Races and Sporting Events

Veterans 5K kid's run

Ready...set... go! Oro Valley is home to several races and sporting events each year. Mark your calendars and start training for your next big race.   

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please be aware that these dates are subject to change and some events have yet to select a date due to uncertainty


Hot Cocoa 5k

Next Event Date: January 1, 2021

Event Details and Registration: Coming Soon

Details: This annual race will take place along the multi-use path, beginning at Steam Pump Ranch, and will include snacks, water and of course, hot cocoa. It's a fun way to start your New Year's resolutions!  


MOVE Across 2 Ranges Hiking Challenge

Next Event Date: February 27, 2021

Event Details and Registration: move2ranges.com

Details: This event is an awesome way to explore nature and get active. Hit the trails and experience the challenge and beauty of Southern Arizona’s Tortolita and Catalina Mountains in one day! Trail run, hike, or stroll through this fun event.  Join us for another year of fun and adventure.


Oro Valley Sprint Triathlon

Next Event Date: March 2021

Event Details and RegistrationHere

Details: Swim, bike, and run in Oro Valley's wide-open space. The Oro Valley Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon Festival takes place at Oro Valley Aquatic Center. New in 2020: Intermediate Distance 800-meter swim, 21.9-mile bike, 4.65 run. Also New in 2020 - the Buddy Participant (Parents Only). The swim takes place at the beautiful Oro Valley Aquatics Center at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The pool will set up for long course and you will serpentine swim. The entire bike course is coned off from traffic and includes one dedicated car lane and bike lane for participants. Be prepared for some fast downhills and a couple short uphills. The run is flat and fast (Duathlon participants will do one loop before the bike and two loops after the bike)


Arizona Distance Classic

Next Event Date: March 14, 2021

Event Details and Registration: Here

Details: The Arizona Distance Classic is a true Celebration of the Healthy Active lifestyle. We encourage runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities to participate. The breathtaking course is open and fully supported for 4 hours. Plentiful aid stations and cheer groups line the course through the foothills of the stunning Santa Catalina mountains. At the finish line celebration, every participant receives the ultimate huge finisher's medal and bountiful post race refreshments.


Veterans and First Responders 5k

Next Event Date: May 2021

Event Details and Registration: Here

Details: 5.1 MILE run/walk and Memorial Mile run/walk to help raise funds for the Southern Arizona Veterans and First Responders Living Memorial at Naranja Park. The memorial will be a place where people can go and reflect; they can honor their forefathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, aunts and uncles – whoever served. It will be an opportunity for education about veterans as well as first responders – they are equals in this memorial.


Mighty Mujer

Next Event Date: October 2, 2021

Event Details and Registration: Here

Details: Mighty Mujer Triathlon is an all-female sprint-distance race. It starts with a 400-meter swim in an outdoor pool. The course then takes athletes on a rewarding bike route (2 loops). The race finishes with a run through the park and nearby area (2 loops).