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  • TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K and Friday Night Festival of Miles - 5/27/16 & 5/28/16

    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!

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TMC Meet Me Downtown Restaurant Discounts, After-Party, and Music Update

May 24, 2016

Click here for the race weekend timeline and see below for details on the local music on the race course and the great Downtown restaurant discounts.  

Friday Night Main Stage is Michael P​ and the Gullywashers, with The Guilty Bystanders at Wanslee Auto (6th&Stone) at the half-mile mark near the Muscle Milk arch in the Festival of Miles. 

Saturday Night Main Stage is LeeAnne Savage & Her DynOMite Party band, winner of a multitude of TAMMIES (Tucson Area Music Awards)

On the Course Saturday at the TMC 5k Night Run:
Maxx Staxx at Wanslee Auto (6th & S Stone) -- Mile 1.2    
Reno del Mar at the Downtown Clifton (485 S Stone) -- Mile 1.6       
Chuckwalla at S 8th  Ave. & W. 18th St. -- Mile 2.5     
The Determined Luddites at S Stone & 14th St -- Mile 2.9, at Casa Vicente

Thanks to Hotel Congress for hosting our Saturday night after-party for the 10th straight year.  This year's specials include 2 for 1 Sierra Nevada Draft Beer and House Red and White Wine, from 7-11 pm.

In addition to our lineup at the 4th Annual Running Race Food Truck Round Up, these Downtown restaurants are offering discounts Friday and Saturday:

  • HiFi  20% off any food and beverage item excluding any specials 
  • Thunder Canyon Brewery Restaurant and Pub 20% off all Thunder Canyon brewed beers AND 20% off food (excluding Happy Hour discounted appetizers) 
  • Veg Box Café 15% off  
  • Planet Smoothie 20% off self-serve yogurt and $1 off of any smoothie
  • Good Oak Bar 10% off tab, including drinks 
  • Diablo Burger 10% off tab, including drinks 
  • Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink 10% off bill
  • The HUB  Restaurant $2 off ice cream 
  • The HUB Ice Cream Factory $2 off a small or large cup of ice cream
  • Delectables All Arizona Beers on Tap $2 off a pint!  All Appetizers $1 off

Casa Vicente Specials: For now, the plan is that on Friday, May 27th Casa Vicente will host Flamenco Tablao (a more traditional flamenco show with a singer, a guitarist and a dancer) on the outdoor stage in our parking lot starting at @ 8:00 pm for two sets.  Friday night there will be a $10 cover which includes a bowl of Paella cooked onsite in  a super large Paella Pan. Saturday night, no cover. Our outdoor bar will have some drink specials including beer, wine and sangria. Our restaurant's kitchen is open from 4:30 - 11:00. Folks wanting to come for dinner after the race are encouraged to make reservations in advance.

Food Trucks

Bugaloo's
Hot Rod Hotdogs
Jozareli's Italian Food Truck
Kettle Korn
StreetDelights/Fat Noodles 
The Roasted Chili
Trucking Good Food Truck
Kool Twists
Cody KettleKorn

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Updated timeline and schedule for TMC Meet Me Downtown Weekend—for both nights!

May 24, 2016

RACE WEEK SCHEDULE

Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown registrants: You can pick up your Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown shirt and medal on Saturday night at the TMC tent.  We will send a special email to all Gabe Zimmerman registrants, but everyone who registers for the 2016 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown will receive the new Run Tucson shirt and the special Cactus and TMC MMD Triple Crown finisher's medal.  For more information on the Triple Crown, follow the links at http://www.azroadrunners.org.

Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26: Online registration continues and you can pick up your Festival of Miles and TMC 5k Night Run packet and t-shirt at the Running Shop 3055 North Campbell

Friday, May 27: Inaugural Run Tucson Friday Night Festival of Miles, featuring multiple waves of One Mile Races

4:30 - 7:30 - Packet pick-up and additional registration for both the Festival of Mils and Saturday’s TMC 5k Night Run at the race site at the Children’s Museum, 200 South Sixth Avenue.  Our sponsors, vendors, and beneficiaries will be available for visits all night. 

