Great job at the 2012 TMC Get Moving Tucson Events: the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon,
the Tucson Lifestyle 5k,
and the Cox Charities One Mile.
Thanks to PRPhotos from Houston, Texas
and local photographer Paul Konecny
you can find about 4,000 souvenir photos at pr.photos.com. The photos in this eblast are samples of their great work.
Search by bib number or by race, or simply look through all the great photos -- find the ones you want and create a lifetime memory of your TMC Get Moving Tucson weekend.
A piece of advice: give yourself time to recover from the races. If you ran the Tucson Lifestyle 5k, you should be fine by now. But if you ran the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon, it's best to be patient with yourself -- a rule of thumb is to give 1 day of easy running for every mile raced.
Because of the downhill running on A-Mountain, you may be experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness in your thighs -- get a massage, take it easy, and let your body recover!
It sure seemed like everyone had a blast, with smiles and waves all along the course, from Sixth Avenue through A-Mountain, from Downtown through the Cox Charities Mayor's Mile.
The prize money and the challenge motivated two of our nation's best runners to visit Tucson. Men's winner, Scott Smith, broke the course record held by Craig Curley, with a time of 1:06:23, an average pace of 5:04. Women's winner, Alicia Shay, shattered the women's record held by Amy Cole in a time of 1:24:37,
a 6:27 pace.
Flagstaff men swept the first three places, with former NAU runners Jordan Chipingama and Noor Alsana taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. For the women, Tia Accetta took 2nd place and former UA star Hannah Henson took 3rd, both breaking the previous course records.
A top showing by Dustin Zimmerman looks to have set him up for overall win in the 2012 Running Shop Grand Prix, while the women's Grand Prix is still up for grabs...
Great Mayor's Mile
Thanks to Cox Charities for helping plan and fund the Cox Charities Mayor's Mile -- and special thanks to Mayor Jonathan Rothschild for coming out so early to help start the race then run with the children! It was great to see children from local schools as well as the wonderful families from MyTeam Triumph.
Stuff to Pick Up
Finisher medals and gift certificates: If you did not get a chance to get your finisher medal or your age group gift certificate, they will be available at The Running Shop through 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 3rd.
Thanks to Greg Wenneborg Timing Systems for doing the timing. The new SAR IPICO system handled the the complications of two starting lines and different finishing lines with ease, enabling SAR to get fast and accurate results like never before. We used "gun time" for the awards -- this ensures that age-group folks race their age-group competitors head-to-head. The "chip time" allows you to see your true cross-the-mat time. See results here.
Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown
There were 501 registrants in the 2012 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, raising over $5,000 for Child and Family Resources. For those registered Triple Crown participants who finish all three events, your special Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown medallion is available at The Running Shop.
This race could never happen without the 125 or so volunteers who joined forces.
Registration and Overall Pitching In Where Needed
Race Set-up and Break-Down -- as well as race day doing anything that needs to be done!
Steve Blacket's Ridge Hughes
Moira Irish Girl Hough
Chia-Chi Kuo Speck
The Sahuaro High School Cross Country team managed the half-marathon water stations at A-Mountain and the Santa Cruz River Path while students and staff at the UofA Planning Department for handling water at 1.5 miles. Thanks to Josh at WaterMart for supplying the ice on race day!
Special thanks to the University of Arizona fraternities and sororities who were out on the course in force to ensure that you went in the right direction.
Tucson Medical Center provided two medical tents -- thanks TMC! Rural Metro and Southwest Ambulance provided ambulances at the finish line and the Santa Cruz River Path entrance at approximately 9.5 miles into the race.
A final note of thanks to the Tucson Police Department and Pima County Sheriff's Department who helped ensure participant safety out on the route. Without their long-standing efforts on behalf of the race, we would not be able to close city streets for such a lengthy duration. We owe a special thanks to Officers Paul Tosca and Paul Patterson.
TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER A special thanks to Tucson Medical Center for all their support of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the local health and fitness community. This race would not happen without the support of TMC.
Thanks to The Running Shop for race awards and being the site of pre- and post-race pick-up.
BodyBasics has sponsored a series of SAR events in 2012 -- we are delighted to have this premier personal training company supporting our running community this year.
We have two new Downtown area sponsors: Providence Service Corporation and Snell & Wilmer law firm. We are grateful for their generosity.
Thanks, too, to new sponsor Cox Communications. Cox has sponsored the three races of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and the Cox Charities One Mile.
Thanks to our great drink companies: BodyArmor Recovery Drink and Nawgin, for your brain. TMC provided the great snack food for after the race.
And thanks to Trafficade, Parties Plus, Waste Management, Rural Metro and Southwest Ambulance for providing so many of our event materials!
2012 SAR Fall Schedule
October 27 - Oracle Run 10K and 1-Mile walk/run, Oracle AZ
November 22 - Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic 5K, Reid Park
December 16 - Winterhaven Run Through The Lights
Don't forget SAR's weekly free social runs: Monday night Meet Me at Maynard's & Wednesday night Meet Me at La Encantada, plus Wednesday night Meet Me in Marana
Won't you please consider joining our non-profit? We're not a big corporation, we're just a grass-roots, member-driven running club committed to making our region better. Members receive discounts to our races, a quarterly newsletter, discounts to many local businesses and a cool t-shirt! See www.azroadrunners.org for details on membership.
Still have race questions?
Contact Race Director Randy Accetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.