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The 3nd Annual Sabino Canyon One Mile FitKidz Classic will take place at the beautiful Sabino Canyon on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:15am. National Public Lands Day means there is no fee for parking at the Canyon’s main lot!
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. Enjoy the fabulous Race Expo: free food, entertainment, health checks, and music.
This cross-country style 5K races though the Buckelew family farm and both the 5K and the Fitkidz mile include portions of their wild and crazy corn maze.
The TMC Get Moving Tucson Halloween Weekend events will see a price increase on October 1st. Sign up online here or visit the race page for pricing details and a mail-in form. Or click here for the recent eblast about the race!
Saturday, October 29
7:30 am Tucson Lifestyle.com 5k Run/Walk
For all ages and participants -- medals for all finishers, long-sleeve t-shirts, age group awards, costume contest, and more. Flat 3.1 mile route through Downtown and along Sixth Avenue and West University neighborhoods.
8:30 am TMC Girls on the Run of Tucson 5k Walk/Run, presented by UnitedHealthcare
For participants and families of the TMC Girls on the Run of Tucson, Fall 2016 program
9:30 am Cox Charities FitKidz Free One Mile
For children under 12; all first-time FitKidz runners under 12 receive a free FitKidz t-shirt, with awards to top 3 boys and girls
All Morning Saturday
Food trucks, children's activities, music, TMC Cheer Gear, & in-person registration/packet pickup for Sunday's TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon
Sunday, October 30
7:00 am TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon
Medals for all finishers, long-sleeve t-shirts, age group awards, prize money, live music, food trucks, children's activities, TMC Cheer Gear, Running Shop Grand Prix points, and more!
Cox Charities, Team Hoyt Arizona, Reid Park Zoo, Child and Family Resources, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.
What You Get
Commemorative medallion for every Tucson Lifestyle 5k and TMC A-Mountain half-marathon finisher
Every registrant receives a Leslie Jordan-designed black long-sleeve shirt, with special Halloween logo
The 5k and the Half-Marathon both count as the final event of the 2016 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, raising funds for Child & Family Resources.
We’ve run out of adjectives to describe how wonderful it feels to hold a community event that is strictly for kids and shows them how much fun exercise, and running, can be – and in such a beautiful location as Sabino Canyon. Amazing.
We've also run out of words to adequately describe how grateful we are to the very large number of people that it takes to make this happen from the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Board, the SAR FitKidz sub-committee, our extremely generous FitKidz sponsors, the dozens of volunteers giving of hours of their time on a Saturday morning, Petunia the Clown, Kerry Whelan (the Goatographer), the Forest Service, Friends of Sabino Canyon and the Volunteer Naturalists.
On this beautiful fall morning on National Public Lands Day over 250 kids came out and had a blast. All finishers did a fantastic job. Special recognition goes out to the top 3 girls Hayley Floyd (7:20.6), Taylor Becker-Kopke (7:21.7) and Alana Felix (7:40.3). The top 3 boys were Adam Bernal, Jr. (6:36.3), Miles Floyd (6:41.8) and Aric Accetta (7:09.8).
Now to get more specific with folks we should thank; we owe a huge thank you to our FitKidz sponsors, Tucson Medical Center, Center for Neurosciences, Center for Neurosciences Foundation, Champ Youth Sports, Spirit Messingham at Tierra Antigua Realty, Pima Federal Credit Union, eegees, and Sunset Screen Printing & Embroidery. These sponsors help to ensure we can keep doing these free FitKidz events and give the kids great shirts and lots of other giveaways as well.
Our list of volunteers for this event is huge and We’ve probably not managed to remember everyone but thank you all so much for your help: Greg Wenneborg, Linda Whelan, Randy Accetta, Tia Accetta, Harley Brenton, Doreen Castillo, Jeff Fulks, Kristy Lund, Christine Anderson Ferraris, Chad Dailey, Monica Bermudez, Amelie Messingham, Lauren Reasoner, Amy Cole, Robin Gerard, Grant Wiens, Madison Mccue, Diane Tyler, Cheryl Carnes, folks from the FOSC including Sharon Vandergriff, Esther Holloway, and Paul Marques, Sandra and Emily Fleg, Noemi Mills, Kelly Mack, Caroline Gardner, Kamran Talattof, Jenna Ramirez, Cindy Schnell, Abby Feaman, Don Taylor and Mr. Abbot’s class at Santa Rita High school.
Lastly thank you parents, grandparents, family and friends that made the effort to wake your kids up at the crack of dawn, drive them to Sabino Canyon and encourage them to be active! You are setting an amazing example!
We’ll see you out there next year for the biggest and best Sabino Canyon FitKidz One Mile Classic yet!
Steve Outridge and Diane Manzini
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