majestic Tucson Mountain Park!
You’ll want to make this Fall half marathon your goal race for the season and plan it as a part of your training, as the course will be challenging for sure. With the beauty of this area, and hardly a building or home in-site, plus excellent roads, this race is the one you’ll want to run.
Your half marathon will start at Old Tucson (same start line as Run with the Roosters Kinney Rd. 5 Miler) and the course will travel north on Kinney Rd, passing the Desert Museum and then heading west to your turnaround at Sandario Rd. On your return, you will run about 3-miles and then head southeast on McCain Loop Rd. where the magnificent cactus and tree lined Tucson Mountain Park will open-up to you in full glory! At the end of McCain Loop, you will head back on Kinney Rd to your finish at Old Tucson.
Yes, as you will see in our map, this course features many hills and steady grades, but that means there are fast downhills, too! HALF MARATHON MAP: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1456090306 5K MAP: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1456090306
The half marathon will only be open to runners and run & walkers. Walkers will be accepted in the 5k, but not the half. The 5k course will be just as beautiful and is a simple out & back on Kinney Rd.
We will even be featuring a stroller division for the 5k with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall awards (no age groups on this one).
Half marathon course support through 10:45 a.m. (3:30 time limit). A part of proceeds from this event will benefit local community groups and Veterans assistance organizations.
Come join us!!!