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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!

  • Dave’s Run for ALS - Postponed until 5/24/2020

    The 20th annual Dave’s Run for ALS is an event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Proceeds from the event will go specifically for ALS research, via the Jim Himelic foundation. Come challenge yourself with the 1Mile, 5K, 10K, or even Dave’s Double, where you get to race both a 5K and 10K on the same morning!

  • Sabino Canyon Sunset Run - Postponed until 5/30/20

    Come join us for one of the most iconic races in Southern Arizona! Sabino Canyon located in the Coronado National Forest, is one of the most beautiful desert canyons in the American southwest and a true jewel of the Tucson community.

  • TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Festival of Miles - 6/6/20

    Registration now open for Tucson’s premier running party, featuring a speedy 5k for runners and walkers and a series of One Mile events—with jumping castle and free entry to the Children’s Museum for the little ones, a free beer garden, food trucks, a beneficiary & vendor expo, multiple rock n’ roll bands, and an awesome after-party at iconic Hotel Congress.

Latest News:

Update on SAR Spring Races

Mar 20, 2020

Much like our members and those we care about during these uncertain times, the decisions that Southern Arizona Roadrunners and race directors face are not easy ones. In the coming weeks, the potential human and economic toll will, no doubt, be difficult to grasp, but it is our hope that our community understands that our commitment to health and safety is second to none.

Following the current guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SAR will be canceling or postponing all events for the next 8 weeks. Please understand that we are limited in our ability to reschedule due to the dangers of holding some of these events during the summer heat. We understand that these changes may cause disappointment and/or inconvenience, and we have not made these decisions lightly. Utmost in our considerations is the health and well-being of our community. 

We will continue to monitor developments and make decisions based on recommendations from local, state, and federal health authorities. For the most up-to-date information regarding the virus, and how to minimize the risk of infection, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pima County Health Department.
The following plans are tentative and could change at any time. We will provide regular updates via email and on our website at www.azroadrunners.org. If you have general questions, please contact us at southernarizonaroadrunners@gmail.com.

Dave’s Run for ALS, 10K/5K/FitKidz Mile – Original Date: Sunday, March 22
Dave's Run for ALS is postponed. We are currently looking at dates in late May and will provide a more detailed update as soon as information becomes available. If large gatherings are still not possible at that time, this will become a virtual race. Registrants will also have the option to defer their entry into next year's event. If you have questions, please contact the race director at outridge2003@yahoo.com.

The Gauntlet 8k Trail Race – Original Date: Saturday, April 4
The Gauntlet 8k Trail Race is canceled. Registrants will be automatically deferred into next year's event. If you have questions, please contact the race director at gwenneborg@hotmail.com.

Sabino Canyon Sunset Run - Original Date: Saturday, April 11
Sabino Canyon Sunset Run is postponed. We are currently looking at dates in late May and will provide a more detailed update as soon as information becomes available. If large gatherings are still not possible at that time, this will become a virtual race. Registrants will also have the option to defer their entry into next year's event. If you have questions, please contact the race director at outridge2003@yahoo.com.

Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo 10k, 5k, and FitKidz Mile - Original Date: Sunday, May 3
The Cinco de Mayo race will not be held this year. The 40th running of this event will be next year, so we can enjoy it together on the holiday weekend! If you have questions, please contact the race director at lucastyler@hotmail.com.

Tucson 5000 & Mother's Day Mile - Original Date: Sunday, May 10
The Tucson 5000 will be postponed until the fall. We are currently looking at dates and will provide a more detailed update as soon as information becomes available. Instead of a Mother's Day Mile, there will be a free FitKidz Mile in association with this event. If you have questions, please contact the race director at joecuffari@comcast.net.

Thank you for your understanding in these uncertain times. We encourage everyone to stay active – running and walking are great stress relievers and enhance general good health. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for fun ideas to keep yourself motivated, while we look forward to the return of our normal racing and social event schedule!

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Update on event cancellations and postponements

Mar 13, 2020

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners Board of Directors has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and has been in communication with health professionals, local and state government, and the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). The Board met on March 12 in a special conference to discuss the concerns surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the running and greater Southern Arizona community. We have decided to cancel or postpone all events through The Gauntlet race. Please read below for details on each event.


