2023 Arizona Heroes Memorial 5k and 10k...


10K Run :
: Run 6.2 Miles
5K Run/Walk :
: Run 3.1 Miles
1 Mile Walk :
: Walk 1 Mile
  • Race Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • Location:Riverfront Park
  • Address: 551 W. Lambert Ln
  • City/State/Zip:Tucson, Arizona 85737
  • Country: USA

_ The 2023 Arizona Heroes Memorial 5k and 10k:

Formerly known as the Veterans and First Responders Memorial 5k/10k, the Memorial was renamed in 2022 to the ARIZONA HEROES MEMORIAL, and therefore we have updated the event name to match the Memorial for which this event supports. Due to construction at Naranja Park, the event will take place at Riverfront Park.

If you are a veteran (retired, active, reserve) or a first responder, please take advantage of the special rate JUST FOR YOU! 

This will be the 7th annual memorial run to raise funds for the Arizona Heroes 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. First 300 runners will receive an event shirt. Everyone will receive a custom race bib (sponsored by Fleet Feet) and a custom finisher's keychain.

Race Day Schedule

0500 ~ Entrance to Riverfront Park opens 0500-0545 ~ Packet Pickup at Riverfront Park 0600 ~ 10k Start  0615 ~ 5k Start 0615 ~ Memorial Mile Start


10k and 5k Awards will be given to the Top Three Male and Female overall winners, as well as gift certificates from Fleet Feet.  Wood medallions will also be given to the Top Three Male and Female in each Age Group. Age groups are: <14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80>.  Awards will be available for pick up at the Oro Valley Fleet Feet beginning at noon Sunday, October 8. 


Due to the highly contagious COVID-19 virus, we ask that anyone exhibiting any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 please remain at home. This includes if any family member in your household is experiencing any signs or symptoms, or if you or a family member are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. 

Race Course

Both the 10k and 5k will exit the side entrance of Riverfront Park.  10k Runners ~ you will exit the park and turn LEFT (west) toward La Canada and run the 10k in a counterclockwise direction. 5k Runners ~ you will exit the park and turn RIGHT (east) for an out-and-back on the pedestrian path. The memorial mile will walk 2 LOOPS around/within the park.

Aid Stations - BYOB

This is a BYOB event - bring your own bottle of hydration. We not provide any water on the course stops on the course.



Packet Pickup -  Two Options

Wednesday, October 4, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Fleet Feet on Tanque Verde (7301 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715)  Thursday, October 5, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet (7607 N. Oracle Rd, # 121, Oro Valley, AZ 85704).  Race Day - at the venue from 0500-0545. 


ALL participants must have their bib number PINNED TO THE FRONT OF THEIR SHIRT, and must adhere to the following requirements:
  • You must be in good health and symptom free from any illness for at least 2 weeks prior to the event.
  • Your bib number with timing chip must be pinned to the FRONT SIDE of your shirt and must not be obstructed or covered up in any way.
  • Except for passing, participants should always remain on the far right-hand side of the pathway.  
  • The pedestrian path is an OPEN COURSE. This means other users may be on the course, such as runners, walkers and cyclists. Please be aware of your surroundings. Police will manage all major traffic areas. 

After You Finish

After completing your run and crossing the finish line, please continue moving towards the exit of the finish area.  You can pick up a sack treat and water bottle after you finish. 


All results will be streamed live on OYL's Results Page. During registration, you can also sign up for results text messaging. 

Awards Ceremony

We will hold the awards ceremony in the park at approximately 8:00 a.m. 

Previous Results:

2022 Results at: runsignup.com
2021 Results at: runsignup.com
2019 Results at: runsignup.com
2018 Results at: runsignup.com
2017 Results at: runsignup.com

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