El Tour Adventure Run

Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the 18th annual Diamond Ventures El Tour Adventure 10K & 5K Run/Walk along the Rillito River path.   This is an event for all ages and abilities to enjoy fitness & fun!  Proceeds from the event benefit Girls on the Run Tucson (GOTR)a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade.   The event also supports MyTeam TRIUMPH, an athletic ride-along program created for people with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience athletic events and Friends 4 the Future whose mission is to educate children and adolescents in the life skills of healthy eating and active living.

Online registration is open NOW! Click here to get started!
Download a pdf of the application HERE
Please read the info below about event benefits, awards, fees, packet pick up, etc. Questions:  info@ perimeterbicycling.com

Starting and finishing at The Gregory School  (formerly St. Gregory’s) on Craycroft south of River, participants will follow the tranquil multi-use Rillito River Path, avoiding motor vehicle traffic on the streets.

Check out the info below for
Registration details • Awards • Deadlines • Route

Questions? See below or email registration@perimeterbicycling.com


Start/Finish Location:
The Gregory School (formerly St. Gregory’s)
3231 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712
plenty of parking on site or at Ft. Lowell Park off Craycroft Rd. to the south of the school.
Googlemap HERE
Course Map HERE

Start Time: 7:00 a.m.

Mostly away from traffic on the scenic Rillito River multi-use path.  Click HERE for the map.

Construction of the sewer line Interceptor Project is scheduled for completion by August 2015.  Please click this link for Pima County information page.
UPDATE 6-23-15: North side of Rillito River multi-use path is paved and ready for use.  Construction of Interceptor Project continues on the south bank.  See link above for details.
UPDATE 7-10-15:  South side of the Rillito multi-use path is paved and ready for use.  Construction continues, however, the route is no longer impacted.  The event route will be as advertised on the route map.

General Information & Benefits for all participants ...more

  • Open to runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels
  • Timed finish (manual, not electronic)
  • Strollers welcome! (free registration, but must register)
  • A unique colorful medallion to all finishers
  • Water at all aid stations
  • Fruit & snacks at the Finish
  • Results published in Tail Winds Nov/Dec issue
  • Results posted on Perimeter Bicycling’s website
  • Age division awards mailed after event
  • Highest Money Raiser Award
  • Am I Registered? Click HERE to see the list.

Awards:  ...more

  • A Medallion to all finishers
  • A special certificate will go to the top three men and women in 15 age divisions within three weeks of the event.  These will not be awarded on event day.
  • A Conquistador Trophy goes to the:
    + Top Three Male & Female finishers (10K & 5K)
    + Youngest Male & Female (10K & 5K)
    + Most Distinguished (65+) Male & Female (10K & 5K)
    + Diamond in the Rough Finisher (last 10k finisher)
    + High Money Raisers.  Turn in a minimum of $500
    in contributions before the event start.
    + The Girls On The Run (GOTR) Team.  This is awarded to the GOTR with the most registered walkers/runners regardless of distance.  If you are running/walking for a team, please be sure we know: info@perimeterbicycling.com.

The Conquistador Trophy
This unique hand-made metal sculpture is El Tour’s highest honor.

Conquistador Trophy

Conquistador Trophy

Awards Ceremony:  9:00am


Registration Details  ...more

  • Registration is open NOW!  Register now online or download a pdf application HERE
  • FEES:  $20 registration PLUS $5 or more in contributions for Girls On The Run (GOTR)
  • Late fee of $10 after September 4, 2015
  • Expo/Packet Pickup and late registration:
    El Tour Run HQ, 2609 E Broadway Blvd, Thu/Fri (Sep 17 & 18) 10-6.
  • Online registration closes on September 15th.
  • Registration open until 6:45am at the start line.
    Avoid the last minute rush – register before event day and make packet pick up a breeze!
  • Stroller kids welcome for free but must register and are not eligible for awards.
  • Questions: registration @perimeterbicycling.com  

Fees  ...more

  • $20 Registration PLUS $5 or more contribution to Girls On The Run.
  • $10 Late Fee after September 4, 2015
  • $10  Event t-shirt (optional)

Your contributions go directly to Girls on the Run and are  encouraged and appreciated!
How your extra support helps:
+  $5 contribution helps support the program
+  $25 contribution helps provide pre- or post- workout snacks for the team
+  $50 contribution helps provide running gear for the girls
(t-shirts, water bottles and backpacks)
+  $75 contribution helps provide a scholarship for one girl for the season
+   $100 contribution helps provide one pair of new running shoes for one girl
+  $500 contribution helps provide new running shoes for five girls
and you will earn Conquistador Trophy – El Tour’s highest honor!


Expo, Packet Pick Up & Late Registration  ...more

Thursday & Friday, September 17 & 18
10:00am – 6:00pm
El Tour Run Headquarters
2609 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85716
Googlemap HERE  

Run Day Schedule  ...more

Saturday, September 19

Last Minute Registration
5:30am – 6:45am
at the Start Line – avoid the rush, register as soon as possible.

Start Time – 10k & 5k:  7:00am

Awards ceremony – 9:00am


  • 5K results posted HERE
  • 10K results posted HERE

Past Event Results HERE