The 5th annual TMC BE Tucson Women's 5k and Men's Mile: Sunday, February 21st at scenic La Encantada Shopping Center, an open women's 5k walk and run with prize money and age group awards, a men's mile, a scenic loop course, and plenty of great family-friendly activities.
Race Weekend Details - click here for the most recent eblast with details
Friday Night: Registration and Packet Pick-up
4:00 - 7:30 pm: Ladies Night at The Running Shop, with Wine and Cheese and special focus on women's apparel. If you're on the list below, you'll receive one of the 300 wine glasses set aside for the first 300 registrants.
(Please note that shirt sizing is first come, first served. The shirts are the nice weave that we used for the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run and TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson -- they are red this year, in honor of women's health. See below of the design and the back sponsor art.)
Sunday Morning at La Encantada, Restaurant Circle and The Core
7:00-8:00 Registration and packet pick-up at The Core, with stretching activities, timing tag pick-up, "I Run Because" selfie station, and more
7:45 Pre-race warm-up courtesy of Body Works Pilates at the restaurant circle
8:00 Start of Men's Mile
8:30 Start of TMC BE TUCSON Women's-Only 5k
Special thanks to the Tri-Girls and Workout Group for helping with the water station and course management!
9:30 Free Children's Dash Around the Circle (Note, this is a 100 yard dash for fun -- no t-shirts)
Ongoing: SAR membership tent, vendor expo, and fun things to do, including fitness activities from Body Works Pilates and photo booth and stretching at The Core.
Be sure to chat with Cathy Lennox at new race sponsor, Hager's Journeys -- she'll hook you up with special vacation packages!
Post your pics to The Core or SAR page with hashtag #BETucson for prizes.
9:30 or so, Post-race stretch at The Core
9:30 or so. Awards and raffles. Prize money and award details are below, but we'll have gift certificates for age-group winners and raffle prizes for all from La Encantadamerchants such as Beauty Brands, RA Sushi, Lucy Activewear, Firebirds Wood-fired Grill, Aveda, Blue Mercury, and Frost. Gift Certificates for 1-Hour Private Pilates sessions & Group Classes donated by Body Works Pilates.
Reverse the Course: The course will be run in reverse this year, so get ready to go counter-clockwise, with more gradual downhill. The new map from our awesome course measurer, Dave Hill, is below.
Check out race director Tia Accetta's new blog here -- this week's post, What it Means to BE.
See our recent interview on the Morning Blend talking about SAR events and TMC BE TUCSON.
Questions? Contact Randy Accetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Challenge Discount
- Don't forget the 2nd Annual Women's Team Challenge: Teams of 5 or more receive special pricing of only $20 through February 1st, then the team price increases to $25 through February 18th. Be sure to register online using the same team name!
Thanks to TMC and The Core for their Month of Free: We hope you had a good time visiting The Core for fitness and community activities.
Don't forget: Every Wednesday Evening
- Join us for a free walk and run, plus stretching class and restaurant discounts at
- Meet Me at La Encantada. Beginning at 5:00 pm, with free raffle at 6:45.
COACHING: Do you want some help in achieving your running goals? Whether you want to run your first 5k or set a super-cool PR, contact Tia Accetta for online coaching or in-person coaching, including group running at The Workout Group. An RRCA certified coach who holds an MA in education, Tia and her team of certified coaches can help you accomplish your running goal! For more about Tia, see Runner's World.
Date and Time
7:00-8:00 Registration and t-shirt pick up at The Core
8:00 am BE Fast Prize Money 5k, followed by Men's Mile
8:30 am Women's 5k Run/Walk
9:15 or so: Free Kids Dash and Awards
Prize Money, Age Group Awards, and Men's Mile Awards
Q. What is prize money for the women's race
A. $100 for first woman; $75 for second woman; $50 for third woman.
Q. Are there still prize money incentives?
A. $200 to first woman under 17:30 minutes, and $100 to first five women under 18:30 (for example, first woman under 17:30 minutes gets only $300 total -- first overall and hitting time award).
Q. Will there be age group awards in the Women's Open Race?
A. Yes, there will be age group prizes in the Women's Open Race for the top three in 10-year age groups (under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+, with prizes from La Encantada merchants and wine glass to age group winners)
Q. Is there age-group prize money?
- $50 to first over-40 woman who breaks masters record of 18:25 (Paula Morrison, 2014)
- $50 to first over-50 who breaks course record of 22:14 (Merry Dearmon, 2014)
- $50 to first over-60 who breaks course record of 24:08 (Mary Black, 2014)
Q. Will there be prize money in the Men's Mile?
A. Yes: $50 to first man who breaks 5:00 minutes; $50 to the first man over 45 to break 5:30; $50 to the first man over 55 to break 6:00 minutes; $50 to the first man over 65 to break 7:00 minutes.
Southern Arizona Roadrunners and their Children's Fitness Fund program.
Kids' and Post-Race Activities
Family-friendly activities, women’s fashion expo, and more!
We're grateful to our friends at Tucson Medical Center, the Running Shop, and La Encantada.