Desert Leprechaun 5K & 1M - Sunday, 3/15/20
SAR will cancel the Desert Leprechaun 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk scheduled for March 15, 2020. This decision was not any easy one, but the Board and Race Director are taking this preventive measure to ensure the safety of the community that we care for so deeply. 
We understand the disappointment of those who were as excited as we were to attend this race, but entrants may now choose one of the following options:
1.    Race virtually 
2.    Defer your entry until next year’s event.
The Race Director will send a separate email directly to those who have registered that will detail the Virtual Race option. Please reply to the Race Director with any questions at outridge2003@yahoo.com.
 
Dave’s Run for ALS - Sunday, 3/22/20 & The Gauntlet - Saturday, April 4, 2020
It was decided in the special conference that SAR will be postponing Dave’s Race for ALS scheduled for March 22, 2020 and The Gauntlet 8k Trail Race scheduled for April 4, 2020. 
We will send additional emails to update the status of these events as soon as more information is available.
These decisions were not easy, but the Board and Race Director are taking this preventive measure to ensure the safety of the community that we care for so deeply. 
We will continue to work with local and state health officials to monitor the status of COVID-19 and will communicate updates and other important information regarding this race and other events on the SAR calendar. 
Please contact the Race Directors with any questions at outridge2003@yahoo.com for Dave's Run or gwenneborg@hotmail.com for The Gauntlet.

Happy Hour Hobble at Catalina Brewing Co. on Friday, March 27
This event will be rescheduled at a later time. 

Running Safety and Self-Defense Class at The Core on Sunday, March 29
In conjunction with TMC The Core, SAR has decided to reschedule this event for a later time. More information will be published when available.

We want to be clear that these cancellations and postponements are a preventive measure. We encourage everyone to exercise appropriate caution and refer you to the following websites for guidelines on minimizing your risk:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Pima County Health Department : https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=527452

Sincerely,
Southern Arizona Roadrunners Board of Directors
southernarizonaroadrunners@gmail.com

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Coronavirus Update March 11, 2020

Mar 11, 2020

Coronavirus Update March 11, 2020

At this month's meeting of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Board of Directors, SAR leadership discussed the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and how it might impact our upcoming events. As of this writing, all events are scheduled to take place as planned. 

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will follow local, state, and federal guidelines in determining how best to serve our community. According to the Pima County Health Department website, the current risk for exposure to COVID-19 in Pima County remains low. The best protections against COVID-19 are the same actions you should take to prevent illnesses such as the flu or common cold: wash your hands frequently, get a flu shot, and avoid people who are currently sick.

With that in mind, if you participate in events in the coming months, please be a good health steward. Follow these guidelines from the Road Runners Club of America:

·       Don’t show up if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms. 

·       Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using the port-a-john.  

·       DO NOT spit or “farmer blow” your nose in public – bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during the race. 

·       Carry your own fluids to avoid contact with others on course.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide regular updates on this page. If you have any questions, please contact us at southernarizonaroadrunners@gmail.com or 520-812-0159.

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Spring Cross Country Classic results now posted!

Mar 7, 2020

You can find them here!

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TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Race Report

Feb 27, 2020

Race Report for 2020 TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run.  You can find the results here.  If you did not receive your age group or overall award, the Running Shop Gift Certificates will be at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell Avenue).  As well, remaining medals and extra shirts will be available at The Running Shop through the end of February-- if you did not pick up your items, please feel free to stop by during regular business hours.  Please note that not all shirt sizes are available.

You can find the full race report here, complete with photos from our friends the Goatographer and Damion Alexander.  There were so many great stories on race morning -- four runners over 80 years of age and another 21 over 70, plus countless youngsters and some serious speed-demon running. We offer a special congratulations to the members of Achilles International, Tucson for participating. As co-founder Lupita Hernandez writes, "it really means a lot to us and we look forward to future races! The team is already talking about how much fun they had and asking when the next races are. Once again thank you so very much!" Achilles, Empowering Athletes with Disabilities Since 1993.

This race provides $2,000 to the Southern Arizona Roadrunners for their operations and programming. As well, we offer a special thanks to the 52 registrants who made additional donations to the TMC Girls on the Run Program. Your funds will go a long way to helping young students train for their first-ever 5k this spring.

Every year leading up to this race, I forget how beautiful it is out there on the trails, with towering saguaro, red dirt trails, and the mountains to the east – all made more magnificent by the scent of horse poop.  Gosh, what a beautiful place it is -- and what a great way to spend a day! Thanks again for making the TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson so much fun!


Randy Accetta and Tia Accetta, Race Directors
randy@runtucson.net | tia@runtucson.net
 

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