TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon, 5k and FitKidz Mile

Sunday, October 28, 2018
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October 30 Update

Results can be found here.  
Email the race timing company if you spot any mistakes due to the high-volume of last-minute race changes and they will sort it out (please provide name, bib number, and as close as possible your finishing time).  
Age Group Awards will be at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell) from November 1 - November 15.  
Virtual Triple Crown registrants can pick up race shirt and medal at The Running Shop until November 15.  

 

The TMC Get Moving Tucson Event 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.  

Wanna' go the distance? Then check out the TMC 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!

The first 1,500 registrants receive the free race t-shirt and the commemorative finisher's medallion, the third piece in the Goatographer's triptych of the Tucson skyline, designed by famed award company, Ashworth Awards.  Approximately 500 slots are still available.

Due to monsoon damage on Sentinel Peak, we cannot use the A-Mountain portion of our course -- so we've developed a flat and fast alternative course along the Santa Cruz Riverpath.  The fun begins in the heart of Downtown Tucson, with a route including historic West University and the canyons of Downtown.  You'll cruise a 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 cranks the tunes and friends, family, and other runners cheer your finish.

Beneficiaries

Proceeds from the TMC Get Moving Tucson Weekend will fund local charities, including Cox Charities, Team Hoyt Arizona, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

Saturday, October 28 at The Running Shop

10:00 - 1:00 Race Registration and Packet Pick up at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Avenue

Sunday, October 29: Race Morning at start/finish area, Jacome Plaza, 115 North Church 

5:30 am Final in-person registration and packet pick-up begins 

5:45 Early walker start for TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon (early starters are not eligible for age group awards or prize money)

6:30 am TMC Half-Marathon -- prize money, age group awards, live music, and more. This event is part of the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and is part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix.  Unofficial early start at 5:45 am

8:00 am Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk, for all ages and participants with prize money and age group awards.  This event is part of the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.  Random awards for runners and walkers in Halloween costume!!  

9:00 am Cox Charities FitKidz Free One Mile for children under 12 years old -- this event is free and only for children under 12 years old

9:15 Awards Ceremonies and Charity Give -- be on hand to celebrate Team Hoyt Arizona, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation -- courtesy of Cox Charities and TMC 

Course Closure Times (These are the tentative closure times, with final details to be determined by Tucson Police Department)

8:30 am Water Station at trunaround on Santa Cruz River Path near Ajo

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

      

These events are truly for everyone -- from Olympians to Mary Poppins, so come on out and enjoy a beautiful Tucson morning.  Plus, the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon is part of SAR's Running Shop Grand Prix, with prize money and cool age group awards. 

Date and Time

Saturday, October 28

10:00 - 2:00 Race Registration and Packet Pick up at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Avenue

Sunday, October 29: Race Morning at start/finish area, Jacome Plaza, 115 North Church 

5:30 am Final in-person registration and packet pick-up begins 

5:45 Early walker start for TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon (early starters are not eligible for age group awards or prize money)

6:30 am TMC Half-Marathon -- prize money, age group awards, live music, and more. This event is part of the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and is part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix.  Unofficial early start at 5:45 am

8:00 am Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk, for all ages and participants with prize money and age group awards.  This event is part of the 2017 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.  Random awards for runners and walkers in Halloween costume!!  

9:00 am Cox Charities FitKidz Free One Mile for children under 12 years old -- this event is free and only for children under 12 years old

9:15 Awards Ceremonies and Charity Give -- be on hand to celebrate Team Hoyt Arizona, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation -- courtesy of Cox Charities and TMC 

Race Awards

 Half Marathon

Overall 1, 2, 3, Masters 1: Cash from Race Director (see below) and socks
Age group 1: $20 gift cert + socks
Age group 2: $15 gift cert + socks
Age group 3: Socks
Age groups are: 15-19 and 5 year through 70-74, then 75 and over (note, we do not provide awards to youth under 14)

5K
Overall 1, 2, 3, Masters 1: Gift certs $30, $25, $20, $20 + socks
Age group 1: Socks

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)

Rewards For Fast Running: The 2017 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

• Because we're not going to the top of A-Mountain, there is no more preem award but we will honor the course record!

NOTES:

Headphones are not allowed in prize money competition; prize money will not be given to runners wearing headphones
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 1:11:01 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! 

