Get Moving Tucson is Tucson's most popular urban half-marathon with three events to choose from and live music, a vendor expo, children's activities, jumping castle, food trucks, breakfast after-party, and more. For both the 5k and the Half, the fun begins in the heart of Downtown Tucson, with a route including historic West University and the canyons of Downtown.
Half-Marathoners will head back to Sentinel Peak and crank the A-Mountain loop, then hit the the flat out-and-back on the Santa Cruz Riverpath at the base of A-Mountain, rockin' with local bands and with views of the distant mountains. Speed the last mile into the heart of Downtown, as the finish line band rocks the tunes and friends, family, and other runners cheer your finish.
- Awesome heather blend race shirt for first 1500 registrants
- Coaster medallion to finishers in the 5k and the half-marathon
- Post-race concert and live music on the course
- Food trucks and post-race snacks
- Age group awards and cash prizes for top runners
- Earn your points at SAR's Running Shop Grand Prix
- Jumping Castle and other kids activities
- Halloween costume contest with prizes
Which TMC Get Moving event is right for you?
Wanna' go the distance? Then check out the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon.
Flat and fast 3.1 miles more your style? Then cruise the Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk.
Got kids? Bring 'em to the Free FitKidz Mile for children 12-and-under and Cox Charities Family Costume Mile, free for all!
Beneficiaries: Proceeds from the TMC Get Moving Tucson Weekend will fund local organizations, including Cox Charities, Watershed Management, Presidio San Agustin de Tucson, Team Hoyt Arizona, the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.
Date and Time
2019 Race Weekend Schedule
October 26, at Running Shop, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Visit the Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell Avenue for in-person registration and packet pick-up. Pick up your race number and your shirt.
October 27 Race Day Schedule
5:20 am Final in-person registration and packet pick-up begins -- ending 15 minutes before each of the race events. Early Half-Marathon Start is at 5:45 and TMC Half start is at 6:30, so be sure you allow time to get your stuff
5:35 Early Start Check-in for TMC Half-Marathon at the finish line - if you think you will finish in more than 3 hours, please do this early start and check in at the SAR inflatable arch across Church.
5:45 Early Start
If you think it will take you more than 3 hours to do the half-marathon, please do the early start. This will help ensure your personal safety as the day heats up, as well as help the ambulance units, police, and volunteers who are tasked with making sure you stay safe.
Early starters 65+ who are eligible for age-group awards and Grand Prix Points, but early starters under 65 are not eligible for age group awards, Grand Prix points, or prize money.
6:30 am TMC Half-Marathon Start
7:40 or so: TMC Half-Marathon runners begin to finish – all 2019 finishers receive the 2019 TMC Get Moving Tucson medallion
8:00 am Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk, for all ages and participants with overall and age group awards. All finishers receive the 2018 TMC Get Moving Tucson medallion
9:00 am Cox Charities Costume Mile and FitKidz Free One Mile - Free for all 12-and-under and all those in costume
9:15 or so, at the Main Stage Awards Ceremonies and Charity Give
Course Closure Times (These are the tentative closure times, with final details to be determined by Tucson Police Department)
9:00 am Water Station at Santa Cruz near 22nd/Starr Pass
10:00 Mile 12: All participants routed to sidewalk or picked up by sag vehicle, depending on TPD decision
10:30 Timing at Finish Line Closes
Rewards For Fast Running: The 2019 Half-Marathon Prize Money Structure
• $100 to first overall male and $100 to first overall female; $50 to top overall Master's (Over-40) male and female
• $200 to the top 5 males who break 1:13 and to the top 5 females who break 1:26 (basically, the top 10 times on the course over the past five years)
• $500 for course records. Current course records are Scott Smith’s 1:06:23 (2012) and Jennifer Bergman's 1:19:44 (2015)
• $50 to first male and female member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
• $100 to the first athlete to the A at the top of A-Mountain, but you have tofinish the race (men in under 1:30, women in under 1:45)
- Headphones are not allowed in prize money competition; prize money will not be given to runners wearing headphones. See below for details.
- All runners must pass the multiple timing mats on the course. Runners not passing the multiple mats will be disqualified and removed from prize consideration
- Prize money awards are based on "gun" starting time for overall and masters, and chip time for age group.
- Runners who break the course record will receive $500, but not the additional $200.
- We are trying to reward performance and local running. So, as an example, if a man wins the race overall in 1:13:01 but is second to the "A" and not a SAR member he will get only $100. If the winning man or woman is first to break the course record, is first to the "A", and is also a member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, he or she will win $750. When in doubt, join SAR!
