TMC Get Moving Tucson FAQ
Q: Why can't we do this race in person?
A: A few reasons: 1) This event requires permits from ADOT, Pima County, and the City of Tucson, and we cannot get the appropriate permits to hold the event at its normal staging venues. 2) Normally, close to 2000 runners and walker do this event -- even though we have stopped advertising it, over 500 of you have signed up and during the ongoing public health crisis we simply cannot find a safe venue in the region for such a large group.
Q: Are all of your races going to be virtual from now on?
A: We hope not. We miss throwing running parties and seeing our friends laughing, smiling, and having fun together. We're able to hold the November 7th Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon in the Kaibab National Forest in person, and we've submitted permit applications for an in-person New Year's Day Hair of the Dog.
Q: Even though this is virtual, do I still get SAR Running Shop Grand Prix Points?
A: Virtual races will be counted towards the 6 races needed to earn a Grand Prix SAR medal. The number of Grand Prix races for each finisher will be calculated as finishes in any in-person Grand Prix event PLUS any finishes of Grand Prix virtual events. See http://azroadrunners.org/races/detail/grand_prix
Q: What does Virtual mean anyway?
A: Instead of meeting in person, you will be able to walk or run on your own, at your own place, in a location of your own choosing. Ideally, you would walk or run 5k or a half-marathon on the weekend of October 24 and October 25, but if you want to get it done beforehand, that's fine too. All you have to do is post your time and distance to a spreadsheet. And you're done. Well, then keep an eye out to see if you won gift card raffle prizes.
Q: Where do I find the spreadsheet?
Q: Do I have to do a half-marathon?
A: No -- you can certainly walk or run the 5k distance -- or even a mile. Just get out and walk or run in our wonderful late summer weather.
Q: Do I still get my shirt and medal?
A: Of course! We've ordered comfortable long-sleeve shirts and commemorative coaster race medals.
Q: I live in Tucson, how will I get my TMC Get Moving Tucson souvenirs?
A: For those who live in and around Tucson, we will have a social-distanced and safe packet pickup, at The Running Shop, 3055 N Campbell Ave
Friday, October 23: 3:00-6:00 pm
Saturday, October 24: 10:00-1:00 pm.
Following social distancing guidelines, race shirts, souvenir numbers, and race medals will be set up outside of the Running Shop on Friday and Saturday. We ask that you wear a face covering and try to maintain a distance of 6 ft. between yourself and someone else when possible. Friends and family can pick up your stuff for you!
If you can't make it this weekend, shirts and medals will be available at The Running Shop until November 21st.
Q: I don't live in Tucson, how will I get my souvenirs?
A: For those who live outside of Tucson, we will mail you your souvenirs to the address listed on your registration.
Q: Are you providing age group awards?
A: Unfortunately, no, the Virtual race will not have age group or overall race awards.
Q: Will there be any raffles?
A: Yes -- we're rounding up a host of gift cards to give as random prizes.
Q: How can I win a prize???
A: Everyone who does a distance is eligible for a raffle prize. Once you have shared your virtual 5k or half-marathon results with us through the online form, your name will be entered in the raffle. The drawing will be shown live on Facebook and you will receive an email letting you know YOU WON!
Q: Can friends still register?
Registration ends on October 22nd.
Q: What if I still have questions?