Hello to our running and walking friends!

We (well, Randy) totally forgot to send a pricing reminder, so we've extended the early registration discounts through midnight April 6th.
May 27 TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk - early pricing of $35 extended through midnight, April 6th

Remember: make a team of 5 or more and you each get a $5 discount!

Note that the Festival of Miles price remains $20, with Free High School Mile and Free SAR FitKidz Mile

Free beer and after-party, children's activities, food trucks, prize money, age group awards from The Running Shop, and more!

Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown is $115 for three exciting events in Tucson - early pricing extended through midnight, April 6th
Register Here 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

Virtual Crown: Can't make it in person? Sign up for the Virtual Crown and still get the great race goodies!

$10 from each registration goes directly to our friends at BEYOND-Tucson.

Happy fitness all!

Randy and Tia Accetta
We're gearin' up for the Biosphere 2 for the TMC Earth Day 5k!
Join us on April 22nd at the 2nd Annual TMC Earth Day 5k, where you can walk or run the hidden backroads of the world-famous Biosphere 2, nestled at the base of the majestic Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson. 

The TMC Earth Day 5k is raising funds for the Ocean Reef research project, learning how to grow ocean reefs in a changing climate.  See details and donate here.

Limited to 500 — each registrant receives:
  • Souvenir race shirt in soft cotton feel
  • Commemorative race medal, made with recycled materials 
  • 15% discount to Oracle’s spectacular ARIZONA ZIPLINE ADVENTURES
  • Staycation prices at iconic Westward Look Resort--click here to register for the discount
  • Free entry to the world-famous Biosphere 2
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Food trucks 
  • COX Conserves special festivities planned

Schedule and More Details
Saturday, April 22nd 
at Biosphere 2, 32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ 85739
7:15-8:15 am: Race day registration and packet pick up at front entrance to Biosphere 2
8:30: Start time for TMC Earth Day 5k Run/Walk
9:30: Free Kids Dash
9:45 or so: Awards, courtesy of the Running Shop. Remaining medals and shirts given to late participants
10:00 Event wrap-up
Ongoing: All registrants can visit Biosphere2 on their own — no need for a formal tour!
All non-running guests can purchase Biosphere 2 admission for the discounted rate of $11 (before 8:30 am) and all children under 12 are free.
NOTE: Post-Race, all remaining shirts and medals will be brought to the Running Shop and available for remainder pickup between April 26 – May 15.

Ongoing: All registrants can visit Biosphere2 on their own -- no need for a formal tour!

All non-running guests can purchase Biosphere 2 admission for the discounted rate of $11 (before 8:30 am) and all children under 12 are free.

Bring the Kids! Strollers are allowed at this child-friendly event, with a free Kid's Dash & Kid's Zone. Children 12 and under are free between the hours of 6am and 10am.

Terrain: mostly pavement, with a brief dirt section, and, well, it's hilly in some sections . . .

Weather: 50's - 70's

Accessibility: While the race course is accessible to all, please be mindful of hills and varied terrain. Much of the Biosphere 2 campus is wheelchair accessible, though certain areas of the property are not accessible due the steep terrain and the presence of stairs. The majority of the biomes, including the desert, savanna, ocean and rain forest, are all accessible by wheelchair or scooter.
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.

$99 through January 31
$115 February 1 - March 31 - extended through April 6th
$125 April 1 - May 24

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.

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!

We're 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.

TMC Urgent Care
In response to a surge in respiratory illnesses, 3 TMCOne clinics are now offering walk-in and same-day care for children

Click here for information on locations and care options.
Dispatch Health
Dispatch Health allows you to stay at home while the provider comes to you, in the comfort of your home for urgent, but non-life-threatening health issues. Call (520) 385-5684 
The TMC Now app gives you 24/7 access to physicians that are licensed to practice in Arizona through the convenience of phone, video, or mobile app visits.  It's an affordable option for quality medical care.

Click here for more information on this convenient health care option.
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.

See www.runsar.org for what's next from SAR!

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.