SAR News & Announcements:
We just realized that our ending date for signing up for the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown was unnecessarily early, so we’ve extended the deadline to Friday, May 24th at midnight. Sign up online here or by mailing in the form here. . . . click here for the May 21 eblast about the Triple Crown and Meet Me Downtown!
Need some motivation to get in a Friday run but are also craving a cold drink to celebrate the end of another work week? Don’t worry, SAR has you covered! Join new SAR Board members Alyssa and Diane for the first revival run of the Happy Hour Hobble on Friday, May 24th at Barrio Brewing Co. with sign-in from 6:00 - 6:15 and the social run starting at 6:30! The night will include an easy run 2-4 mile run with friends, followed by trivia and oldest race t-shirt contest while you order up refreshments and food. What more could a runner ask for? Click here for all the details.
Lorraine Moller, four-time Olympian and bronze medal winner in the 1992 Olympic Marathon in Barcelona, will attend the June 1 TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run and Walk and speak with Tucson runners at the Friday Night Wine and Cheese at the Running Shop, on May 30th. As the current President of the Arthur Lydiard Foundation, Lorraine is a sought-after public speaker on women’s running, master’s running, and Olympic-level training. She also leads training camps and international coaching education workshops.
Click here for more details on Lorraine’s visit and on the June 1 TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run and Walk.
Click here for online registration—including free registration for the Children’s Mile with Mayor Rothschild—and the Team Challenge Registration.
Looking for some great places to run this summer and like a challenge? Parks and Recreation is holding their summer Track and Field Series most Tuesday nights beginning in June and their Road Race Series most Thursday nights beginning at the end of May. For all the details click the link below. Its fun and very affordable!
Results can be found here. Thank you for coming out to the race. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mom’s out there. We hope you have a great day!
You can find them here! Thank you for coming out to the event!
WE’RE GETTIN’ READY FOR THE 2013 TMC MEET ME DOWNTOWN NIGHT RUN - Click here for the recent eblast with all the updates on the race: Team Discounts, Free Children’s Mile, RRCA State Championship and more!
* Super-fast course along the wide Downtown boulevards with neighbor support, plus prize money for top finishers and age group awards in 5-year categories
* Free Children’s Mile starts at 6:30 PM—we want every child in Tucson to walk or run a mile with Mayor Rothschild. Everyone is free—so bring your family and do a mile with the kids!
* Team Challenge - make a team of 5 or more from work, church, the gym or even your own house with $20 per team member. All teams entered into raffle for $150 gift certificate to Hotel Congress and biggest team wins $150 to Maynard’s Kitchen. Team registration ends on May 24.
* Special thanks to the City of Tucson, the Tucson Police Department, and Rural Metro for providing the resources to produce a safe and healthy Downtown event!
* Sign up online or by mail at the race page
Head to the race page for more details . . .
Results can be found here!
Wow, things are happening fast. As events unfold in Boston today, we in Tucson are no doubt still shaken, saddened, and upset by the growing losses in Boston. As is happening around the country, instead of one major event, our running family is providing many opportunities to gather over the coming days . . .
Pictures from the 2013 Sabino Canyon Sunset Race have been posted to the SAR Facebook Page. There is no need to register for Facebook to enjoy and view the pictures, so check them out. Here is the SAR Photo Album Page on Facebook. Just click and look for the Sabino Canyon Sunset Run Photo Albums.
You can find them here! Have a great weekend.
Hey Roadrunners: Mayor Rothschild is challenging the community to run or walk 100 miles before June 1st. As of this week, over 20,000 miles have been logged, but we know that the running community can hit that figure in a flash. Participants who walk or run 100 miles before June 1 will receive special recognition from the Mayor¹s Office. All participants under 18 years old who log at least 100 miles before June 1 will receive a special commemorative medallion at the June 1 TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K.
Of Discounts, Training Groups, Children’s Mile with Ben’s Bells Kindness Coins, and more . . .
Early Registration Price: Well, we’re past the super deal of $15 for entry, but the current early registration fee is a mere $20—register for the race online today or send in the form that’s on the SAR race site.
New! Training Program for TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run.
We want to help you have fun on race night—so whether you want to learn how to run the whole 5k or you want to set a personal best, MMD certified coaches will provide a personalized training plan for you. Coach Alyssa Hoyt will meet with you twice a week for fun training runs. . . .
Click here for more details
Saturday, March 30, 2013 , come on out for a SAR Social Run & Injury Prevention Talk at Proactive Physical Therapy at 3945 E Paradise Falls Dr (Alvernon and the Rillito). The Proactive Physical Therapy folks are experts at helping runners and other active folks treat and prevent injuries. At 8am we’ll gather outside their office and go for a training run along the Rillito and at 9am the Proactive folks will give us some on hand training on using fantastic injury prevention devices like the foam roller. Light refreshments will be provided.
Dave’s Run for ALS took place underneath a beautiful clear sky last Sunday; we must have fooled the weatherman into thinking that our race was on a different day! It was an amazing day and believe it or not, despite having a huge amount of competition with multiple races on the same day well over 300 people registered for the run. As always, a successful event is only as good as it’s leaders and volunteers. Many thanks to the Co-Race Director (and master of the taper training program) Tim Bentley and a huge list of volunteers. I’m sure I will miss someone here but rest assured you’re all very much appreciated!
Steve & Sheryl Felde, Alli & Mike Coyle, Connie Lopez, Shirley Hester, Janet Holland, Eve Shapiro, Esther, Linda & Kerry Whelan (our fabulous photographer), Don Branaman, Steve Hughes, Dave Hill (officially measured our course), Craig Dabler, Chia-Chi Kuo-Speck (helped us from setup all the way through packing up), Robin Gerard, Joe Plassmann, Paula Morrison, Mary Lasser, Diane Manzini, Jay Ligget, Doreen Castillo (must have given out a 1,000 fliers for us prior to the race), Michelle Hawk, Dari Duval, Chris Fall (our cone guy).
The men’s race was won in a blistering 16:14 by Damon Vasiliw followed by Daniel Aros and John Chamberlain. The women’s race was won in a great time of 18:37 by longtime local standout Paula Morrison followed closely by Suzy Schumacher who came down from Phoenix, and third place was Stephanie Wenneborg. The Master’s division was won by Toby Freebourn and Janet Holland.
It was a great day also in the fight against ALS. Thanks much to all who participated and to those who also donated directly to the Jim Himelic Foundation. Next year, Dave’s Run will be bigger and better than ever, and hopefully on a weekend that isn’t so flooded with other races! We’ll see you there!
The 7.4 Mile Sabino Canyon race is sold out. The 7.4 Mile Early-start option is also closed. Online registration is closed, and mail-in entries are no longer being accepted.
The FunRun event is still open for registration.