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  • SAR Membership

    Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking. Join today and get discounts to many local businesses, discounts to all SAR events and support the great work we do! JOIN TODAY!

  • TMC Tucson 10K - 9/15/19

    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.

  • Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Classic - 9/28/19

    The 7th Annual Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Classic is the one, the only, the original! This is the event that started the FitKidz craze! Join 300 or so other kids in celebrating and promoting fitness and running in beautiful Sabino Canyon!

  • Jim Click’s Run n’ Roll - 8K & 3K - 10/6/19

    Join some of the fastest runners in the nation. Set your own personal record or just come for the fun of sharing fitness with friends, family and total strangers. Enjoy the fabulous Race Expo: free food, entertainment, health checks, and music.

  • The Great Pumpkin Race - 10/13/19

    The 13th Annual Great Pumpkin Race at Buckelew Farm is a 5K cross country race through the pumpkin fields set for Sunday, October 13, 2019. This is a family-oriented, fun event where how fast you finish makes no difference in terms of the amount of fun that you will have! Just bring the whole family, enjoy the morning, and buy your own pumpkins before you go home!

Latest News:

Tucson 10k and 5k Results now posted!

Sep 15, 2019

You can see your results here!


Old Pueblo Cross Country and FitKidz Mile Results now posted!

Sep 14, 2019

Results can be found here!


FAQ and Final Details for Sunday’s TMC Tucson 10k

Sep 14, 2019

Click here for the September 13 pre-race email to all registrants

FAQ based on today's registration questions at The Running Shop
Q: How can I get my medal?

A: Medals are for race day finishers, so we will have them at the finish line for when you cross the finish line.  
NOTE: We are mailing medals to the 20 people who have signed up for the Virtual Triple Crown and who live out of town, including our friend who did a 5k in South Korea yesterday!

Q: I signed up for the Triple Crown, but have decided to skip this race and want to do it virtually.  How do I get my medal and shirt?
A: After the race, we will bring any extra medals and shirts to The Running Shop on Monday for everyone to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis through the end of September, or until we run out.
NOTE: the same applies if for locals who indicated that you will be doing this virtually: 
We will bring any extra medals to The Running Shop on Monday for everyone to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis through the end of September, or until we run out.

Q: I signed up for the Triple Crown months ago but have never got my shirt or medal from the first race.  What do I do?
A: At this point, we will have a box of remaining teal GabeZ Triple Crown shirts and some remaining MMD medals at the Run Tucson tent, first-come, first-served until we run out.
Q: I can't make it.  Can I get my registration fee back?
A: Unfortunately, we're not able to provide refunds or race transfers at this point.  

Q: Where do we park?
A: There are thousands of spots at Pima Community College West Campus. It is best if you come to Pima via St. Mary's and Anklam, so please enter the campus at the main entrance off of Anklam. You can park in any of the main Pima Community College West Campus parking lots then walk to the start/finish line on the west side of the Pima buildings, near the Gym.  Below is a series of race maps, elevation charts, and staging area maps. 

Q: What is the schedule for Sunday?
A: 5:30 am - 6:15 packet pickup and registration 
YES: you can pick up the number and shirt for someone else.  Please limit your requests and please be patient.
YES: It is first-come, first-served for t-shirt sizing.  Pick the women's cut or unisex cut that best fits you -- but please be respectful of everyone in line.
6:30 am TMC Tucson 10k Race starts

6:45 am TMC Tucson 5k Walk/Run starts

DJ Rich plays music and makes announcements
Rock n Roll by the awesome Maxx Staxx 
Sweet and salty snacks courtesy of TMC
Gatorade drinks
Nekter Smoothie Samples
Vendor and Sponsor booths
SAR member table and PR Bell
Thanks to Southwest Endurance for handling the finish line water and Gatorade station.
Thanks to the Workout Group and SAR for handling the food and other items.

8:30: Awards from The Running Shop, then wrap up and clean up!

