TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/Walk

Saturday, May 30, 2015  /  5k Night Run/Walk
Race Info
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Race Info

SAVE THE DATE: The 9th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk is scheduled for Saturday night, May 30, 2015.



2015 Race Features

* Team Discount Sign up online or by mailing in the SAR form. Biggest team receives $150 gift to Maynard’s Kitchen, and all teams eligible for $150 to Hotel Congress and Cup Cafe. Team registration ends May 24th.
* Super-fast course along the wide Downtown boulevards with neighbor support, plus prize money for top finishers and age group awards in 5-year categories
* Free Children’s Mile starts at 6:30 PM—we want every child in Tucson to walk or run a mile with Mayor Rothschild. Everyone is free—so bring your family and do a mile with the kids!
* Cox Communications is providing jumping castles and TMC and the Children’s Museum are hosting play activities for the kids
* Local daredevils Cirque Roots will do a fire show after the race
* We’re still in the permit stage, but it looks good for the beer garden!
* Tucson’s music queen, LeeAnne Savage and the Cosmic Cowboys, will rock the house
* Traditional Post-Race After-Party at Hotel Congress with 2-4-1 drinks and more
* Customized technical men’s and women’s t-shirts
* Photo Booth with cool props to snap your group’s photo
* Special thanks to the City of Tucson, the Tucson Police Department, and Rural Metro for providing the resources to produce a safe and healthy Downtown event!



Do you need coaching to achieve your running goals?  Whether you want to run your first 5k or set a super-cool PR, contact Tia for online coaching or in-person coaching, including group running at The Workout Group.  An RRCA certified coach who holds an MA in education, Tia and her team of certified coaches can help you accomplish your running goal!

Contact the.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you and your group want to set up a Cheer Zone to encourage runners and walkers.  So far Greater Tucson Leadership and the Tucson Museum of Art will be yelling up a storm!

Make a team!  Join with others from your work, gym, bootcamp, or church—just register in teams of 5 or more! All team members receive the discounted price of $20 per person.  Sign up online here or by mailing in the SAR form.  The team with the most participants receives a $150 gift certificate to Maynard’s Kitchen.  All teams are entered into a raffle and one team will be selected to receive a $150 gift certificate to Hotel Congress and Cup Cafe.  Team registration ends May 24th.

First Leg of the 2015 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown
Meet Me Downtown is honored to once again be the first leg of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.  Gabe lost his life in the January 2011 shooting here in Tucson, but his legacy lives on. From the Gabe Zimmerman Davison Canyon Trailhead to the Gabe Zimmerman Meeting Room at the U.S. Capital, Gabe’s presence will forever be a part of our community.  The Triple Crown donates $10 from every entry to Gabe’s favorite non-profit, Child and Family Resources.

For those new to local running events, Meet Me Downtown is produced by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners—a member-driven non-profit devoted to promoting health and wellness through running and walking. If you are not a SAR member, please consider joining—you can save all sorts of money off race entry fees, receive discounts to many local merchants, and be part of a great community of people. See for details.

This race is part of The Running Shop Grand Prix, produced by SAR. 

Date and Time

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:30 Free Children’s Mile with 5k race and walk at 7:00 pm

Race Awards


Details for 2015 Announced Soon

Team Challenge

Save money, have fun, and make a team! This year, we’re doing a team challenge for companies, non-profits, and other organizations.  Each person on a team can register for $20/person until May 24th, at which point everyone registering is $30. Each team member must complete a registration and sign a waiver, with 5-participant team minimum.  Please include all forms in one submission.  Must include team name.  Deadline for team registration is May 25th.

Team Challenge Awards: the team with the most participants will win a $150 dinner gift certificate to Maynard’s Kitchen and all teams will be entered into a raffle for an additional $150 dinner gift certificate to Hotel Congress.

Race Hotels

Two host hotels, perfect for any budget and any vacation goal!
1) Convenient to I-10: The Hotel Tucson City Center is offering the rate of $59.  Just mention that you’re with the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
Hotel Tucson City Center ,  an InnSuites Boutique Collection Hotel
475 N. Granada Ave. Call 520-622-3000 ext. 808

2) Want a romantic bed and breakfast steps from the starting line?  Check out the Royal Elizabeth and tell ‘em you’re with the race. Click here.


