SAR News

Dr. Gann’s Cinco de Mayo 10k and 5k - 2 Week Countdown!

Apr 22, 2017

Burritos! Clif Bars! Mariachi Performance!

The only way to enjoy our post-race fiesta with breakfast burritos and goodies from Clif Bar is to race! Online sign up available until Thursday, May 4th! Register here.


To get ready for the Festival of Miles, April 22 has been named Tucson Tutu Day

Apr 18, 2017

Which mile is right for you? See the eblast with Friday Night Festival of Miles details. April 22 has been named Tucson Tutu Day, with free tutus at The Running Shop!  From 12:00pm - 3:00 pm register in person at the Running Shop and get a free tutu -- plus save 22% on all Running Shop apparel.  Can't make it in person?  Then sign up online here.

The first 22 people (get it?) who sign up in person at The Running Shop will receive a free tutu -- a perfect item for the "Tucson Tutu Mile" at the Friday Night Festival of Miles. Everyone who registers for any TMC Meet Me Downtown event will get 22% off any apparel purchase at The Running Shop from noon - 3:00.  Thanks to Sharon and the gang for being such a great race partner!  Remember, the Running Shop is 3055 North Campbell, south of Ft. Lowell & north of Glenn.  

What is the Festival of Miles? As a reminder, we've added a Friday night series of events as part of the popular "TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k" in order to make a full weekend of events.  Basically, we're trying to make the TMC Meet Me Downtown Weekend a big deal -- we want it to be more fun for our local runners and a destination for runners from around the country.  Last year participants from over 30 states came to Tucson to do TMC Meet Me Downtown -- and we want to continue to promote Tucson as a great place to live and a great place to visit!

Saturday night, May 27 is the traditional TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night  Run and Walk, with over 2000 runners and walkers cruising the Downtown neighborhoods -- every participant gets a free shirt and free beer at the beer garden -- plus live music, food trucks, after-party at Hotel Congress, and other great activities.  Plus, with over $4,000 in prize money, this event attracts the fastest runners in the country so you can play with the big kids! 

Friday night May 26 is the second annual Festival of Miles: a series of separate one-mile races.  You can run or walk, you can go with friends, or you can race your heart out!  This year, we have the Tucson Tutu Mile -- you must wear a tutu -- with prize money. There is also the Battle of the Badges for all regional civil servants and first-responders -- police, sheriff, fire departments, Border Patrol, Davis Monthan, National Guard, prison guards, National Park Service, and more.  The FitKidz event is a big hit, with over 500 kids under 12 running for free!  

And this year's special treat is that the Festival of Miles is the RRCA National Championship race -- over $3,000 in prize money and special awards for open runners, runners 40-and-over; runners 50-and-over, and runners 60-and-over.  

On the social side, we'll have the beer garden, food trucks, live music, Muscle Milk arch, stiltwalkers, roaming magicians and more.  The Children's Museum will be open, too!

So, that's the plan.  Let me know if you have any questions --


The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix Standings Have Been Updated!

Apr 17, 2017

The 2017 The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix Standings have been updated and now include the results from the Sabino Canyon Sunset Run.


The Gauntlet Trail Race Results are posted

Apr 15, 2017

Results can be found here!


Register Today for Cinco 10k or 5k!  Prices Increase Tomorrow, April 15!

Apr 14, 2017

Don't miss out on the early registration prices, prices go up tonight at midnight!  You don't want to miss this year's Cinco de Mayo Fitness Fiesta.  There's an event for everyone in the family:

10K Walk, 10K Run, 5K Run or Walk and Free Fitkidz 1 mile!  Register here.


The Gauntlet!  It’s on!

Apr 13, 2017

The 8k Trail Race at Pima College is this Saturday afternoon.  Packet pick-up and pre-registration will be at The Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday.  

Or you can sign up and pick up your bib, shirt, and timing chip at the start of the race starting at 3:15.

Women race at 4:45 and men start at 5:30.  Lots of fun to be had including an Easter Egg Hunt after the race.  We hope to see you there!  

All race details can be found here!


A Note on Team Pricing for the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run

Apr 12, 2017

Grab some friends and save some money by signing up online or by mail for the special team discount price of $20 per person for teams of 5 or more for the TMC 5k Night Run on Saturday night, May 27th.  The way it works in the online registration page is that the first four people who sign up pay full current price, until the fifth person signs up -- then everyone's price reverts back to the $20 fee and the first four get a refund.  So, save some cash and sign in, then make up a team name in the online registration portal when prompted -- or add the team name to the mail-in registration form.  You do not need to create a Team Captain, though the online form gives a space for adding that.  

Teams are $20 per person until May 1, then $30 per person until May 25th.  Team registration closes on May 25th at midnight.

* Team with the most participants receives $150 gift certificate to be used at Hotel Congress/Cup Cafe or Maynard's Kitchen.  

* Random raffle: two (2) teams will receive $150 gift certificate to be used at Hotel Congress/Cup Cafe or Maynard's Kitchen.

* The fastest women's team of 5 or more will win $300 (conventional cross country scoring will be used)

* The fastest men's team of 5 or more will win $300 (conventional cross country scoring will be used)

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AZ Attorney General's Office 1
City of Tucson Justice League 7
Kemaitch 5
Logistical Nightmares 7
Ms. Fits 2
Radiology Ltd Skeleton Crew 11
Ratcatchers 5
Team RWB 3
Team YMCA 3
The Merlots 5
The Workout Group 1
TPD Cops & Runners 4
Tucson Runners Project 1


Sabino Canyon Sunset Run results now posted!

Apr 8, 2017

You can find results here!


Sabino Canyon Sunset Run - Race Details

Apr 7, 2017

Racing this weekend? Please click here for lot of valuable information about the Sabino Canyon Sunset Run, including details on registration confirmation, parking, safety, race day schedule, and more.


Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment to Sponsor Dr. Gann’s Cinco de Mayo 10k and 5k!

Apr 5, 2017

We'd like to welcome Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment as a Gold Level Sponsor for Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10k, 5k and Fitkidz 1 mile.  

Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment is an exhilarating mix of world-class gaming, exquisite dining experiences and big name entertainment. 

A portion of this year's proceeds will benefit the Tohono O’odham Employee Apedag progam and HOPP (Heathly O'Odham Promotion Program). Apedag means "Wellness" for the Tohono O’odham Nation. The Apedag program promotes health and wellness at Tohono O'odham Nation jobsites.  


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.

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