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Holly Jolly Hobble

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Happy Hour Hobble
Mar252016

Happy Hour Hobble

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  • SAR Membership

    The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking. Join today!

  • Tucson 5000 - May 8, 2016

    The fastest 5K in the Southwest! This pancake-flat, fast course provides the perfect opportunity for a 5K PR. This race has been a Tucson staple for over 20 years with 27 of the current Arizona age records for the 5K being set at the Tucson 5000!

  • TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K and Friday Night Festival of Miles - 5/27/16 & 5/28/16

    Make your plans for Memorial Day Weekend and be part of the 10th Annual TMC 5k Night Run & Inaugural Friday Night Festival of Miles.  We’ve read your surveys and we’ve added a Friday night component to the city’s most popular running event.  So mark your calendar for the best running weekend in Tucson’s 240 year official history!

Latest News:

Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco De Mayo Race Recap

May 3, 2016

It was a perfect day for racing at Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope Cinco de Mayo Fitness Fiesta!  Over 1000 participants and spectators came together to run or walk the  5K, 10K and Fitkidz 1 mile in the hills of Starr Pass.   The weather was perfect, the burritos were tasty, and the mariachis were a hit. What more could you ask for?

After the popular sombrero kids race, Dr. Gann kicked off the awards ceremony.  In the 5K, on the women’s side first place went to Jan Smith (22:45), on the men’s side Zach Westman (17:38).  Top place masters winners were Catherine Horness (22:33) and James Webster (19:37).  The 10K overall winners were Lauren Reasoner (40:28) and on the men’s side, Anthony Franciso (34:20).  Masters winners were Stephanie Wenneborg (42:04) and Dave Dixon (38:25).  A huge congrats to them powering through this challenging course!  In the new team competition, it was a close battle but in the end team Fleet Feet came out on top with the most participants, winning themselves a keg from Borderlands Brewery.   

In it’s 36th year, this race has become a Tucson tradition.  Thank you to the 70+ volunteers that make this event possible and to all of our sponsors for their support:  Dr. Gann’s Diet of Hope, Fleet Feet, Tile Outlet, Dr. James Evans and Dr. Basel Skeif at Tucson Heart Group, Mc Kesson Medical supply, The Reliance Group, Vitamin Shoppe, El Saguarito, Albertsons, Borderlands Brewery, Starbucks, Culligan and La Estrella Bakery.

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TMC Meet Me Downtown After-Party and Music Update

May 2, 2016

Read on for details on the Hotel Congress after-party, LeeAnn Savage Reunion Band and the six other great bands, plus all the Downtown restaurants that offer runner discounts over the weekend!

Thanks to Hotel Congress for hosting our Saturday night after-party for the 10th straight year.  This year's specials include 2 for 1 Sierra Nevada Draft Beer and House Red and White Wine, from 7-11 pm.

In addition to our lineup at the 4th Annual Running Race Food Truck Round Up, these Downtown restaurants are offering discounts Friday and Saturday:

  • HiFi  20% off any food and beverage item excluding any specials 
  • Thunder Canyon Brewery Restaurant and Pub 20% off all Thunder Canyon brewed beers AND 20% off food (excluding Happy Hour discounted appetizers) 
  • Veg Box Café 15% off  
  • Planet Smoothie 20% off self-serve yogurt and $1 off of any smoothie
  • Good Oak Bar 10% off tab, including drinks 
  • Diablo Burger 10% off tab, including drinks 
  • Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink 10% off bill
  • The HUB  Restaurant $2 off ice cream 
  • The HUB Ice Cream Factory $2 off a small or large cup of ice cream
  • Delectables All Arizona Beers on Tap $2 off a pint!  All Appetizers $1 off

Live Music on the course for Friday and Saturday night

Friday Night Main Stage is Michael P​ and the Gullywashers, with The Guilty Bystanders at Wanslee Auto (6th&Stone) at the half-mile mark. 

Saturday Night Main Stage is LeeAnn Savage and her reunion band  

On the Course Saturday at the TMC 5k Night Run:
Maxx Staxx at Wanslee Auto (6th & S Stone) -- Mile 1.2    
Reno del Mar at the Downtown Clifton (485 S Stone) -- Mile 1.6       
Chuckwalla at S 8th  Ave. & W. 18th St. -- Mile 2.5     
Flamenco (tbd) at S Stone & 14th St -- Mile 2.9, at Casa Vicente

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Cinco De Mayo results now posted!

