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This scenic course and the post-race festivities truly embrace the spirit of the old Southwest, making the 47th Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run a regional favorite.
Know of a local youth fitness program that could use some funding?! We are now accepting proposals for the 2016 SAR Children's Fitness Fund until July 31st, 2016. Head here to learn more and head here to apply! Each SAR race contributes approximately 10% of their profits to finance the Children’s Fitness Fund plus Fleet Feet Tucson has provided a doantion for this year's fund as well!More
2016 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown online registration opened again for those who did the TMC Meet Me Downtown! This is easier in the form of Q and A, so here goes:
Q. I did the TMC Meet Me Downtown -- can I still sign up for the Triple Crown and receive guaranteed entry to the September 5th TMC Saguaro Labor Day Run and the Halloween Weekend TMC Get Moving Tucson half-marathon and 5k?
A. Yes. You can register online here. If you already did the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k, the Triple Crown cost is $79 through August 1st. It then goes to $99 from August 2nd - August 28th. There will be no Triple Crown registration after August 28th.
Q. I ran the TMC Meet Me Downtown and I have now signed up for the TMC Saguaro race. Can I still register for the Triple Crown?
A. Yes, if you have finished the Night Run and you have already signed up for the Saguaro Labor Day Run, please email me directly and I will get you the coupon code for the Triple Crown.
Q. Is everyone who signed up for the Triple Crown eligible for the three-part "Finisher" medallion?
A. This year, everyone who signs up for the Triple Crown receives the large cactus medal and the TMC Meet Me Downtown medallion. To receive the additional medals, you simply need to finish the other two races.
Q. When do we get the TMC Saguaro medallion?
A. Triple Crown registrants who finished the TMC Night Run and who finish the TMC Saguaro race can pick up their Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown medal at the Gabe Zimmerman tent at the conclusion of the Saguaro race on September 5th.
Q. Will there be more shirts available?
A. We currently have about 25 of the 2016 gray Run Tucson - Run Your Passion shirts still available to current registrants at The Running Shop. Please stop by and pick up a shirt. We will be ordering additional shirts, but they may be a different color and different texture. We will solve for the t-shirt problem and have additional shirts available at the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown tent at Saguaro National Park on Monday, September 5th.
Q. Why would the new shirts be different than the ones from May?
A. The gray shirts were custom-made for us and at the moment we cannot get the same exact material.
Q. If we did the Virtual Triple Crown, can we still get our shirts and medals?
A. We have emailed everyone who signed up for the Virtual Triple Crown. If you did the TMC Meet Me Downtown virtually but have not heard from us, please email me directly.
Q. How many people have signed up for the Triple Crown?
A: As of this writing, almost 800 have registered.
Q. How much money is being raised from the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown?
A. We provide $10 of every single registration directly to Child and Family Resource, so we're on track to raise over $8,000.
Q. Do other charities benefit from the Triple Crown?
A. The three Triple Crown races will also raise funds for these local groups: Friends of Saguaro, Reid Park Zoo, Children's Museum, Greater Tucson Leadership, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Team Hoyt Arizona Cox Charities, Living Streets Alliance, and Southern Arizona Roadrunners. As you can see, these are all local organizations dedicated to helping our Tucson community be happy, healthy, and educated.
In addition to thanking you for your participation, we owe a debt of gratitude to a few folks:
Julia Strange and Tucson Medical Center for developing the concept and funding the program;
Ross Zimmerman and Emily Nottingham, Gabe's parents, for supporting the series;
Our friends at the Arizona Daily Star for helping develop the concept and supporting the events.
Once again, thank you for being part of the 2016 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.
Race Director, Southern Arizona Roadrunners
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Online registration and mail-in registration is now open for the popular September 4, TMC Saguaro Labor Day 8-miler and 5k. SAR members receive $5 off their registration when registering by June 30th, so join SAR now!
This race is capped at 1300 and over 850 have already registered.
We're half way through the 2016 racing season but any day is a great day to become a new member or renew your existing membership for another year or more! By joining at the SAR Membership Drive, you receive a FREE gift - your choice of race shirts, hats or gloves. First come, first served, until the free gifts run out! Visit us Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am-1pm
Three convenient locations:
1. The Running Shop - Register during the drive and get a FREE Running Shop tech shirt with any purchase over $100. SAR members receive 10% off all non-sale items.
2. Performance Footwear - Register during the drive and get a free water bottle. Use your SAR member discount immediately on any shoes in the store.
3. Fleet Feet Northwest (Oro Valley) - Register during the drive and you'll be entered in a free raffle with a chance to win a goodie bag full of great prizes! SAR members also always receive $25 off their purchase of $250 or more!
Click here for the Oro Valley Photography race photos. Click here for Damion Alexander's photos. Click here for Kerry Whelan's Goatagrapher's photos (more to be released shortly). Click here for the PuckerUp Photo Booth photos. And add your own photos to the SAR facebook page here! Read on for details . . .