Sunrise at Old Tucson Cross Country Trail Run News
You can still register for Sunrise at Old Tucson, part of SAR’s 2013 Running Shop Grand Prix. Online registration ends on Thursday night, but you can register in person at The Running Shop on Saturday from 10-2 and on Sunday morning, starting at 7:30 am. The men’s race starts at 8:15, the women’s race starts at 9:15, as does the One Mile Fun Walk/Run. All participants receive a black technical shirt, a free trailside breakfast, and free entrance into Old Tucson Studios, the Wildlife Museum and the Desert Museum (with one paid adult). Click here for all race day details . . .
A quick post-race thank you to the almost 600 registrants for the Sunrise at Old Tucson Cross Country Trail Run. As you can see from the race results Greg has posted, runners came from as far away as Wisconsin, Washington, New York, Minnesota and Hereford. A quick post-race thank you to the almost 600 registrants for the Sunrise at Old Tucson Cross Country Trail Run. As you can see from the race results Greg has posted, runners came from as far away as Wisconsin, Washington, New York, Minnesota and Hereford. Indeed, it was good to see old friends in the 80+ bracket Sully Sullivan (89) and Geri Sullivan (83), plus Del Kruschke, Don Branaman, Dave Mallady, Sue Smith, and Joe Cary in the 70+. Inspirations to all, old and young alike. Speaking of young, thanks to Old Tucson for providing cowboy kerchiefs to the kid’s race participants—and to the 80 or so who signed up for the family fun run and walk. As you can see from the results, some serious speed was on display today, with Matt Chandler from the UA Law School taking first place in the men’s race with Seattle’s Tahoma Kalsa taking second and Tucson’s Dustin Zimmerman picking up third. In the separate women’s race, Tia Accetta cruised to victory, with longtime Arizona running standout Beth Elickson taking second place and Stephanie Wenneborg picking up third. Great Master’s running was displayed by Bob Schnell (first) and Toby Freebourn, while Beth Ellickson picked up the Master’s win, with Michelle Hawk and Janet Holland hot on her tail.
Age group results are listed on the results page, and if you did not pick up your age group award you can get it at The Running Shop. Please remember that men who ran in the women’s race and women who ran in the men’s race will be listed in the race that they ran and are not eligible for age group awards.
Funds from the race go to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation and the Wildcat Youth Hockey Association, as well as the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the Children’s Fitness Fund.
Special thanks to race site, Old Tucson, for all their help with the race. Of course, without sponsors like Body Basics, the Running Shop, BodyArmor drinks, Worldly Soles, Tucson Medical Center, Cox Communications, Caliente and the Arizona Daily Star, and MOTOACTV, the new GPS Fitness Tracker and Smart MP3 player from Motorola, races like this could never happen. And even though they are a beneficiary, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation’s Team Duke program contributes a lot to the race, with many wonderful raffle prizes. Thank you JWCF . . . (more)
Saddle up, boys and girls!! This weekend’s SAR race is Sunrise at Old Tucson, a 4-mile cross country trail run on the grounds of historic Old Tucson Studios . . .keep reading about all the details of the race—Click here for more information than you can shake a stick at . . .
Registration is still open for the Sunrise at Old Tucson Cross Country Trail Run at Old Tucson Studios on March 13th.
You can also register at the Running Shop on Saturday, March 12th from 10-3 and at Old Tucson Studios itself on Sunday morning, March 13th from 6:30-8:00.
We want to provide a special weekend of the best tourist and family attractions in the region. Special thanks to our friends at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the International Wildlife Museum, and Old Tucson Studios—every participant receives free entry into each of these great attractions.
To ensure a more wide-open course, this year we’ll have three events, with a new race for those 40 years old and over.
8:00 Open race. This is for everyone who is under 40 years old. (Anyone over 40 can run in the open if they choose, but master’s prizes are only given in the 40+ section).
9:00 40+ race. Special over-forty race for everyone who is 40 and over. Race against peers!
9:00 One mile race, fun run, and walk. Family-friendly walk and run for anyone who wants to have fun on the dusty streets of Old Tucson Studios.
Well, that was close—as I write this Sunday afternoon, rain is lashing my windows and the tree overhead is threatening to blow onto our roof, but this morning dawned clear and bright out at Old Tucson, with a sparkling, if windy, Sunrise for almost 600 runners, walkers, and lil’ cowboys and cowgirls. See some new race photos at the main race page courtesy of Cox Sports Photos – see www.coxsportsphotos.com over the coming days as Jim Cox uploads hundreds of race photos. Thanks to Mike Salkowski and Finn for the great Facebook photos!. The race started by the Palace Saloon on Old Tucson’s Main Street, with a hundred yards of fast downhill, followed by a quick left past the rodeo grounds, then an inner loop of town before hitting the horse trails. This year saw a huge increase in family walkers, and they scooted past the rodeo grounds . . .
Here’s an update on Sunrise at Old Tucson Cross Country Trail Run. First, the courses look to be 4.0 miles and 1.1 miles; breakfast will be eggs, tortillas, juice, chips and more; every child in the free kid’s run gets a sheriff’s badge; and every registrant gets a great t-shirt—burnt orange for men, black or tangerine in a women’s cut. Make a day of it: free admission to Old Tucson with additional discount tickets of $8 available for purchase before the race, plus a free pass to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum good all year. Finally, your bib number gets you free entry into the Wildlife Museum on Sunday.
Online registration has been extended to Friday, March 5th at noon. You can also visit the Running Shop (3055 N Campbell) on Saturday from 10-3 to register and pick up your number and shirt. Finally, packet pick up and registration is also on Saturday, March 7th at Old Tucson Studios from 6:45-8:00 am. The races start at 8:30 am!
We’ll have official race photographs from Cox Sports Photos, plus a film crew from Cox Communications. It should be a great day!
We will start in the heart of Main Street, heading south, then do a large loop throughout the main grounds of Old Tucson. At the mile mark, the shorter race will see the finish area at Bitter Creek (where we started and finished last year), while the longer race will head out to the single track and dirt road trails on the grounds of Old Tucson for a 2 mile zig-zaggy loop. The trails and roads are marked with red flagging. The final mile of the race is the same loop around the inner grounds of Old Tucson, with the finish at Bitter Creek—where breakfast and cowboys and cowgirls await!
The John Wayne Cancer Foundation will be on hand promoting their Team Duke fundraising teams—last year, they had some great giveaways!
Overall prizes and age group awards and raffle awards will be provided by The Running Shop, Old Tucson Studios, and Team Duke. Thanks to the Running Shop for all their help with the logo and concept, plus their years of doing Sundown at the Pass!