2019 Age Group Awards
TMC A-Mountain Half Marathon
Overall 1, 2, 3, Masters 1: Cash from Race Director (see below) and commemorative mug
Age group 1: $20 gift cert + commemorative mug
Age group 2: $15 gift cert + commemorative mug
Age group 3: Commemorative mug
Age groups are: 15-19 and 5 year through 80+ (note, we do not provide awards to youth under 14)
Tucson Lifestyle 5K Walk/Run
Overall 1, 2, 3, Masters 1: Gift certs $30, $25, $20, $20 + commemorative mug
Age group 1: Commemorative mug
Age groups are: 1-14, 15-19, and 5 year through 70-74, then 75 and over (note, we're providing socks only to first place in each 5 year age group for this fun run)
TMC Get Moving Tucson Event: A-Mountain Half-Marathon Top Ten Times on the A-Mountain Course
- Scott Smith 26 1:06:23 Oct-21-2012
- Craig Curley 23 1:07:13 Oct-9-2011
- Jordan Chipingama 23 1:08:20 Oct-21-2012
- Ian Burrell 28 1:09:14 Oct-20-2013
- Andrew Lemoncello 34 10:09:18 Oct-30-2016
- Kurt Michels 29 1:09:58 Oct-20-2013
- Robert Scribner 34 1:11:03 Oct-30-2016
- Anthony Francisco 36 1:11:18 Oct-30-2016
- Daniel Wong 23 1:11:39 Oct-30-2016
- Craig Curley 28 1:12:57 Oct-30-2016
TMC Get Moving Tucson Event: A-Mountain Half-Marathon Top Ten Times on the A-Mountain Course
- Jennifer Bergman 23 1:19:44 Oct-25-2015
- Ariana Hilborn 33 1:21:17 Oct-20-2013
- Autumn Ray 35 1:21:57 Oct-25-2015
- Autumn Ray 34 1:22:06 Oct-19-2014
- Amy Cole 30 1:23:40 Oct-19-2014
- Maggie Callahan 25 1:23:42 Oct-20-2013
- Alicia Shay 30 1:24:35 Oct-21-2012
- Tia Accetta 37 1:24:43 Oct-21-2012
- Erin Menefee 23 1:25:50 Oct-25-2015
- Hanna Henson 22 1:26:13 Oct-21-2015
Top Three Times, Men, No-A Course
- Harry Mulenga 23 1:08:57 Oct-29-2017
- David Fernandez 21 1:13:06 Oct-29-2017
- James Haycraft 32 1:17:08 Oct-29-2017
Top Three Times, Women, No-A Course
- Autumn Ray 37 1:20:21 Oct-29-2017
- Jessica Culver 27 1:23:33 Oct-29-2017
- Lauren Reasoner 1:23:38 Oct-29-2017
PRIZE MONEY RULES AND REGULATIONS
NOTE: following USATF and RRCA guidelines, the use of headphones in prize money races is prohibited -- that is, prize money will not be distributed to runners wearing headphones in these events. We strongly discourage the use of headphones. From USATF: "The following shall be considered assistance and therefore not allowed: . . . The visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area [ . . .] those competing in Championships for awards, medals, or prize money may not use such devices . . . headphones remain banned for any athlete competing in a USA Championship . . ."
NOTE: All prize money winners will be required to complete appropriate tax information in order to receive checks.
NOTE: A limited number of complimentary entries for elite athletes are available. Send resume and ways you can add value to the race to race director Randy Accetta at email@example.com.
We follow the RRCA Fair Competition Policies.
While USA Track & Field is the governing body and issuer of rules for the sport of running, local event directors are encouraged to adopt these RRCA recommended policies to further support and promote fair competition for athletes, especially those competing for prize money and age group awards.
Prize Money Eligibility Policy
To be eligible for elite entry or prize purse, an athlete must:
Not be currently serving a suspension issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use of a banned substance
Not have ever served a ban issued by USADA or WADA for the use of performance enhancing drugs
Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who have had 2 or more athletes receiving such suspensions in the previous 4 years
Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career*
Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
Sign a statement attesting they are in compliance with USADA and WADA anti-doping regulations related to banned substance use and if issued a doping suspension or ban in the future, they will not be allowed back at the event for any reason
Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA
Any athlete that believes they have been barred from the event or the opportunity to earn prize money at the event because of mistaken identity due to near or exact name of a person currently suspended, banned or previously banned, must submit documentation certified by a notary in advance to the race director or elite athlete coordinator of the event proving that they are not the same person identified as serving a suspension, ban or previous ban. (event organizers will need to clearly outline the exact person to submit documentation to for this recourse section of the policy)
*Athletes have a duty to ensure they are represented by reputable coaches and agents and have a duty to consult the WADA list of athletes that are or have served a doping ban before signing with a coach or agent.
About the Race:
The TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon event was founded by Randy Accetta, long-time SAR Board member and past SAR President. Working at the time with Jannie Cox, the first Get Moving 10-Miler was a cross-city race. Over recent years, the race has been brought to Downtown Tucson and includes iconic A-Mountain, the Santa Cruz Riverpath, and Downtown Tucson neighborhoods. The Get Moving Tucson event is on the SAR calendar, with the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon on the SAR "Running Shop Grand Prix." A former 2:19 marathoner who ran in the 1996 US Olympic Trials Marathon, Randy is a Mentor in Residence at the University of Arizona's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship and is the national Director of Coaching Education for the Road Runners Club of America. He and his wife Tia live near the UA with their two small children, both of whom are faster than Randy.
Proceeds from the event will fund local organizations, including Cox Charities, Team Hoyt Arizona, BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.
We want to thank a host of community partners for help with this event, including our title sponsor, Tucson Medical Center. Without TMC's support, we could not produce such a large event. We urge all runners and walkers to patronize our sponsors and partners-- check out their logos and links on the sidebar!
Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Race Director Randy Accetta. It's expensive to put on a race Downtown, and we're looking for course sponsors, t-shirt sponsors, and post-event sponsors. Join the healthiest community in Arizona!