Hello to our Run Tucson running and walking friends. Farther below are more details, but here's some quick updates on our 2023 planning:

  • TMC Old Tucson Trail Run: We're trying to revive our winter trail race at scenic Old Tucson Studios - we still don't have their final permission or an approved date, but we're hoping new management lets us come back in January or February.

  • TMC Earth Day 5k: We'll celebrate Earth Day back at the Biosphere 2 on Saturday, April 22nd - this will be our only visit to the scenic Biosphere property in 2023 - coupon code of "newsletter" snags $5 off!

  • TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run: The TMC 5k Night Run/Walk has been named an RRCA Regional Championship, so we're moving the date to Saturday night, May 27th, during Memorial Day Weekend in the hopes of getting more out-of-town visitors to our beautiful hometown.

  • Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run: We're still partnering with the Southern Arizona Roadrunners to produce the 52nd Saguaro Labor Day 8-Miler and 5k on, well, Labor Day Monday.

  • TMC Tucson 10k: We're changing the date and moving the TMC Tucson 10k and 5k up a week, to Sunday, September 10th.

  • TMC Get Moving Tucson: We expect to come back Downtown for the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon on Sunday, October 22nd, staging the race at the Mercado Annex and once again using A-Mountain -- we'll probably do a TMC A-Mountain 4-Miler, plus the SAR FitKidz Mile and the COX Charities Family Mile.

  • Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon: We're psyched to come back to the South Ri area for the 5th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k on Saturday, November 4th -- the coupon code of "newsletter" snags $10 off!

  • Training and Coaching: Our training programs will kick off January 5, 2023. The Workout Group meets at Reid Park on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm with Coach Tim, and T/TH mornings at 5:30 AM at the Rillito Fields with Coach Tia. For online individual coaching or to join Workout Group, please contact tia@runtucson.net.
OK -- see all the details and registration links farther below!

We've updated our runtucson.net page and the all the registration pages, but if we missed anything, please let us know!

Cheers all,

Randy and Tia Accetta
Pricing: almost all of these events have a super-early-bird discount through December 31, 2022. Check out the event details below for more information on race discount codes.

Sadly, we're not able to do the New Year's Day Hair of the Dog -- however, if you want some New Year's motivation, click here for our 2023 Regional Calendar. Our focus is supporting the local fitness community, so given our love of local trails, we've added a few mountain bike events...
TMC Old Tucson Trail Run

DATE: TBD - but maybe Sunday, January 29, 2023
We're trying to bring back the popular TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson 4-Mile and 1-Mile Trail Run.

We've proposed a series of January and February dates to new management and we've made a site visit to talk with them about coming back for our 15th year at Old Tucson Studios. We're still waiting to hear back -- but as soon as we hear something we'll let you know!

Details TBD
TMC Earth Day 5k Run/Walk at the Biosphere 2

Saturday Morning, April 22
We're comin' back to the Biosphere 2 for the TMC Earth Day 5k!

We had so much fun up in Oracle that we're heading back to the northern foothills of the Catalina Mountains to celebrate Earth Day, 2023.

Souvenir shirt, souvenir medal, free entry into the world-famous Biosphere 2, and more festivities for the whole family.

This will be our only event at the Biosphere 2 in 2023.

Early-bird discount pricing of $30 through December 31, 2022 - use coupon code of "newsletter" for an additional $5 off!

TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run + Festival of Miles

Saturday Night, May 27, 2023
Make plans for Memorial Day Weekend and the 17th Annual TMC Night Run/Walk and Festival of Miles

Staged at Armory Park and the Children's Museum in the heart of Downtown Tucson.

Adults will like the beer garden, live music, Cirque Roots, food truck roundup, and after-party at Hotel Congress.

Families will like the free entry to the SAR FitKidz Mile, the free High School Mile, the free entry to the Children's Museum, jumping castles, roving magician, and more!

Speedsters will like the prize money, age group awards, and RRCA West Regional Championships awards.

