Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, 6.5M, & 5k

Saturday, December 21, 2024 Tucson, AZ

Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, 6.5M, & 5k course in Tucson, AZ

Join the community this holiday season for a fun-filled, festive group run at the Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, 6.5 mile, and 5k event! 

This race takes place on a fully paved trail path, taking runners through the beautiful Rillito River Trail in Tucson, Arizona. Known for its smooth, soft surface, it’s often a favorite running destination for those who live nearby.

As for the city itself, Tucson is a great place to wonder if you’re only visiting for a short time. Serene and sizeable, Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona after Phoenix, boasting incredible mountainous views in tandem with big city vibes. 

Starting at 7:00 am at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, this course will take runners through dedicated paved trails starting and ending at Brandi Fenton Memorial Mark in a looping out-and-back fashion. 

Running out of Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, participants will then turn and run alongside Rillito River on the Rillito River Path. Onward for the first half of the race, runners will ultimately reach the Sun Circle landmark where they’ll turn around and retrace their steps in pursuit of the finish line back where it began.

With a time limit of four hours for the half marathon, this course is approachable for both runners and walkers alike. Whether you complete the course or not, all registrants will receive a custom shirt of their choice, whether short-sleeved or long-sleeved.

As for the finishers, custom medals will be in order for your commemoration. Whether you finish or not, a post-race brunch can be expected for all those that care to celebrate the incredible event, and more importantly, the holiday season! 

Race Weather & Climate

Tucson, Arizona, rests in the southern region of the state, amidst the picturesque Sonoran Desert. The nearest major city is Phoenix, approximately 115 miles to the northwest, providing a contrast of desert tranquility and urban vibrancy.

In mid-December, Tucson experiences mild winter weather. Daytime temperatures average around 66°F (19°C), with nighttime lows of approximately 40°F (4°C). Precipitation levels remain relatively low.

On race day (December 21), the average low is 43ºF and the average high is 60ºF.

Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon Race Results

Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon Course Map

See the race route map for the Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

  • The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.
  • The Reindeer dash start time is 8:10 AM.
  • The quarter marathon start time is 8:50 AM.
  • The 5K start time is 9:00 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, 6.5M, & 5k, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

There is a $75.00 fee for the half marathon.

Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, 6.5M, & 5k Race Website

Tucson Run Run Rudolph Website

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