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Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-Miler

Monday, September 5, 2022 (Labor Day)

Event Description:

Early registration is open for Tucson’s iconic running race. We’re capping the total amount of runners at 750, so grab your spot quickly. This scenic course and the post-race festivities truly embrace the spirit of the old Southwest, making the 51st Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run a regional favorite.

Our rolling 8-mile and 5k courses loop through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East. Race morning promises to be hot, so bring water and sunscreen. The oldest race of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, this event has been featured as a Runner’s World Race of the Month. Capped at 750 participants combined in both 8-miler and 5k Incentive-based Prize Money in 8-miler

The 8 Miler is part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix series.

Race Times:

5:30am – 8-miler start

6:30am – 5k Start

8:45am or so Awards

Event Beneficiaries: Friends of Saguaro National Park

Fees and Registration:

Register Online HERE

Print out a mail in registration form HERE.

Registration Pricing:

8M – $40, increasing as race nears or until race fills. SAR Members get 10% off.

5K – $40, increasing as race nears or until race fills. SAR Members get 10% off.


To volunteer, please click HERE

Packet Pickup Info:

  • Running Shop Saturday, September 3, 10am-1pm
  • Pre-Race at the event site 5:15-6:00am


Course Info:

8M on paved road loop rolling up and down, fast finish

5K on paved road, out and back, rolling up and down


The 8M has awards for the top 3 finishers in 5 year age groups, and the 5K in 10 year age groups.

All participants receive a race t-shirt.

Safety Guidelines & Protocols:

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.


Sep 05 2022


5:00 am - 9:00 am


Saguaro National Park (East)
Tucson, Arizona


Randy Accetta
Information and Registration