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The 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!
Our rolling 8-mile and 5k courses loop through a cactus forest in the foothills of the scenic Rincon Mountains at Saguaro National Park East. This event has been featured as a Runner’s World Race of the Month. State Championship medallions, gift certificates, age group awards, and nifty super-cool t-shirt.
This FREE event for kids not yet in middle school takes place in the beautiful Sabino Canyon in the Coronado National Forest on Public Lands Day. This means parking is also FREE. Kids get a free FitKidz shirt, finisher ribbon and more goodies. Bring your kids out and get them moving!
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.
Click here for all the updated details on the TMC Saguaro National Park Run. Read below for Triple Crown details. Unfortunately, though, we've hit our registration cap for the TMC Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run and for the 2015 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. Thank you to everyone who has signed up for these great events. At 835, our Triple Crown numbers skyrocketed this year -- we hope that you are enjoying the series and we're happy to donate $8,350 to Child and Family Resources directly from these registrations!
Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown Details
1. If you signed up for the Triple Crown, you will get your shirt and medals at Saguaro National Park East on race morning (NOT at the Running Shop).
2. The Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown tent will be in the maintenance yard, near the SAR tent.
3) The Triple Crown tent will have these items:
* TMC Saguaro Triple Crown finisher medallions, for both the 5k and 8-miler - note, these are only for Triple Crown registrants
* Blue Run Tucson/Run Your Passion shirts for new Triple Crown registrants and for those who did not get them at the TMC Meet Me Downtown - again, we tried to get the appropriate sizing, but please take the size that fits best. We do not anticipate doing another printing.
* TMC Meet Me Downtown finisher medallions for those who signed up for the Triple Crown and who finished MMD, but who did not get them at MMD.
Click here for the recent eblast with details on the TMC Get Moving Tucson events. Prices go up September 2nd, so sign up today for the October 25th TMC Half-Marathon and the Tucson Lifestyle 5k. As always the Cox Charities Mile is free!More
In 1991, SAR established the Children’s Fitness Fund to provide funding for local endeavors that develop a life-long love of fitness in children. As part of Fleet Feet Sports' Power of Running Campaign they are partnering with SAR to help us support even more youth fitness programs. Each weekend in August and September, Fleet Feet will feature a different product, of which a portion of sales will go directly to the Children's Fitness Fund. Check out their webpage to find out more details. Each SAR race contributes 10% of their profits to finance the Children’s Fitness Fund & now with the Power of Running Campaign we'll be able to help even more kids find joy in active, healthy lifestyles!More
In August 2000, Rob Bell, an avid, middle-of-the-pack runner in Southern Arizona, passed away during a workout. He was a kind and soft-spoken man who loved to run and to race and was always aware of the successes of other runners. In his memory, an award was created with the support of two of Rob's running friends. With original funding from Rob's friends Julie Luft, Ken Johns, and Dave Salgado from Pepsi, this award is meant to recognize someone in the local running community whose enthusiasm for our sport embodies the spirit of Rob Bell.
Because SAR receives so many inspiring nominations, we're changing our formula to expand the award and recognize both a SAR Nominee and Community Nominee. Although the nomination process stays the same, SAR will now narrow down the nominees to three finalists for the Rob Bell Award.
From a combination of community input and SAR Board review, two winners will be selected: a community choice and a SAR Board choice. Award winners will receive the following:
Free entries to all SAR races for one year
Free SAR membership for one year
A commemorative plaque
Prizes totaling approximately $150 in retail value
Nominations must be submitted by August 31, 2015. Each nomination should include the name of the person being nominated, a description of how this person embodies the spirit of Rob Bell, examples of how the person has engaged in the Southern Arizona running community, and the name/contact information of the person submitting the nomination.
Past Award Winners
2014 - Leo Richard
2013 - Michelle Hawk
2012 - KamranTalattof
2011 - Benito Gonzalez
2010 - Craig Dabler
2009 - Jolene Jones
2008 - Gerry and Sully Sullivan
2007 - Elisa Kinder
2006 - Michele and Dave Hill
2005 - Dorothy Wilhelmson
2004 - Rick Fenno
2003 - Jennifer Argraves
2002 - William Chapdelain
2001 - Connie LopezMore