Update on TMC Tucson 10k, with FAQ

Randy Accetta August 28, 2020

As you may already know, for public health reasons, the September 20th TMC Tucson 10k will have to be completed as a virtual event, with every registrant receiving a soft t-shirt and a souvenir race medal. Unfortunately, we have not been able to receive permits from all of the event stakeholders.  However, we will still celebrate your running and walking. In keeping with the theme of the year, the race medallion will be similar to the TMC Meet Me Downtown run, with a bottle opener attached. All registrants can complete a 5k or 10k at any time on race weekend. We'll send more information to registrants about the event over the coming weeks, but you can read the event FAQ below. 

--Randy Accetta, Race Director

TMC Tucson 10k FAQ
Q: What does Virtual mean?
A: Instead of meeting in person, you will be able to walk or run on your own, at your own place, in a location of your own choosing. Ideally, you would walk or run 5k or a 10k on the weekend of September 19 and 20, but if you want to get it done beforehand, that's fine too. All you have to do is post your time and distance to a spreadsheet. And you're done.

Q: Where do I find the spreadsheet?
A: We'll send out detailed instructions for how to post your results in early September.

Q: Do I still get my shirt and medal?
A: Of course! We've ordered comfortable soft shirts and we've ordered race medals from Ashworth Awards, out of the Boston area. The medals are made in the USA, but Ashworth's production capacity is limited.  Because many of you like useful items, we decided to thematize the medal and go with another bottle opener so that you have a set from these first two Triple Crown races.

Q: I live in Tucson, how will I get my souvenirs?
A: For those who live in and around Tucson, we will have a social-distanced and safe packet pickup, similar to the way we did things back in June at TMC Meet Me Downtown. We'll send specific directions in the coming weeks.

Q: I don't live in Tucson, how will I get my souvenirs?
A: For those who live outside of Tucson, we will mail you your souvenirs to the address listed on your registration. We're trying to get our TMC Get Moving Tucson souvenirs ready to ship out at the same time, too!!
If you want to check your registration information, please email info@runtucson.net.

Q: Are you providing age group awards?
A: Unfortunately, no, the Virtual race will not have age group or overall race awards.

Q: Will you do gift certificates like you did with TMC Meet Me Downtown?
A: Yes -- we're rounding up a host of gift cards to give as random prizes.  

Q: How can I win a prize???
A: Everyone who does a distance is eligible for a raffle prize. Once you have shared your virtual 5k or 10k results with us through the google form (more details coming soon), your name will be entered in the TMC Tucson 10k Raffle. The drawing will be shown live on Facebook and you will receive an email letting you know YOU WON!

Q: Can friends still register?
A: Yes! We have about 50 spots left. You can register online here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Tucson/TMCTucson10k
Registration ends on September 10th.

Q: What if I still have questions?
A: Please email info@runtucson.net if you have a question that did not get answered here.


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