Giddy Up! Announcing the return of the TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run, February 18, 2024

We’re super-psyched to announce that we’re bringing back one of our favorite events, the TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run.

Scheduled for Sunday morning, February 18th.  Race registration and details can be found here. See our announcement here

The Location: Nestled between Saguaro National Park and Tucson Mountain Park, this beautiful desert setting has been the filming location of hundreds of classic western films and TV shows.

The Events:

  • The 4-Mile course includes single track trails, Horse Poop Alley, and the dirt roads in the heart of Old Tucson.
  • The1-Mile course is less technical andstays on the dirt roads around Old Tucson. It is loads of fun for walkers, joggers, and runners of all abilities.
  • All races start on Main Street and finish at Stage Two, near the Bitter Creek and High Chaparral sets.

Start Times:

  • Women’s 4-Mile Trail Race starts at 7:30 am
  • Open and Men’s 4-Mile Trail Race starts at 8:30 am
  • Family 1-mile walk/run starts at 8:30 am


  • First 600 registrants receive a souvenir race shirt
  • Low race registration pricing with a la carte add-ons, such as breakfast and/or day passes to Old Tucson
  • Age group awards of Running Shop gift certificates for the 4-mile women’s and the open/men’s divisions in 5 year categories, from 15-19 through 80+
  • Children 14-and-under are free in the 1-miler (no shirt)
  • Free Lil’ Pardner’s 100 yard dash for the little cowpokes
  • Costume Contest with awards for best western-themed costume


  • 4-Mile: $35 through January 15th/ $40 through race morning
  • 1-Mile: $35 through January 15th/ $40 through race morning
  • Free 1-Mile for all children 14-and-under

Breakfast and Park Pass Options:

Race entry fees will include entry into the timed event, a colorful souvenir race t-shirt, and entry throughout the park until 10:30 am.

The new management at Old Tucson Studios has some new regulations to follow, so we will provide a link to all registrants so that you can make separate purchases for a full day pass to Old Tucson and/or a post-race breakfast.

  • Cowboy Breakfast: $15 per person
  • Discounted day pass to Old Tucson for racers: $5 per race participant, free for 4-and-under.
  • Discounted day pass to Old Tucson for non-racers: $15 per guest, free for 4-and-under.

This is a significant discount off regular pricing as Old Tucson’s regular day pass pricing is $39 or $24 for ages 5-12 and free for 4-and-under.

Packet Pickup:

Pre-race packet pickup on Saturday, February 17th from 10-1 at our long-time race partner, The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell).

Race morning packet pickup will take place in front of the main entrance gate at Old Tucson Studios, from 6:15-8:15 AM.

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