4:00 – 7:00 - Children’s Museum is open for free, with activities in the grass area in front of the Children’s Museum

5:00 – ongoing great rock n’ roll by the first-ever TMC Meet Me Downtown band, Tucson’s Michael P and the Gullywashers.  Magic Mr. B the Magician will be roaming the race site, as will our stiltwalking friends at Cirque Roots.  4th Annual Running Race Food Truck Roundup with some awesome food to purchase. Free PuckerUp Selfie Station will help you with costumes and props. Hashtag: #meetmedowntown5k and #runtucson  and #RunSAR and #puckerpup

MILE SCHEDULE:  Thirty minutes before your race time, please be sure to go to the Mile staging area in the fenced in location in Armory Park.  A race volunteer will lead you to the starting line when it is your Wave start time.   BodyWorks Pilates will lead pre-race stretches and warmup for all Waves.  Please note: We may merge some of these categories, so the times may vary slightly.  Give yourself enough time to warm up and be prepared for your event. Oro Valley Photography will be set up to take finish line photos of every finisher, so be sure to smile when you cross the line!

6:00 Boys Teen & High School Mile, for 13-19 years old boys
6:15 Girls Teen & High School Mile, for 13-19 years old girls
6:30 Free FitKidz Mile for all children 12-and-under, includes free FitKidz shirt. All children must register and sign waiver.
7:00 Men's Masters Mile for all abilities, men 40-and-over, Arizona State Championship and Prize Money event
7:15 Women's Masters Mile for all abilities, women 40-and-over, Arizona State Championship and Prize Money event
7:30 Tucson Tutu Mile, for men and women of all ages and abilities wearing tutus
8:00 Battle of the Badges, for police, fire departments, border patrol, sheriff department and other civil service members
8:15 Open Women for all abilities, Arizona State Championship and Prize Money event
8:30 Open Men for all abilities, Arizona State Championship and Prize Money event

8:40 (approx): Begin RRCA and Battle of the Badges awards, then these Downtown restaurants provide discounts – please bring your bib number to receive their particular special:

HiFi  20% off any food and beverage item excluding any specials 
Thunder Canyon Brewery Restaurant and Pub 20% off all Thunder Canyon brewed beers AND 20% off food (excluding Happy Hour discounted appetizers) 
Veg Box Café 15% off  
Planet Smoothie 20% off self-serve yogurt and $1 off of any smoothie
Good Oak Bar 10% off tab, including drinks 
Diablo Burger 10% off tab, including drinks 
Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink 10% off bill
The HUB  Restaurant $2 off ice cream 
The HUB Ice Cream Factory $2 off a small or large cup of ice cream
Delectables All Arizona Beers on Tap $2 off a pint!  All Appetizers $1 off
Casa Vicente Specials:  On Friday, May 27th, we will have Santa Panchita (Salsa, Rumba dance band) on our outdoor stage from @ 9:00pm - Midnight.  Friday night there will be a $10 cover which includes a bowl of Paella cooked onsite in  a super large Paella Pan. 

 

Saturday, May 28: 10th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run

4:30-6:30:  Packet pick-up and additional registration at the race site at the Children’s Museum, 200 South Sixth Avenue.  Our sponsors, vendors, and beneficiaries will be available for visits all night.

4:30 – 8:30 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown Shirt and Medallion Pick-up at the TMC tent, near the finish line

5:00 – ongoing great rock n’ roll by LeeAnne Savage and the Dyn-o-mite Party Band, plus 4th Annual Running Race Food Truck Roundup; Free PuckerUp Selfie Station. (Hashtag: #meetmedowntown5k and #runtucson  and #RunSAR and #puckerpup)

6:30 Beneficiary Check Announcement

6:45 Line up to race, final announcements

7:00 Race starts: please line up following the flagging that indicates your minutes/mile time.  If you want to win, please start at the front.  If you cannot win, please start farther back!

Strollers: please be safe and courteous of others!

Oro Valley Photography will be set up to take finish line photos of every finisher, so be sure to smile when you cross the line!

Ongoing: beer garden opens at 7:00, band rocks on —runners and walkers welcome (strollers welcome, but no other wheels and no animals, please!).  Be sure to smile for the cameras and be nice to the Cirque Roots stiltwalkers.  Jumping castles, kids activities, vendor booths, and more.

