Online registration is closed, but friends and family can still sign up on race weekend
Thanks again for signing up for the TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run. Below are all the details for race weekend. Please see the list of registrants at this link .

Please remember if you want your medal and shirt, you must pick up your souvenir items on race weekend -- we cannot hold them for you after the race.

Please be sure to pick up your shirt and medal on Saturday February 16th from 10-1 at The Running Shop or before the races on race morning, Sunday February 17th at Old Tucson Studios.

We're busy putting final touches on the event, but if you need anything else, shoot me an email and I'll try to get it taken care of.

If anyone wants to volunteer, check out the race weekend volunteer needs here ! All volunteers receive a race number that guarantees free entry into Old Tucson Studios.

See you this weekend.

Randy Accetta, Race Director
randy@runtucson.net 

PS: Please remember that the race will take place rain or shine, with no refunds or returns. Weather on Sunday is supposed to be a bit cloudy and chilly in the low 40's warming to the 60's.
 
Race Weekend Calendar Registration and Events Schedule

Thursday, February 14
Last day to register online, transfer to a different race distance, or complete the transfer of an entry to a different person.

Saturday, February 16 
10:00am - 1:00pm:  In-person registration and packet pickup at the Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell. Please note, you can pick up your t-shirts, your race number, and the souvenir medal. All shirt sizes are first-come, first-served. (Those of you who registered for the children's mile or who registered after 2/11 have already received emails indicating that you will have to see if we have left over items after the race.)

YES: the medal can be picked up at packet-pick/registration -- you do not have to wait to finish to get it!!

YES: someone else can pick up your shirt, medal, and race number

YES: you can pick up someone else's shirt, medal, and race number

YES: it will be crowded, so please be patient and be nice to the volunteers

YES: The Running Shop will have items on sale, so take some time to snag some cool items!

YES: New registrants can pay with cash or check, but are not given a shirt or medal until after the race, if any are left over. 

Sunday morning, February 17
7:00: In-person registration and packet pickup begins at Old Tucson Studios front gate Please note, you can pick up your t-shirts, your race number, and the souvenir medal. All shirt sizes are first-come, first-served. There are no race transfers allowed. New registrants can pay with cash or check, but are not given a shirt or medal until after the race, if any are left over. Please be nice to the staff and the volunteers.

TIMING SHOE TAGS: All four-milers will need to pick up a race timing tag to put on your shoes. You can pick up their chips at the registration tables near the Old Tucson front gate until 7:50 AM. After 7:50 am, all participants can pick them up at the starting line on Main Street.

Please attach the chip to your shoe using two twist ties. We will collect them at the finish. If you do not have a timing chip, you will not receive a finishing time.

YES: the medal can be picked up at packet-pick/registration -- you do not have to wait to finish to get it.

YES: someone else can pick up your shirt, medal, and race number

YES: you can pick up someone else's shirt, medal, and race number

YES: it will be crowded, so please be patient and be nice to the volunteers

YES: The Running Shop will have items on sale, so take some time to snag some cool items!

YES: New registrants can pay with cash or check, but are not given a shirt or medal until after the race, if any are left over. 

8:00: Women's Four-Miler starts -- please note, men can run in the women's race and women can run in the men's race, but will not be eligible for age-group or Grand Prix awards.

8:30 or so: Breakfast will open. Please show your race number for one free Trailside Breakfast. Unfortunately, we have sold out of our breakfasts so there will be none for purchase.

9:00: Men's Four-Miler and the Family One Mile Walk/Fun Run starts

9:45 or so: Awards and Free Lil' Pardner's Costume Fun Run -- fun 100-yard dash around the High Chaparral and Bitter Creek sets -- late registrants can snag left over shirts and medals

10:00 or so: we try to wrap up and let everyone enjoy their visit to Old Tucson Studios, then head out to the International Wildlife Museum

REMINDER: We have sold out our breakfasts, so there are no additional breakfasts for purchase. The coffee shop on Main Street in Old Tucson will open at 7:00 am, and restaurants will open at 11:00 am.

REMINDER: Friends and family are allowed in Old Tucson during the event up until race end at 10:00 am. To stay in town after the park opens, additional guest passes to Old Tucson are a discounted $8 per person and must be purchased by the runner at the park entrance beginning at 9:45am. A participant wearing their race number must be present to take advantage of this special race entrance rate.

Zip Line
Old Tucson has a new attraction, a fun little zip line down by the Train Depot. The zip line vendor is offering a discounted price of $10 per zip trip for all race participants and others. Just show your race number to the zip line operators, and they will provide a $10/zip trip for each member of your party.
Sponsors
Thanks to our race sponsors for making this possible: Tucson Medical Center, the Running Shop, and Tucson Lifestyle. We are also grateful to Old Tucson Studios and the International Wildlife Museum.

Timing
The race is being timed by SAR timer Greg Wenneborg. You will be assigned a shoe tag that goes into the lacing of your shoes. Please allow enough time to get your tag.

REMINDER: All four-milers will need to pick up a race timing tag to put on your shoes. You can pick up their chips at the registration tables near the Old Tucson front gate until 7:50 AM. After 7:50 am, all participants can pick them up at the starting line on Main Street.

