1 mi, 5 km
Southern Arizona's biggest event returns to its customary nighttime party roots in dynamic Downtown Tucson. Adults will love the beer garden, live music, food trucks, and Hotel Congress after-party, while families will enjoy the roaming magician, jumping castles, free kids mile and free entry to the Children's Museum. Come one, come all. Start me up and check out the YouTube race video from Lahiru's World!Description Fun for Runners: wide Downtown boulevards with neighbor support leads to fast course, plus prize money for top finishers and age group awards in 5-year categories from The Running ShopFun for Walkers: plenty of room to enjoy a 3.1 mile journey through beautiful Armory Park neighborhood in historic Downtown TucsonFun for Adults: Free beer and discounted pours at the Beer Garden, followed by an after-party at Hotel Congress in dynamic Downtown TucsonFun for Kids: Free SAR FitKidz Mile, for all children under 12, free Children's Museum jumping castle, and more fun for the kidsFun for all: live music, food trucks, and plenty of fun, laughter, and togetherness on a hot summer nightFree High School Mile. The goal is to celebrate our local high school athletes who have finished up their track season and help motivate 'em to start cross country practice. Anyone in high school (or junior high) can sign up for the Free High School Mile. Beneficiaries: Help us raise funds for local charities -- use the "Donate" button to provide funds to the charity of your choice. This year, we are raising funds for education and youth, so please help us support the Children's Museum, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Greater Tucson Leadership, and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation. What You Get Souvenir "TMC Meet Me Downtown" race shirt, in either a v-neck cut or unisex cut, shirt sizing first-come, first-servedFirst 500 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown registrants receive the commemorative Gabe Z "RunTucson" shirt and the souvenir Gabe Z medalAll FitKidz children receive the standard FitKidz goodies provided by the Southern Arizona RoadrunnersFree beer for 21+ Planned Race Weekend Schedule
Friday, June 2, 2023, Registration and Packet Pickup
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Ave
Yes: You can pick up items for friends -- please limit the number of packet pickups if it is crowded.
Yes: Shirts come in both standard unisex and v-neck cut.
Yes: T-shirt sizing first come, first served.
Yes: Please follow the Running Shop's posted public health protocols.
Yes: It may be crowded, but please be kind to the staff at the Running Shop and the volunteers.
Yes: You can shop at the Running Shop, so bring your wallet and buy all sorts of running goodies for yourself!
Yes: You can snag your souvenirs and do the event virtually, so if you have to miss race night, you can fill in your VIRTUAL RACE INFO here.
Saturday, June 3, 2023, Race Night Schedule
5:00 - 6:30 TMC 5k Registration and Packet Pickup, 200 South Sixth Avenue
We'll set up a chute-based system in front of the Children's Museum for those who pick up their race items on race day and for those who want to register in person on race day. You'll enter from the north, then first get your race number, then get your white TMC Meet Me Downtown shirt, if eligible. If you have not registered for the Triple Crown, you can then leave the chute. If you have registered for the Triple Crown, continue along the chute to receive your souvenir medallion and your souvenir GabeZ shirt from the BEYOND tent, then exit the chute system to the south.
Yes: T-shirt sizing first come, first served.
6:00 pm Start Open Mile Race -- for all ages, all abilities, all bodies, with prize money and finisher medals. Tutus, first-responders, high schoolers, walkers, and speed demons all welcome!
6:30 pm Start SAR FitKidz Mile -- free for all children under 12
7:00 pm Start TMC 5k Run/Walk -- for all ages, all abilities, all bodies, with prize money and age group awards. See farther below for awards details.
The race is chip-timed
All prize money will be based on gun-time, all age-group awards will be chip-time.
Because the race is an out-and-back chip-timed course, runners may start at any time between 7:00 pm and 7:10 pm.
8:30 or so Awards
5k Age Group awards courtesy of The Running Shop
Prize Money courtesy of TMC and Run Tucson
Post-Race: After-Party at Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress. Bring your race number to get drink discounts.
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Donations: All of our local organizations are feeling the pain of this public health crisis. You can help by using the "Donate" button to provide funds to the charity of your choice.Greater Tucson LeadershipChildren's Museum, TucsonEducational Enrichment FoundationBEYOND-TUCSON, beneficiary of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.
For those interested in the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown 3-race series, we're committed to providing $10 from every Triple Crown registration to the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation.
Thanks to Cox Communications, Cox Charities, Radiology Limited, and Tucson Medical Center!TMC Meet Me Downtown was founded by Randy and Tia Accetta 17 years ago to promote Downtown Tucson by providing fitness and social opportunties for all ages and abilities. Produced in partnership with the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, the TMC Meet Me Downtown has provided over $300,000 to local organizations over the years.
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