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The Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-Miler was the first race ever put on by SAR, coming on 49 years ago. This scenic course and the post-race festivities truly embrace the spirit of the old Southwest, making the 48th Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run a regional favorite.
Come cruise the beautiful rolling hills in the Painted Desert area of the cactus-covered Tucson Mountains, with a rocket-ship finish to the shade-covered staging area nestled amongst the palm trees on the west side of Pima Community College. This event is a part of the 2018 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown Series.
Thanks to the Road Runners Club of America for naming the Saguaro National Park Run the RRCA Arizona State 8-Mile Championship, with special commemorative medallions to the first male and female in the Open Division, Master's Division (40+), Grand-Master's Division 50+) and Super Grand Master's 60+.
Special thanks to The Running Shop, long-time sponsor of SAR and the Saguaro Labor Day Run, for the awesome awards for the 49th Annual race!
8 Miler. Overall top three and Age groups: 0-19, 20-24, etc to 75 & over
Overall 1: $40 Running Shop gift cert + keychain
Overall 2: $30 Running Shop gc + keychain
Overall 3: $20 gc + keychain
Masters 1: $20 gc + keychain
Age group 1: $15 gc + keychain
Age group 2: $10 gc + keychain
Age group 3: keychain
5K: Top three men and women, plus first place in age groups in 10-year categories: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 +
Overall 1: $25 Running Shop gc + kc
Overall 2: $20 + kc
Overall 3: $15 + kc
Masters 1: $15 + kc
Age group 1: keychain
Oops, we forgot to send an early-bird reminder email, so we've extended the early registration discount to the TMC Tucson 10k/5k and the October 28th TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon. The early registration discounts will now end at midnight on Sunday, August 5th.
PRICES THROUGH AUGUST 5
September 16 TMC Tucson 10k/5k: $30
October 28 TMC A-Mountain Half Marathon: $50More
8Know of a local youth fitness program that could use some funding?! We are now accepting proposals for the 2017 SAR Children's Fitness Fund until August 4th, 2018. Head here to learn more and head here to apply! Each SAR race contributes approximately 10% of their profits to finance the Children’s Fitness Fund!More
The first goal of a running race is to ensure safety, the second goal is to ensure accuracy of distance and accuracy of results, and the third goal is to try to have fun. It takes a lot of folks to succeed at those goals -- to that end, we want to thank the folks who helped us have a great TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run! We're sure we missed some folks -- let us know who we missed at email@example.com.
Planning: Linda Whelan
Photos: Kerry Whelan and Damion Alexander and video from Diane Manzini
20 water station volunteers from Educational Enrichment Foundation at 17th Street and Sevent
20 water station volunteers from Greater Tucson Leadership at Five Points
5 finish line water station volunteersfrom BEYOND/WatershedManagement
10 Tucson Tri-Girls at the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown Tent
10 SAR volunteers for the FitKidz Mile, including Diane, Amy, Cary, Amy, Ashley, Steve, Tia, and more
Registration and staging area help:
Steve and Sheryl Felde
Marti and Stephane Ackermann
Bob and LIa Erbe
Sheryl and Pete Ruggles
Sharon Bart and the gang from The Running Shop!
Below is the June 12 email to the 918 registrants of the Triple Crown. Remember, you can still register online here and do the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run virtually!
Thank you for being one of the 918 folks who have signed up for the 2018 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. As we wrote a couple of weeks ago, you've broken the GZTC world record by more than 120 people!
1) If you're one of the 700 or so who picked up your medal and shirt at the GZTC tents on race night, you're good to go until September! All you have to do is get in some easy summer miles, and then ramp up for the TMC Tucson 10k and 5k on September 16th.
2) If you did NOT get a chance to snag your shirt or medal at the GZTC tents, then you can pick up your shirt and medal at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell Avenue).
SHIRT NOTE: A few of the red "Run Tucson GZTC" shirts are still at the Running Shop in various sizes. New "Run Tucson" shirts have been ordered and printed, and are being delivered to The Running Shop on June 14th.
As always, we cannot promise the perfect size but please come see what they have. If you want to swap out a shirt you already received, please come down and try one on.
MEDALLION NOTE: About 30 medals were just delivered to The Running Shop, so you can swing by there. Please note that we will probably run out within a week or so.
New TMC Meet Me Downtown GZTC medallions have to be custom-made in China and will take a couple of months to get made and delivered. We ordered 800 originally, so our plan is to order another round of 150 or so.
We hope to have them available earlier, but they will certainly be ready for pick-up at the TMC Tucson 10k on September 16th.
3) Those of you who participated virtually and live outside of the Tucson region, we will be mailing your Triple Crown shirts and medals in the coming week. We've got them mostly packed and ready to go, but we need to double-check a few final items and get 'em to the post office.
4) Those of you who participated virtually and live near Tucson (Green Valley, Oro Valley, etc), please visit the Running Shop to pick up your items.
5) Please be nice to the staff at the Running Shop -- any mistakes are mine, so send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get it taken care of.
Randy and Tia and the gang