Register now for the Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope 10k, 5k. Prices increase at 11:59 PM on April 21st. You don't want to miss this Fitness Fiesta! There's a race for everyone in the family PLUS a mariachi performance, breakfast burritos, pinatas, churros and more! Come for the run, come for the fun!More
Saturday Night, June 2: 12th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk -- Tucson's biggest running party!
4:00: Registration begins at Children's Museum and Armory Park
5:45 or so: Tucson's Santa Pachita begins to rock the house
6:00: Men's and Women's Mile, for all ages and abilities, including prize money and awards for the RRCA West Regional Championship -- tutus and joggers and all are welcome!
6:15: Battle of the Badges for all first responders, civil servants, fire department, border patrol, and military, including Team RWB
6:30: FitKidz Free Mile for Children 12-and-under
7:00: TMC 5k Night Run/Walk -- for all ages and abilities, including the RRCA State 5k Championship
Ongoing: party on site, with After-Party at Hotel CongressMore
Visit the SAR Facebook page HERE to see some awesome photos of the event from Selena Valencia Phtoography! Also, don't forget to see other great photos on FB by visiting The Damion Alexander Team and GOATographer!
Thanks to all for another great event!
Our Grand Prix results guru, Mr. Mike WIlson, has scanned the 2018 Boston Marathon results for SAR Members past and present and created a results page for them. Please check it out HERE. Thanks much, Mike!More
This year’s Sabino Canyon Sunset Run fell on a wonderful weather day where we managed to miss the extremely hot weather from earlier in the week and the tremendous winds that Thursday and Friday brought to our desert community. The cooler temps and light breezes led to some really fast times.
The men’s crown was won by local standout Kurt Michels in a blistering 40:59. Second place male was Max Miller in 43:07 and third was Adam Fultz in 44:28. The overall Masters Male winner was Matthew Sheremeta in an impressive 44:50.
The fastest woman this year was Christine Schleifer from Germany in an outstanding 46:03. Second place was Morgan Boding in 49:31 and third was Aleta Jokisch in 50:29. The Master’s Champion was Anne Neuenschwander in a speedy 51:48.
Our youngest finisher was 9 year old Gabriella Belanger in a stellar time of 1:34:39. Way to go Gabriella! Our most seasoned finishers, both at 81 years of age, were Paul Robilla and Lee Joseph. Great job, guys! In fact, Paul posted an outstanding time of 1:11:47 which put him inside of the top 50% of all finishers!
A huge thank you to a large cast of volunteers without whom we wouldn’t have had an event. Our apologies to anyone we may have inadvertently left off this list. Steve and Shery Felde, Laura Marshall, Georgia Ehlers, Connie Lopez, Carolyn Audilet, Mary Young, Heather Hopkins, Kyle, Emily, and Ella Johnson, Kelly Mack, Don Taylor, Gary Parcher, Monica Bermudez, Tom Gormley, Joe Plassmann, Caroline Gardner, Raquel Cali, Austin Grover, Joe Faulk, Delaney Schnell, Clio Yasenchack, Mely Bohlman, Robin Reineke, Tim Bentley, Michelle Hawk, Diane Manzini, Martha Castillon, Myk Brown and Michael Hall.
We must also make sure to thank our incredible sponsors, Summit Hut, Performance Footwear, Proactive Physical Therapy, Donate Life Arizona, Risky Business and Papa Johns. Others to thank include the Forest Service, Friends of Sabino Canyon, Selena Valencia Photography, Damien Alexander with the Damien Alexander team from Long Realty, Kerry Whelan, the GOATographer, and a few great folks whose names I don’t know who helped us work on the issue we had trying to get our microphone working.
Until next year, keep running, and have you renewed your SAR membership?
Race Director, Sabino Canyon Sunset Run
Register online here and get all three medals! Each of the three races has a unique coaster medallion -- sign up for the Triple Crown and ensure that you get all three medals, each with a part of Tucson's history! Use 'em as a coaster for your favorite beverage, or hang them as a decorative reminder of your great race!
