SAR News

TMC Meet Me Downtown Price Increase on April 1st

Mar 22, 2018

Don't forget to save a few bucks and sign up now for Tucson's most popular running event, the June 2nd TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k.  5k pricing goes up on April 1st -- but always $10 for the Festival of Miles and always free for the FitKidz Mile!


2018 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown Price Increase Coming Up + list of participants + first medal

Mar 20, 2018

You can sign up online for the 2018 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown before the end of March for the three-race-for-one-low-price of $89.  The first medallion you get is this coaster-medal.  Below is the list of participants as of March 19th -- thanks to those who have signed up!

Steve Abbott
Tess Abbott
Jule Abeytia
Callista Abeytia
Heidi Abrams
Sue Abramson
Amanda Allen
Caitlyn Allison
Alexandra Armenta
Raquel Arriola
Melissa Beal
Lisa Beasley
Blake Beasley
Virginia Becerra
Bill Beech
Pamala Beech
Catharine Belanger
Gabriella Belanger
Vanessa Bell
Ed Berkeley
Stephanie Bleakmore
Valerie Bloss
Vicki Bozarth
Gary Brauchla
Alec Briones
Daryll Brosanders
Allison Buchanan
Moanikeala Burgos
Andrea Burk
Deanne Bush
Andrea Buttrick
Beatrice Caballero
Tommy Canez
Sherry Canez
Anastacio Castro
Erika Cervantes
Peggy Chalk
Curtis Chalk
Amber Chalk
Alexandria Chaput
John Claggett
Leslie Claggett
Sean Cleary
James Clubb Sr.
Priscilla Cooper
Lillian Cooper
Christine Cornejo-Lopez
Desiree Cristinzio
Brandie Cudney
Jesse Delaney
Christina Della Gatta
Shelley DeVere
Charilyn Dooline
Sean Doyle
Carol Drath
Denise Ehler
Shelby Elias
Nancy Ellis
Lauren Erdelyi
Lauren Falconer
Marcella Falconer
Corbitt Farren
Joe Faulk
Carla Felix
Gianni Ferreri
Brian Fieg
Sandra Fieg
Amber Findysz
Jennifer Floyd
Suzanne Foust
Tyler Foutch
Robyn Fowler
Brian Frost
Wyn Frost
Gregg Frostrom
Ana Fukunaga
Nancy Fuller
Heather Fuller
Armand Gahol
Ruth Galvan de Ramirez
Claudia Gary
Michelle  Gastrock
Olivia Gastrock
Jason Gastrock
Miles Gastrock
Molly Gebler
Charles Giacomarro
Gary Giese
Denise Gizinski
Brigitte Gosnell
Michelle Gossen
Sarah Gotschall
Fikretta Grant
Cat Greene
Teresa Gregory
Eric Grigel
Austin Grover
Melissa Hager
Rachael Hambacher
Roxann Hansen
Suzanne Hardin
Nez Harrelson
Kyle Hartfield
Noel Hennessey
Rogelio Hernandez
Shirley Hester
Angel Hidalgo
Esmeralda Hidalgo
Andrea Hilden
Mya Hoeflinger
Tyson Hoekstra
Linnea Honeker
Craig Honeker
Heather Hopkins
Junie Hostetler
Robert Howard
Steve Hughes
Darin Hughes
Cheryl Hutchins
Christopher Jansmann
Paula Jansmann
Virginia Jhung
Maggie Johnson
Catherine Jones
Thomas Ketchmark
Tracey Ketchmark
Angie Khawam
Lacee Kimball
Lisa Kiser
Mary Klaehn
Cindy Knowlton
Andrea Kravitz
Kristin Kroeger
Katie Kurtin
Steve M La Veau Sr
Daniel Laird
Daniel Latt
Jacob Lauderdale
Pat Ledin
Holly Leffler
Brian LeRoy
Shelley Lipowich
Joseph Llanes
Rachel Lohrman
David Lopez
Judy Lopez
Rene Love
Rene Lozano
Victoria Luna
Gina Macaluso
Ashley Marin
Theodore Marin
Heiselle Marquez
Laura Martinez
Amber Mathewson
Nick Mazur
Ruth McBride
Christina McCormick
Eva McDonough
James McDougall
Myla McGuire
Roxanne McHugh
Sarah McInally
Aubree McKay
Billie Meuschke
Annika Meza
Luis Meza
Marty Michelson
Elizabeth Miller
Mark Miller
Joy Mockbee
Cristina Moore
Marcia Moreno
Michael Moynihan
Debbie Moynihan
James Mulvihill
Melissa Mund
Brian Mund
Kerry Murphy
Dusty Murphy
Benham Murphy
Thomas Murray
Cherell Nelson
Peter Nestler
Cornelia Nestler
Vanessa Nez
Jan Nordmeyer
Emily Nottingham
Natashia Novak
Walter Novak
Alba Ortiz
Venessa Ortiz
Diana Osborne
John Osborne
Stacy Peercy
Jesus Perez
Linda Petersen-Vargas
Angelina Portela
Andres Portela
Lisa Powers
Bill Prenzno
Aida Prenzno
Kelly Prevenas
Nick Prevenas
Deborah@ Ramirez
Lauren Reasoner
Taylor Reed
Joseph S. Reyes
Ariana Reyna
Janet Rico Uhrig
Michael Rodriguez
Raul Rodriguez
Amanda Rodriguez
Sergio Rodriguez
Yvonne Romero
Neil Rosen
Chris Royko
Diane Ruiz
Lori Rupp
Brandon Sax
Mark Schildt
Lisa Schlink
Cindy Schnell
Tonya Scott
Andrea Serrano
Dan Shaffer
Cindy Shumate
Daniel Simmermon
Matthew Slanina
Christina Slater
Alice Smith
Nichole Snyder
Anita Sobey
Amy Sorensen
Rosa Soto
Fatemma Soto-Herrera
Carolyn Sowers
Eileen Spear
Jen Spears
Kayley Spears
Michelle Spohn
Rich Stavish
Carrie Stavish
Zachary Stubbs
Megan Studer
Jennifer Sylvia
Julie Tary
Emily Taylor
Andy Thomas
Floyd Thompson III
Samantha Thrush
Robin Timm-smith
Lori Tochihara
Mayra Valencia
Yvonne Valenzuela
Barbara Van Derlaske
Matt Van Derlaske
Frank Vargas
Noah Vaughan
Cristina Verdugo
Michele Walsh
Le Wang
George Watkins
Kim Westenskow
Sara White
Marcia White
Megan Wilber
Ryan Wilber
Debbie Williams
Thomas Williams
Doug Williams
Charles Wolgemuth
Janet Wooddancer-Fisher
Aaron Wright
Linda Wright
Denise yingst
Dana Zepke


