TMC Get Moving Tucson Final Details, including 7:30 AM Start Time For 5k

Randy Accetta October 27, 2018

Click here for all final race details for the Tucson Lifestyle 5k, the TMC A-Mountain Half, and the Cox Charities Family Mile and SAR FitKidz Mile.

Heat Wave Leads to Earlier Start for 5k!
5:45 am Early Start for TMC A-Mountain Half
6:30 am Start for TMC A-Mountain Half
7:30 am NEW Start time for Tucson Lifestyle 5k
9:00 am Cox Charities Family and SAR FitKidz Mile

Hello runners and walkers! There are a lot of moving pieces for this event and we want you to know everything you need to know. Please take a moment to read through the material that we are providing so that you know what to do and when to do it.

1) Change of 5k race start time to 7:30 AM.
We've been monitoring the weather and we're worried about this weekend's heat wave adversely affecting runners and walkers. In consultation with the Tucson Police Department, we have changed the start time of the Tucson Lifestyle 5k to 7:30 am.

5k Hydration: There will be a water station just after the 1.5 mile mark staffed by the Sam Hughes Huskies elementary school cross country team and parents, but if you will be walking we encourage you to bring your own water or hydration beverage. There will be water and Gatorade at the Start/Finish.

2) Early Start for TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon
If you will take more than three hours to complete the half-marathon, we encourage you to start at 5:45.

Check in for the early start is at the starting line at Church and Pennington at 5:30. To make it easier on race logistics, please email the race timer if you want to start in the early wave.

3) Email the timer if you want to change your race distance
If you want to move from the Half-Marathon to the 5k, please email the race timer at so that we can enter your data. if you decide to change at the last minute, simply skip the half-marathon and do the 5k -- but please note that there might be timing glitches if you do not let the timing staff know.

4) Course Closure
In consultation with Tucson Police Department and AMR ambulance company, we will be monitoring race morning conditions and adhere closely to the 10:30 am half-marathon course closure deadline. If you will be longer than that time, please start in the early wave at 5:45.
Half-Marathon Hydration: We will have water at Mile 3, Mile 4.5, Mile 6.5, Mile 7.5, Mile 9.5, and Mile 12. We will have Gatorade at Mile 6.5 and Mile 7.5, and again at Mile 12.
If you will take longer than two hours, we advise that you consider bringing additional hydrating beverages with you, including sports drinks or beverages with electrolytes.

5) Finisher Medals
Except for the 32 people who have signed up for the Virtual Race (that does NOT include those who want to sleep in after Homecoming!), you must finish the race to receive your finisher's medallion.

6) Late Registrants
We have extended the cap to allow late registrants to enter -- those who signed up after 10/22 at 9:00 am have received notification that they will have "No Shirt No Medal" printed on the tag of their bib number and will not be able to pick up a shirt or finisher's medal until after the last finisher has crossed the line.
7) Packet Pickup Timing
Saturday, October 27 at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Avenue
10:00 - 1:00 Race Registration and Packet Pick up at The Running Shop
YES: it will be crowded, so please be nice and please be patient as the volunteers and the staff at The Running Shop help.
YES: we have unisex and women's sizing.
YES: The Running Shop will have sale items, so shop away!
NO: you cannot pick up your finisher's medal before finishing the race.
Sunday, October 28: Race Morning at start/finish area, Jacome Plaza, 115 North Church 
5:20 am Final in-person registration and packet pick-up begins -- same yes and no applies!

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