June 25 Update:
Currently scheduled for Sunday morning, September 20, 2020, this race will be the second leg of the 2020 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. Ordinarily, we'd be looking forward to cruising a 10k or 5k among 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.
However, as of late June 2020, we still don't know what we'll be able to do this year. At this writing, the public health crisis is significantly affecting Southern Arizona and we have not received permits from the City of Tucson, Pima County, or Pima Community College. If we cannot receive permits for the regular race route, our options are these:
1) Move the event to a Virtual Event, like we had to do with the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k
2) Move the location to create a safer-route, enabling staggered starts, fewer aid stations, and so forth.
As we manage the difficulties of producing a running event in the midst of our national public health crisis, please know that one way or the other we will hold this event. If we can do it safely in person, we will! If we have to move to a virtual event, we'll find a creative way to keep us all motivated, healthy, and happy! We'll use this race page, email, and social media channels to provide updated information as we learn more. For questions, contact Randy at email@example.com.
We're debating whether to have a bottle opener for the 2020 medal. What do you think?
2019 Coaster Medallion
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 2019 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.
Beneficiaries: The TMC Tucson 10k provides funds to the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation
Date and Time
2020 Planned Race Day Schedule, if we can hold the event in person
5:30 am Registration and packet pickup
6:30 am 10k Start
6:45 5k Start
Ongoing: children's activities, live music from MaxxStaxx, snacks and drinks
8:30 (Approx) Awards
We are working out the details for the 2020 event. If we have to move to a Virtual race, we will not be able to offer prize money or age group awards. If we can make it an in-person race, we will be able to offer awards.
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.