Beer Garden Rules: every 21+ runner receives one free pour.  Additional pours are $5 apiece.  Please bring cash.  For insurance and legal reasons, we reserve the right to refuse service to any runner.  Please bring ID in case we have to check your age. 

8:30 (approx):  Begin awards and raffles – thanks to The Running Shop and the RRCA

8:30 and onwards: After-Party at Hotel Congress, plus discounts to other Downtown area restaurants.  

In addition to our lineup at the 4th Annual Running Race Food Truck Round Up, these Downtown restaurants are offering discounts Friday and Saturday:

HiFi  20% off any food and beverage item excluding any specials 
Thunder Canyon Brewery Restaurant and Pub 20% off all Thunder Canyon brewed beers AND 20% off food (excluding Happy Hour discounted appetizers) 
Veg Box Café 15% off  
Planet Smoothie 20% off self-serve yogurt and $1 off of any smoothie
Good Oak Bar 10% off tab, including drinks 
Diablo Burger 10% off tab, including drinks 
Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink 10% off bill
The HUB  Restaurant $2 off ice cream 
The HUB Ice Cream Factory $2 off a small or large cup of ice cream
Delectables All Arizona Beers on Tap $2 off a pint!  All Appetizers $1 off
Casa Vicente Specials: Saturday night, no cover. Our outdoor bar will have some drink specials including beer, wine and sangria. Our restaurant's kitchen is open from 4:30 - 11:00. Folks wanting to come for dinner after the race are encouraged to make reservations in advance.

 It will be hot!!  Please use common sense on race night to remain cool – wear light clothes, stay hydrated, and slow down if you need to.  The course will have two water stations, plus WaterMart fresh ice to keep you cool.  Experts say that staying hydrated keeps your core body temperature down, so if possible bring your own water to keep you cool!

Thanks to Dave Hill for measuring and certifying the new course and special thanks to Rural Metro/Southwest Ambulance for providing an ambulance on race night.  We’re grateful, too, to the City of Tucson and the Tucson Police Department for allowing us to close some of our major Downtown thoroughfares.  Desert Barricades have helped ensure all of our road closures, too.

Whew – that’s a lot of information, we know, but if you’ve read this far you should be well-prepared for a great weekend!

Tia and I thank you very much for signing up – we’ll see you out there . . . .

--Randy Accetta

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Registration and Packet Pickup Updates for TMC Meet Me Downtown Weekend

May 24, 2016

There are still four ways to sign up for this weekend's races: 1) Online through Thursday at noon.

2) In-person through Thursday at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell. You can pick up pre-registered shirts/numbers, too!

3) From 4:30-7:00 Friday night, May 27th at the Friday Night Miles race site at The Children's Museum (200 South Sixth Avenue).  Everyone can get their shirt and number on Friday night, too.

4) From 4:30-6:30 on Saturday night, May 28th at the TMC Night Run race site, 200 South Sixth.

All Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown participants will pick up their Triple Crown materials at the TMC tent on Saturday night.

Pricing

Friday Night Miles

$20 for all, each finisher receives the inaugural Festival of Miles medallion.

Friday Night FitKidz: Free for children 12 and under

Saturday Night TMC 5K Night Run

$35 per person

$30 per person as part of a team, registration for teams close on May 25th.

Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, in-person or with the virtual element

$99 for all three races, includes four medallions, Run Tucson - Run Your Passion shirt, and all race goodies

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DRAFT rosters of participants for TMC Night Run Weekend as of May 22

May 23, 2016

Click here for a draft of the team registrants as of May 22.

Click here for a draft of all registrants as of May 22 -- note, we are still cleaning up all the data entry so the categories will be off, but you can find your name and check your registration.

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Updated roster of all TMC Meet Me Downtown Weekend entrants

May 20, 2016

Here is a spreadsheet of everyone registered for the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run weekend as of midnight, May 19th.  The version is sorted by event, then by alphabetical order with each event. The Triple Crown registrants are at the bottom. Please note that there are separate race numbers for both the TMC 5k Night Run and the Festival of Miles. If you are doing both events, you will need to pick up each of your race number.  In-person packet pickup and additional registration takes place on Saturday, May 21 at The Running Shop from 10-2.  We will announce additional hours for additional packet pick up later.  

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