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Group Training Approach

Everyone is welcome and no pace is too slow!  Meet up and run or walk together -- it's that simple. We want you to have fun and feel supported as you train with BTE. We offer several running/walking group training sessions throughout the week for you to choose from. You are encouraged to attend as many sessions as you feel like. Many of our BTE team leaders are experienced with run/walk training routines. This involves incorporating walk breaks into regular running and allows you to reach distance goals while helping to prevent injury and have fun. Biking groups will meet on the weekends on an informal basis.

All season 16 participants are required to fill out and sign the registration/waiver before training with BTE. This includes individuals who registered online. You can mail it back to the address on the form or hand it to a team leader.  

5:45 pm
Udall Park - Walking/Running
The park is located on the South side of Tanque Verde Road, just east of Sabino Canyon Road. Meet next to the bathrooms near the northeast corner of the outdoor walking path. 
Team Leaders: Carole, Anne, and Tessa

5:45 pm
UA Mall - Walking/Running
Meet in front (north) of the UA Library on the UA Mall. Parking is free after 5 pm on the surface lots. The "lot specific" lot on Championship Drive east of the stadium usuall has open spots. 
Team Leaders: Claudia and Lynn

7:00 am
Sabino Canyon - Walking/Running
Daily ($5) or yearly ($20) parking pass required. National Parks Passes (including Senior Pass) accepted with no additional fee. 
Team Leaders: Shelley and Patty

5:45 pm Reid Park - Walking/Running
Meet at the front door of the Randolph Center at Reid Park located at 200 S Alvernon, south of Broadway. 
Team Leaders: Wendy, Carole, and Anne

7:00 am Sabino Canyon - Walking/Running
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Daily ($5) or yearly ($20) parking pass required. National Parks Passes (including Senior Pass) accepted with no additional fee. 
Team Leaders: Carole and Alexandra

7:00 am Rillito River Path and Campbell Ave at St. Phillip's Plaza - Walking/Running
2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday of each month. Meet in the southwest corner of St. Phillip's Plaza facing Rillito River, located on the east side of Campbell Ave
Team Leaders: Anne and Mary Ellen 

9:00 am Various locations around Tucson TBD weekly - Cycling 
Team Leaders: Tami 

Season 16 SPring Events

Our training plan is designed around some fantastic local races. Participation in these events is not required to join BTE, but is highly encouraged:

Lute Olson Cancer Center Run 
Date: February 8, 2016
Distance: 3K or 8K
*This race benefits the UA Cancer Center. Therefore, all BTE participants are highly encouraged to participate in this race.

Arizona Distance Classic
Date: March 18-20, 2016
Distance: 1/2 marathon, 1/4 marathon, and 5K

Catalina State Park Trail Race
Date: April 2, 2016
Distance: 5.2 mi & 10.35 mi

Dr. Gann's Diet of Hop Cinco de Mayo Race
Date: May 5, 2016
Distance: 5K & 10K

TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K
Date: May 28, 2016
Distance: 5K


Satellite Training Groups

Phoenix- hosted by Goodmans Interior Structures

Contact Jacqui Montaño,, (602) 512-0570, for more information.

In conjunction with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, Goodmans Interior Structures hosts a workplace BTE Team. For the Fall 2014 Session, they will open up their training to the greater Phoenix community. Our Phoenix team is training for a 10K, half marathon and/or a 15K.

BTE Phoenix Contact:  Jacqui Montaño, Goodmans Interior Structures, (602) 512-0570


For the ninth consecutive year, BTE has a group in Sedona, AZ. The Sedona team began in 2007 to honor the memory of beloved Sedona resident, Nancy Schubert. Nancy passed away from ovarian cancer after a valiant battle. Her friends and family rallied around the cause and have since raised more than $60,000 for cancer research.

Train From Home/Solo Training

If a group atmosphere isn’t for you, but you still want to support the amazing research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, this is the option for you. Train for one of our scheduled events on your own, or any event of your choosing.

Benefits include:

  • Access to the same training schedule as local BTE participants (if applicable)
  • Receive weekly e-newsletters with training tips and BTE news
  • Lower fundraising goal than group training participants
  • Free Technical shirt (shipping fees may apply)
  • Support the UA Cancer Center, whose research affects everyone globally!

Train on your own for any event! We will help you create a personalized fundraising page and even a training plan!


Season 16 Materials:

Season 16 Suggested Training Calendar

Season 16 Registration Form

Suggested Biking Training Schedule

Season 16 Packet