Hello again to the TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run registrants and volunteers.

We had a great day out there yesterday! We were thrilled to see so many smiles, happy faces, and fun racing outfits. We also saw some skinned knees and cactus wounds, and we hope everyone is doing well!

As a way to thank you for being part of the TMC Old Tucson Trail Run event, farther below is a discount code to our next event on April 20th, the TMC Earth Day 5k at the Biosphere 2. Also, we've opened registration for next year's TMC Old Tucson Trail Run and you can register here for the half-price of $20 until the end of February.

Old Tucson is one of our favorite race locations and we can't produce this particular event without the support of the team at Old Tucson Entertainment. Special thanks to the team at Old Tucson for helping us get back to such a fun venue!

OK, read on for more post-race information:

  • How to pick up awards and remaining shirts
  • Where to find race photos
  • Race Results
  • Volunteer "Thank You"
  • TMC sponsor acknowledgement
  • Appreciation of those who donated to SAR

If we missed anything or if you have any comments on the event, shoot Randy an email.



randy@runtucson.net | tia@runtucson.net

Awards and Remaining Shirts

AWARDS: Results are posted in a number of places, so you can follow the various links here at Roadrunner Race Timing and here at the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.

If you earned an age-group award in the Female 4-Miler or the Male 4-Miler, you can pick up the gift card at The Running Shop through March 15th. Awards went to the top three men and women in the 4-mile divisions, first 40+ in each division, and then the top three in age groups, from 14U through 80+. There were no age group awards in the Family Mile.

The Running Shop is at 3055 North Campbell Avenue.

REMAINING SHIRTS: If you did not make it to either of the packet pickup opportunities, you can visit the Running Shop through March 15th to pick up your race shirt. As we've announced throughout, shirts are first-come, first-served in terms of sizing. At this point, we cannot promise that everyone will receive their perfect sizing.

REFUNDS: Please note that there are no refunds for the event.


Our race photographer, John Harris, has posted all his race photos at the course registration page here.

Please feel free to post your own photos on this page, too!

For social media, you can tag @RunTucson and @RunSAR -- we're trying to bring more people to vacation in Tucson, so feel free to tag @VisitTucson and @OldTucson, too!

Race Report

On the speedster side of things, the overall winners both ran strong races to set new course records over these challenges trails. (We think the course is closer to 4.14 miles, but we're not entirely sure exactly how long it is.)

The first race of the day saw local standout Billie Lubis (above) take an early lead through Main Street and cruise to a first-place time of 26:55. Second place went to former race winner Claire Hans in 28:28, while third saw Tara Bruce cross the line at 28:44. First place in the master's division was the age-less wonder, Janet Stamper Holland in 30:43.

Our final finishers in the Women's Four-Mile are deserving of a shout-out, as Laureen Adernin and Shirly Hester worked together through the 2-mile mark, with Laureen finishing in 1:30:42 and Shirley Hester coming through in

1:51:29 -- pretty good for 81!

In the Open race, Miles Dunbar (leading in green below) continued his strong running, taking first place and narrowly dipping under 22 minutes with a time of 21:59. Second place and first master went to Jose Delgado (in black below), while 17-year-old Jaxon Maher took third overall in 25:44.

Our final finisher in the men's race was Don Branaman, who showed that we're going to need a new age category, finishing in 1:16:22 at 85 years of age.

The Family One Mile saw a sibling top finish, with Caleb Lefforge taking first place in 6:53 and his 12-year-old sister Isabelle Lefforge snagging third in 7:40. Squeezing between them was Henry Ennen, second place overall in 6:56. The route was not a perfect mile, but those are some great times by the youngsters. Thanks to all of you who walked and ran the mile!


