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Remember the Arizona – USS Arizona Mall Memorial (Tucson)

December 4, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am MST

Free – $48
Remember the Arizona - USS Arizona Mall Memorial (Tucson)
Remember the Arizona


On December 7, 1941 the USS Arizona (BB-39) was struck by Japanese bombers during the attack on Pearl Harbor. A massive explosion followed, killing approximately 1,177 officers and crewman aboard the ship. In honor of the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Veterans Education and Transition Services in partnership with Online, Distance and Continuing Education at the University of Arizona is hosting two events:

December 4, 2021 – 5K Run and Walk

November 11, 2021 to December 7, 2021 – 39 Mile Virtual Challenge

VETS was created to provide a comprehensive set of services to ensure veteran students transition successfully to the university environment, are retained, graduate, and obtain meaningful employment. The University provides great support in these efforts. Online, Distance and Continuing Education is instrumental in providing support to the nearly 2,000 military connected students in our online and distance programs. The University of Arizona is ranked # 14 by Military Times Best for Vets Rankings while Arizona Online is ranked #5 by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans and Best College in Arizona for Veterans among National Universities.

Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships for veteran students participating in multicultural education and service learning opportunities. Students will learn about the Hawaiian culture and visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Funds will also be used to support and improve Online, Distance and Continuing Education’s efforts to serve military connected students and their families.


5K Run and Walk

December 4th @ 8:00 AM

Race day registration will begin at 7:30 AM. All participants are required to sign a liability waiver to participate.

Participants will receive an event medal and commemorative t-shirt.

All ages and fitness levels welcome. Walk or run at your own pace.

Stroller friendly event.


39 Mile Virtual Challenge

Complete 39 miles, in recognition of the USS Arizona’s hull number (BB-39), between Veteran’s Day (November 11th) and Pearl Harbor Day (December 7th).

Can be completed at your own pace, at any location. You can walk or run. You can use a treadmill indoors or get outside and enjoy the weather. The choice is yours.

Custom event medal and t-shirt for all participants.

Instructions explaining how to enter the challenge and record your miles will be provided in your confirmation email.

Event Sponsors:

Sponsors of this year’s event include:

Anytime Fitness – Oro Valley

Capital Pump and Equipment

Arizona Boat Salvage

Porter’s Marine Service


December 4, 2021
7:30 am - 10:30 am MST
Free – $48
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USS Arizona Mall Memorial
East University Boulevard
Tucson,, AZ 85709 United States