The Tucson Marathon, Arizona's oldest running marathon, was first held on February 15, 1969. The course started at City Hall, then went east to Randolph Park, circled back to San Xavier Mission, and returned to City Hall. This race was originally called the Arizona Admittance Day Marathon.The race's course and ideal weather attract runners from colder climates who come to experience running a marathon in typically perfect conditions. The marathon route begins in Oracle, winding around the town for six miles until it reaches SR 77. From there, the course follows the Santa Catalina Mountains, passing through Oracle and Catalina, before finishing at the Golder Ranch Fire Station. The Half Marathon starts on Biosphere Road and follows the latter half of the marathon course. Both the Full and Half Marathon events are certified by USA Track & Field and the results are sent directly to Boston.For those who don't want to run the full marathon, there is the Marathon Relay, which requires four runners, each running a proportionate leg of the course. Pre-Race Expo is held on Friday, December 4 (9 am to 7 pm) at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort (10000 N. Oracle Road). Late registration and packet pick up is available at the Expo. There will be no packet pick up or registration for the long-distance events on race morning, so runners must register at the Race Expo.
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Holualoa Tucson Marathon
Eric Greene took top spot in 02:38:20. Coming in second was Gary Gold (02:39:39). Finishing third was Michael Carson (02:42:23).
For the women, it was Lauren Liuzzo who took the top spot in 02:59:25 . She bested Betty Bohane who crossed the finish line 5 minutes 5 seconds behind her. Finishing third was Jaime Dawes (03:06:45).
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Damascus Bakeries Half-Marathon
Mike Popejoy outran roughly 921 runners to win with a time of 01:06:19. Coming in second was Lucas Hill (01:06:20). Kurt Michels got the third place in 01:10:07.
In the ladies race, Lauren Reasoner won the race with a time of 01:20:19 , ahead of Danya Crawford (01:24:12). Tia Accetta got the third place in 01:24:21.
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