Running and Walking in Tucson
Welcome to Tucson!
First things first, let’s make sure you have a great time here while staying safe. It can get pretty hot and sunny, so remember to keep yourself hydrated, use that sunscreen, and don’t spend too much time under the desert sun. Even if you don’t feel like you’re sweating much, your sweat evaporates quickly in this dry heat, making it easy to get dehydrated.
Now, let’s talk about Tucson, often called the “Old Pueblo.” This place is awesome, surrounded by four stunning mountain ranges: the majestic Santa Catalinas up north, the scenic Rincons to the east, the Tucson Mountains to the west, and the beautiful Santa Ritas about an hour south.
One of Tucson’s claims to fame is being named a “City of Gastronomy” by UNESCO, and trust us, the food and drinks here don’t disappoint. While our authentic Mexican cuisine is a must-try, there are all kinds of flavors to savor in our little city. We’ll make some suggestions below, so stay tuned!
We think that what really sets Tucson apart is our incredible running community. We’ve got tons of running groups, top-notch coaches, and a wide range of training options. Summers here can be scorching, so most of us hit the trails bright and early, often before the sun’s up. But during fall and winter Tucson is perfect for cyclists and runners alike who are looking to escape the cold and snow and get some great training in!
Great Places to Run
- Arizona Trail
- Sabino Canyon
- Mount Lemmon (Northern Mountain Range)
- Catalina State Park
- Tucson Mountains/Painted Hills (Western Mountain Range)
- Rincon Mountains (Eastern Mountain Range)
- Santa Rita Mountains (Southern Mountain Range)
- Honeybee Trail
Walking and Running Groups
Places to Eat