For the first time ever, Tucson runners cruised what we thought would be a speedy course along the beautiful rolling hills in the Painted Desert area of the cactus-covered Tucson Mountains, with a rocket-ship finish to the shade-covered staging area nestled amongst the palm trees on the west side of Pima Community College.
We'll be back with some more photos from the race . . .
Your Medal: Every finisher in the 10k and 5k receives the unique finisher's medallion, a raised bronze piece designed by national leaders, Ashworth Awards, based on two beautiful Kerry Whelan photographs.
Race Directors: The SAR-calendared event was created by Randy and Tia Accetta and the Run Tucson team, and is the 2nd leg of the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.
Hotel Discount: Enjoy a beautiful Tucson weekend at the runner-friendly Homewood Suites by Hilton, St. Phillips. At the beautiful Santa Cruz River Path, Campbell and River Road, about a 15-minute easy drive to the race site. Click here to make a reservation and use the code "SAR" and receive special race pricing!! Adjacent to Reforma, Union and other great local restaurants, with a plentiful selection of boutique local shopping.
Beneficiaries: The TMC Tucson 10k raises funds for the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation
Date and Time
6:00 am Registration
7:00 am Start
Prize Money Announced: $250, $150, $100, $50 for first four men and women; $50 to first man and woman 40+
Running Shop gift certificates to top three age group winners:
10k Age Groups: U14, 15-19, through 80+, in 5-year increments
5k Age Groups: U10, U20-80+ in ten-year increments
Every finisher in the 5k or 10k receives a special medallion.
Enjoy a beautiful Tucson weekend at the runner-friendly Homewood Suites by Hilton, St. Phillips. At the beautiful Santa Cruz River Path, Campbell and River Road, about a 15-minute easy drive to the race site. Click here to make a reservation and use the code "SAR" and receive special race pricing!! Adjacent to Reforma, Union and other great local restaurants and plentiful selection of boutique local shopping -- and across the street from such stalwarts as Starbucks, PF Chang's, Sullivans, and ZinBurger.
The race is the second leg of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and will benefit both the BEYOND-TUCSON Foundation and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. You know about SAR, but did you know about BEYOND:
Founded in reaction to the mass shooting of January 11, 2011, BEYOND's "mission is to promote the use of good science and rational analysis to improve individual and community health."
BEYOND is unique Rx health formula emphasizing four key pillars that supports optimum physical and mental health:
EXPLORE: Getting outdoors and spending time in nature;
MOVE: Engaging in regular physical activity;
NOURISH: Eating healthy foods; and
CONNECT: Connecting with one another as a community.
These four key pillars support the basis of BEYOND’s mission. Along with its partners, BEYOND provides year-round opportunities for the public to participate in a series of healthy activities and to learn more about the scientific research that shows why these four pillars are critical for optimal physical and mental health.
The race is produced by Randy and Tia Accetta of Run Tucson, with help from volunteers from SAR and the Workout Group. We are grateful to our title sponsor, Tucson Medical Center, and our media sponsors: Tucson Morning Blend, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Cox Communications, Arizona Daily Star, and My92.9 radio station.
Sponsorship packages are available on request.