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TMC Old Tucson Trail Run 4 Mile & 1 Mile – 2/16/2025

Sunday, 2/16/2025, 7:30am – Old Tucson – 201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735

The 4 Mile is part of The Running Shop/Mizuno SAR Grand Prix.

Update February 9, 2024: Please click here for a link to details on the race.

Saddle up - we're on for Old Tucson! The popular TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run is back! On February 18, 2024 you can run or walk on the grounds of the newly reopened Old Tucson Studios, site of some of the greatest cowboy movies ever made!

Wanna' know what's in store for you?

The race takes place at historic Old Tucson Studios: passing through the gates of an old frontier town, visitors are transported back in time to the mythic Wild West. Dash down the streets of Hollywood’s most famous films and walk in the footsteps of movie legends like Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Sharon Stone, and more. In addition to its historic role as film location, Old Tucson includes a full array of live shows, thrilling stunts, Old West dramas, saloon musicals, and horseback trail rides - fun for the whole family!

The 4-mile trail race loops throughout the dusty streets, horse trails, and desert terrain of Old Tucson Studios. The 1 mile is designed to promote daily exercise, so bring the whole family along!

Cowboy costumes, children, and strollers are all welcome! Plus: free Lil’ Pardners kids race afterwards!

How to Purchase a Day Ticket to Old Tucson:

On race day, all participants and spectators can enjoy their time in Old Tucson until 10:00 AM or the end of our race event, but everyone must purchase a separate entrance ticket to enjoy the rest of the day inside Old Tucson with stunts, saloon skits, restaurants, gift shops, and more.

You can use this link to purchase the ticket. The purchase will take place through Old Tucson's ticketing platform and will include their e-commerce charge.

• Discounted day ticket to Old Tucson - $5 per race participant, free for 4-and-under.

• Discounted day ticket to Old Tucson - $15 per guest, free for 4-and-under.

• Old Tucson's regular day ticket pricing is $39, or $24 for ages 5-12 and free for 4-and-under.

• If the link above does not open in a browser, here you can copy and paste this: http://www.etix.com/ticket/c/DBD751AD6F393BE82C426E38794E757D/2024-old-tucson-trail-run.

Please click here for a link to registration.

• Timed 4-mile and timed 1-mile - $20 through February 29, 2024; $35 from March 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024; $40 from January 1, 2024 to February 9, 2025; $50 from February 10, 2025 to race morning

• Free 1-mile for all children 14 and under

• Free Little Pardners Dash, no registration required

6:30 AM - In-person registration and packet pickup begins at Old Tucson - on the east side of the main parking lot, near the walkway to the start/finish at Bitter Creek. To enter the grounds of Old Tucson, please use the walkway that goes from the east side of the parking lot towards the Rodeo Grounds. Spectators and guests are invited to the area around the Bitter Creek set and the race route, with limited access to the full Old Tucson grounds.

All shirt sizes are first-come, first-served. There are no race transfers allowed. New registrants can pay with cash or check. Please be nice to the staff and the volunteers.

7:30 AM - Women's 4-miler starts at Bitter Creek Set

8:30 AM - Men's/open 4-miler and the family 1-mile walk/fun run starts at Bitter Creek

Note: Anyone of any gender can run in any category event. However, The Running Shop/Mizuno SAR Grand Prix points and race awards are only provided to women who are scored in the women's race and men in the men's race.

8:30 AM or so - Cash bar and breakfast will open at Stage Two, near the start/finish. You can order a breakfast burrito through February 15, 2025 by going to your RunSignup profile and following the links to add-on sales. Click here for info on getting into your RunSignup profile.

9:30 AM or so - Awards, costume contest, and free Lil' Pardner's fun run - fun 100-yard dash around the High Chaparral and Bitter Creek sets

10:00 AM or so - We'll wrap up and with event breakdown by 10:30 AM. According to Old Tucson management, all event participants and guests are asked to leave the grounds through the Rodeo Gate walkway to the parking lot, and then re-enter through the main entry turn-styles.

