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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!
The 36th annual edition of Tucson’s largest and most scenic 10K and 5K winds its way through Starr Pass in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains. Run or walk the gorgeous course with beautiful mountain scenery and great views of the Tucson basin. Afterwards, join us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring the Cholla High School mariachi band.
The fastest 5K in the Southwest! This pancake-flat, fast course provides the perfect opportunity for a 5K PR. This race has been a Tucson staple for over 20 years with 27 of the current Arizona age records for the 5K being set at the Tucson 5000!
Make your plans for Memorial Day Weekend and be part of the 10th Annual TMC 5k Night Run & Inaugural Friday Night Festival of Miles. We’ve read your surveys and we’ve added a Friday night component to the city’s most popular running event. So mark your calendar for the best running weekend in Tucson’s 240 year official history!
The 2016 edition of SAR's Sabino Canyon Sunset Run was run in beautiful weather, clear skies and mild temperatures. Over 360 people enjoyed this spectacular race and a great time was had by all. Friendly competition, food, music, camaraderie, a fantastic sunset and incredible moonlight, all at the magnificent Sabino Canyon. It just doesn't get any better than that.
The men's race was won by local athlete Kurt Michels, whose time of 41:28 was about 1.5 minutes faster than the second place finisher Adam Folts of Phoenix. Third place was taken by elite triathlete Jess Vondracek in sub-6 minute pace. The Men's Masters competition was dominated by Brian Hall who was 4th overall in an impressive time of 45:30. Brian was the winner in 2000 and has run the race every year and finished in the top ten since 1998. Second place was Ramon Billy, and third was newcomer Dave Dixon.
The women's overall award winner was Amy Cole who is becoming a regular winner at SAR races. Amy ran 6:26 pace, for a total time of 47:37. Second place went to Siouxsie Owen, and third was Lauren Reasoner. The top three ladies finished in order, #10, #11, and #12 overall. The Women's Masters competition was won by 2015 SAR Grand Prix winner Michelle Hawk in a time 54:33. Michelle pulled double-duty by volunteering at the race and winning the Master’s division. Second place went to the amazing Merry Dearmon.
For the first time, we had a timing mat at the half-way point. This allows the runners to compare their first (uphill) split to their second (downhill) split. Some interesting observations can be found. For example, Kurt Michels ran the second half at 5:12 pace! Siouxsie Owen had a great second half to take second place overall. Don Fallis and Warren Williamson were 2 of 7 runners that actually ran the uphill faster than the downhill.
As with every event that we do, the volunteers were the engine that made this event run and we want to thank each and every one who helped out. While we're sure we won't remember to list everyone here we will try: Steve Felde, Sheryl Felde, Laura Marshall, Georgia Ehlers, Gary Giese, Connie Lopez, Linda Pitney, Jennifer Keyes, Dari Duval, Bob Howard, Gerardo Guzman, Melanie Ramo, Marti Ackermann, Stephan Ackermann, Gary Parcher, Pam Hoyt ,Monica Bermudez, Don Taylor, Linda Whelan, Diane Harper, Lauren Reasoner, Joe Faulk, Doreen Davis, Michelle Hawk, Bob Arendt, Robin Gerard, Ben Childers, Joe Plassman and boys, Tom Gormley, Gina Nelson, Chris Fall, Nick Gonzales, Emily Maas, and Maureen Cunningham
We also owe a huge thank you to our main sponsors, Proactive Physical Therapy, Performance Footwear and Summit Hut. Performance and Summit Hut graciously provided gift certificates to all award winners, along with our new sponsor LaceLocker, who provided age group awards. ProActive PT helped runners out with KT Tape and free massages. Additional sponsors included Culligan Water, Risky Business, Papa Johns and Eegees.
A big thank you as well to the Forest Service for permitting us to hold this event such a fantastic location. Our race benefitted the Friends of Sabino Canyon, a group that does great things to improve the park for all of us.
A fantastic job was done by all, and we hope everyone enjoyed the experience.
Sign up now and take advantage of the early pricing for the popular TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run on Saturday, May 28th. While Friday Night Festival of Miles and the 5k team pricing will stay the same, individual pricing for Saturday's 5k will increase by $5 starting on May 2nd. Of course, you can also take advantage of the great pricing on the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and register for three races: the May 28 TMC Night Run; the September 5 TMC Saguaro Labor Day 5k or 8-miler; and the TMC Get Moving Tucson Events, the Tucson Lifestyle 5k on October 29 or the TMC Get Moving A-Mountain Half-Marathon on October 30th. Four shirts, four medals, four great weekends!More
The inaugural Festival of Miles on May 27th is for all ages and all abilities. Click here for the recent eblast with all the race details. Click here to sign up. As for the past three years at the TMC Night Run, the SAR FitKidz event is open to all -- last year we had about 400 kids and families! But each of the other Festival of Miles race categories is capped at 60 people apiece, so reserve your spot for this exciting first-ever event. First 60 finishers in each division gets a cool commemorative medal!
Why the Mile? We want Tucson to get out, get moving, and have fun -- and doing a Mile is a great way to start. Walk, stroll, jog, or run. Go with Grandma, go with Grandpa, go with your kids, or go with your cutie-pie. Running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person's risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to someone who does not run, so just get out and get moving!More
Note: Those members who have joined SAR in the last month are not yet included in the standings.More
Dr. Gann's Cinco de Mayo 10k/5k pricing goes up after April 21 - register here. Tucson 5000 pricing goes up after April 30 - register here. TMC 5k Night Run & Walk increases after May 1 - register here. Friday Night Festival of Miles and the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown do not have price increases scheduled.