• SAR Membership

    The 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!

  • TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k - 5/30/15

    Runners and walkers of all abilities are celebrated for reaching their fitness goals, with beer garden, rock n roll concert, free FitKidz Family Mile, team pricing, & more. RRCA West Regional 5k Champs with $4,000 prize money!

  • TMC Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8M & 5K - 9/7/2015

    Our rolling 8-mile and 5k courses loop through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East. This event has been featured as a Runner’s World Race of the Month.  State Championship medallions, gift certificates, age group awards, and nifty super-cool t-shirt.

  • Sabino FitKiz One Mile Kids Classic - 9/26/15

    This FREE event for kids not yet in middle school takes place in the beautiful Sabino Canyon in the Coronado National Forest on Public Lands Day. This means parking is also FREE. Kids get a free FitKidz shirt, finisher ribbon and more goodies. Bring your kids out and get them moving!

Latest News:

May 22 TMC Night Run update: team details, Gabe Z info, & in-person registration schedule

May 22, 2015

Online registration ends midnight May 28th, but the final deadline for creating a team is midnight Thursday, May 28th. Pricing is now $30 per person even for teams, but you can add new registrants to your team through May 28th at midnight.  Please note: we do not have the ability to manage team entries after May 28th -- and no team additions on race weekend.  Please scroll below for details on team prize money, random raffles, and more.  Remember: you must have at least 5 people to count as a team!

The final deadline for early online registration for the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown is also May 28th.  Pricing is $99 per person for all three races, including the special "Run Tucson - Run Your Passion" shirt and the 3-part medallion.  Currently over 704 people have registered -- a new record.  Click here to read the recent letter to Triple Crown registrants.  NOTE: we will open Triple Crown registration after the TMC Night Run, so that all registrants for the Night Run have a chance to join the Triple Crown.

In-Person Registration: 

Friday, May 29th from 4:00-7:30 at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell), with free wine & cheese after 6:00 pm.  

Saturday, May 30th from 10:00-1:00 at The Running Shop

Saturday, May 30th from 4:30-6:30 at the race site, Children's Museum, 200 South Sixth Avenue.

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TMC Meet Me Downtown Email For Registrants

May 19, 2015

Click here for the recent email to all registrants of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and the TMC Night Run. This has a listing of all registrants for teams, for the Triple Crown, and for the 5k/1-mile as of May 18th. Please tell your social media world that you have signed up!  Race hashtag: #mmd  Twitter and Instagram feeds: @runtucson

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Grand Prix Points Update

May 15, 2015

The 2015 Grand Prix Standings have been updated and now include the results from Tucson 5000.
See the latest standings here.

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TMC #MMM Update: price increase this week, 5 bands, & free massage, beer, snacks & turkey dogs

May 12, 2015

Save a few bucks and sign up online here or mail in a registration form here before the last price increase at midnight on May 15th.  Both individual and team registrations for the 5k are both due to go to $30 per person on May 15th.  Be sure to get your team of 5 or more signed up early for the super-great $20/person discount price!  Not on a team, no worries -- individual pricing is still a mere $25 until the 15th!  

Cortiva Massage has confirmed that their students will be on hand to provide post-race massages (did you like the pun?), while our friends at IDEAL Physical Therapy will be cookin' up turkey dogs.  Long-time SAR partner the Food Co-op will provide bananas and protein treats.  Speaking of protein, Muscle Milk will hand out cold refreshing recovery drinks after the race near their big tent.

Speaking of cold and refreshing, Miller Lite and New Belgium beer have been donated to the Beer Garden - bring ID to get your free drink and bring some extra cash for additional beverages!

Special thanks to new sponsor US Storage Centers -- we're happy to have you on board!

Thanks to Linda Whelan, SAR volunteer extraordinaire, we are pleased to announce a five-band lineup for the race!

Main Stage at Armory Park: LeeAnne Savage -- This is the fourth year in a row that LeeAnne and her band will headline the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run and Walk.  

Mile 1.2:  The Guilty Bystanders  --  Intersection of 6th Ave & 18th St & Stone (aka The Gateway to Tucson) in Commercial district in the Triangle at Wanslee Auto Sales, behind (south of) Alamo Apts.  On both the FitKidz Mile route and the 5k route.

Mile 1.75  ChuckWalla  --  17th Street sidewalk between Stone & 7th Ave. 

Mile 2.5:  The Missing Parts  --  Intersection of S. 8th  Ave. & W. 18th St.  

Mile 2.9:  Cadillac Mountain  Intersection of E. 14th St & S. Scott. 

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Tucson 5000 Race Report

May 11, 2015

A Perfect Mother’s Day Race!

The Tucson 5000’s claim of being one of the fastest in the west did not disappoint this weekend.  Over 300 runners came out to perfect weather on Mother’s Day 2015 to take part in the event.  The women’s winner, Kate Schwartz set a course record and a state age group record by winning in a time of 16:52.  This is over 40 seconds faster than she ran last year!   Rounding out the top 3 for women were Aleta Jokish in 18:19 and Suzy Mastumoto in 18:48.  Suzy was the top master’s runner as well.  On the men’s side, Anthony Francisco handily won in 15:46.  He has been winning races for many years and shows up every once in a while to remind the youngsters that he’s still got it.  Second place was Stephen Schaefer in 16:08 and Robert Seaman in 16:25.  The top master’s runner for the men was Jeff Matsumoto, who ran 17:14.  We gave out a prize to the fastest Mom and that went to Andrea Hayward, who ran 19:51.  While she got to take home a nice bouquet of flowers, the rest of the moms settled for chocolate dipped strawberries at the finish line.  They didn’t last long!

A big thanks goes out to Sharon Bart at the Running Shop for her generous sponsorship for many years.  She gave us the 400 technical shirts this year that were a big hit.  We couldn’t put on this race without her help.  Also helping were an army of volunteers.  Thank you to Steve and Sheryl Felde, who organized the crew.  They included (but are not limited to), Marti and Stephan Ackermann, Joe Faulk, Leo Richard, Geri  Baker, Connie Lopez, Cindy Schnell, Eve Shapiro, Steve Sheldon, Jan Schwartz, Sandra Heater, Ann Hollis, Michelle Hawk, and Maureen Cunningham. 

This race helps support the Pima College Cross Country and Track & Field Teams.  We are off to Hutchinson, Kansas this week to compete in the NJCAA National Track & Field Championships.  Thanks to your support, team members will have duffel bags and sweatshirts to make the trips more comfortable. 

Finally, we forgot to raffle off the gift certificates for a Running Shop gift certificate.  Your winners are Jennifer Keyes, Patrick Jerome, and Rebekah McHolm!  If you know any of these three, please tell them to stop by the Running Shop to claim their prize. 

Thank you for coming out to the event.  If you have any feedback  or pictures you’d like to share, please drop me a line at gwenneborg@hotmail.com

Greg Wenneborg

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