Special thanks to everyone who helped produce this event, including the folks who helped set the course, clean up afterwards, hang banners, hand out water, direct runners on the route, and hand out numbers and shirts at packet pickup:

Doreen Davis

Len and Jeremy

Beth Crane

Eileen Spear

Carole Torpey

Kathy Barlow

Connie Lopez

Harrelsen Nez

Vanessa Nez

Michelle Hawk

Rachel Hilgeford

Ryan Clausen

Ashley Levy

Nancy Robbins

Bruce Robbins

Nicolette Gonzalez

Bethany Hawthorne

Enrique Bueno

Imelda Nuno

Brian LeRoy

Ira Keeley

Judy Miller-Samuels

Timothy Gilbert

Neuroscience Club from the UArizona

Brenda Loman

Tom Allison

Wayne Lubis

I'm sure we missed some folks, so please know how much we appreciate everyone who pitched in!

SAR Board members who helped on race day and behind the scenes: Dave Dixon, Kris Fitzharris, Mackenzie Fritz, Amairani Garcia, Carolina Gardiner, Donna Gracia, Wayne Lubis, Craig McCartht, Brian Meyer, Kurt Michels, Agata Orlinski, Leyra Reza, Robert Rezetko, Elle Stiner, Greg Wenneborg.

Special thanks to race sponsor Lucas Tyler and the crew from the Running Shop.

Thanks, too, to John Ward for all operational support.

Thank you to TMC

Special thanks to Tucson Medical Center for all their support of running and walking in Southern Arizona.

See www.tmcaz.com for details on health care in Southern Arizona.

See jobs.tmcaz.com if you're interested in working at the various TMC Health locations.


Thanks to all of you who donated to our non-profit partner, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners. With donations ranging from $40 to $1, you all raised $330 for SAR programming.

Jason Hill

Channel Lemon

Kashmir Beamish

Marisol Corrado

Aj Stewart

Thomas Kuhn

Katherine Robbins

Jim Franklin

Natalie McConnell

Kim Hehe

Jose Delgado

Laura Bolyard

Laurie Thomas

Bob Arendt

Rebecca Drozdowski

David McWilliams

Vanessa Cota

Heather Savage-Peckham

Denise Arellano

Ashley Levy

Christopher Donahue

Abbott Abbott

Dennis Winsten

Carolyn Friedman

Gayl Zhao

Lucas Scott

Dominic Coppolo

Valerie Greenhill

Steve Sheldon

Claire Hans

Midge Ochart

Jonathan Isabelle

Denzel Fisher

Josh Bates

Elizabeth Wilcox

Kathleen Hanley

Constance J. Lopez

James Callery

Next Up from Run Tucson

TMC Earth Day 5k at the Biosphere 2

Saturday morning, April 20

Continuing our trip around the wonderful locations in Southern Arizona, our next event is a 5k Run/Walk at the world-famous Biosphere 2 facility in Oracle, Arizona.


Registration details here - pricing goes up at the end of February.

TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/Walk

and Festival of Miles

Saturday night, June 1

After the TMC Earth Day 5k in Oracle, we're coming back to Downtown Tucson for the 18th edition of Arizona's biggest running party! Pick your distance:

5k/walk run.

Open mile for all abilities.

Free high school mile.

Free kids mile.

Beer garden, food trucks, live music, and more!

Click here to sign up for the 5k or the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown three-race series

Who We Are

Who We Are: Run Tucson produces numerous events in Tucson, many in partnership with the 501(c)3 Southern Arizona Roadrunners. To promote our mission of making Tucson better through running, Run Tucson advocates for health & fitness, enhancing community engagement, and promoting the local economy. In addition, we make significant contributions to worthy charities, providing over $350,000 to local organizations over the years.

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Pretty much every day of the week we have something for you!

Monday: join us every Monday night at the free Meet Me at Maynard's Walk/Run in Downtown Tucson. Show up anytime from 5-6:30.

Wednesday: join us at the free Meet Me Wednesday's at S. Phillips Plaza, along the Rillito Riverpath. Show up anytime 5-6:30.

Wanna' Get in Shape?

Join our Workout Group for repeats, fartlek workouts, or easy running. We meet at the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club, at the north end of Country Club, 6:00 pm.

We meet every single Tuesday and Thursday, since 1997 and going until the end of time . . .

For information about our events, the RRCA, and The Workout Group, contact Randy Accetta
(520) 991-0733
For information about in-person, online, or group coaching, contact contact Tia Accetta.
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