free social run & fun
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!
Runners and walkers of all abilities are celebrated for reaching their fitness goals, with beer garden, rock n roll concert, free FitKidz Family Mile, team pricing, & more. RRCA West Regional 5k Champs with $4,000 prize money!
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!
The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is now taking applications for the annual Children's Fitness Fund. Please check out the Children's Fitness Fund portion of our website for more details & go here to submit your application by July 31st.
In 1991, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners established the Children's Fitness Fund to provide money for community endeavors that promote life-long fitness for children. The programs funded by SAR focus on the development of healthy lifestyles for children, with emphasis on running related activities. SAR seeks to fund programs that prepare children for a lifetime of individual exercise, regardless of physical condition or ability. Each SAR race contributes approximately 10% of their profits to finance the Children's Fitness Fund.More
On Saturday, 6/27/2015, head to any of the 5 locations listed below between 10am - 1 pm to join SAR or renew your existing SAR Membership. You'll qualify for some great FREE STUFF. Plus since you are joining before July 1st, you'll qualify for inclusion in the 2015 SAR Running Shop Grand Prix series!
Head to one of these locations to sign-up or renew your memnership this Saturday:
- All About Running & Walking
- Fleet Feet Tucson East
- Fleet Feet Tucson Northwest
- Performance Footwear
- The Running Shop
~SAVE $75 on race entry fees
~Discounts at local merchants & service providers (inlcuding all the stores above!)
~Enrollment in SAR Running Shop Grand Prix series. You'll earn a special medal if you complete six of the Grand Prix races this year. Plus there are awesome prizes for the series leaders & for the top three in each age group!
- Special perks at certain SAR events!
By joing SAR you'll also be supporting a healthy community through these SAR programs:
~FitKidz Children's Race Series
~Children's Fitness Fund
~Spirit of Rob Bell Award
~Training & health seminars
~Free community-based fitness & social events
~Over $30,000 per year donated to local charities
That’s right! SAR is now on Instagram. Follow us at @RunSAR!More
It's taking longer than expected to write a coherent and engaging post-race report, but here is a snapshot of the 9th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk by the numbers:
8 local charity beneficiaries
$25,000+ directly donated
2255 5k finishers
14:46 1st place 5k male
17:06 1st place 5k female
17:06 new women’s course record
4 of 5 top men from out of town
1:21:25 last place 5k
285 registered 1-miler
6:18 first place 1-mile
11 years old winner
3 years old 240th place finisher
36 average age of all registrants
79 oldest officially registered
$21 average entry fee
10,000 cups of water
2,800 bottles of Muscle Milk
6 kegs of beer
30 Junior League volunteers
769 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown registrants
1 Huge thank you to sponsors, including title sponsor Tucson Medical CenterMore