SAR News & Announcements:
SAR wishes everyone a speedy trip down the road at Sunday’s Tucson Marathon and Half-Marathon! Bundle up, wear discardable layers, and have fun!! And good luck to SAR runners marathoning in Sacramento, Dallas, Memphis, and elsewhere. . .
First up is the Thanksgiving Cross Country Classic, produced by our friends at The Running Shop. European-style race courses, family-friendly, and team competitions highlight this Tucson tradition. Click here for race and registration details. December 15th sees the low-key Winterhaven Run Through the Lights, the annual SAR holiday social run.
And sneaking around the corner is 2014, with the Annual Dinner and a handful of races in January and February. Check out the season-opening Sun Run 10k and 5k details and registration information here. On January 26th is the Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run, followed by February races Fine Valentine Couple’s Relay at the UA and the BE Tucson Women’s 5k with a new course planned at La Encantada. Plenty of running and racing to go around with the Southern Arizona Roadrunners—each race offers special early-registration pricing, so check ‘em out!
The 2013 Grand Prix Standings have been updated and now include the results from the Oracle 10k.
See the latest standings here.
As a reminder, members need to complete 4 races to qualify for Grand Prix prizes.
You can find them here.
Note: Overall and age group results for the Oracle Run are below. Because of a timing system malfunction, finish times were unable to be recorded. We sincerely apologize for the problem and the issues that this caused during the awards ceremony. This should not be a negative reflection on the organizers of the Oracle Run…. more
Join us this Friday 10/25 for Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ FREE social running series. HAPPY HOUR HOBBLE returns for Halloween! We will meet at Sky Bar on 4th Ave for check-in at 5:15 PM. At 5:45 we’ll head out for an easy 3 miles to UofA and back (or less if you prefer). Then we’ll return to celebrate with drinks, food, and costume contest fun! More details here!
We’ll have a more-detailed race report at a later date, but here’s the quick version:
Over 1400 runners participated in the TMC Get Moving Tucson event, the third event in the 2013 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown produced by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. Over $13,000 was raised for local non-profits, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tucson and Child and Family Resources. To see some of the many beautiful race photos, please go to facebook.com/Southern.Arizona.Roadrunners/photos_albums. We will also have a link for race photos for each person to purchase pretty soon. . . .Thanks to Kerry Whelan and Scott Cnockaert for the great photos . . .
Over 200 children ran the Cox Charities Mile, a Southern Arizona Roadrunner"FitKidz” free one mile promoting health and wellness. All race results can be found here (with final results to be posted over the coming days)—all age group awards can be picked up at The Running Shop through November 1st.
In terms of the fast running, a handful of Olympic hopefuls took to the city streets on Sunday morning, trying to win some prize money in the TMC Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Half-Marathon. Prize money was based on times not overall placing, with over $4,000 possible. In the men’s race, former Pima Community College standout Craig Curley out-dueled University of Arizona law school graduate Ian Burrell to take first place overall in a time of 1:08:03. Burrell finished in 1:09:14, with UofA graduate student Kirk Michels in third in 1:09:58. Two weeks after finishing in 5th place at the US National Marathon Championships, Curley won $200 for being the first runner to the “A” on top of Sentinel Peak.
The women’s race saw a duel between two Olympic hopefuls, marathoner Ariana Hilborn and former University of Arizona steeplechaser Maggie Callahan.
Hilborn (33) from Heber, Arizona, was the first woman across the line in 1:21:17, to set a new course record on the Downtown-area course. Hilborn won $900 for being the first to the top of the A-Mountain and setting the new course record. Hilborn was challenged to the top of A-Mountain by Callahan (25), running her first half-marathon. Now living in Boulder, but still a member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, Callahan took second place, breaking the old course record and also winning $200. In third place was Alita Jokesch, a UofA graduate student running for the Workout Group.
Event History: The TMC Get Moving Tucson is in its 31st year, though this is just the third time as a half-marathon in Downtown Tucson. Previously, the event has been a 10-mile run, staged from 2006-2010 in Downtown Tucson, but before that staged for over 25 years in the northeast of Tucson, at Sabino High School.
About the Southern Arizona Roadrunners: Founded in 1972, 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. SAR is one of the largest non-profit running clubs in the nation.
You can still sign up for Tucson’s largest half-marathon event, the 2013 TMC Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Half-Marathon, Tucson Lifestyle 5k, & Cox Charities FitKidz 1-Mile!
Packet pick-up and registration is available on Saturday, October 19th at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell Avenue) from 10:00 - 2:00. (Yes, it will be crowded, so please be in a good mood!)
Packet pick-up and registration is also available on race morning, Sunday, at 100 North Church Street in Jacome Plaza, Downtown Tucson from 5:30 - 6:30 am (up until 7:15 for the One Mile).
CLICK HERE for pretty much every single race detail you can think of . . .
RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Saturday, October 19
10:00am - 2:00pm New runner registration and t-shirt/packet pick-up at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell)
YES: you can still register for all events
YES: you can pick up the number and shirt of someone else.
YES: Once again, we’ve provided two styles of shirts to choose between, so please be nice to the volunteers as you ask for different sizing shirts, etc.
