Special Events


Come Run for Fun with our Holiday Run Series!

Hanukkah Hot Chocolate 5K – Dec 2, 2018REGISTER NOW

Hanukkah Hot Chocolate 1K – Dec 2, 2018 – REGISTER NOW

Start the holidays off right with some exercise…with a treat at the end! Join us at The J for the very first Holiday Fun Run Series and participate in a 5K or 1K Run/Walk. The 5k will be a timed run/walk, while the 1K is a non-timed fun run that you can run or walk, starting in our sculpture garden. We encourage participants to bring the family. The 5K is FREE for kids 6 and under with registered parent (shirt not included). No pets allowed though, sorry! Shirt is not guaranteed after 11/12, please register early!


5K Timed Run/Walk
$20 through 10/28/18
$25 – 10/29/18 to 12/1/18
$30 – Race Day

1K Non-Timed Run/Walk

Race Day Info

Packet pick-up will take place starting at 6:30am on race day, Dec 2nd, at the Tucson JCC in the Sculpyure Garden. Race day registration will also be available until 7:45. 5K will begin at 8am and the 1K will begin at 8:05am.

Awards & Goodies

  • Awards will be given in the 5K for top 3 overall male and female in the Under 40 and 40+ age groups.
  • All finishers will receive a custom mug, courtesy of HF Coors, a local Tucson company.
  • All participants will receive a long sleeve tee, courtesy of Truly Nolen, a Tucson-based global pest-control company.
  • All participants will receive some delicious Hanukkah gelt, courtesy of ChocolateGelt.com.

Course Info

Our course will run on the Rillito river path on the north and south banks between Alvernon and Swan. Most of the course is on asphalt with the exception of some dirt to access the path and to get back into the J Sculpture Garden for the finish. One set of stairs needs to be ascended to get up to Alvernon; however, this can be bypassed with a lengthier detour out to Paradise Falls Dr and up to Alvernon from there. Please contact us with any accessibility questions.

Course Map

For more info, call 520-299-3000 x 255 or email sports@tucsonjcc.org