Virtual 10k & 5k
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Instead of cruising the rolling hills of the Painted Desert early on Sunday morning, runners and walkers can do their 5k or 10k wherever they’d like—then simply submit your results here. The final results will be posted on the azroadrunners.org TMC Tucson 10K race results page.
In order to ensure maximum safety of all of our racers, fans & volunteers, we are going VIRTUAL for the first time ever!
With your $25 dollar registration fee, you automatically receive an exclusive, collectible Jim Click’s Run’N'Roll race shirt & Adaptive Athletics souvenir! Just register and you will have between September 26th until October 11th to complete your race, share your times, photos and videos
September Update: we still don’t know what we’ll be able to do with this event. At this writing, the public health crisis is significantly affecting Southern Arizona and we have not received permits from the City of Tucson, Pima County, and Arizona Department of Transportation.
While we really want to get back to an in-person event with happy people running throughout our beloved Tucson streets, we have decided to make the 2020 edition of the TMC Get Moving Tucson a Virtual Event.
We're grateful for the feedback and insights from all who participated in our surveys, as well as from Ross Zimmerman, and our friends at Tucson Medical Center, Pima County, the City of Tucson, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. While none of us want to do virtual races, due the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on Southern Arizona, we feel this is the best decision for both individual and public health in Pima County.
As a virtual event, you can complete any of these distances by running or walking in any location you wish:
As with our recent Virtual events, we will mail the race goodies to out-of-town folks while holding packet pick-up in Tucson on race weekend. Everyone will receive
Yes, this race will count towards your SAR Virtual Grand Prix participation points.
All Virtual Finishers will be eligible for raffle prizes from The Running Shop and Run Tucson.
This is the third and final event of the 2020 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, raising funds for local organizations, including over $5,000 for the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, over $3,000 for Team Hoyt Arizona chair athletes, and at least $1,000 for the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.More
Hello again to the exactly 500 runners and walkers who joined us for this year's Virtual Edition of the TMC Tucson 10k, the 2nd leg of the 2020 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown!
At packet pick-up, it was so nice to chat about running, about families, about jobs, and about how wonderful it is to have a running event to aim for.
It's one thing to sit at home and respond to emails, make phone calls, and write up all these emails. It's another thing to actually spend hours at packet pick-up talking with all of you (in a safe, socially-distanced manner). We're so glad that all of you are part of this event, helping raise funds for the non-profit Southern Arizona Roadrunners and BEYOND-Tucson.
Schwag at The Running Shop, 3055 N Campbell Ave
If you did not visit with us this past weekend, shirts and medals will be available at The Running Shop through the end of the month. Shirt sizes are first-come, first-served.
Also: we are still in the process of mailing shirts and medals to the participants who live outside of the greater Tucson area.
Please post to your social media and tag @runtucson and @RunSAR -- using #runtucson and #TMCT10k and #GabeZimmermanTripleCrown.
If you still have questions after reading everything below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for being part of our wonderful running community!More
September 20th Update: Frankly, we still don't know what we'll be able to do with the October 27th TMC Get Moving Tucson events.. While we really want to get back to an in-person event with happy people running throughout our beloved Tucson streets, at this writing, the public health crisis is significantly affecting Southern Arizona, so we're leaning towards an entirely virtual event for the 500 or so participants.
We will not receive permits from the City of Tucson, Pima County, and Arizona Department of Transportation for the regular race route, so our options are these:
1) Move the event to a Virtual Event, like we had to do with the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k and TMC Tucson 10k.
2) Create a hybrid Virtual and In-Person event, with the in-person location safe enough for up to 200 participants, with staggered starts, social distancing, self-supported course, and so forth. (As we write this in late September, we are less optimistic about this possibility.)
We will use this race page, email, and social media channels to provide updated information as we learn more. For questions or to offer suggestions, contact Randy at email@example.com.
Free Race shirt: The first 500 registrants will receive a light-weight, light-colored long-sleeved souvenir shirt, in women's and unisex sizing.
Souvenir Finisher's Medal: Every finisher in the 5k and half-marathon will the special circle coaster medallion designed in partnership with local Cirrus Visual and Ashworth Awards, the nation's premier medal company
Participant Cap: We will have to cap this event at 550, with only 200 or so allowed on an in-person course. We have approximately 470 already registered . . .
Beneficiaries: No matter what, this will be the third race of the 200 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. Proceeds will benefit Team Hoyt Arizona, the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.More
Here's the email we sent to all the registrants for the 4th Annual TMC Tucson 10k. Instead of cruising the rolling hills of the Painted Desert early on Sunday morning, runners and walkers can do their 5k or 10k wherever they'd like -- then simply submit your results here. The final results will be posted on the azroadrunners.org TMC Tucson 10K race results page.
Packet pick-up is at The Running Shop, 3055 N Campbell Ave
Friday, September 18: 3:00-6:00 pm
Saturday, September 19: 10:00-1:00 pm.
