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  • SAR Membership

    Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking. Join today and get discounts to many local businesses, discounts to all SAR events and support the great work we do! JOIN TODAY!

  • TMC Meet Me Downtown Weekend - 5/26/17 & 5/27/17

    11th Annual TMC 5k Night Run & 2nd Annual Friday Night Festival of Miles: 1 weekend, 2 nights, and more races than you can shake a stick at! The Friday Night Festival of Miles has special RRCA awards for Open, Master’s, Grand-Master’s, and Super Grand Masters with over $3,000 in prize money available.The 11th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk is Tucson’s biggest running block party with over $4,000 in prize money available!

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Registration Update for TMC Meet Me Downtown Weekend

May 20, 2017

Online through May 24: Sign up online for the Friday Night Mile, Saturday's TMC 5k Night Run, or sign up online for the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

Saturday May 20 10-2 at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell): Sign up in person for any of the Friday Night Miles, Saturday's TMC 5k Night Run, or the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

In person Friday Night May 26 5-7 pm at the race site 200 South Sixth Avenue: Sign up in person for any of the Friday Night Miles, Saturday's TMC 5k Night Run, or the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

In person Saturday May 27 5-6:30 pm at the race site 200 South Sixth Avenue: Sign up in person for the TMC 5k Night Run or the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

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TMC Meet Me Downtown Hotel Discount

May 17, 2017

For all runners and walkers at the TMC Meet Me Downtown weekend, we have set up a special price for you at the Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Philips Plaza.  To receive a discount off their lowest published rate, copy and paste this:

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hw/reservation/book.htm?ctyhocn=TUSSPHW&corporateCode=0003094293&from=lnrlink​ 

SAR guests will enjoy these standard amenities: 

  • Spacious one-bedroom suites with separate living and dining area 
  • Complimentary full hot breakfast served daily 
  • Full kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and two-burner stove
  •  Evening social Monday – Wednesday featuring light meals, Beer and Wine
  •  On-site 24 fitness center with Precor Cardio Room and Weight room
  •  Complimentary high speed internet and a 24 hour Business Center
  •  Complimentary shuttle service within 5 mile radius of Hotel
  •  Hilton Hhonors rewards where guest earn both Points & Miles
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First round of information for TMC Meet Me Downtown and Gabs Zimmerman Participants

May 16, 2017

Here is the email we sent out today to all the race participants, with details on packet pick-up, registration, the schedule, parking, logistics, and other items.

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Tucson 5000 Results Are Now Posted!

May 13, 2017

Results for today's Tucson 5000 can be found HERE.

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If you’re into leg speed, check out the $6,000+ in prize money at TMC Meet Me Downtown weekend

May 11, 2017

We're proud that Tucson is hosting the RRCA National One Mile Championship - but there's a lot of money to go around in the Tutu Mile, the Team Competition, and the Battle of the Badges. Here's the national press release for the prize money for the TMC Night Run weekend, including $3,000+ in the RRCA National Championships and $3,000 in the TMC 5k Night Run.  Everyone can run -- so check it out!  

Details here: 

Friday Night Miles

Special RRCA Championship Medallions to the first place Men’s and Women’s finishers in Open, Master’s (Over 40), Grand Masters (Over 50), and Super Grand Masters (Over 60).  

Please note, following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited -- that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events.  We strongly discourage the use of headphones in all TMC Meet Me Downtown Weekend events.  From USATF: "The following shall be considered assistance and therefore not allowed: . . . The visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area [ . . .] those competing in Championships for awards, medals, or prize money may not use such devices . . . headphones remain banned for any athlete competing in a USA Championship . . ."

Open Male and Female Prize Money

1st  $500
2nd $200
3rd $100

$408.90 Race Director Challenge Bonus

408 dollars and 90 cents bonus to the fastest man who breaks the race director’s personal best of 4:08.9.  Yup, Randy ran that back in the 1900’s.
408 dollars and 90 cents bonus to the fastest woman who breaks the equivalent time of 4:48.9 (see the Mercier Score Calculator for comparison details)

Master's Prize Money (40-and-over) Male and Female (no minimum time set for the master's money)

1st $100
2nd $50
3rd $25 

Tucson Tutu Mile Prize Money

$50 to first place man and first place woman wearing a tutu

$250 Donation for Battle of the Badges

$250 to the charity of their choice to the organization or department with the fastest team of 5 in the Battle of the Badges (cross country scoring)

NOTE: Prize Money double-dipping is allowed, thus it is possible for the fastest woman and fastest man to earn $808 apiece.

NOTE: A limited number of complimentary entries for elite athletes are available.  Send resume and ways you can add value to the race to race director Randy Accetta at randy@runtucson.net

USATF Course Sanction #: AZ16012JOE

The TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run - over $4,000 dollars in incentive-based prize money

Male and Female Prize Money 

1st  $400
2nd $300
3rd $200
4th $100
5th $50

NOTE: Prize Money double-dipping is allowed (for example, a runner may receive both overall and masters money and team money)

NOTE: all teams must be formally registered as a team by midnight May 24th.  There is NO race weekend team registration and no in-person team registration.

NOTE: A limited number of complimentary entries for elite athletes are available.  Send resume and ways you can add value to the race to race director Randy Accetta at randy@runtucson.net

Course Record Bonus

$200 bonus to the man who breaks the current men’s course record of 14:25, set by Jordan Chipengama (2014)
$200 bonus to the woman who breaks the current women’s record of 17:23, set by Maggie Callahan (2013)

Master's Prize Money (40-and-over) Male and Female (no minimum time set for the master's money)

1st $100
2nd $50
3rd $25 

Master's Bonus

$100 to the 40-and-over man who breaks Shaun Haley’s master’s record of 15:57 (2011)
$100 to the 40-and-over woman who breaks Paula Morrison’s master’s record of 18:16 (2014)

Team Prize Money

$300 to the fastest team of 5 men (using standard cross country style scoring)
$300 to the fastest team of 5 women (using standard cross country style scoring)

NOTE: Prize Money double-dipping is allowed, thus it is possible for the fastest woman and fastest man to earn almost $1,000 apiece if they set all records and are part of the fastest teams.  Team registration information can be found on active.com and at http://www.azroadrunners.org. ;

Age Group Awards

All first, second, and third place in 5-year divisions will receive age group awards from the Running Shop.

USATF Course Sanction #: 15-48-500

NOTES ON PRIZE MONEY

1) Please note, following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited -- that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events.  We strongly discourage the use of headphones in all TMC Meet Me Downtown Weekend events.  From USATF: "The following shall be considered assistance and therefore not allowed: . . . The visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area [ . . .] those competing in Championships for awards, medals, or prize money may not use such devices . . . headphones remain banned for any athlete competing in a USA Championship . . ."

2) Athletes may be asked to complete IRS paperwork prior to being awarded funds.

3) A limited number of complimentary entries will be given to elite athletes.  Athletes seeking complimentary entries must send cover letter and running resume to randy@runtucson.net by May 15th, 2017.  

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