Old Tucson personnel will make sure we're all out of the grounds on time.

10:30 AM - Old Tucson opens, with all ticketed Old Tucson visitors entering through the Main Entrance Gate at the front of Old Tucson. Remember, friends and family are allowed in limited areas of Old Tucson during the event up until race end at 10:00 AM. To stay in town after the park opens, participants can purchase a ticket for $5 and with additional guest passes a discounted $15 per person. These tickets must be purchased ahead of time using the Old Tucson ticketing platform here.

If you are interested in helping direct runners and walkers on the course or in helping at registration, please click here.

Thank you to our 2024 volunteers!

Doreen Davis

Len and Jeremy

Beth Crane

Eileen Spear

Carole Torpey

Kathy Barlow

Connie Lopez

Harrelsen Nez

Vanessa Nez

Michelle Hawk

Rachel Hilgeford

Ryan Clausen

Ashley Levy

Nancy Robbins

Bruce Robbins

Nicolette Gonzalez

Bethany Hawthorne

Enrique Bueno

Imelda Nuno

Brian LeRoy

Ira Keeley

Judy Miller-Samuels

Timothy Gilbert

Neuroscience Club from the UArizona

Brenda Loman

Tom Allison

Wayne Lubis

Pre-race packet pickup on Saturday, February 15, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at our long-time race partner, The Running Shop (3055 N Campbell Ave).

Race morning packet pickup will take place in front of the main entrance gate at Old Tucson Studios, from 6:30-8:15 AM.

Click here for the 1 mile course map and here for the 4 mile course map.

Start at the Bitter Creek set, near Stage Two. Head south around the rodeo grounds, then go north through Main Street and up through Boot Hill. Swing around the church, then head through the desert until turning south and heading past the High Chaparral set.

The one-milers will finish at the finish line arch, while four-milers will continue south and loop around the Rodeo Grounds and go through Main Street for another loop.

The four-milers will head out to the desert and do a big loop. Just after the two-mile mark, you'll pop onto a single track that winds south for about a half-mile. Coming off the single track, the four-milers will do an inner-loop on jeep trails. After about 300 yards on a single track, you'll pop out by the Rodeo Grounds, then finish with one more loop of Main Street and Boot Hill. Your finish will be a nice gradual downhill past the High Chaparral set, ending at the Bitter Creek stage.

The route will be marked with white flour arrows and flagging.

All distances are approximate. There will be a water station at approximately the 1-mile mark, though if it is a hot morning we may add a second water stop.

Old Tucson Studios, 201 S Kinney Rd - Take Speedway from I-10 all the way west, turn south on Kinney Rd and Old Tucson Studios is just ahead - or take Ajo west from I-10 to Kinney Rd and head north. Plenty of parking in the main lots at Old Tucson Studios.

The $35 early race fee includes a colorful souvenir shirt, the timed race with age group awards and raffles, and post-race fun at Old Tucson Studios. All participants are invited to stay in the park until the park opens at 10:30 AM.  After 10:30 AM, all of us will need a park pass to enjoy the day in the grounds. Old Tucson will provide a link so that you can make the following purchases:

• Breakfast burrito: $10 per burrito, available for purchase when you register online the race

• Discounted day pass to Old Tucson: $5 per race participant, free for 4 and under

• Discounted day pass to Old Tucson: $15 per guest, free for 4 and under

Old Tucson's regular day pass pricing is $39 or $24 for ages 5-12 and free for 4 and under

The Running Shop gift certificates:

4-mile run: Overall female and overall male: 1st: $40, 2nd: $35, 3rd: $30

First place masters, 40+ male/female: $35

Age group: top three in 5-year age divisions, 14 and under, then 15-19 through 80+, in 5-year increments, 1st: $25, 2nd: $15, 3rd: $10

See details on event categories and awards here.

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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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    Feb 16 2025


    7:30 am - 1:00 pm

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    Old Tucson
    201 S. Kinney Road | Tucson, AZ 85735


    Randy Accetta