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Dave’s Run boasts a flat and super-fast 5K around the beautiful Crossroads at Silverpark in Marana. Come on out and be part of the fun!
The Sabino Canyon Sunset Run - what could be better than a great run at sunset in a magnificent southwestern canyon? Come join us! Registration opens Feb 2, 2015!
The Spring Cross Country Classic is a fun filled, low cost 5k through the scenic rolling trails of Lincoln Park with separate races for men and women as well as an awesome egg toss!
DAVE'S RUN FOR ALS - 3/15/15
We need additional volunteers the morning of the event!
1. Registration for the 5K - these can be folks who are running or walking the race.
2. Traffic Control - For this we need some folks who are not running or walking the 5K to keep runners safe in the start area.
3. Registration for the FitKidz and Family Fitness 1 Mile - for this we need two people who are not running or walking the 5K. Registration for the 1 Mile event will continue after the 5K has started.
4. Two people to work the water stop at mile 2 of the 5K course. These will need to be folks who are not running the 5K.
Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone who might be. Just zap me an email - Thanks! Steve OutridgeMore
The 7.4 Mile Event at the Sabino Canyon Sunset Run is about 85% full. Registration for this event will be closed within the next week or two. REGISTER TODAY!More
March 1st sees the end of early pricing discounts for these four SAR events, so follow these links to save some bucks on the spring season:
Dave's Run for ALS 5k
Sabino Canyon Classic
Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown
TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk
Randy Accetta here, with a quick thank you for signing up for the TMC BE TUCSON Women's 5k and Men's Mile. The event raised funds for our local running club, the non-profit Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the Children's Fitness Fund. Before we dig into this race report, please note a few items:
1) As a special thank you, all registrants of TMC BE TUCSON can receive a discount to the three-race series Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. Simply go the Triple Crown website on the SAR page or the Triple Crown online registration page and sign up.
If you sign up online, use the coupon code BETUCSON to receive $10 off. If you mail in a form, write "BETUCSON" on your form and take $10 off (expires March 1st).
2) If you would rather not commit to a 3-race series, then you should sign up for the May 30 TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run & Walk, the city's biggest running event. Click here for race and team details, and click here for online registration. A team of 5 or more is $20 per person, individual registration is currently $20 but goes up to $25 on March 1st.
3) Photo contest: If you took a selfie at TMC's The Core or if you took any snapshots at the event, please post them to www.facebook.com/southern.arizona.roadrunners. We will do a random drawing of all race photos posted by Wednesday at midnight and award the winner a free entry to May 30th TMC Meet Me Downtown. Special thanks to Kerry Whelan for excellent race photos!
OK -- enough of that! See below for all sorts of post-race information and some photos. Thanks again for doing the TMC BE TUCSON 5k and Men's Mile, produced by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.
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RACE RESULTS: BE FAST
In the BE FAST race, Stephanie Bruce, running for Northern Arizona Elite, set a course record. Bruce, 31, completed the hilly 3-loop circuit at Skyline and Campbell in 17:53, running strong uphill and into a headwind three times. One of our country's top road racers with a very good chance of making the 2016 Olympic team, Bruce took the lead early, and ran to an easy victory.
Second place when to former UA runner Nicole Truxes, 25, now running for the Phoenix-based women's racing team, the Sonoran Distance Project. Third place went to UA graduate student Dari Duval, a member of the SAR Board who runs for Tucson's Workout Group Racing Team.
Special thanks to all the women who ran the BE FAST race. We realize that it took some courage to race against such speedsters (and that it took you out of the competition for the open age group awards) - next year, we'll give a gift bag for doing the BE FAST race!
Timing by Roadrunner Race Timing, Course Measured by Dave Hill
1 Bruce, Stephanie 17:53.4
2 Truxes, Nicole18:52.4
3 Duval, Dari 19:28.9
4 Strader, Berenice 20:41.7
5 Spolsky, Sonya 21:26.5 AZ
6 Mattox, Amy 22:34.1
7 Cross, Ginger 22:48.8
8 Parikh, Tejal 22:53.7
9 Watson, Erin 23:19.6
10 Black, Mary 24:37.3
We had some speed demons in the men's mile, too: Tucson's Alex Evans took first place in 4:42, narrowly outrunning Zach Wallach, from Colorado. Mark Martin, 54, cruised 5:25 to take home $50 for breaking the time standard, as did Richard Senti, 68, who ran a very nice 6:21.
Ever-stalwart Bob Lipsy came home at the tail end -- we should give a prize to Bob as he also walked the TMC Saguaro Labor Day 8-miler and the TMC Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Half-Marathon.
TEAMS: Thanks to everyone who ran on one of these teams:
Better Than Ever
Fierce, Fit, and Fearless
Girls Run Wild
Heidi's Pink Warriors
How the West was Run
Team Top Physique
Team: EOH Rockin
Western Way Walkers
Heidi's Pink Warriors had the most people, including these folks who ran to honor Heidi, plus a lot of little ones -- we thanks Rosemary Casteel for being the Team Captain and we offer best wishes to Heidi!
Special thanks to our volunteers: Michelle Hawk, Linda Whalen, Gina Nelson, Robin Gerard, Amelie Messingham, Merry Dearmon, Doreen Castillo-Davis, Diane Manzini, Gary Giese, Joe Plassman, Steve Outridge, Monica Bermudez, Gary Parcher, Don Taylor, Pam Holt, Cindy Schnell, Connie Lopez, Scott Mahar, Chris Rife, Shirley Hester, Maureen Cunningham, Eric and the gang from Workout Group, the gang from the Tucson Tri-Girls, and finally, the child labor kids: Aric and Anabelle and, of course, Audrey Wenneborg, who did a great job with the chips!
Three training groups were on hand to volunteer:
Women from the Sonoran Distance Project out of the Phoenix area came down to cheer and provide course support;
TheTucson Tri-Girls and their friends and family provided course support and took care of the water station;
The men and women from The Workout Group took care of many race logistics, including Friday and Saturday registration and race morning set up and clean up.
Special thanks to our sponsors, including
TMC and The Core for helping us have a great race-day experience (complete with home-made photo booth!)
The Running Shop for hosting the Wine and Cheese Shop Night;
La Encantada itself, for hosting the event and providing the great snacks from AJ's.
Media sponsors include the Daily Star, Tucson Lifestyle, KHIT107.5, The Morning Blend, and Cox Communications - which hosted our Cox Charities jumping castle!
Thanks, too, to vendors and sponsors including our friends at IDEAL Physical Therapy, OneTwoOne Boudoir Photography, and Chris Cox chiropractor.
Finally, thanks to Muscle Milk for providing cold and tasty post-race refreshment and to the awesome new "M.U.D. Bars" developed by students at the UA's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.
See www.azroadrunners.org for information on our next events, including Dave's Run for ALS 5k along the river path in Marana.
For more information on the upcoming Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown or the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk, contact race director Randy Accetta, 520-991-0733 firstname.lastname@example.orgMore