Lighting of 'A' Mountain 5K Fun Run
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 pm
Old Main and UA Mall
1200 E University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721


The UA Alumni Association partners with UA Campus Recreation, Faculty Fellows, Housing & Residential Life, and Campus Health for this year’s event which will serve as the official kickoff to Homecoming! It all leads up to the Lighting of “A” Mountain party on the top of Main Gate Garage!  

Run, walk or roll at the Lighting of “A” Fun 5K (formally Wildcats to the Rescue), a University of Arizona collaborative effort between departments to support a local cause. We invite all participants to donate non-perishable food items or a monetary donation to help our students on campus. One hundred percent of participant donations will go to the UA Campus Pantry, which works to reduce food shortage in the Wildcat community. 

Theme: Bear Down! Go Cats! 

Location: The run will take place at Old Main, and conclude with a celebration at the Main Gate Garage to watch the Lighting of A Mountain. 
The Fun Run takes place on the UA Mall (6 loops in front of Old Main to Cherry Ave)


  • Kitty Run (Kid's Run) 
  • T-shirt (first 300)
  • Contest prizes
  • Awards for best costume pair, best stroller, best overall costume (Kid and Adult)
  • Access to the Lighting of “A” Mountain

Price: FREE

Parking: Main Gate Garage 


  • 3:00p.m. Registration at Old Main 
  • 3:30p.m. Kitty Run 
  • 4:00p.m. 5K Fun Run
  • 5:00p.m. Celebration at the Lighting of A Mountain 

Please click here to donate. 


Sign up is closed. You may register the day of the event, Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 3 p.m.