Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10K, 5K & FitKidz Mile News

Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment to Sponsor Dr. Gann’s Cinco de Mayo 10k and 5k!

Apr 5, 2017

We'd like to welcome Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment as a Gold Level Sponsor for Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10k, 5k and Fitkidz 1 mile.  

Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment is an exhilarating mix of world-class gaming, exquisite dining experiences and big name entertainment. 

A portion of this year's proceeds will benefit the Tohono O’odham Employee Apedag progam and HOPP (Heathly O'Odham Promotion Program). Apedag means "Wellness" for the Tohono O’odham Nation. The Apedag program promotes health and wellness at Tohono O'odham Nation jobsites.  


Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco De Mayo Race Recap

May 3, 2016

It was a perfect day for racing at Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo Fitness Fiesta!  Over 1000 participants and spectators came together to run or walk the  5K, 10K and Fitkidz 1 mile in the hills of Starr Pass.   The weather was perfect, the burritos were tasty, and the mariachis were a hit. What more could you ask for?

After the popular sombrero kids race, Dr. Gann kicked off the awards ceremony.  In the 5K, on the women’s side first place went to Jan Smith (22:45), on the men’s side Zach Westman (17:38).  Top place masters winners were Catherine Horness (22:33) and James Webster (19:37).  The 10K overall winners were Lauren Reasoner (40:28) and on the men’s side, Anthony Franciso (34:20).  Masters winners were Stephanie Wenneborg (42:04) and Dave Dixon (38:25).  A huge congrats to them powering through this challenging course!  In the new team competition, it was a close battle but in the end team Fleet Feet came out on top with the most participants, winning themselves a keg from Borderlands Brewery.   

In it’s 36th year, this race has become a Tucson tradition.  Thank you to the 70+ volunteers that make this event possible and to all of our sponsors for their support:  Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope, Fleet Feet, Tile Outlet, Dr. James Evans and Dr. Basel Skeif at Tucson Heart Group, Mc Kesson Medical supply, The Reliance Group, Vitamin Shoppe, El Saguarito, Albertsons, Borderlands Brewery, Starbucks, Culligan and La Estrella Bakery.


Cinco De Mayo results now posted!

May 1, 2016

Results can be found here!


RACE REPORT: Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco De Mayo

May 7, 2015

Thanks for coming out to participate in Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10k and 5k!  The event was a huge success with close to 1000 participants!  The new 5k was a big hit and the 10k continues to be one of the largest and most scenic in Southern Arizona.  Everyone had a blast with the fun post race festivities.  As temperatures rose, the water balloons that were launched into the crowd seemed welcomed!

Congrats to Dari Duval who won the women’s 10k with a time of 41:05 and Anthony Franciso who won the men’s 10k with a time of 33:19! Our Master’s division winners were Sylvain Lebreton with a time of 37:42 and Michelle Hawk with a time of 44:40.  And congrats to our 5k winners, Robert Seamen with a time of 17:18 and Tejal Parikh with a time of 22:55 and our 5k Master’s winners, Frank Hannibal with a time of 21:55 and Caroline Gardiner with a time of 25:31. 

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who make this event a huge success.  It could not happen without you!  Thank you to Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope for their continued support as Title Sponsor.  Thank you to Fleet Feet for hosting packet pick up and donating the gift certificates.  Thank you to our cash sponsors who help fund the event:  Affinity Wealth Management, Desert Sports and Fitness, Cirque Du Soleil, Dr. James Evans and Dr. Basel Skeif.

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Get ready to party at Cinco de Mayo 10k and 5k!

Apr 22, 2015

Sign up today for the 35th annual edition of Tucson’s largest and most scenic 10K! The beautiful course winds its way through Starr Pass in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Run or walk the gorgeous course with beautiful mountain scenery and great views of the Tucson basin.  Afterwards, join us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring a live mariachi band.

NEW: Join us for the first-ever Cinco 5k, a 3.1 mile run and walk for all ages and abilities.

NEW: Discount at Marriott Starr Pass.  Click here for discounted rate for a staycation!

NEW: Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope will be giving an award to the youngest registered runner in both the 5k and 10k!

Afterwards, join us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring a live mariachi band.

Special early 10k walk starts at 6:30 am!
Free massage from AZ Bodyworks
All participants receive a Technical Shirt and Post-Race Breakfast featuring hot Breakfast Burritos from El Saguarito Mexican Food, Fruit, Cookies, Starbucks Coffee, Eegees and more.
Kids will enjoy a Sombrero-Topped Kids Race, Pinata, Jumping Castle and Water Balloon Toss.
This race is part of The Running Shop Grand Prix, produced by SAR.
Thanks to Fleet Feet for hosting the packet pick-up -- more details at the SAR site!
Free Massages will be provided

Date and Time: Sunday, May 3, 2015

►6:30 AM - 10K Walk
►7:00 AM - 10K Run
►7:05 AM - 5K Run/Walk

Race Awards: Individual awards will be given to the following:

►Top 3 Overall Finishers (Male and Female)
►Top 1 Masters Finisher (Male and Female)
►Top 3 in each 5-Year Age Group (Male and Female)
►The following Age Groups will be awarded 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Wear your oldest “Cinco” tee shirt to the event. The participant who sports the earliest version will receive a cash prize. (Previous winners not eligible.)

Packet Pick-up

►Friday May 1 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7607 N. Oracle Rd #121, Oro Valley AZ 85704
►Saturday May 2 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Fleet Feet Sports located at 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85715
►Sunday May 3 (Race Day) from 5:30-6:30am at Cholla High School


Proceeds from the event will go towards the following:

►Scholarship for Cholla High School Graduate Pursuing Higher Education
►Donation to the Arizona Cancer Center (in recognition for Better Than Ever participating in the event)


Volunteers needed for Cinco de Mayo 10K

Apr 25, 2013

The Cinco de Mayo 10K is coming up and we’re looking for Volunteers to help from 5:30-6:30am on Sunday May 5 (Race Day).  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to notify Mary Lasser if you are interested in volunteering.  If you’re new to volunteering, we’ll teach you what to do.  Thanks so much!


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