Sunday, October 28, 2018 • 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 2018.
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. 28), the average low is 56ºF and the average high is 82ºF.
- 2017 TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon Results
- 2016 TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon Results
- 2015 TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon Results
- 2014 TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon Results
- 2013 TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon Results
- 2012 TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon Results
- 2011 TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon Results
- $50 – $70 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon, 5K & 1-Mile, register online at RunSignup.com here.
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