May 1, 2016

Results can be found here!

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Sabino Canyon Sunset Run 2016 - Race Recap

Apr 28, 2016

The 2016 edition of SAR's Sabino Canyon Sunset Run was run in beautiful weather, clear skies and mild temperatures. Over 360 people enjoyed this spectacular race and a great time was had by all. Friendly competition, food, music, camaraderie, a fantastic sunset and incredible moonlight, all at the magnificent Sabino Canyon. It just doesn't get any better than that.

The men's race was won by local athlete Kurt Michels, whose time of 41:28 was about 1.5 minutes faster than the second place finisher Adam Folts of Phoenix. Third place was taken by elite triathlete Jess Vondracek in sub-6 minute pace. The Men's Masters competition was dominated by Brian Hall who was 4th overall in an impressive time of 45:30. Brian was the winner in 2000 and has run the race every year and finished in the top ten since 1998. Second place was Ramon Billy, and third was newcomer Dave Dixon.
 
The women's overall award winner was Amy Cole who is becoming a regular winner at SAR races. Amy ran 6:26 pace, for a total time of 47:37. Second place went to Siouxsie Owen, and third was Lauren Reasoner. The top three ladies finished in order, #10, #11, and #12 overall. The Women's Masters competition was won by 2015 SAR Grand Prix winner Michelle Hawk in a time 54:33. Michelle pulled double-duty by volunteering at the race and winning the Master’s division. Second place went to the amazing Merry Dearmon. 
 
For the first time, we had a timing mat at the half-way point. This allows the runners to compare their first (uphill) split to their second (downhill) split. Some interesting observations can be found. For example, Kurt Michels ran the second half at 5:12 pace! Siouxsie Owen had a great second half to take second place overall. Don Fallis and Warren Williamson were 2 of 7 runners that actually ran the uphill faster than the downhill.
 
As with every event that we do, the volunteers were the engine that made this event run and we want to thank each and every one who helped out. While we're sure we won't remember to list everyone here we will try: Steve Felde, Sheryl Felde, Laura Marshall, Georgia Ehlers, Gary Giese, Connie Lopez, Linda Pitney, Jennifer Keyes, Dari Duval, Bob Howard, Gerardo Guzman, Melanie Ramo, Marti Ackermann, Stephan Ackermann, Gary Parcher, Pam Hoyt ,Monica Bermudez, Don Taylor, Linda Whelan, Diane Harper, Lauren Reasoner, Joe Faulk, Doreen Davis, Michelle Hawk, Bob Arendt, Robin Gerard, Ben Childers, Joe Plassman and boys, Tom Gormley, Gina Nelson, Chris Fall, Nick Gonzales, Emily Maas, and Maureen Cunningham

We also owe a huge thank you to our main sponsors, Proactive Physical Therapy, Performance Footwear and Summit Hut. Performance and Summit Hut graciously provided gift certificates to all award winners, along with our new sponsor LaceLocker, who provided age group awards. ProActive PT helped runners out with KT Tape and free massages. Additional sponsors included Culligan Water, Risky Business, Papa Johns and Eegees.
 
A big thank you as well to the Forest Service for permitting us to hold this event such a fantastic location. Our race benefitted the Friends of Sabino Canyon, a group that does great things to improve the park for all of us. 
A fantastic job was done by all, and we hope everyone enjoyed the experience.

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TMC 5k Night Run/Walk Price Increase on May 1

Apr 25, 2016

Sign up now and take advantage of the early pricing for the popular TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run on Saturday, May 28th.  While Friday Night Festival of Miles and the 5k team pricing will stay the same, individual pricing for Saturday's 5k will increase by $5 starting on May 2nd.  Of course, you can also take advantage of the great pricing on the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and register for three races: the May 28 TMC Night Run; the September 5 TMC Saguaro Labor Day 5k or 8-miler; and the TMC Get Moving Tucson Events, the Tucson Lifestyle 5k on October 29 or the TMC Get Moving A-Mountain Half-Marathon on October 30th.  Four shirts, four medals, four great weekends!

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