10k and 5k, with children's dash
8K & 3K
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The TMC Get Moving Tucson Event is Tucson’s most popular urban half-marathon with three events to choose from and live music, a vendor expo, children’s activities, jumping castle, food trucks, breakfast after-party, and more. Wanna’ go the distance? Then check out the TMC Half-Marathon. Flat and fast 3.1 miles more your style? Then cruise the Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk. Got kids? Bring ‘em to the Free FitKidz Mile for children 12-and-under and Cox Charities Family Costume Mile, free for all!
Work up an unforgettable Thanksgiving appetite with a European-style 5K around Reid Park. Separate men’s and women’s events create a fun opportunity to cheer on friends and family as they hurdle hay bales and water jumps. A team division is available. Great prizes include “turkeys” and pumpkin pies!
The 7th Annual TMC BE Tucson Women’s 5k has moved to a new date and new course. Saturday, December 2nd at Kino Veteran’s Memorial Field in Tucson, with a flat and fast course through the nearby parks, so that you finish on the manicured Kino field, with your ever-adoring family and friends cheering you from the stands!
A few quick updates on prize money, age group awards, and the free beer
1) Our friends at Amstel Xlight are providing free samples to everyone on site over 21, as well as free pours to all 21+ participants. If you're close in age, bring ID so you can grab some cool refreshments!
2) Once again the Running Shop is providing cool socks to age group and other award winners.
Overall 1, 2, 3, Masters 1: Cash from Race Director (see below) and socks
Age group 1: $20 gift cert + socks
Age group 2: $15 gift cert + socks
Age group 3: Socks
Age groups are: 15-19 and 5 year through 70-74, then 75 and over (note, we do not provide awards to youth under 14)
Overall 1, 2, 3, Masters 1: Gift certs $30, $25, $20, $20 + socks
Age group 1: Socks
Age groups are: 1-14, 15-19, and 5 year through 70-74, then 75 and over (note, we're providing socks only to first place in each 5 year age group for this fun run)
3) Rewards For Fast Running: The 2017 Half-Marathon Prize Money Structure
• $100 to first overall male and $100 to first overall female; $50 to top overall Master's (Over-40) male and female
• $200 to the top 5 males who break 1:13 and to the top 5 females who break 1:26 (basically, the top 10 times on the course over the past five years)
• $500 for course records. Current course records are Scott Smith’s 1:06:23 (2012) and Jennifer Bergman's 1:19:44 (2015)
• $50 to first male and female member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
• Because we're not going to the top of A-Mountain, there is no more preem award but we will honor the course record!
Headphones are not allowed in prize money competition; prize money will not be given to runners wearing headphones
All runners must pass the multiple timing mats on the course. Runners not passing the multiple mats will be disqualified and removed from prize consideration
Prize money awards are based on "gun" starting time for overall and masters, and chip time for age group.
Runners who break the course record will receive $500, but not the additional $200
The 2017 Great Pumpkin Race is in the books! It was a glorious morning and for all of you that didn’t make it out to Buckelew Farms we are sorry that you missed out on all the fun!
We had a fantastic turnout again for the FitKidz mile and, although it seems that somehow a sign may have been moved and the course was long, congratulations to all who braved the 1 plus mile and the ‘terrifying’ trek through the corn maze! The first 3 boys across the finish line were Max Irey, Jackson Gant-Golston and Juan Rodriguez Jr. and the top 3 girls were Alana Felix, Belen Ballesteros and Julia Irby. Nice work!
The 5K course was quite the challenge to put together this year due to the somewhat unique configuration of the farm where the pumpkins are planted in the fields to the west of the corn maze. Runners got to experience a connector trail that many have not run on previously. However, the course measured out reasonably close to the 5K goal despite the challenges and it seems a good time was had by all. Female winners in order were Lauren Reasoner, Elisia Escanuela and Jenny Stolik. Men’s winners in order were Tyler Bauer, Alfredo Rodriguez and Julian Sosa.
We are again astounded with the community of people that make up the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, and the greater Tucson running community. Many among us are so incredibly giving of their time and talents in volunteering to help create a successful and joyous race day experience for fellow runners and walkers. There is a massive list of people to thank including Steve and Sheryl Felde, Michael Miller, Chad Goebel, Marti Ackermann, Gary Giese, Connie Lopez, Shirley Hester, Rogelio Hernandez, Tricia Conrad, Monica Bermudez, Don Taylor, Tara Bruce, Tim Bentley, Jeri Baker, Heather Hopkins, Erin Brackney, Nichole Sellers, Elyce Berry, Christine Outridge, Joe Plassmann, Robert Yanez. Brent Gambrell and Bea Coyle. We are sorry to those we’ve missed. It truly takes a village to put on these events and we appreciate you more than you know!
Of course, many thanks to the Buckelew family for allowing us to hold one of our whacky runs on their farm every year. They are a tremendous group of people. Many thanks also to our sponsors The Running Shop and Canyon Fence; along with our trusted co-Race Director and co-Creator of this event, Mr. Tom Tronsdal.
Make sure to tell your family and friends what great fun you had this year and that they do not want to miss next year’s event!
Great Pumpkin Race Director for the Southern Arizona RoadrunnersMore
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