NO: sorry, but you cannot pick up your Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown stuff here—please come to the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown tent on Sunday
NOTE: Free Cox Charities and FitKidz One Milers do NOT get the race t-shirt, but they will get medallions at the finish line
Sunday, October 20
5:30-6:30 am Race day registration and packet pick-up at race staging area in Jacome Plaza at the Downtown Library (110 North Church Street)
6:40 Half-marathoners and 5k line up at starting in leg speed order (5-minutes/mile at the front; 6-minutes/mile behind them, and so forth). Starting line: this year’s starting line is on Pennington and Stone Avenue, at the balloon arch.
6:45 Announcements - check awards to Child and Family Resources and Big Brothers, Big Sisters
7:00 Half-Marathon and 5k start - plus jumping castles, face painting clowns, Muscle Milk Recovery Tent, Cortiva Massages, and other post-race activities get under way
NOTE: Both 5k and Half-Marathoners start together by doing one counterclockwise lap around the library, then going east on Pennington.
7:15 (starting) As 5k finishers end on the east-side lane of Church, half-marathon runners will stay left on Church and head north past the staging area to St. Mary’s
7:40 Begin lining up for Cox Charities One Mile, on Church, adjacent to the Old Courthouse
7:45 am (approx): One Mile begins, Half-Marathon leaders approach finish line as tail end of Mile finishes
9:00 (approx) 5k Awards begin
9:30 (approx) Final runners in the half-marathon and begin half-marathon award ceremony
The Jim Click Run N Roll race course was officially measured by local runner Dave Hill and certified by USATF as suitable for record purposes. According to the USATF record, the time of 27:10 was not only a course record, but the fastest time ever run in Arizona by a female on a certified 8k course. In addition, 14 state single-age records were set. Congrats to the following runners:
If you’re wondering where you can find all of the great photos taken at the race by the very talented Kerry Whelan, check them out: here
Results can be found here.
News & Notes for Sunday’s Great Pumpkin 5K: Wear a costume if you want! Informal voting and prizes! Plus you’ll go down in Great Pumpkin history! Race Day Schedule: 6:30 Registration Opens 7:15 FitKidz Mile registraton closes 7:30 a.m. SAR FitKidz! Mile 7:45 a.m. 5K Registration closes 8:00 a.m. 5K -…... ...
As a reminder, October 13th sees the final price increase for next week’s TMC Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Half-Marathon and Tucson Lifestyle 5k. Be sure to register online for Tucson biggest urban half-marathon, featuring A-Mountain and Downtown neighborhood streets. Both courses feature super-fast stretches of recently paved Sixth Avenue, while the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon also features, umm, A-Mountain. Commemorative medallions and high-quality technical shirts to all participants. The Free Cox Charities Mile is part of the new FitKidz event—all participants must register. Online registration for the FitKidz Cox Charities Mile is here!
Thanks to all of you who participated in Jim Click’s Run and Roll. With a huge thank-you to Andy Morales of the Tucson Citizen, our official photographer. Andy has uploaded over 400 photos of the event.
In addition, read his recap of the event, Jim Click’s Run ‘N’ Roll for Arizona Adaptive Athletics.
Results can be found here!
October 6: Jim Click’s Run n’ Roll:One of Tucson’s premier races, the 8k winds through the beautiful campus of the University of Arizona. Register online through Friday or register in person at our Performance Footwear friends at 5350 E. Broadway Blvd. Packet pickup and registration is from 9:30am to 12:30 pm at Performance Footwear. Save $5 by registering before 12:30pm at the store. In-store registration ends on Saturday at 12:30pm.
October 13: The Great Pumpkin Race at Buckelew Farms
Click here for online registration and click here for additional details of registering in person or by mail. An inexpensive, family-friendly 5k run or walk through dirt roads, pumpkin rows, and corn mazes, this event also includes the second FitKidz Free Mile.
October 20: TMC Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Half-Marathon, Tucson Lifestyle 5k, and Cox Charities Free Mile, part of the free FitKidz series. Register here for Tucson only urban half-marathon.
Instead of closing early online registration on September 30th as advertised, why are we extending the early online registration discount for another two weeks? Simple: we don’t want money to get in the way of your running! Sure, putting on an urban half-marathon is expensive, but it’s more expensive to have a sedentary city. We want you to have fun at SAR events. Running and walking are the secrets to a happy life: strong muscles & strong heart, great scenery, good people, and plenty of burned calories. We’ll do what we can to make it easy for you! So whether fast or slow, short or far, we just want you to pick one of our three race distances and get moving.
We’re keeping the low online registration fee until midnight October 13th:
$65 for the TMCA-Mountain Half-Marathon
$25 for the Tucson Lifestyle 5k
$0 for everyone in the FREE Cox Charities Mile, part of SAR’s FitKidz program.
It was as if someone or something on high was smiling down on us this morning for this first ever race in SAR’s FitKidz Racing Series, the Sabino Canyon One Mile Kids Classic. The skies were crystal clear, the temperatures were fantastically cool, and the canyon was breathtakingly beautiful as families…... ...