FAQ and Final Details for Sunday’s TMC Tucson 10k

Randy Accetta September 14, 2019

Click here for the September 13 pre-race email to all registrants

FAQ based on today's registration questions at The Running Shop
Q: How can I get my medal?

A: Medals are for race day finishers, so we will have them at the finish line for when you cross the finish line.  
NOTE: We are mailing medals to the 20 people who have signed up for the Virtual Triple Crown and who live out of town, including our friend who did a 5k in South Korea yesterday!

Q: I signed up for the Triple Crown, but have decided to skip this race and want to do it virtually.  How do I get my medal and shirt?
A: After the race, we will bring any extra medals and shirts to The Running Shop on Monday for everyone to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis through the end of September, or until we run out.
NOTE: the same applies if for locals who indicated that you will be doing this virtually: 
We will bring any extra medals to The Running Shop on Monday for everyone to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis through the end of September, or until we run out.

Q: I signed up for the Triple Crown months ago but have never got my shirt or medal from the first race.  What do I do?
A: At this point, we will have a box of remaining teal GabeZ Triple Crown shirts and some remaining MMD medals at the Run Tucson tent, first-come, first-served until we run out.
Q: I can't make it.  Can I get my registration fee back?
A: Unfortunately, we're not able to provide refunds or race transfers at this point.  

Q: Where do we park?
A: There are thousands of spots at Pima Community College West Campus. It is best if you come to Pima via St. Mary's and Anklam, so please enter the campus at the main entrance off of Anklam. You can park in any of the main Pima Community College West Campus parking lots then walk to the start/finish line on the west side of the Pima buildings, near the Gym.  Below is a series of race maps, elevation charts, and staging area maps. 

Q: What is the schedule for Sunday?
A: 5:30 am - 6:15 packet pickup and registration 
YES: you can pick up the number and shirt for someone else.  Please limit your requests and please be patient.
YES: It is first-come, first-served for t-shirt sizing.  Pick the women's cut or unisex cut that best fits you -- but please be respectful of everyone in line.
6:30 am TMC Tucson 10k Race starts

6:45 am TMC Tucson 5k Walk/Run starts

DJ Rich plays music and makes announcements
Rock n Roll by the awesome Maxx Staxx 
Sweet and salty snacks courtesy of TMC
Gatorade drinks
Nekter Smoothie Samples
Vendor and Sponsor booths
SAR member table and PR Bell
Thanks to Southwest Endurance for handling the finish line water and Gatorade station.
Thanks to the Workout Group and SAR for handling the food and other items.

8:30: Awards from The Running Shop, then wrap up and clean up!

Race Awards

Every finisher in the 5k or 10k receives the special coaster medallion.  Overall and age group awards detailed below: 

TMC Tucson 10k Prize Money: $100, $75, $50 for first three men and women; $50 to first man and woman 40+

Running Shop gift certificates to top three age group winners:
10k Run Age Groups: U14, then 15-19 through 80+, in 5-year increments, AG1-$25 gc, AG 2-$15 gc, AG 3-$10 gc

5k Walk/Run: Overall 1, 2, 3-$30 gc, $25 gc, $20 gc, Masters 1 $20 gc Age Groups: First Place in U10 through 70+ in ten-year increments, $15 gc




  • NOTE: All prize money winners may be required to complete appropriate tax information in order to receive checks.
  • NOTE: A limited number of complimentary entries for elite athletes are available.  Send resume and ways you can add value to the race to race director Randy Accetta at randy@runtucson.net.
  • NOTE: Prize money awards are based on "gun" starting time for overall and masters, and chip time for age group.
  • NOTE: Headphones are not allowed in prize money competition; prize money will not be given to runners wearing headphones.  

We follow the RRCA Fair Competition Policies.
Following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited -- that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events.  We strongly discourage the use of headphones in all road race events.  From USATF: "The following shall be considered assistance and therefore not allowed: . . . The visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area [ . . .] those competing in Championships for awards, medals, or prize money may not use such devices . . . headphones remain banned for any athlete competing in a USA Championship . . ."While USA Track & Field is the governing body and issuer of rules for the sport of running, local event directors are encouraged to adopt these RRCA recommended policies to further support and promote fair competition for athletes, especially those competing for prize money and age group awards.

Prize Money Eligibility Policy
To be eligible for elite entry or prize purse at TMC Tucson 10k, an athlete must:

  • Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance
  • Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance enhancing drugs
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*
  • Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
  • Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason
  • Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA

Any athlete that believes they have been barred from the event or the opportunity to earn prize money at the event because of mistaken identity due to near or exact name of a person currently suspended, banned or previously banned, must submit documentation certified by a notary in advance to the race director or elite athlete coordinator of the event proving that they are not the same person identified as serving a suspension, ban or previous ban. (event organizers will need to clearly outline the exact person to submit documentation to for this recourse section of the policy)

*Athletes have a duty to ensure they are represented by reputable coaches and agents and have a duty to consult the WADA list of athletes that are or have served a doping ban before signing with a coach or agent.

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