Welcome and thanks for visiting!

 El Tour Adventure Run
was retired after 2015.

Please visit Loop the Loop for our
El Tour Kick Season Kick Off activity.

Information below is for the 2015 El Tour Adventure Run

El Tour Adventure 10K & 5K Run/Walk was a fun, easy event that went along the Rillito River path- a part of Pima County’s THE LOOP.  To Kick El Tour season, the use of THE LOOP has been expanded to include the complete multi-use path .

2015 Results

It was a beautiful morning to kick off El Tour Season with this event.    Thank you to all runners, walkers and volunteers for making it a great event!

Official Results for the 5K event HERE 
Official Results for the 10k event HERE 
Top Three Age Division Results for 5K event HERE
Top Three Age Division Results for 10K Event HERE

It was a beautiful day for a run in the Old Pueblo!  Here are a few photos:

Start of the Diamond Ventures 18th El Tour Adventure Run! – photo Sheila Foraker

David Wrenn 1st place male 5k finisher

Paul Gesl, 1st place male 5k finisher – photo Sheila Foraker

Michael Beals (378) and Stuart Hancock (352) battle for position in the home stretch

Michael Beals (378) and Stuart Hancock (352) battle for position in the home stretch – photo Sheila Foraker

About the event

Proceeds from the event benefited Girls on the Run Tucson (GOTR) – a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade.   The event also supported 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.

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


Start/Finish Location:
The Gregory School
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.

Start Time: 7:00 a.m.

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

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

  • 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 15 & 16) 10-6.
  • Online registration closed on September 13th.
  • 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 2, 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 15 & 16
9:00am – 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