TMC Get Moving Tucson Event: A-Mountain Half-Marathon, Tucson Lifestyle 5k & Cox Charities 1-Mile News
Click here for a race report on the TMC Get Moving Tucson Event, including the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon, the Tucson Lifestyle 5k, and the Cox Charities One Miler.
Click Here for Souvenir Photos: Thanks to PRPhotos from Houston, Texas and local photographer Paul Konecny you can find about 4,000 souvenir photos at pr.photos.com. The photos in the race report are samples of their great work. Search by bib number or by race, or simply look through all the great photos—find the ones you want and create a lifetime memory of your TMC Get Moving Tucson weekend. Please note that I totally forgot to include Gary Denny in the race report thank you to volunteers—former SAR President Gary Denny dropped off water stations, pitched in where needed, and was a great help! Thanks Gary!
TMC Get Moving Tucson Events: TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon, Tucson Lifestyle 5k, and Cox Charities One Mile: the Mayor is in and over $1,200 in prize money to be given away
1) As part of his new Healthy Tucson Initiative, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will participate in the Cox Charities One Mile Walk and Run, helping raise funds for Cox Charities and Big Brothers, Big Sisters Tucson while highlighting his vision for a healthier Tucson. Kids under 10 are free— registration details here! The Cox Charities One Mile begins at 8:00 AM.
2) Prize money for half-marathon announced: $300 for first man and woman, $200 for second man and woman, $100 for first man and woman. $100 additional bonus for first man or woman who betters current course records of 1:07:13 for the men, set by Craig Curley and 1:27:58 set by Amy Cole, both in 2011.
3) Free massages, jumping castles, face painters, and PhotoFunBooth are all set up—plus the awesome commemorative finisher’s medal design has been finalized and the custom designed shirt has been finalized: white with orange piping in a tailored fit, with both men’s and women’s sizing. Official Race Photographer, PRPhoto, who did the photos for the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run, will be on hand to take the official souvenir photos.
4) Later start time announced: thanks to TPD and other agencies, we can move our starting time a bit later in the morning. The Half-Marathon and the 5k now start at 7:00am, with the One-Mile starting at 8:00am.
We’ll have a full race summary at some point, but for now please accept our appreciation for doing the Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon and 5k. Over 1,000 folks registered for the half-marathon and about 500 registered for the 5k. Results can be found here.
Race Photos: You can see some great race photos at www.photos.daronshade.com. Photos are from the 3.5 mile mark on A-Mountain and then at the 10-mile mar, so search for your picture. You can purchase reprints in all sizes, including a digital image.
Age-Group Awards: Age-group awards are three-deep in five-year categories—if you received an age-group prize but missed the awards ceremony, please visit The Running Shop to pick up your prize.
Volunteers: Thank you to the over 125 volunteers who helped with the event—Saguaro High School Cross Country, St. Augustine High School Cross Country, the UA’s Delta Sigma Pi and AKPsi business fraternities, Neighbor’s For Justice, and all the SAR volunteers at packet pick-up and on race day: Steve and Sheryl
Maria Isabel Diaz
Again, a hearty thank you to all the participants, friends, family, sponsors, partners and volunteers!!!
DETAILS : everything you need to know about race hotels, race weekend packet pick-up , race weekend registration, prize money, age group awards, the course, aid stations, post-race activities, and more for the October 9th TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon and 5k. Follow this story for all the details. Click here to read about how to run the half-marathon course.
Race weekend registration and packet pickup details: Saturday, October 8th from 10-3 at The Running Shop; Sunday, 5:15-6:15 at the start/finish line. First-come, first-served on t-shirt size!
Weather: according to the National Digital Forecast Database, it will be clear and about 52 degrees at race start on Sunday, rising to between 57-60 during the event. By 11:00 am it should be 74. Winds will be approximately 6mph from the east.
Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown Award: For those registered Triple Crown participants who finish all three events, your special Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown award will be available Sunday morning at the race staging area in one of the 10’ x 20’ tents. Please pick up your personalized award.
Race website here for additional details.
Prize money announcements, age group awards, registration details, course details, aid station details, post-race activities, and more . . . we’re getting all the details together for the October 9th TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon and 5k. Follow this story for everything there is to know about race weekend.
Just a quick reminder that prices go up on October 1st for the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon and 5k.
How to Run the Half: Sure, the A-Mountain Half is a challenging course, but follow this story for some ideas on how to run it, mile by mile. Don’t want to do 13.1 miles? Don’t worry—the 5k run/walk will be loads of fun, too, with a Downtown/Fourth Avenue course.
Want to get ready for the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon, featuring A-Mountain? Then join the Southern Arizona Roadrunners at weekly social runs every Monday night. Groups will leave from the Meet Me at Maynard’s weekly run at 5:45 and 6:00 pm—meet at 400 North Toole and look for the A-Mountain folks. The route from Maynard’s is almost exactly 6 miles—you can view it here.. We’ll start at Maynard’s and go straight west on Congress about 1.5 miles to the road up A-Mountain. We’ll go up and down, then back along Congress to the finish at Maynard’s. You can go farther or shorter as you wish . . . click for more information . . .
Well, we sure got moving at the TMC Get Moving Tucson 10-miler and 5k. With a certified 10-mile course, some fine records fell, including . . .