RUNNING IN TUCSON
Here's just a few of our favorites. Just remember, tell a friend where you're going and always bring plenty of water. It's a desert out there!
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Check out this great site for mapping and planning your runs! Draw your runs, calculate mileage, count calories and much more. You'll even be able to find and share runs with others throughout your area and around the country!
USA Track & Field's newest feature. Using cutting edge technology provided by Google Maps, USATF has developed a revolutionary service, America's Running Routes, that allows runners to map and measure their favorite running routes and then save them to the largest searchable database of running routes in the country.
Awesome trail and paved running. Picturesque personified.
Bathrooms and drinking fountains available.
Just like Sabino Canyon, but with unmatched views of the Rincon Mountains. Very challenging.
The Chuck Huckelberry Loop is a system of paved, shared-use paths and short segments of buffered bike lanes connecting the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Road Greenways. More than 120 miles of paved pathways and bike lanes have already been completed with an additional 11 miles planned or currently under construction.
CANADA DEL ORO RIVER PATH
Another wonderful running path, the Oro Valley section runs from Tangerine Rd. south to La Canada (4.2 miles), where it connects with the Pima County main loop.
Located on Oracle Rd., about a mile north of 1st Avenue. Here you can take a run on the two-mile paved road and then wind your way up one of the many well-marked trails. You'll experience the awe-inspiring views of Pusch Ridge and the back-side of the Catalina Mountains. There are bathrooms and water at the beginning and end of the main road, and some around the campgrounds.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Lots of roads and sidewalks to run on, not a lot of cars to contend with. Create your own course. And, it's got lots of character, too!
Located at Tanque Verde Rd. just east of Sabino Canyon Rd. Features an indoor and outdoor running path.
Centrally located in a four square mile area bordered on the North and South by Broadway and 22nd St. and Alvernon and Country Club on the East and West. Fantastic running paths.
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, RIGHT OUT YOUR FRONT DOOR!
We hope you'll enjoy our choices. If you have one you think we should add to this list, please email it to us at Now go out there and have fun!!!