Home Events - SAR - Southern Arizona Roadrunners Dave’s Run for ALS – 8K + FitKidz & Family Mile – 2025 Date TBD

Dave’s Run for ALS – 8K + FitKidz & Family Mile – 2025 Date TBD

Date for 2025 TBD, 7:00am – Curtis Park – 2110 W Curtis Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

The 8K is part of The Running Shop/Mizuno SAR Grand Prix.
2024 Post Race Updates:

Thank you to Damion Alexander for taking race photos - you can find them here: Dave's Run for ALS 2024 - The Tucson Photographer (smugmug.com)

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make this race happen!

Look back on the 2024 Event:

Dave’s Run for ALS is an event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The event is named for the late David Filer who was an avid runner, active SAR member, and local business owner. David was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in the summer of 2000. Currently there is no cure for this fatal disease. This event raises funds for ALS research.

This year we are changing over to an 8K as previously the only 8K on the SAR Race Calendar was at the Jim Click Run 'N' Roll event. Since Jim Click has had to change their course to a 5K, we've decided to change our event to an 8K to keep that distance on the SAR schedule!

What awesome stuff do you get with Dave's Run for ALS?

• Free shirts - 8K

• Free finisher medals - 8K

• Prizes in 5-year age groups plus overall women and men including cool coasters, The Running Shop gift certificates, and YogaSix towels - 8K

• Free snacks and Eegees!

• Prize for the largest team (must pre-register a captain and team members)

Supporting the fight against ALS!

Awesome FitKidz Mile!

Register on-line here!

To print and mail in a registration form, click here!

Until 2/1/24 – Non-SARUntil 2/1/24 – SAR Mbr2/1/24-3/1/24 – Non-SAR2/1/24-3/1/24 – SAR MbrPacket Pickup & Race Day (ALL)






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Family Mile (13 & Up)






7:00 AM - 8K walkers and Team Hoyt athletes (on-site registration closes at 6:45 AM)

7:05 AM - 8K competitive start (on-site registration closes at 6:45 AM)

7:10 AM - FitKidz and Family Mile start (race day registration closes at 7:00 AM)

Volunteers are the key to our success!

To volunteer, please click here!

We give a cool Eegees party prize to the largest team based on the number of registrants for that team.

1. Select a captain

2. Have the captain register for Dave's Run for ALS online and create a team, designating themselves as a captain.

3. Have the captain share the team name with all of those interested in being on that team.

4. When folks register, have them look for and select the team that they want to join.

5. We will reach out to the captain after the race to arrange for getting them the Eegees party gift certificate valued at $150!

That's it, it's super easy and fun!

Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at The Running Shop (3055 N Campbell Ave)

Sunday, March 3, 2024 at event site from 6:00 AM until 15 minutes prior to each event start time

* Please bring cash or check for registration and packet pickup on race morning registration

* Please note that packet pickup and race morning registrants for the 8K will not immediately receive a t-shirt. You will be asked to check on shirt availability after you finish the 8K race and may pick one up while supplies last.

Click here for the 1 mile course map and here and here for the 8K course map.

Flat and fast courses starting and finishing in Curtis Park, and utilizing the Rillito Path adjoining the park.

Please park in the west side of the parking area for Curtis Park, and not on the east side parking area in front of the Sporting Chance building.

In the 8K only for both male and female:

Top 3 overall, top masters, top 3 in 5-year age groups up to 80+

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go specifically for ALS research, via the Jim Himelic Foundation. The Jim Himelic Foundation is a local organization providing research funds to the U of A for the fight again ALS, for which there is currently no cure.

See photos from the 2024 event from the incomparable Damion Alexander with the Damion Alexander Team with Long Realty here.

See photos from the 2023 from our amazing event sponsor and photographer, Damion Alexander with the Damion Alexander Team with Long Realty here.

For photos from the 2022 event from the amazing Kathleen Bober, please click here.

Safety is our first priority, but there are inherent dangers and risks involved in racing, and participants take part under their own responsibility.

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    Mar 01 - 31 2025


    6:45 am - 10:00 am

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    Curtis Park
    2110 W Curtis Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705


    Steven Outridge