Following social distancing guidelines, race shirts, souvenir numbers, and race medals will be set up outside of the Running Shop on Friday and Saturday. We ask that you wear a face covering and try to maintain a distance of 6 ft. between yourself and someone else when possible. Please send a friend if you are feeling ill.
Shirts and medals will be available at The Running Shop after race weekend for those who can't make it on Friday or Saturday. We are in the process of mailing shirts and medals to the participants who live outside of the greater Tucson area.
TMC TUCSON 10k FAQ
Q: When and Where is packet pickup?
A: The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Avenue
Friday: 3:00-6:00 pm (9/18/20)
Saturday:10:00-1:00 pm. (9/19/20)
We are continuing to follow social distancing recommendations. Therefore, race shirts and medals will be set up outside of the Running Shop on Friday and Saturday. There will be no in person registration, only race shirt and medal pick-up. We ask that you wear a face covering and try to maintain a distance of 6 ft. between yourself and someone else when possible. Please don't come if you are feeling ill. Shirts and medals will be available at The Running Shop after race weekend for those who can't make it on Friday or Saturday. We will mail shirts and medals to the participants who live outside of the greater Tucson area.
Q: Where do I post my Virtual Race Results?
A: You can complete the 10K (or 5K) distance anytime between now and Sunday, September 20, at midnight. Once you've done your virtual race, enter your time on this results form. You can also find the TMC TUCSON 10K Results Form in the header of the Run Tucson homepage. The final results will be posted on the Run Tucson web page and the Southern Arizona's TMC Tucson 10K race results page.
Q: Why can't we do this race in person?
A: A few reasons: 1) This event requires permits from Pima Community College, Pima County, and the City of Tucson, and we cannot get the appropriate permits to hold the event at its normal staging venue. 2) Normally, 1500 runners and walker do this event -- even though we have stopped advertising it, 500 of you have signed up and during the ongoing public health crisis we simply cannot find a venue in the region for such a large group.
Q: Are all of your races going to be virtual from now on?
A: We hope not. We miss throwing running parties and seeing our friends laughing, smiling, and having fun together. We're trying to create an innovative and safe in-person experience for the October 25th TMC Get Moving Tucson at a new venue.
Q: Are you advertising this to out-of-towners?
A: No, we have not run any national advertising, as we are focusing on our Tucson running community.
Q: Are you still funding charities and non-profits?
A: Yes. Even though it's virtual this year, the TMC Tucson 10k fundraising is designed to enhance our community's overall physical and mental health and wellness. This event will raise approximately $1,000 for the non-profit running club, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. And a portion of each entry will go to our final contribution of over $5,000 to the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation
Q: What does Virtual mean anyway?
A: Instead of meeting in person, you will be able to walk or run on your own, at your own place, in a location of your own choosing. Ideally, you would walk or run 5k or a 10k on the weekend of September 19 and 20, but if you want to get it done beforehand, that's fine too. All you have to do is post your time and distance to a spreadsheet. And you're done. Well, then keep an eye out to see if you won gift card raffle prizes.
Q: Do I have to do a 10k?
A: No -- you can certainly walk or run the 5k distance -- or even a mile. Just get out and walk or run in our wonderful late summer weather.
Q: Do I still get my shirt and medal?
A: Of course! We've ordered comfortable soft shirts and we've ordered race medals from Ashworth Awards, out of the Boston area. The medals are made in the USA. Ashworth's production capacity is limited, and because many of you like useful items, we decided to thematize the medal and go with another bottle opener so that you have a set from these first two Triple Crown races.
Q: I live in Tucson, how will I get my TMC Tucson 10k souvenirs?
A: For those who live in and around Tucson, we will have a social-distanced and safe packet pickup, similar to the way we did things back in June at TMC Meet Me Downtown. We'll send specific directions in the coming weeks.
Q: I don't live in Tucson, how will I get my TMC Tucson 10k souvenirs?
A: For those who live outside of Tucson, we will mail you your souvenirs to the address listed on your registration. We're trying to get our TMC Get Moving Tucson souvenirs ready to ship out at the same time, too!!
If you want to check your registration information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Are you providing age group awards?
A: Unfortunately, no, the Virtual race will not have age group or overall race awards.
Q: Will you do gift certificates like you did with TMC Meet Me Downtown?
A: Yes -- we're rounding up a host of gift cards to give as random prizes.
Q: How can I win a prize???
A: Everyone who does a distance is eligible for a raffle prize. Once you have shared your virtual 5k or 10k results with us through the google form (more details coming soon), your name will be entered in the TMC Tucson 10k Raffle. The drawing will be shown live on Facebook and you will receive an email letting you know YOU WON!
Q: Can friends still register?
A: Yes! We have about 50 spots left. You can register online here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Tucson/TMCTucson10k
Registration ends on September 14th.
Q: What if I still have questions?
A: Please email email@example.com if you have a question that did not get answered here.