Event Reminder: Saguaro Sunrise October 22nd


Saguaro Sunrise Skate & Bike

UPDATE 10/18: The Saguaro race website reports the bike event is cancelled, the inline event will proceed.

October 22, 2017, Oro Valley, AZ (outside Tuscon)

​Bike or skate on a challenging 13.1 mile out and back course in the beautiful desert of Oro Valley, AZ, located just 1 hour and 40 minutes South of Phoenix, AZ and 30 minutes North of Tucson.  Inliners can compete in a full marathon, half marathon, or 5k.  Riders choose between a marathon or a half marathon.  Athletes can expect a smooth rolling surface with some hills and few turns. Come hang out at the expo before the event and relax after the event for the awards ceremony at the fantastic Hilton El Conquistador just minutes from the race venue.

The race is organized by Whit & Breanna Bissell who have experience running an inline speedskating team and working for U.S. Speedskating. The two run a chip timing company called Mangled Momentum (which would also be a good name for my inline season), so the race is unlikely to be plagued by timing chip issues.  Consider extending your season beyond the traditional North Shore finish line with a destination race to lovely Oro Valley, Arizona.  It is important to support new events, wherever they occur, so lets look to get a Minnesota contingent making a skate for the border.

Click here for more information or to register.

Saturday, October 21, 2017​

  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm      Expo/Packet Pick-up

Sunday, October 22, 2017

  • 7:00am       42k Bike Start
  • 7:00am       21k Bike Start
  • 10:00am     Bike Course Closed
  • ​10:00am     5k Skate Start
  • 10:02am     42k Skate Start
  • 10:04am     21k Skate Start
  • 1:00pm       Skate Course Closed

Registration Fees

September 15, 2016 – December 31, 2016

  • 42k Skate/Bike – $60
  • 21k Skate/Bike – $50
  • 5k Skate – $25

What will registered athletes receive?

  • Race Expo
  • Event Poster
  • T-shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Chip Timing
  • Post race refreshments at the race venue
  • Awards ceremony social with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Click here for more information or to register.

Click here for more information or to register.