Festival of Miles includes the Open Mile, Free High School Mile, and Free SAR FitKidz Mile

This will be the first-race of the three-race Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, raising funds for the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation. Additional Beneficiaries include the Children's Museum, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Greater Tucson Leadership, and Cox Charities.

The TMC 5k is part of the SAR's 2023 Running Shop Grand Prix.

Team discount of $5 off once five members join the team, plus super-early-bird discount of $25 through December 31, 2022

Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-Miler and 5k

Monday morning, September 4, 2023
52nd Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run

One of the only courses in the nation allowed on actual National Park land, the beautiful course rolls up and down the 8-mile paved road amid the lush Cactus Forest at the base of the Rincon Mountains.

Souvenir shirt to all registrants, plus entry into the Saguaro National Park. We at Run Tucson are proud to be the race directors for this Southern Arizona Roadrunners event.

TMC Tucson 10k and companion 5k

Sunday morning, September 10, 2023
Tucson's only fall 10k is back with a new date, now September 10, 2023!

We'll be back for the 5th annual event, on the same beautiful course among the rolling hills of the Painted Desert in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains.

All participants will receive a race shirt and souvenir medal.

This is the 2nd leg of the 2023 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

TMC A-Mountain Half Marathon, 4-Miler, and Cox Family Mile

Sunday morning, October 22, 2023
We're coming back to the A!

Well, we hope to come back to the A! We are working on staging the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon at the Mercado Annex, tucked at the base of Sentinel Peak, with a route that includes scenic A-Mountain and the speedy Santa Cruz Riverpath.

We may introduce the TMC A-Mountain 4-Miler, as well as continue with our COX Charities and SAR FitKidz Mile.

The 3rd leg of the GabeZ Triple Crown will have goodies for all race registrants: souvenir coaster medal, cool race shirt, post-race fun, and more!

The TMC Half-Marathon is part of the SAR's 2023 Running Shop Grand Prix.

Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k Run/Walk

Saturday morning, November 4, 2023
5th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon Run and 5k Run/Walk

Run or walk a half-marathon or 5k in the beautiful and rugged Kaibab National Forest, just south of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

Souvenir race medal, colorful long sleeve shirt, race goodies, and more to commemorate your iconic journey through the trails near the South Rim.

Visitor discounts for hotels, food, and activities.

Use the discount code "newsletter" to take $10 off your registration

2023 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, presented by TMC
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.

Register for the Gabe Zimmerman Triple C and receive a special "Run Tucson" souvenir shirt, unique Gabe Z souvenir medal, and entry into three popular events:
  • May 27th TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Run/Walk
  • September 10th TMC Tucson 10k, 5k Run/Walk
  • October 22nd TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon and 4-Mile

Thanks to TMC, $10 of every Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown registration goes to BEYOND-Tucson, one of Tucson's leading public health advocates.

Join the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
We are grateful for our 25+ year friendship with SAR, one of the best running clubs in the nation.

Check out the great community programs offered by our local running club, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.

Thanks to TMC for everything it does for Southern Arizona - visit TMCNow for health care from your home

Every Monday: Meet Me at Maynard's, Hotel Congress/Maynard's Kitchen
Every Wednesday: Meet Me Wednesday's, St. Phillip's Plaza
See beyond-tucson.org for additional details.

Every Saturday: Parkrun Himmel Park

Interested in building or maintaining local trails? Think about joining or supporting the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists -- see them here.

For a detailed list of social and recreational road and mountain bike rides in the Tucson community, see Damion Alexander's list at https://bikepilgrim.com/. To subscribe to the email list, email damion@damionalexander.com and put "ride list" in the subject heading.

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Who Sends These? Run Tucson (www.RunTucson.net) is a local event production company for running/walking events in Southern Arizona. 

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 $300,000 to local organizations over the years.

Our partners include the non-profit Southern Arizona Roadrunners, plus Tucson Medical Center and a host of local sponsors.

Why Am I on This List? You've participated in one of the events we've produced, either one of our charity running events in Arizona, or as part of Meet Me at Maynard's, Meet Me Wednesday's, Meet Me Downtown PHX.

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.