Race Awards

Every finisher in the 5k or 10k receives the special coaster medallion.  Overall and age group awards detailed below: 

TMC Tucson 10k Prize Money: $100, $75, $50 for first three men and women; $50 to first man and woman 40+

Running Shop gift certificates to top three age group winners:
10k Run Age Groups: U14, then 15-19 through 80+, in 5-year increments, AG1-$25 gc, AG 2-$15 gc, AG 3-$10 gc

5k Walk/Run: Overall 1, 2, 3-$30 gc, $25 gc, $20 gc, Masters 1 $20 gc Age Groups: First Place in U10 through 70+ in ten-year increments, $15 gc




  • NOTE: All prize money winners may be required to complete appropriate tax information in order to receive checks.
  • NOTE: A limited number of complimentary entries for elite athletes are available.  Send resume and ways you can add value to the race to race director Randy Accetta at randy@runtucson.net.
  • NOTE: Prize money awards are based on "gun" starting time for overall and masters, and chip time for age group.
  • NOTE: Headphones are not allowed in prize money competition; prize money will not be given to runners wearing headphones.  

We follow the RRCA Fair Competition Policies.
Following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited -- that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events.  We strongly discourage the use of headphones in all road race events.  From USATF: "The following shall be considered assistance and therefore not allowed: . . . The visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area [ . . .] those competing in Championships for awards, medals, or prize money may not use such devices . . . headphones remain banned for any athlete competing in a USA Championship . . ."While USA Track & Field is the governing body and issuer of rules for the sport of running, local event directors are encouraged to adopt these RRCA recommended policies to further support and promote fair competition for athletes, especially those competing for prize money and age group awards.

Prize Money Eligibility Policy
To be eligible for elite entry or prize purse at TMC Tucson 10k, an athlete must:

  • Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance
  • Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance enhancing drugs
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*
  • Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
  • Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason
  • Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA

Any athlete that believes they have been barred from the event or the opportunity to earn prize money at the event because of mistaken identity due to near or exact name of a person currently suspended, banned or previously banned, must submit documentation certified by a notary in advance to the race director or elite athlete coordinator of the event proving that they are not the same person identified as serving a suspension, ban or previous ban. (event organizers will need to clearly outline the exact person to submit documentation to for this recourse section of the policy)

*Athletes have a duty to ensure they are represented by reputable coaches and agents and have a duty to consult the WADA list of athletes that are or have served a doping ban before signing with a coach or agent.


Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown Update

Sep 11, 2019

Hello to everyone who has signed up for the 2019 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. We are gearing up for this weekend's TMC Tucson 10k and 5k, so here are some details about the GZTC and the TMC Tucson 10k:  

Donations:  We count 841 registrants in the Triple Crown, so we will be providing $10 per registrant to the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, for a total of about $8410.  On top of that, about 123 of you have donated to the BEYOND Foundation for a total donation amount of about $2200, which brings the grand total raised for BEYOND to over $10,600!!   A list of donor acknowledgements is farther below.  Thank you for all of your support for Gabe, the Zimmerman family, BEYOND and our great Tucson community . . .

Race Day: If you are doing TMC Tucson 10k event in person: Each TMC Tucson 10k or 5k finisher will receive the TMC Tucson 10k race medal.  You do not have to go to a tent and pick anything up -- simply finish the race and get your medallion!  For those who signed up after the TMC Meet Me Downtown run, we will have extra Run Tucson GabeZ shirts at the "Run Tucson" tent, so you can swing by the tent if you did not get your green shirt or Meet Me Downtown medal.  We cannot promise the perfect shirt size.

Virtual Local Crown: If you have to miss this race and will do it as part of the Virtual Triple Crown, please do this: run 6.2 miles or 3.1 miles sometime this week.  Then post a photo of your run on social media -- tag @RUNTUCSON and @RunSAR with #gabezimmermantriplecrown. If you need to pick up your shirts and medals after the race, please visit The Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell starting on September 19th. They have a list of Triple Crown registrants, but it would be most helpful if you were prepared -- explain to them that you signed up for the Triple Crown but have done the race virtually. 

