Click here for the race report, including links to the candid race photos by Kerry Whelan and the Goatographer! Thanks for being part of the TMC Tucson 10k, with over 1300 registrants, making this one of Tucson's most popular races!
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. The TMC Tucson 10k has been named the RRCA State 10k Championship, so come on out and be part of a fun and fast race experience.
Goodies: All 5k and 10 registrants receive a souvenir tank top, 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 Day Schedule Sunday, September 16
Pima Community College West, 2202 W Anklam Rd
5:30-6:15 am registration and packet pickup
6:30 am TMC Tucson 10k start, with ongoing children's activities, live music from MaxxStaxx, snacks and drinks
6:45 am TMC Tucson 5k start
8:30 approx: Kids Dash
9:00 approx: Awards -- Cash for winners and Age-Group Awards from The Running Shop, plus RRCA State 10k Championship Medallions
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 2018 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.
Beneficiaries: The TMC Tucson 10k provides funds to the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation
Date and Time
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
Every finisher in the 5k or 10k receives the special coaster medallion.
The 10k is the RRCA State 10k Championship, with special RRCA Championship medallions for open runners, 40+, 50+, and 60+.
TMC Tucson 10k Prize Money Announced:
$200, $100, $75, $50 for first four men and women; $50 to first man and woman 40+
Prize money winners are taken out of age group gift certificate awards. Please see details on Prize Money Rules below.
TMC Tucson 10k Age Group Awards
Age Groups in 5-year increments: 14 and under, 15-19, 5 year through 75-79 and 80 and over (30 age groups)
AG 1: $25 gift certificate to The Running Shop
AG 2: $15 gift certificate to The Running Shop
AG 3: $10 gift certificate to The Running Shop
5K Walk/Run Age Group Awards
Age groups in 10-year increments: 10 & under, 11-19, 10 year to 70-79, 80 and over (18 age groups)
Overall 1, 2, 3: Gift certificate to The Running Shop $30, $25, $20
Masters 1: Gift certificate to The Running Shop $20
AG 1: $15 gift certificate to The Running Shop
PRIZE MONEY RULES AND REGULATIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Prize money awards are based on "gun" starting time for overall and masters, and chip time for age group.
NOTE: This is an RRCA State Championship event. 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.
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.