Home Events - SAR - Southern Arizona Roadrunners Dave’s Run for ALS – 8K + FitKidz & Family Mile – 3/3/2024

Dave’s Run for ALS – 8K + FitKidz & Family Mile – 3/3/2024

Sunday, 3/3/2024, 7:00am – Curtis Park – 2110 W Curtis Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

The 8K is part of The Running Shop/Mizuno SAR Grand Prix.

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 & 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!


  • FREE Shirts - 8K
  • FREE finisher medals - 8K
  • PRIZES in 5 year age groups plus overall women & men including cool coasters, Running Shop Gift Certificates, & 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)






Family Mile (13 & Up)






7:00am – 8K Walkers and Team Hoyt athletes (on site registration closes at 6:45am)

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

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

Volunteers are the key to our success!


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, 3/2/24 from 10am – 1pm at The Running Shop (3055 N Campbell Ave #155 Tucson, AZ)

Sunday, 3/3/24 at event site from 6am until 15 minutes prior to each event start time.

** Please bring cash or check for 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.

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

For a map of the 8K course, click HERE.

For a map of the 1M course, click HERE.

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 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.

We continue to monitor relevant information and consult with public health guidelines appropriate for Pima County and will ensure that all race day activities are compliant with recommendations and best practices.

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    Mar 03 2024


    6:45 am - 10:00 am

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    Curtis Park
    2110 W Curtis Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705


    Steven Outridge