Our Mission & Vision

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking.

Our vision is to strengthen and support the running and walking community in Southern Arizona through high-quality, affordable, and family-friendly events and programming that empower people of all backgrounds, abilities, and ages to pursue a healthier lifestyle. We promote community engagement by celebrating the joy of athletic achievement, individual and group participation, philanthropy, and volunteer service.

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Southern Arizona Roadrunners began the FitKidz running program in 2013 in order to provide experiences that start children on a path of being physically active for life. FitKidz aims to improve the health and wellness of our local community by engaging kids and their families in fun and healthy activities. Learn More

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Our hearts are broken.The Southern Arizona Roadrunners are sad to announce the recent passing of Dave Hill. Dave was a SAR Board member for many years. In this role, he sat on various committees, playing an important part in setting the direction of running in Southern Arizona. Dave was the race director for Dave's Run for ALS, first producing the race at the Foothills Mall then moving it to a beautiful new location in the Dove Mountain area. In addition to sharing his love of running and racing, Dave was an official course measurer -- measuring and certifying almost all of the courses in southern Arizona. Dave and his wife Michele Hill co-founded The Grinders, a long-standing running group with hundreds of members. In 2006, Dave and Michele received the Spirit of Rob Bell Award for their contributions to the running community. He would never tell you, but Dave had an international marathon career that took him to distant parts of the world. A 2:16 marathoner, his first marathon was in New York in 1981, with the Beijing, London and Florence marathon – where he represented the English National Team – in his impressive array of competitions. He was a good man and friend and we will miss him dearly. Dave is survived by his wife Michele. ... See MoreSee Less
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