TMC Tucson 10k

Sunday, September 16, 2018  /  10k and 5k, with children's dash
Race Info
Course Info
Race Info

Come cruise 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.  The TMC Tucson 10k has been named the RRCA State 10k Championship, so come on out and be part of a fun and fast race experience. 

All 5k and 10 registrants receive a souvenir tank top, while all 5k and 10k finishers receive at the finish line the commemorative TMC Tucson 10k medallion that doubles as a cool coaster.  This is the second leg of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

Packet pick-up and registration on Saturday, September 15 from 10-1 at The Running Shop (3055. North Campbell) and on Sunday morning, September 16 at Pima Community College West starting at 5:30 am.



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.

Beneficiaries: The TMC Tucson 10k provides funds to the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation

Date and Time

5:30 am Registration and packet pickup

6:30 am Start

Ongoing: children's activities, live music from MaxxStaxx, snacks and drinks

8:30 Awards

Race Awards

Every finisher in the 5k or 10k receives the special coaster medallion.  

The 10k is the RRCA State 10k Championship, with special RRCA Championship medallions for open runners, 40+, 50+, and 60+.

TMC Tucson 10 k Prize Money Announced: $200, $100, $75, $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


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.

Community Partners

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.


Call Race Director Randy Accetta 520-991-0733 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Race Fees

2018 Pricing: Tucson 10k and 5k Pricing -- same price for each event

$30 before June 1st

$35 before August 1st

$40 after September 1st and on race weekend

* SAR members please check your email for the special SAR discount.  Not a SAR member?  Check out SAR member benefits here!

(A note on pricing: please compare this pricing to other 10k races in Tucson and around the country -- thanks to our sponsor support we're committed to ensuring that running is affordable.)


  • Register online with a credit card at
  • Saturday, September 15 from 10 am - 1:00 pm at The Running Shop 3055 North Campbell
  • Sunday, September 16 5:30- 6:15 am at Pima Community College West
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

The 10k course will cruise the iconic rolling hills of the Tucson Mountains near scenic Starr Pass and Gates Pass.  The 5k course will be an out-and-back along portions of the same route.



Staging is in the shaded middle courtyard at Pima Community College, West Campus.  Thanks to the Goatographer for the photos!


Race Weather

We expect it to be warm, which is why we have the early start.

Results Photos
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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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