Every year when we put on the TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run, I feel like a kid again – dashing through the horsepoop and pretending to be a cowboy is such a great way to spend a day!

Thank you for being part of the race this year.  Almost 900 of you registered for the event – 200 more than last year. For a small-time local race,that’s a pretty good jump in participants. Please accept our deep appreciation.

And to all of you who came from 26 different states (plus Canada and Mexico!), please come back and run with us in Tucson . . .

Special thanks to the folks at Old Tucson Studios for letting us run on their trails and hang out afterwards!

Below is a race report (including a discount to the June 1st TMC Meet Me Downtown). If you have any questions, please contact me at

--Randy Accetta, on behalf of the race crew

Next Up
TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson is produced by Run Tucson in partnership with the race beneficiary, the non-profit running club, Southern Arizona Roadrunners.

SAR’s next events include the Spring Cross Country 5k Classic and Dave’s Run for ALS 10k and 5k. For us at Run Tucson, we turn our attention to preparing for our next events:

1)  The  June 1 TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk – the biggest running party in town, with a One Mile Open and Elite race, a One Mile for First Responders, a FitKidz Mile and children’s activities, plus a beer garden, concerts, and more. 

To thank you for being part of our race, here’s a $5 discount to the Night Run – you can use the coupon code “TMCSUNRISE” when you register here.

2)  The three-race series, the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown , which includes the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run and the September 16 TMC Tucson 10k and the October 27 TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon.

3) As well, we’ve been asked by the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce to produce a trail half-marathon on National Forest lands at the Grand Canyon on November 1 st . We’ll let you know more about that in the coming weeks.

Now, on to the race, with details on results, awards, leftovers, volunteers, and more.

We have taken the few remaining leftover shirts and medallions to The Running Shop by Tuesday. Most of the sizes remaining are women' small, but please feel free to swing by The Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell to pick up any remainders.

We are always grateful to Sharon Bart and the gang at The Running Shop for supporting local running – so if you get a chance, take a moment to look for some cool running things to buy!

Results and Timing
Thanks to Greg Wenneborg and his crew at Roadrunner Race Timing for managing all the timing needs. You can find full race results at the SAR site here:

Runners came from 26 states, including Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, California, Arkansas, Connecticut, Washing, Indiana, Wisconsin, South Carolina, New Mexico, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Maine, Louisiana, and Wyoming -- plus Canada and Mexico!

The men’s race was won by 18-year-old University of Arizona student Colin Hegarty, in a time of 21:50. He was chased to the line by Jeffrey Gehring, also followed closely by Brian Leroy, the first 40+ runner.

The women’s race was won by 29-year-old Caroline Mosely in 24:51, followed by Tara Bruce in 25:37, who outran 3 rd place finisher Claire Hans over the last loop through town. All three runners train with The Workout Group, so it was a clean sweep for the WOG Ladies.

If you won an age group award but were not able to attend the awards ceremony, please visit The Running Shop after Tuesday to pick up your Running Shop gift certificate. 

If you think there is a mistake in the timing please contact  Greg  the timer or Randy the race director at .
Photos and Hashtags
Check out the wonderful Goatographer photos on his  facebook  page or the Run Tucson Facebook page.

If you want to create your own race report, please tag @RunTucson on Instagram and Twitter and  @RunSar on Instagram.

Helpful hashtags are #RunTucson #RunSAR #HorsePoopHill #SunriseatOldTucson

The gang from Boy Scouts Troop 431 helped direct runners on the course – it’s been a number of years that they’ve camped out the night before then helped out – thanks so much!

We've already mentioned Kerry Whelan , but we should all give him a standing ovation for all the work he does on race photos -- thanks Kerry!

As you know, we cannot do these events without a ton of help. Here’s the crew that did all the heavy lifting, the t-shirt-handing-out, the medal-handing-out, and the course directing:
Steve Sheldon
Jessica Sheldon
Sarah Sheldon
Eileen Spears
Monica Bermudez
Krystie Black
Mykaila Black
Maureen Cunningham
Wendy Davis
Joe Faulk
Trechel Gindt
Jill Gubanich
Michelle Hawk
Sandra Heater
Shirley Hester
Rachel Hilgeford
Heather Hopkins
Connie Lopez
Grace Matthews
Tania Matthews
Craig Mills
Donnie Mills
Noemi Mills
Vanessa Nez
Andrew Peck
Erik Sanders
Cindy Schnell

Finally, thanks to the members of the SAR Board who devoted time and effort:
  • Steve and Sheryl Felde managed all the registration and helped with the SAR membership tent
  • Amye Chapparo managed the SAR membership tent
  • Dave Dixon helped us mark the course, set up the sound system, and clean up
  • Heather Hopkins helped mark the course, handed out water, and did other unsung race day tasks
  • Doreen Davis did all sorts of unsung race day tasks and helped ensure that we had all the materials we needed
  • Diane Manzini, Amy, and Heather managed all the SAR pre-race social media
  • Caroline Gardiner helped at registration, setup and break-down
Run Tucson: 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 
(, including the local Meet Me at Maynards and Meet Me Wednesdays.  

Run Tucson was founded by Randy and Tia Accetta with the mission to make Tucson better through running. With a team of RRCA-certified coaches, we provide coaching for all levels of runners. 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.

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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.