Please note that we will NOT have every shirt size available after the race -- so please be kind and gracious with them as they help you get the best shirt for you, even if it is not the perfect shirt for you.
We are grateful to Sharon Bart and The Running Shop staff for providing so much support for our races.

Out of Town Crown: we still have the list of out-of-town virtual participants, so we'll mail shirts and medals to you shortly.

We're trying to keep up with you, so please be patient with us and email us again if you have not received stuff in the mail. 

This 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 here's what you might not 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.

Thanks to all of you who have donated -- here is a list of the "on behalf" roster of donations:

On Behalf Of
David Gonzales
Jesse Minyard
Katherine Bauer
Belinda Martin
Diana Ziolkowski
Caroline Gardiner
Tristyn Tucci
Fonda Insley
Craig Downing
Joel Acken
Pedro Sanchez
Eva McDonough
Kinzi Hotchkiss
Sara Parker
Jann Northway
Andy Flagg
Katherine Bauer
Nancy Martinez
Jonathan Isabelle
Kim Fernandez
Kim Good
Bob Arendt
Branden Hickok
Kamree Cady
Jason Harris
Lucas Hawley
TJ Diggs
Natalie McEntaffer
Igor Sola
Pete Robles
Degas Magdalena Lopez
Colin McRae
Junie Hostetler
Dawn Parker
Robert Norwood
Sean Doyle
Karen A Hauser
Michael Moynihan
Gabe Zimmerman
Savannah Mott
Sue Abramson
Christopher Jansmann
Rose Dill
Kayla Richards
Kathy McLeod
Laura Veretenikoff
Patrick Lopez
Steve Martin
Aaron Lattimore
Joey Freeland
Renata El
Megan Baker
Mary (Peg) Heslinga
Joe Sobansky
Lilliane Salazar
Alya Verdugo
Jennifer Dorris
Janet Quackenbush
Jason Harris
Public School teachers in Arizona
Richard Thompson
Dan Dasse
Katie McMurrich
Kari Warner
Katherine Bauer
Carole Dinsmore
Vanessa Cota
Dalinda Cantu
Jennifer Hoffman
Jamie Miller
Kelly Kempi
Doug Whitehill
Charles du Preez
Cindy Dooling
Rene Moreno
Serena Samaniego
Andrew Kilpatrick
Jenn Smith
Christina Humphries
William Santos
Kathryn Honda
Jessica Good
Paul Emmert
Kelly Sloan
Roberta Krakauer
Steve Pangburn
Julie Sparkman
Sean Doyle
Michelle Gossen
Heiselle Marquez
Christopher Jansmann
Sarah Gotschall
Eva McDonough
Robin Timm-Smith
Ray Hansen
Pat Schumann
Michelle Gossen
Kirsten Pennartz
Eva McDonough
Joshua Stine
Javier Hernandez
Jason Harris
Martha Nunez
Khali Carlos
Taylor Howard
Maribeth Morehart
Cathy Adam
Joe Plassmann
Margot Moreno
Emily Nottingham
Gabe Zimmerman
Lisa Rezende
Jennifer Lawrence
Jerome Hesse
Dave Dixon
Scott Rossi
Nate Byerley
Zachary Dowson
Brandy Elliott
Kayla Richards
Jessica Acuna
Michael & Debbie Moynihan
Pam Golden
Roberta Krakauer
Amber Findysz
Andrew Peck
bruce hermes
Matt Van Derlaske
Otto Matteson
Leondra Price
Tim Crist
Bob Arendt


The Great Pumpkin Race Is On!

Sep 5, 2019

Don't let reports fool you. Even though Buckelew Farm is closed for their Daily Pumpkin festival, they are holding and hosting some special events, such as SAR's awesome Great Pumpkin Race on Sunday, 10/13/19. They have planted some pumpkins in the fields and will have some for sale for us. Be sure to be there with your family and friends to run through the pumpkin fields and corn maze. Wear a costume and try to win the costume contest and do some Trick or Treating with the kids! We'll see you there!


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