Tucson 5000 & FitKidz Mile News

Tucson 5000 Race Recap!

May 24, 2019

The Tucson 5000 was held on May 12, 2019 and started off with registration/packet pickup in the rain and wind. But, come race time the weather conditions were perfect and helped lead to five new pending state age group records! Orlando Velazquez ran the day's fastest time completing the 5k in 16:10, and Nicole Pearce won the women's division in a time of 18:16. The biggest team turnout of the day was from Team Hoyt AZ who also supplied coffee to the runners and spectators. 

This was also the second year of the Mother's Day Mile race in which 119 runners participated, and many children ran with their parents. Wildwood & Bloom Flowers provided 100 red roses for all of the lady finishers, and it was incredible to see the smiles of kids handing the flowers off to them. It was truly a great start to Mother's Day.

Athletes from the Pima Community College track and field teams were on hand to assist as volunteers with the water stop, course monitoring, and timing. Proceeds from the race go to the Pima teams to help with travel, clothing, meet entries, etc. We could not do the race without their help and without their coach's help from Roadrunner Race Timing.

Thank you to the Running Shop, Sunset Screenprinting, Caputo Team Realty, Wildwood & Bloom, Tucson Ashiatsu, Benson New Day Spa, and Eegees for being the event sponsors.

Joe Cufari


Tucson 5000 and Mother’s Day Mile results now posted

May 12, 2019

Results can be found here!   

Happy Mother's Day!!


Tucson 5000 Results Are Now Posted!

May 13, 2017

Results for today's Tucson 5000 can be found HERE.


Last day to Register on line for Tucson 5000 is Wednesday May 10th!

May 6, 2017

If you still need to register for the fastest 5k in Southern Arizona the last day to register on Active is Wednesday May 10th!

Don't worry you can also register for the race on Friday May 12th at the packet pick up from 3-6 pm located at Re-Cycle Tucson at 204 W. Grant Rd #140. We are keeping the price low for as long as we can. Packet pick up price is still $25 for SAR members and $27 for Non-SAR members.

If you can't register until the morning of the race you can do so starting at 5:30 am. The price is $35 for all participants. Please bring cash. 


Tucson 5000 Results are posted!

May 8, 2016

Results can be found here!  Happy Mother's Day!


Tucson 5000 Pre Race Information

May 7, 2016

The Tucson 5000 is on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8th, 2016.  Plan on bringing Mom and whole family out for some great fun!

Walk-in registration and packet pick-up will be at The Running Shop (3055 N. Campbell Avenue) from 10am to 2pm on Saturday May 7, 2016.

Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be at Ramada 14, Reid Park from 5.30 a.m. on race day. Please note that only cash or checks are accepted for payment.

The race is in the Southwest corner of Reid Park. Ample parking is available off of Country Club and also from 22nd inside the park.

The 5k will start at 7:00 AM on Country Club Road.  The course circles the park.  We will run the 1 mile race at about 7:45.  We will provide post-race snacks at the awards ceremony around 8:00 AM!   

Please come join us for some healthy Mother's Day fun!


Tucson 5000 Race Report

May 11, 2015

A Perfect Mother’s Day Race!

The Tucson 5000’s claim of being one of the fastest in the west did not disappoint this weekend.  Over 300 runners came out to perfect weather on Mother’s Day 2015 to take part in the event.  The women’s winner, Kate Schwartz set a course record and a state age group record by winning in a time of 16:52.  This is over 40 seconds faster than she ran last year!   Rounding out the top 3 for women were Aleta Jokish in 18:19 and Suzy Mastumoto in 18:48.  Suzy was the top master’s runner as well.  On the men’s side, Anthony Francisco handily won in 15:46.  He has been winning races for many years and shows up every once in a while to remind the youngsters that he’s still got it.  Second place was Stephen Schaefer in 16:08 and Robert Seaman in 16:25.  The top master’s runner for the men was Jeff Matsumoto, who ran 17:14.  We gave out a prize to the fastest Mom and that went to Andrea Hayward, who ran 19:51.  While she got to take home a nice bouquet of flowers, the rest of the moms settled for chocolate dipped strawberries at the finish line.  They didn’t last long!

A big thanks goes out to Sharon Bart at the Running Shop for her generous sponsorship for many years.  She gave us the 400 technical shirts this year that were a big hit.  We couldn’t put on this race without her help.  Also helping were an army of volunteers.  Thank you to Steve and Sheryl Felde, who organized the crew.  They included (but are not limited to), Marti and Stephan Ackermann, Joe Faulk, Leo Richard, Geri  Baker, Connie Lopez, Cindy Schnell, Eve Shapiro, Steve Sheldon, Jan Schwartz, Sandra Heater, Ann Hollis, Michelle Hawk, and Maureen Cunningham. 

This race helps support the Pima College Cross Country and Track & Field Teams.  We are off to Hutchinson, Kansas this week to compete in the NJCAA National Track & Field Championships.  Thanks to your support, team members will have duffel bags and sweatshirts to make the trips more comfortable. 

Finally, we forgot to raffle off the gift certificates for a Running Shop gift certificate.  Your winners are Jennifer Keyes, Patrick Jerome, and Rebekah McHolm!  If you know any of these three, please tell them to stop by the Running Shop to claim their prize. 

Thank you for coming out to the event.  If you have any feedback  or pictures you’d like to share, please drop me a line at gwenneborg@hotmail.com

Greg Wenneborg


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