You can find results here! Thank you for coming out to the race!More
You can sign up online for the 2018 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown or by mailing in the form on the SAR page before the end of March for the three-race-for-one-low-price of $89. The first medallion all GZTC registrants get is this coaster-medal. Below is the list of participants as of March 29th -- thanks to those who have signed up!
James Clubb Sr.
Christina Della Gatta
Ruth Galvan de Ramirez
Steve M La Veau Sr
Joseph S. Reyes
Janet Rico Uhrig
Floyd Thompson III
Barbara Van Derlaske
Matt Van Derlaske
Danielle VAN DERLASKE
Today was a glorious mix of tradition and brand-new. We decided to return our event name back to Dave’s Run for ALS after a few years as Marana 5000. We enjoyed another fantastic morning exercising and competing together in southern Arizona while raising money to help in the fight against ALS. However, we did so at a new location, Curtis Park. We think the venue worked out quite well and we would like to thank Pima County for allowing us to have the event there.
We also added a 10K into the mix and Dave’s Double for those slightly imbalanced folks for whom one race on one day is simply not enough. And, it was awesome.
On the men’s side our 5K winners were Kurt Michels (16:28), Sean Anderson (17:17) and David Kroeppler (17:51). For the 10K, all 3 top finishers completed Dave’s Double! Sean Anderson (35:45), Danny Huang (38:39) and David Kroeppler (39:06). The 5K master’s crown was won by Brian Leroy (18:27) while the 10K master’s winner was Dave Dixon (39:30).
For the women Lauren Reason won the 5k (18:42), second was Tia Accetta (19:15) and third was Emily Bushouse (20:02). For the 10K, again all of the top 3 finishers completed Dave’s Double (maybe we’ve started something big here?)! The top 3 10K finishers were Lauren Reasoner (39:40) —- Yes, Lauren won both events!, Tia Accetta (41:07) and Claire Hans (46:30). The 5K master’s crown was won by Katharina Beeler (20:49) — after taking Tia Accetta out as she was second overall. The 10K master’s champion was Merry Dearmon in 46:32.
Lots of fast times on a flat a fast course on a great part of The Loop.
We also had a great time with the FitKids mile and our mascot Fitz was bested yet again by many of our speedy youngsters. I must admit that the FitKidz mile events are my favorite and bring the biggest smile to my face every time. It was great having all of the kids out there running and enjoying the morning with us.
We have many sponsors to thank including The Running Shop, Smith Performance Center, Team Woodall Long Realty and eegees. Please visit and support our sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate them!
We would also like to thank DJ Rich for handling much of the announcing and spinning the great tunes. Also many thanks to our awesome face painter Petunia the Clown, massage therapist Elizabeth Silva, Team Hoyt for bringing out their amazing athletes and for serving coffee to keep us warm, Northwest Fire and Eugene Moore with Carden of Tucson Charter School.
I’m again astounded and humbled by our many, capable, willing, selfless and skilled volunteers without whom these events would simply not happen. We may well have left some of you out of this list inadvertently but know that we truly value all you do for SAR and the southern Arizona community. Thank you to Steve and Sheryl Felde, Marti and Stephan Ackermann, Joe Faulk, Ann Hollis, Peggy Chalk, Maureen Cunningham, Dave Dixon, Steve Sheldon, Mulcogi Sing, Jeri Baker, Gary Parcher, Pam Hoyt, Michelle Hawk, Joe Plassmann, Dave Odom, Ray Hensen, Tanya, Caroline Gardner, Stephen Moore, Merry Dearmon, Noemi & Craig Mills, Denise & Chris Fall, EriK Sanders, Cliantha, Austin Grover, Diane Manzini, John Mollenhour, and Morey Brown.
We have some final calculations to do in order to determine the largest team and the winner of the eegees party due to a large number of registrations at packet pickup and on race day. Destination U! was the early favorite but we need to calculate the final numbers to see if they kept their lead! If you ran the race and aren’t sure if you successfully registered for a team please email me HERE.
Until next year, thanks so much to all!