Please attach the chip to your shoe using two twist ties. We will collect them at the finish. If you do not have a timing chip, you will not receive a finishing time.

After the race, the timing tent will be at the finish line at the Bitter Creek set. Last minute issues can be addressed to Greg at the timing tables.

Social Media and Race Photos
Our friend Kerry Whelan of Goatographer fame will be on hand snapping photos that you'll be able to find on the SAR facebook page, but please post your own snapshots and photos to the SAR facebook page and tag both the SAR instagram and the Run Tucson instagram accounts
#RunSAR #RunTucson #TrailRunning #Imyourhuckelberry
Any others? Let us know!

T-Shirts
Every participant receives a free race shirt with this year's logo. Sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee the perfect size for everyone. 
We try to work locally as much as possible, and our shirts were printed by Steve King of Team Hoyt at his company, Sunset Embroidery and Screen Print.  
 
Awards
Age group and overall awards are courtesy of long-time partner Sharon Bart and The Running Shop.

Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd men and women in their races: $50, $40, $30 gift certificates to The Running Shop

Masters 1st place man and woman: $30 gift certificate to The Running Shop
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
Age Groups are U15 through 80+

SAR Membership
If you are not a member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, you can sign up online here or you can join SAR on race day. Visit our tent at the Bitter Creek set.
Free Admission Details
Old Tucson Studios:  You must have your race number with you to tour Old Tucson Studios after the race. To purchase additional guest passes at a discounted rate, you must go with your race number to the Old Tucson entrance gate.
 
International Wildlife Museum:  You must present your race number to the admission booth at the International Wildlife Museum to gain free admission on Sunday.
 
Breakfast Details
To receive your Trailside Breakfast at Old Tucson, you must present your race number to the servers at Old Tucson near the Bitter Creek set at the Finish Line area. Only those with the race number can receive breakfast at the finish line. We have purchased over 800 breakfasts, but there is not enough for free food for spectators and others. 
 
If you want additional food items, please visit the various restaurants along Main Street in Old Tucson Studios to purchase additional food items.
 
  Lil' Pardners Free Kids Dash
This is meant to be a playful dash, with no prizes and no timing. Bring your little ones to the finish line at the Bitter Creek set at about 9:30 and we'll set up a low-key route around the High Chaparral set.
 
Starting Line, Finish Line, and Bathrooms
The starting line for the women's race, the men's race, and the 1-mile walk/run are all on Main Street near the Palace Hotel. The finish line for each course is at the Bitter Creek set, to the east of Main Street. There are many gender-specific bathroom facilities throughout Old Tucson, along Main Street and near the Bitter Creek set.
 
Boy Scouts Course Marshals, Ambulance, and more
Thanks to AMR for providing a dedicated ambulance on site. Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 431 from Fort Huachuca for being our course marshal volunteers. 
 
Route
4-Milers:  you will start on Main Street, then do one big loop through town, past the Rodeo Grounds, past the finish line and the High Chaparral set, then back through the back lot of Old Tucson past the old Church and Boothill Cemetery. After leaving town, you will head into the desert for a well-marked two mile loop that includes single track, horse trails, washes, and dirt roads. Look for the orange and red flagging. The 3-mile mark is at the Bitter Creek set. From here, you have the final lap through town and back to the finish. 
 
The course will be marked by orange and red flagging.
 
Suggestions:  It's a trail run, so keep your eyes up, watch for cactus, watch for directions, be willing to sacrifice speed for safety and course accuracy.
 
One Milers:  You will do roughly a lap and a half of the town loop. You'll start with the men's mile and do one full loop, then on the second loop, you will turn left at the Rodeo Grounds to the finish line. If you head out into the desert, you are on the four-mile loop. Don't do that.
How to get there
Benefitting the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
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Who We Are
Who We Are: Run Tucson produces numerous events in Tucson, many in partnership with the 501(c)3 Southern Arizona Roadrunners. We are co-founders of Meet Me Concepts 
(meetmeconcepts.com), including the local Meet Me at Maynards and Meet Me Wednesdays.  

To promote our mission of making Tucson better through running, Run Tucson advocates for health & fitness, enhancing community engagement, and promoting the local economy. In addition, we make significant contributions to worthy charities, providing over $250,000 to local organizations over the years.

How Do I Get Off This List? You can hit the "unsubscribe" button below or you can email us at randy@runtucson.net .
Pretty much every day of the week we have something for you!
Monday : join us every Monday night at the free Meet Me at Maynard's Walk/Run in Downtown Tucson. Show up anytime from 5-6:30.

Wednesday : join us at the free Meet Me Wednesday's at S. Phillips Plaza, along the Rillito Riverpath. Show up anytime 5-6:30.

Wanna' Get in Shape?
Join our Workout Group for track repeats, fartlek workouts, or easy running. Reid Park, 6:00 pm.

We meet every single Tuesday and Thursday, since 1997 and going until the end of time . . .
For information about our events, the RRCA, and The Workout Group, contact Randy Accetta
(520) 991-0733
For information about in-person, online, or group coaching, contact contact Tia Accetta.
(520)891-4369