Sunrise At Old Tucson Studios-4 Mile Trail Run & 1 Mile

Tucson, AZ, USA
28 Jan, 2024 (Sun)

Trail running

1 mi, 4 mi

About the event

January 30th Update: Well, we were not able to put together the 2023 edition of this event, but we're working with Old Tucson management to produce the event on January 28, 2024.  We'll be back with more registration details in summer, 2023!  Questions?  Track us down at [email protected].


Saddle up everyone! The popular TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run is back!  On February 26, 2023 you can run or walk at the newly reopened Old Tucson Studios, site of some of the greatest cowboy movies ever made!

The coolest trail run in Arizona 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!

Distances and Start Times

4-mile trail run 

Women start at 7:30 amMen at 8:30 am

1-mile walk/run starts at 8:30 am


Low pricing with a la carte add-ons, so you can choose what you want!Start on Main Street, finish at Stage Two, near the Bitter Creek and High Chaparral setsThe 4-Miler includes single track trails, Horse Poop Alley, dirt roads, washes, and the dusty Old Tucson Main Street (wheelchairs and strollers may find this very challenging)The Family 1-Miler course is less is technical and loads of fun for walkers, joggers, and runners of all abilities (chairs and strollers should be fine on this trail, though chair athletes may have a difficult time navigating the terrain)Age Group and Overall Prizes: Gift certificates to The Running Shop for overall and age group winners - details to be announcedSunrise at Old Tucson is part of the 2023 Southern Arizona Roadrunners calendarSunrise at Old Tucson is part of SAR's 2023 Running Shop Grand PrixDonate to SAR's Children's Fitness Fund and FitKidz Program

A la Carte Pricing

This year we're trying something new: a low $25 race fee, with the choice to purchase a souvenir shirt for an additional $11 (shirt design to be announced soon) and the choice to purchase a Trailside Breakfast to enjoy after the race.  From Old Tucson: "The breakfast burrito will include eggs, potatoes, and cheese in a flour tortilla pre-wrapped and ready to hand out after the race."

About Old Tucson

Old Tucson Studios is open Thursdays through Sundays from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Their main retail store “The Last Outpost” will be open 7 days a week from 10:30am to 5:00pm. More details can be found on our website

Park Entry

All runners and walkers can enjoy their time in Old Tucson from packet pickup through 10:00 am.

Old Tucson Studios is requiring that all participants exit the park by 10:00 am and then purchase tickets to enjoy more time.  Old Tucson Studios indicates that pricing to visit the brand-new Western Experience is $34for adults, $17 for children, and free for ages 4 and under.

Old Tucson Studios, 201 South Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85735 (Take Speedway from I-10 all the way west, turn south on Kinney and Old Tucson Studios is just ahead—or Take Ajo west from I-10 to Kinney Road and head north.  Plenty of parking in the main lots at Old Tucson Studios


We will announce age group and overall awards soon.

Note: registrants may choose a non-binary "gender" category, but for now we do not have the means to offer separate prizes to top finishers in the non-binary category.

Note: anyone of any gender can run in any category event.  However, for recordkeeping purposes, the Running Shop Grand Prix points and race awards are only provided to women who are score in the Women's race and men in the Men's race.

For questions about awards, please contact [email protected].

Races offered by this event

You have 35 weeks to prepare

Women's 4-Mile

28 Jan, 2024 (Sun) - 07:30
Trail running
4 mi
Women only
On site

Men's 4-Miler

28 Jan, 2024 (Sun) - 08:30
Trail running
4 mi
Men only
On site

1 Mile Walk and Fun Run

28 Jan, 2024 (Sun) - 08:30
Trail running
1 mi
On site

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