The TMC Get Moving Tucson, Virtual Edition
TMC Half-Marathon
Tucson Lifestyle 5k
Cox Charities Family Mile
Hello again to the 529 runners and walkers who are joining us for this year's Virtual Edition of the TMC Get Moving Tucson, the third and final leg of the 2020 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown!

While we'll miss seeing you at the start line bright and early on race day, we look forward to visiting with many of you as you pick up your shirt, medal and race number. Read below for information on:
  • Our charity partners
  • When and where to pick-up your shirt, medal, and race number.
  • Possible routes
  • How to upload your virtual race results

If you still have questions after reading everything below, please email us at info@runtucson.net.

Thanks for being part of our wonderful running community. We wish everyone a great weekend!

Randy and Tia Accetta and Sandy, Georgia, & the crew at Run Tucson
Thank you for providing funding to local charities.
Thanks to runners and sponsors for raising funds!
TMC Get Moving Tucson fundraising is designed to enhance our community's overall physical and mental health and wellness.

This event has raised approximately $1,000 for the non-profit Southern Arizona Roadrunners and over $3,000 for Team Hoyt Arizona, Tucson's wonderful chair athletes organization.

Finally, the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown has raised $5,500 for the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation.

We are grateful to all of you for helping -- and we are grateful to Tucson Medical Center, Cox Communications, and the Rio Nuevo District for providing financial support.
Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick-up is at The Running Shop, Oct 23 and Oct 24
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. Please send a friend if you are feeling ill.

Shirts and medals will be available at The Running Shop after race weekend for those who can't make it on Friday or Saturday. We will mail shirts and numbers and medals to out of town folks . . .
What to do after you run.
You can complete the distance any time between now and Sunday, October 25th, at midnight. (And if you need to take more time, that's fine -- but we will be doing our raffle giveaway for all finishers early next week!)

Once you've done your virtual race, enter your time on this results form. You can also find the TMC Get Moving Tucson Results Form in the header of the Run Tucson homepage.

The final results will be posted on the Run Tucson web page and the Southern Arizona's TMC Get Moving Tucson race results page.

Where should I run or walk?
Run or walk wherever and whenever you want!
For safety concerns, we are NOT encouraging you to do the standard route, but here are possible locations you can run or walk on The Loop.

Please remember that these suggestions are NOT measured, and that The Loop is open to pedestrians, bicyclists, chair athletes, and horses. These descriptions are best guesses for the 13.1 mile distance, but you can modify any of them to any other distance, including the standard 5k distance.

CENTRAL
Start at St Phillips and head on the north side of the river to just past Dan Felix memorial Park, near Camino de la Tierra -- then turn around and return.

Start at George Mehl Family Foothills Park at River Road, head west to Dodge, south to the south bank, then take the south side to approximately Kolb -- turn around and return.

WEST
Start at Christopher Columbus and head north, cross the river at Sunset, then take the east side south to St. Mary's, cross back to the west side, and return to Christopher Columbus.

Start at the Mercado, at Congress and the Santa Cruz: take the River Path south to Valencia, then turn around and return.

EAST
Start at Udall Park and take east side path south to Sellarole, then return.

SOUTH
Start at Sam Lena Park, head southwest and under I-10, then head southeast on Julian Wash to Thomas Jay Park, then turn around.

SOUTH EAST
Start at the Fantasy Island parking lot on Valencia and take the Loop north for 3 miles to Irvington, turn around -- do that twice, or continue south to about a mile east of Roy Schooner Trailhead.

SAGUARO EAST CHALLENGE
Start at the fee station and head clockwise on the Cactus Forest loop road for one full loop, then continue on the loop for a second time for approximately 2.4 miles, then head south (right) onto the Cactus Forest trail. Take this trail south until it intersects with the Cactus Forest Loop road -- that will be almost exactly 13.1 mile miles. If you then turn right, you'll have about a mile before you finish at the Visitor Center.
NOTE: very hilly, with some technical trails
Can I volunteer?
Sign up to volunteer at packet pick-up here.
If you are interested in volunteering at packet pick-up on Friday, October 23 or Saturday, October 24 at The Running Shop, sign up here. Volunteers will be given a "Run Tucson" buff and gloves to wear while handing out race shirts and medals.

If you want to volunteer to cheer for runners on the Loop somewhere, send us a note!

Thanks for your service!

Virtual Race FAQ
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?
A: Yes! We have about 10 spots left. You can register online here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Tucson/TMCGetMovingTucson

Registration ends on October 22nd.

Q: What if I still have questions?
A: Please email info@runtucson.net if you have a question that did not get answered here.
SPONSOR SHOUT-OUT
Special thanks to our title sponsor, Tucson Medical Center. For all your health care, needs, please see www.tmcaz.com. Want 24/7 telemedicine? Check out https://www.tmcaz.com/tmc-now.

If you have not yet picked up your medal and shirts from the TMC Tucson 10k, please visit long-time sponsor The Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell.

We're grateful to Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown partners, Cox Communications, Rio Nuevo, the Arizona Daily Star, Downtown Partnership, AMR ambulance, Waste Management, KGUN's Morning Blend, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, Damion Alexander at Long Realty, and others for all their continuing support.
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