TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile

Sunday, October 27, 2019 • Tucson, AZ • Course Map

Featuring a run along downtown Tucson’s city streets and the Santa Cruz Riverpath trails, the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon & Tucson Lifestyle 5K Walk/Run takes runners on an out-and-back route through the city as summer is giving way to autumn in late October 2019.

Part of a three-race series known as the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown — which also includes a 5K race in June and an 8-mile and 5K race on Labor Day weekend — the TMC Get Moving Half Marathon replaced the 10-mile race run in previous years, and the race saw just over 900 runners cross the finish line in the 13.1-mile and 5K events combined in 2016, including 540 finishers in the half marathon alone.

Runners start the race downtown at the intersection of Church Street and Pennington Street, just north of Congress. From there, the half marathoners and the 5K runners and walkers head in the same direction, north along 6th Avenue and making a loop around the edges of nearby Catalina Park before returning to the start line area.

The 5K runners are done at that point, but half marathoners keep going north along Church Avenue and across the bridge, bringing runners along the banks of the Santa Cruz. This is where the middle portion of the half marathon is run, along the Diamond Street Loop section of the Santa Cruz Riverpath. The section running south along the river takes runners gently uphill, less than a hundred feet overall before reaching the turnaround point near mile 8.

After the turnaround point, the course continues downhill before retracing their steps back toward the finish line in downtown Tucson.

The course brings runners back over into downtown and past the Pima County Courthouse, where runners cross the finish line, right where they started.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in southern Arizona, about 120 miles southeast of Phoenix and roughly 60 miles north of the border with Mexico, Tucson typically sees mild to moderately warm (and occasionally quite hot) weather in October, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 26°F (in 1971) and as high as 102°F (in 1993).

On race day (Oct. 27), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 82ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

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To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile, visit the event website below for details.

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