Today's Medal Monday is actually Tardy Tuesday, with three announcements:

1) The 2022 TMC Meet Me Downtown race shirt design updates the original art deco race art by Pete Marenfeld, highlighting our beautiful summer sunset skies with the iconic Hotel Congress rooftop sign, the marquee for the Fox Theater, and the Children's Museum. A cool white, this technical shirt comes in both the v-neck and traditional crew cuts. Registrant numbers are down, so we've ordered 900 souvenir shirts.

2) We're super-psyched about this year's Beer Garden. Every registrant 21+ receives one free pour of MotoSonora a home-grown local brewery located at 1015 South Park Avenue. Additional pours are $5.

Every dollar from the Beer Garden goes to our friends at the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, a non-profit club devoted to mountain biking, trail development, and creating environmentally and socially-responsible fitness opportunities. Thanks to SDMB for handling all the beer garden management!

3) The original team competition: Remember that groups of 5 or more receive a $5 discount per person -- check out the list of teams below.

The team with the most registrants wins a gift certificate to Hotel Congress -- plus prize money for the fastest men's team team and fastest women's team, standard top five cross country scoring.

OK -- check out details below . . . questions? Track us down . . .

--Randy and Tia Accetta, plus the crew at Run Tucson | |
Highlights of the 16th Annual TMC 5k Night Run and Walk and Festival of Miles
Saturday Night, June 4th
Downtown Tucson

  • Nighttime event, staged at the Children's Museum in the heart of dynamic Downtown Tucson
  • MotoSonora beer garden
  • Live music at the main stage
  • Food truck roundup, with local food trucks offering snacks, drinks and more for sale
  • Free FitKidz Mile for children under 12, with free shirt, finisher's medal, jumping castles
  • Free entry to Children's Museum
  • Magical Mister B Roving Magician
  • Age group awards from the Running Shop, prize money, fast course for fast times
  • After-party at Hotel Congress

Current price of $40 for the 5k, $20 for the Festival of Miles -- or 3-in-1 pricing of $115 for the three races of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

Make a team: groups of 5 or more receive a $5 discount per person. All ages, all abilities, all speeds. At registration simply create a team name or use the menu to select your team name.

Never done the TMC Night Run before? Back in 2016, Lahiru's World made this race video so you can see what it's all about
Make your own team -- once five people register, everyone receives a $5 discount. Here are the currently registered teams:

Accounting for Mileage
AZ Attorney General's Office
Caps and More
Common Bear
Gym Two Forty Four
Himmel Parkrun
Madrid Bros
Purple Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Run for God - Vail Christian Church -- note, they are leading the way with 23 team members so far!
Saguaro Striders
Skeleton Crew
T-Town Boxing
Team Short
Under Trained & Over Confident
Workout Group
Remember: your our entry helps non-profit organizations receive funds from this race, with special thanks to COX Charities:

Thanks to TMC for everything it does for Southern Arizona - visit TMCNow for health care from your home
Upcoming Event Schedule
2022 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown
Register for the GabeZ Triple C and receive a special "Run Tucson" souvenir shirt, a unique Gabe Z souvenir medal, and entry into three popular events:

Current in-person pricing of $115 gets you entry and souvenirs for all three events! 

NOTE: We've pre-ordered 500 commemorative medals and souvenir Triple Crown shirts, so be sure to snag yours before supplies run out. The 2022 GabeZ coaster medallion is for only those who register for the virtual or in-person Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown!

Thanks to TMC, $10 of every Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown registration goes to BEYOND-Tucson, producer of the free Monday night Meet Me at Maynard's and one of Tucson's leading public health advocates.

We continue to be grateful for the support of Ross Zimmerman, Emily Nottingham, and the entire Zimmerman family, allowing us to celebrate Gabe through these events.

Monday morning, September 5, 2022
TMC Tucson 10k and companion 5k
Sunday morning, September 18, 2022
TMC Biosphere 15k and 5k at the Biosphere 2
Sunday morning, October 23, 2022
Make Plans for the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon
Saturday morning, November 5, 2022
Proud members of the Road Runners Club of America: Empowering Everyone to Run!
Join the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
We are grateful for our 25+ year friendship with SAR, one of the best running clubs in the nation.
Who Sends These? Tia (in black, middle row, not lying down) and Randy Accetta (in red) run Run Tucson (, a local running company here in Southern Arizona. To promote our mission of making communities better through running, Run Tucson advocates for health & fitness, enhancing community engagement, and promoting the local economy. We've provided over $350,000 in event funding to local organizations over the years.

Our partners include the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce, plus the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, Tucson Medical Center, the RRCA, Meet Me at Maynards, and a host of others.

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For information about our events, the RRCA, and The Workout Group, contact Randy Accetta
(520) 991-0733
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