When and Where
When – Sunday, January 29th, 2012
Where – Old Tucson Studios
Time – 8:15 start time for men’s race; 9:15 start time for women’s race; 9:15 start time for one-mile walk/run
Parking and Directions: Old Tucson Studios, 201 South Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85735. Take Speedway from I-10 all the way west, turn south on Kinney and Old Tucson Studios is just ahead—or Take Ajo west from I-10 to Kinney Road and head north. Park in the main lots at Old Tucson Studios.
Event Weekend Schedule
Saturday, January 28
10:00am-2:00pm T-shirt and race number pick up at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell).
YES: you can pick up the number and shirt of someone else.
Looking for a place to spend Saturday night? Award-winning J.W. Marriott Starr Pass is still providing discounted rooms to Sunrise runners through the 24th – see https://resweb.passkey.com/go/Roadrunners2012.
Sunday, January 29
7:15 – 8:30am Registration and packet pick-up in the Old Tucson parking lot, by the old-fashioned camera boom. NOTE: Because the men’s race starts at 8:15, men’s registration will close at 7:45 am. Women’s registration and One-Mile registration will close at 8:30 am.
8:00 Men begin to line up in the center of Old Tucson, on Main Street by the Palace Theatre.
8:15 The men’s 4-mile race start - Marshall Garret will fire the starter’s pistol
9:00 Women and One-Milers begin to line up in the center of Old Tucson, on Main Street, by the Palace Theatre. Please cheer for men still finishing their final lap as they run down Main Street from the Old White Church.
9:15 The women’s 4-miler and all the one-milers will start
9:15 (approx) Trailside breakfast begins at Bitter Creek, by the finish line. Breakfast will end at about 10:15 or so.
9:45 (approx) Men’s Award Ceremony begins
10:00 (approx) Lil’ Pardner Children’s Dash, presented by Old Tucson and Craig Dabler Jewelers, starting at the finish line at Bitter Creek
NOTE# 1: Yes, men can run in the women’s race and women can run in the men’s race. However, in the interest of fairness pacing of leaders and age group leaders is not allowed, and if you run in the other gender race you are not eligible for age group awards.
NOTE# 2: If you see Lynn and her friends all running in the women’s race with cowboy hats, wish Lynn a happy birthday!
NOTE #3: All registrants receive a free breakfast (including the 10-and under children). Additional breakfast passes are $6.50 and can be purchased at the Bitter Creek trailside breakfast.
Course, Staging and Other Information
The 4 Mile course will follow the same course as the past few years – start on Main Street and do one full loop of Main Street, leave town and do a two-mile stretch through the horse trails, washes, and dirt roads, then climb the short hill behind Bitter Creek to the three-mile mark, and do one final loop before finishing in front of the Bitter Creek set by the rodeo grounds.
The One Mile will do a loop and a half of the inner grounds of Old Tucson. The One Mile is closer to 1¼ miles.
Due to the rugged terrain, there are no bicycles, wheelchairs, skateboards, roller skates or pets allowed on the course.
The courses will be marked with pink and orange flagging.
Quick advice: If you cannot see a flag, you’re probably off course. Keep your eyes open. Don’t assume the person in front of you knows where he or she is going. Don’t run into cactus.
Water Stations – There is a water station at the Bitter Creek Set. Four-milers will pass the water station two times – at approximately ½ mile into the race then again at 3 miles into the race. One Milers will pass the water station at approximately 1/3 of a mile into their loop.
Timing - The race will be timed by SAR timer, Greg Wenneborg. Please put your bib number on the front of your shirt using the pins provided at registration.
Rural Metro – Rural Metro will have a dedicated ambulance on site during the duration of the two races, from 8:15-10:15.
T-shirts - Men’s and women’s cuts in long sleeve technical shirts from Runners Reward.
Weather – The day is due to be sunny and warm, with an overnight low of 43 and high of 74. Bring layers for the morning, but it’ll be warm by mid-morning. There is no bag check, so please be respectful of each other’s property.
The 4 Miler is part of the Desert Grand Prix presented by the Running Shop.
Make a Day of It: What You Get
In addition to a technical long-sleeve t-shirt and a free trailside breakfast, every registrant receives free entry into Old Tucson Studios for Sunday, January 29th. You will receive a wrist band when you pick up your number – this entitles you to stay in Old Tucson all day.
NOTE: Friends and family are allowed in Old Tucson during the event up until 10:00 am; to stay in town after 10:00, additional guest passes to Old Tucson are a discounted $8 per person and must be purchased by the runner at the park entrance beginning at 9:45am. A participant wearing a race wristband must be present to take advantage of this special race entrance rate.
Remember, all registrants receive a free breakfast (including children 10 and under). Additional breakfast passes are $6.50 and can be purchased at the Bitter Creek trailside breakfast.
Every registrant may use their bib number as a free admission ticket to the International Wildlife Museum on Sunday, January 29th.
Every registrant will receive one pass good for one free admission to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum – this admission pass is good through the rest of 2012.
NOTE: all children under 10 are free and will receive a bib number and Desert Museum pass. If we have shirts left over, they can be purchased for $20.
TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER A special thanks to Tucson Medical Center for all their support of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the local health and fitness community. This race could not have such low entry fees without the support of TMC.
Thanks to Rural Metro for providing ambulance support. And thanks to BodyArmor for providing recovery drinks for all participants. Thanks, too, to the Desert Museum and the Wildlife Museum.
Thanks to new sponsor Body Basics, a personal training studio at http//bodybasics.biz.
Special thanks to The Running Shop and Worldly Soles for awards and the logo!
Raffles - All preregistered participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes to be given out at the awards ceremony. Prizes courtesy of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Old Tucson Studios, the Wildlife Museum, and The Running Shop.
4 Mile Prizes courtesy of The Running Shop
Overall 1st=$30 gift cert + technical shirt
Overall 2nd=$20 gift cert + technical shirt
Overall 3rd=$10 gift cert + technical shirt
1st Age group: cool technical shirt
2nd place age group: $15 gift cert to RS
3rd place age group: $10 gift cert to RS
John Wayne Cancer Foundation and Team Duke. Team DUKE is an athletic fundraising program unlike any other. You pick the sport. You pick the event. And all of your hard work benefits the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer. See http://www.teamduke.org.
Arizona Wildcat Youth Hockey Association: Something completely different – a youth hockey league for kids 3-15, with practices at the TCC. See http://freeteams.net/WildcatYouthIceHockey/.