Children’s Museum, Tucson
Child and Family Resources
Cox Charities
Greater Tucson Leadership
Educational Enrichment Foundation
Southern Arizona Roadrunners

More to follow . . . 

Kids' and Post-Race Activities

Don’t forget to smile for the camera – the MMD official race photographer will snap you out on the course, then you can purchase your race photos at 

After the race, get your free photo taken by PhotoFunBooth – see

All evening, children’s activities in front and inside of the Children’s Museum, courtesy of Tucson Medical Center and the Children’s Museum—plus games from The Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club and jumping castles courtesy of Cox Communications.

Snacks from Sprouts, drinks from Squirt and Activate.  Participants and guests can also purchase food from the second-ever Running Race Food Truck Round-Up.  After-party at Hotel Congress!

Visit with race beneficiaries and sponsors at the Race Expo on the grassy areas in front of the Children’s Museum.

Fire show by Cirque Roots.

8:30 and onwards: Official post-race party at Hotel Congress and Maynard’s Kitchen.  Hotel Congress will host a live band on the patio, and provide 2-4-1 drinks plus special Meet Me Downtown appetizer discounts.  Want something more upscale?  Head over to Maynard’s Kitchen for a relaxing meal and drinks, with special food and drink discounts.

Community Partners

Thanks to artist Pete Marenfeld and RetroTrek for allowing us to use the great retro logo again! 

Sponsors: Please patronize our great sponsors!! They believe in a healthy Tucson and they believe in an exciting and active Downtown . . .
Tucson Medical Center
Cox Communications
The Running Shop
Caliente and the Arizona Daily Star
KHIT 107.5
Tucson Lifestyle
The law firm of Snell and Wilmer
Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club
Waste Management
Rural Metro
Ideal Rehabilitation Physical Therapy
Culligan Water
Downtown Tucson Partnership
Hotel Congress
Run Tucson and Meet Me Concepts


Call Race Director Randy Accetta +15209910733 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Race Fees

5k Run or Walk

$20 through March 1, 2015

$25 through May 15, 2015

$30 after May 15 and through race weekend


One Mile

Free to all (FitKidz shirts to children 12 and under; no shirts for over $12)

(NOTE: if you want a shirt and a beer ticket and the other goodies, sign up for the 5k, then do the one mile!)


  • Register online with a credit card at
  • Details for 2015 to be announced -- this is what we did in 2013 In-person registration and packet pick-up takes place on three separate times race weekend: FRIDAY, May 29 6:00 - 8:00 pm: Wine and Cheese Happy Hour; join us for an enjoyable evening with registration and packet pickup at the Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell, north of Glenn. 5:00-6:30 pm: Registration and packet pick-up at the race site 200 South Sixth Avenue, in front of the Children's Museum
  • SATURDAY, May 30 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Registration and packet pick-up at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell, north of Glenn) 5:00 pm - 6:30pm: Registration and packet pick-up at the race site 200 South Sixth Avenue, in front of the Children's Museum
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

Click here to see the 3.1 mile course that will let you share the fun with walkers and runners of all abilities. The start/finish will be at 200 South SIxth Avenue, in front of the Children’s Museum.  The course will wind through cool neighborhood boulevards and colorful streets.

Strollers are absolutely welcome— due to insurance regulations, no dogs, roller blades, bicycles, or other wheels.  The course is wheelchair-friendly.


Downtown Tucson.  Why Downtown? Downtown is the hub of our diverse region, and since we started the race in 2007, we’ve been committed to showcasing its beauty and highlights, from shopping, arts, housing, and dining.  Interested in visiting Tucson?  See what the New York Times says to do with “36 Hours in Tucson”.  For more information about the race, check out the Arizona Illustrated news piece by Luis Carrion or the City of Tucson Channel 12 piece from 2008.

There is plenty of nearby parking.  See the Downtown Tucson Partnership site for help on navigating the Downtown construction and finding a place to park.

Race Weather

Well, it’s early summer in Tucson - the weather will no doubt be hot. But check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast for up-to-date information.

Results Photos

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking.

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