El Tour Adventure Run

My Team Triumph Captain Lucas King and his father, Steve King, charge to the finish line

My Team Triumph Captain Lucas King and his father, Steve King, charge to the finish line – photo Sheila Foraker


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!

Unofficial Results for the 5K event HERE (updated 9/22)

Unofficial Results for the 10k event HERE (updated 9/22)

Remember this is a  MANUALLY timed event – your bib tag that was pulled in the finish chute is matched with a list of times.  If your time is off, your place is off or you’re missing, please email       info@perimeterbicycling.com      with details (your name, bib number, time and number/name of a person who finished with you).  Thank you for your help!

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

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 – 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.

ImportantPlease 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

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
  • 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!  Online registration is closed but you can still register in person at packet pick up or at the start line. 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 closed 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
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