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
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.
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.