TMC Get Moving Tucson Event: A-Mountain Half-Marathon Top Ten Times, Men through 2016

  1. Scott Smith 26 1:06:23 Oct-21-2012
  2. Craig Curley  23 1:07:13 Oct-9-2011
  3. Jordan Chipingama 23 1:08:20 Oct-21-2012
  4. Ian Burrell  28 1:09:14 Oct-20-2013
  5. Andrew Lemoncello 34 10:09:18 Oct-30-2016
  6. Kurt Michels  29 1:09:58 Oct-20-2013
  7. Robert Scribner 34 1:11:03 Oct-30-2016
  8. Anthony Francisco 36 1:11:18 Oct-30-2016
  9. Daniel Wong 23 1:11:39 Oct-30-2016
  10. Craig Curley 28 1:12:57 Oct-30-2016

TMC Get Moving Tucson Event: A-Mountain Half-Marathon Top Ten Times, Women through 2016

  1. Jennifer Bergman 23 1:19:44 Oct-25-2015
  2. Ariana Hilborn 33 1:21:17 Oct-20-2013
  3. Autumn Ray 35 1:21:57 Oct-25-2015
  4. Autumn Ray 34 1:22:06 Oct-19-2014
  5. Amy Cole 30 1:23:40 Oct-19-2014
  6. Maggie Callahan 25 1:23:42 Oct-20-2013
  7. Alicia Shay 30 1:24:35 Oct-21-2012
  8. Tia Accetta 37 1:24:43 Oct-21-2012
  9. Erin Menefee 23 1:25:50 Oct-25-2015
  10. Hanna Henson 22 1:26:13 Oct-21-201

Top Three Times, Men, No-A Course

  1. Harry Mulenga 23 1:08:57 Oct-29-2017
  2. David Fernandez 21 1:13:06 Oct-29-2017
  3. James Haycraft 32 1:17:08 Oct-29-2017

Top Three Times, Women, No-A Course

 

  1. Autumn Ray 37 1:20:21 Oct-29-2017
  2. Jessica Culver 27 1:23:33 Oct-29-2017
  3. Lauren Reasoner 1:23:38 Oct-29-2017

Training Advice

About the Race Director: 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.

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Race Hotels

It's UA Homecoming weekend, but our friends at Homewood Suites by Hilton, St. Phillips are offering their special running club discount.  At the beautiful Santa Cruz River Path, Campbell and River Road, about a 15-minute easy drive to the race site.  Click here to make a reservation and use the code "SAR" and receive special race pricing!!  Adjacent to Reforma, Union and other great local restaurants, with a plentiful selection of boutique local shopping.

Beneficiaries

Proceeds from the event will fund local charities, including Cox Charities, Team Hoyt Arizona, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.

Community Partners

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!

Contact

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

Race Fees

The first 1500 registrants will receive the souvenir shirt and while all finishers receive the totally cool commemorative medallion

TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon

$50 Through July 31
$55 August 1 - August 31
$60 September 1 - September 30
$65 October 1- October 25
$70 October 26 and on race weekend

Tucson Lifestyle 5k Walk/Run 

$25 Through July 31
$30 August 1 - September 30
$35 October 1 - October 25

$40 October 26 and on race weekend

Cox Charities FitKidz One Mile Walk/Run for children 12 and under

FREE for all (no shirt, except SAR FitKidz shirts for children 12 and under)

Please remember that all registrations are final, with no refunds and no transfers.  The race will go on rain or shine . . . . 

Registration

  • Register online with a credit card at active.com.
  • Come down on race weekend -- 100 North Church, the Downtown Library Jacome Plaza Saturday, October 28: 10-1 at Running Shop
  • Sunday, October 29: 5:30 - 7:15 am at the race site, 100 North Church Avenue
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

 Click here for the October 26, 2017 News Feature descibing the 2017 TMC Half-Marathon route in deep detail; see below for maps.

Both the 5k and the half-marathon do the first 3.1 miles through through the West-UA neighborhoods and Downtown.  The Half-Marathon will head over to the Santa Cruz Riverpath, then do an out-and-back and return. The Cox FitKidz will do a special loop through the Court Street neighborhood by the Museum of Art. Special thanks to the Arizona Department of Transportation for allowing us access to the the St. Mary’s Underpass at I-10, and to the City of Tucson, Pima County, and the Tucson Police Department for all their help with the route planning.

Tucson Lifestyle 5k Route Description

Location

101 North Church Street in Downtown Tucson, at the Jacome Plaza by the library and the Old Court House.  

There is plenty of nearby street parking.  Please see ParkTucson for maps and locations or visit our friends at the Downtown Tucson Partnership for a great map of Downtown parking.

Race Weather

Race conditions are typically 63 degrees at race start, and clear skies.  We’re a bit worried about the heat, so check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be prepared!

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