Cinco de Mayo 10k and 5k:  TEAM COMPETITION!

Mar 13, 2018

Grab your training partners, friends, family members or co-workers and start training for the Cinco de Mayo 10k or 5k!  REGISTER HERE The largest team will be awarded with a party package from some of Tucson's finest food and beverage establishments.  The most festive team and the team with the best name will also be awarded with something TBD but sure to be really cool.  


Donate to SAR’s Free FitKidz Program

Mar 8, 2018

We need your help to fund SAR's ever-growing & 100% free FitKidz running program! Donate here!
As we all agree, the benefits of running and walking are endless for our physical, mental and social wellbeing. Our hope is that as many local youth as possible can experience those benefits through SAR's free FitKidz one mile races and free FitKidz running camps! Programs are designed to promote the love of running and being outdoors as part of a healthy lifestyle. So far over 4,500 kids have crossed a FitKidz finish line. At FitKidz races each child is given a free FitKidz racing series shirt, a finisher ribbon, and an official time just like any official SAR event


Team Category and other pricing details for TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run

Mar 7, 2018

Online registration is open -- mail-in registration form here!  Our goal with the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run is to highlight the great aspects of a healthy Tucson -- this is why you will find such low pricing for such a full-fledged evening event.  Remember, too, that you can sign up for the three-race Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown for a great price, too!

Race Fees

Festival of Miles

$10 for all, official time but no t-shirt

The FitKidz Mile is free for every single child 12-and-under.

TMC 5k Night Run

$22 through March 1

$25 March 2 - April 1

$30 April 2 - May 1

$35 for an individual after May 1 through race weekend

5k Team Challenge Pricing Details

$20 per person until April 30

$25 per person until May 20

$30 per person until May 24, the last day to sign up for a team

*SAR member discount has ended.  Race takes place rain or shine, with no refunds or transfers.


Spring Cross Country Classic 5k and FitKidz Mile results now posted!

Mar 4, 2018

Results can be found here!


Cinco de Mayo 10k, 5k - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Mar 1, 2018

Don't miss out on this year's Cinco de Mayo Fitness Fiesta!

Register before March 6 and receive $5 off!  Register here and use promo code:  EARLYBIRD


Super-early bird registration for Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown ends soon!

Feb 25, 2018

Sign up now and snag registration for three of Tucson's most popular races at the super-low price of $79 through the end of February.


TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Race Report

Feb 20, 2018

Oh my gosh – how much fun is that race???  Thanks to you, the 700+ participants!  What an awesome weekend we had, with a fun s-shirt pickup at the Running Shop then a beautiful morning at Old Tucson Studios. With participants from 25 states, many of you were from out-of-town – come on back and we’ll show you around some other great parts of our running community. Frankly, this past summer we had been thinking about cancelling the race, but then you all signed up – thanks for being part of our running community.

Three quick details:

1) If you think you earned an age-group award, please see results here.   Questions about your results can be addressed to Greg Wenneborg here.  The Age Group and Overall Winner gift certificates are now at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell Ave).  If you signed up, but missed the race, you can pick up a shirt at The Running Shop (please bring your registration confirmation to show the folks at The Running Shop).  All race materials will be available through April 1st.

2) Our volunteer photographer, Kerry Whelan, has provided photos at his Goatographer page here.  See below for the details on using the photos.

3) TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson is produced as a joint partnership with the non-profit Southern Arizona Roadrunners and Run Tucson, led by Tia and Randy Accetta.  If you have any questions about upcoming SAR events (such as the Spring Cross Country Classic or Dave's Run 10k/5k) or about joining SAR, see  

Any race complaints or suggestions should go to Randy Accetta here!

Now, on to the race report!

The women’s race saw some serious running, with world-class triathlete Lisa Roberts cruising to victory in 25:30.  Lisa had run a duathlon the day before, so she is clearly in pretty good shape!  Speaking of good shape, the next three ran in a tight pack throughout the single track trails, with past champion Lauren Reasoner digging deep for a kick to take second overall, followed closely by Tara Bruce and then Kristina Bonet.  Top Masters runner Marjanne Magana brought her brand-new little one to the awards ceremony!

In the men’s race, Kurt Michels took an early lead and never looked back (well, except perhaps for a moment on top of Horse Poop Hill) – he won in a time of 21:24.  Second place finisher Aaryn Olson was the first over-40 runner, followed by Olver Koehler.  Ramon Billy earned the master’s award, with his fifth place overall finish.

This was some serious speed up front: Aaryn Olson set the new Master's Mens Course Record, while Ramon Billy now has two of the three fastest Master's times.  2018 Race Champ Kurt Michel was one second off the course record and now has the 2nd fastest time in race history.  

In the One Mile Fun Run, soccer teammates Lincoln Reed and Aric Accetta raced to the finish line in 1st and 2nd, followed by Jaclyn Waggoner and Anabelle Accetta as the first two females.

The two oldest official finishers were 81-year-old Paul Robillia in the 4-miler and 80-year-old Bill Krats in the 1-mile.  On the women’s side, 77-year-old Sue Smith marked her return to the 4-miler!  Thanks to all three of you for being inspirations for all of us.

Thanks to the sponsors who made this possible

Funding for the events produced by Run Tucson comes from Tucson Medical Center – we are eternally grateful for TMC for enabling us to keep registration costs low and still produce these full-featured events.

Sharon Bart at The Running Shop has supported this race since she was the race director for its parent race, Sundown at the Pass – thanks to The Running Shop for all the pre- and post-race support, as well as the awards.

The Morning Blend provided a fun-filled Valentine’s Day spot – thanks to KGUN’s Morning Blend!

Thanks to the SAR volunteers who made this possible:

Pre-Race Planning

Linda Whelan

Kerry Whelan


Race Day Photography



Saturday and Sunday Course Set Up

David Odom

Erik Sanders

Michelle Hawk

Dave Dixon

Martha Castillion



Sound System Set-Up

Lisa Schlink, The Sound Engineer

Tim Bentley



Truck Loading

Steve and Sheryl Felde

Michelle Hawk

Amye Chaparro


SAR Tent

Amye Chaparro

Doreen Davis

Gary Giese


SAR Materials

Lucas Tyler, Doreen Davis, Diane Manzini, Michael Miller


SAR social media

Diane Manzini


Water Station

FireSerpents Soccer team, including Aric, Lincoln, Rene, Clementine, and Anabelle + parents and grandparents and aunts!


Registration and odds and ends on Race Weekend

Steve and Sheryl Felde

Marti Ackermann

Connie Lopez

Sandra Heater

Gary Giese

Eileen Spears

Manny Ochoa

Steve Sheldon

Jessica Sheldon

Katherine Michaels

Austin Grover

Joe Faulk

Craig & Noemi Mills, and Craig's dad

Jennifer and Eddie Garcia, and Chris

Amye Chaparro

Heather Hopkins

Andrew Peck

Plus the gang from The Running Shop!


Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Race results now posted

Feb 18, 2018

Results can be found here.


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