TMC Tucson 10k

Sunday, September 15, 2019  /  10k and 5k, with children's dash
Race Info
Course Info
Race Info

September 14 Update: Race Weekend Registration is closed, but we have a few in-person spaces still available, though t-shirts and medals will be available only after the race has been completed.  Please remember there are no refunds and no race transfers at this point.  

Click here for the pre-race email to all registrants with all the race details.

At this point, we cannot change your race distance, as all of the data has been entered.  If you want to change distances on race morning, please visit the Timing Tent at least 30 minutes before your race and please start with the correct field, the 10k at 6:30 or the 5k at 6:45.

FAQ based on today's registration questions at The Running Shop
Q: How can I get my medal?

A: Medals are for race day finishers, so we will have them at the finish line for when you cross the finish line.  
NOTE: We are mailing medals to the 20 people who have signed up for the Virtual Triple Crown and who live out of town, including our friend who did a 5k in South Korea yesterday!

Q: I signed up for the Triple Crown, but have decided to skip this race and want to do it virtually.  How do I get my medal and shirt?
A: After the race, we will bring any extra medals and shirts to The Running Shop on Monday for everyone to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis through the end of September, or until we run out.
NOTE: the same applies if for locals who indicated that you will be doing this virtually: 
We will bring any extra medals to The Running Shop on Monday for everyone to pick up on a first-come, first-served basis through the end of September, or until we run out.

Q: I signed up for the Triple Crown months ago but have never got my shirt or medal from the first race.  What do I do?
A: At this point, we will have a box of remaining teal GabeZ Triple Crown shirts and some remaining MMD medals at the Run Tucson tent, first-come, first-served until we run out.
Q: I can't make it.  Can I get my registration fee back?
A: Unfortunately, we're not able to provide refunds or race transfers at this point.  

Q: Where do we park?
A: There are thousands of spots at Pima Community College West Campus. It is best if you come to Pima via St. Mary's and Anklam, so please enter the campus at the main entrance off of Anklam. You can park in any of the main Pima Community College West Campus parking lots then walk to the start/finish line on the west side of the Pima buildings, near the Gym.  Below is a series of race maps, elevation charts, and staging area maps. 

Q: What is the schedule for Sunday?
A: 5:30 am - 6:15 packet pickup and registration 
YES: you can pick up the number and shirt for someone else.  Please limit your requests and please be patient.
YES: It is first-come, first-served for t-shirt sizing.  Pick the women's cut or unisex cut that best fits you -- but please be respectful of everyone in line.
6:30 am TMC Tucson 10k Race starts

6:45 am TMC Tucson 5k Walk/Run starts

DJ Rich plays music and makes announcements
Rock n Roll by the awesome Maxx Staxx 
Sweet and salty snacks courtesy of TMC
Gatorade drinks
Nekter Smoothie Samples
Vendor and Sponsor booths
SAR member table and PR Bell
Thanks to Southwest Endurance for handling the finish line water and Gatorade station.
Thanks to the Workout Group and SAR for handling the food and other items.

8:30: Awards from The Running Shop, then wrap up and clean up!

Come cruise the beautiful rolling hills in the Painted Desert area of the cactus-covered Tucson Mountains, with a rocket-ship finish to the shade-covered staging area nestled amongst the palm trees on the west side of Pima Community College.  

Goodies: All 5k and 10 registrants receive a soft heather t-shirt, while all 5k and 10k finishers receive at the finish line the commemorative TMC Tucson 10k medallion that doubles as a cool coaster.  This is the second leg of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.



Race Directors: The SAR-calendared event was created by Randy and Tia Accetta and the Run Tucson team, and is the 2nd leg of the 2019 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

Beneficiaries: The TMC Tucson 10k provides funds to the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation

Date and Time

Race Day

5:30 am Registration and packet pickup

6:30 am 10k Start

6:45 5k Start

Ongoing: children's activities, live music from MaxxStaxx, snacks and drinks

8:30 (Approx) Awards

Race Awards

Every finisher in the 5k or 10k receives the special coaster medallion.  

TMC Tucson 10k Prize Money Announced: 

TMC Tucson 10k Prize Money: $100, $75, $50 for first three men and women; $50 to first man and woman 40+

Running Shop gift certificates to top three age group winners:
10k Run Age Groups: U14, then 15-19 through 80+, in 5-year increments, AG1-$25 gc, AG 2-$15 gc, AG 3-$10 gc
5k Walk/Run: Overall 1, 2, 3-$30, $25, $20 gc, Masters 1 $20 Age Groups: First Place in U10 through 70+ in ten-year increments, $15 gc




NOTE: All prize money winners may 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
NOTE: Prize money awards are based on "gun" starting time for overall and masters, and chip time for age group.
NOTE: Headphones are not allowed in prize money competition; prize money will not be given to runners wearing headphones.  

We follow the RRCA Fair Competition Policies.
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 in all road race events.  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 . . ."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 at TMC Tucson 10k, 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.


The race is the second leg of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and will benefit both the BEYOND-TUCSON Foundation and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.  You know about SAR, but did you know about BEYOND:

Founded in reaction to the mass shooting of January 11, 2011, BEYOND's "mission is to promote the use of good science and rational analysis to improve individual and community health." 

BEYOND is unique Rx health formula emphasizing four key pillars that supports optimum physical and mental health:

EXPLORE:  Getting outdoors and spending time in nature;
MOVE:  Engaging in regular physical activity;
NOURISH:  Eating healthy foods; and
CONNECT:  Connecting with one another as a community.

These four key pillars support the basis of BEYOND’s mission. Along with its partners, BEYOND provides year-round opportunities for the public to participate in a series of healthy activities and to learn more about the scientific research that shows why these four pillars are critical for optimal physical and mental health.

Community Partners

The race is produced by Randy and Tia Accetta of Run Tucson, with help from volunteers from SAR and the Workout Group.  We are grateful to our title sponsor, Tucson Medical Center, and our media sponsors: Tucson Morning Blend, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Cox Communications, Arizona Daily Star, and My92.9 radio station.

Sponsorship packages are available on request.


Call Race Director Randy Accetta 520-991-0733 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Race Fees

2019 Pricing: Tucson 10k and 5k Pricing -- same price for each event

$30 by May 31, 2019

$35 by June 30, 2019

$40 by August 31, 2019

$45  September 1st through race weekend

* SAR members please check your email for the special SAR discount.  Not a SAR member?  Check out SAR member benefits here!

There are no race transfers or race refunds. Race takes place rain or shine.


  • Register online
  • Saturday, September 14 from 10 am - 1:00 pm at The Running Shop 3055 North Campbell
  • Sunday, September 15 5:30- 6:15 am at Pima Community College West
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

The 10k course will cruise the iconic rolling hills of the Tucson Mountains near scenic Starr Pass and Gates Pass.  The 5k course will be an out-and-back along portions of the same route.



Staging is in the shaded middle courtyard at Pima Community College, West Campus.  Thanks to the Goatographer for the photos!


Race Weather

We expect it to be warm, which is why we have the early start.

Results Photos
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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.

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