After serious conversations with key race committee members, especially our Medical Staff, regarding the recent weather in Tucson we have decided to move the starting time for the Holualoa Tucson Full Marathon and Marathon Relay events to 7:00am (instead of 7:30am). Given the extended weather forecast, which calls for continued hot temperatures in Southern Arizona, and the fact that many participants will be coming from colder climates, we feel this time change will minimize the chances of heat related issues on the course. Our biggest concern is the safety of the participants and this change, along with extra water and ice on the course, should provide for a better overall race experience. (The start time for the Damascus Bakeries Tucson Half Marathon will remain at 7:00am.)
With this change, shuttle buses to the Full Marathon and Marathon Relay starting line, for those not staying at an official race hotel, will be from 4:45am to 5:30am from the Canyon Del Oro High School. Shuttles to the Half Marathon starting line, for those not staying at an official race hotel, will depart from Ventana Medical Systems from 4:45am to 5:30am. Please arrive early to avoid last minute parking congestion and missing the start of your event! Buses from Official Race Hotels will board at 5am and begin departing once each bus fills. CLICK HERE for parking information.
Thank you for your understanding.