Race Report of TMC Tucson 10k
Team Hoyt
Ross Zimmerman
We at Run Tucson had a great time at the 3 rd Annual TMC Tucson 10k. Thanks to all of you for being part of it. Over 1300 of you registered, and we had over 100 volunteers helping make things work. 

Now, a few things:
First, check out the results page, and if you earned an age group or open award and did not receive it, please visit The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell) by October 26th to pick up your gift certificate.

Second, if you did the race virtually, please go to The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell) by October 26th to pick up your medallion and a shirt. We have women’s XS and Men’s XL remaining – and  lots of medals for you!

Third, if you have any questions or need anything, please write to race director Randy Accetta at randy@runtucson.net .

Fourth, here’s what happened:

Race day dawned cool and cloudy, by accounts the coldest morning in Tucson since early May. As Maxx Staxx and the Mighty X rocked the desert, a thousand runners headed towards the scenic roadways of the Tucson Mountains.

Kevin Azocar took the top spot in 33:26, going through the first 5k up Anklam at 16:59 and coming down the Speedway stretch in a quick 16:28, the fastest second-half of the race. Poland’s Jakub Tecza snagged second in 34:47, while Max Miller running for the LTTC finished in 34:52.

For the women, TMC’s Kaitlyn James crushed the course record while winning the women’s race handily and snagging fourth overall. She ran her first 5k up the hills in 17:39 and came back in 17:15, for an overall time of 34:54.

For the second year in a row, Jessica Culver running for the Workout Group took second place, this time in 37:29, more than a minute faster than when she won the inaugural event in 2017. Third place went to Nicole Pearce of The Grinders, in 37:52, also more than a minute faster than she ran last year.

The first male master’s runner was Brian Leroy, who has recently been training with the Workout Group, while first master’s female was Tia Accetta, co-race director and coach for the Workout Group.

The various Tucson-area running groups held a spirited competition, including runners from The Grinders, TRP, Southwest Endurance, DU, and The Workout Group. Speaking of teams, TEAM HOYT sent over 50 chair athletes and companions to the race, cruising both the 5k and the 10k.

In the 5k Run/Walk, the first overall man was Aaron Judkins in a time of 18:35 on the out-and-back course, while the first overall female was Sharon Snyder in a time of 21:23.

Photos and Social Media
You can see our phone snapshot photos at the Run Tucson Facebook page and the cool photos taken by SAR Board member Heather Hopkins on the Southern Arizona Roadrunners facebook page .

For social media, we've enjoyed reading your various posts with hash tags #TMCTucson10k, #GabeZimmermanTripleCrown, #runtucson, #RunSAR, and others.

Tucson Medical Center is the title sponsor of the TMC Tucson 10k and the main donor to the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown -- we cannot overstate how helpful TMC has been to our region's health and wellness community. 

We also cannot overstate how helpful The Running Shop is: hosting packet pickup, hosting post-race shirt/medal pickup, providing awards, and overall ensuring that we have a healthy and fit community. 

This is the second leg of the 2019 Gabe ZImmerman Triple Crown. At the TMC Get Moving Tucson events on Sunday, October 27th we'll provide the $9,500 check to the BEYOND-Foundation raised by the Triple Crown participants.

In addition, this race earned over $2000 for the Southern Arizona Roadrunners for their operations and Children's Fitness Fund.

The race provided $400 to the American Federation of the Blind as well. 

Special Thanks
The officers from the Pima County Sheriff Department were on hand to ensure road safety again this year, while AMR was once again ensuring medical care at the finish line. 

Special thanks to the bearded fellow whose name we have lost who spent 30 minutes sweeping the desert rain detritus off the corner before the finish line!

Thanks to DJ Rich for helping with music and announcements – and for trouble-shooting when the PCC electric box turned itself off!

Special thanks to the Workout Group and Run Tucson running communities for all the pre- and post-race help.

The Southern Arizona Roadrunners have been a great partner for this event -- thanks to Sheryl Felde for managing the volunteers at registration and for all the cleanup. Thanks to the SAR Board members who helped out on race day: Amye Chaparro, Lauren Erdelyi, Caroline Gardner, Heather Hopkins, Doreen Davis, Denise Gizinski, Diane Manzini, Steve Felde, and Sheryl Felde.

Thanks to Greg Wenneborg from Roadrunner Race Timing for handling all the timing duties. Thanks to Lucas Tyler for measuring the course to USATF standards.

Additional special thanks to Michelle Hawk and Steve Outridge for driving around in a rental truck all morning managing the race day course.

Autumn and Brandon Ball and the whole gang from Southwest Endurance (SWET) did yeoman's work at the finish line water station and orange-cutting station.

Sheryl made this list of volunteers:

Steve and Sheryl
Marti Ackermann
Kim Andres
Amye Chaparro
Maureen Cunningham
Amanda Damianakos
Doreen Davis
Devi Dearmond-Moore
Merry Dearmon
Lauren Erdelyi
Sheryl Felde
Steve Felde
Kristin Fitzmorris
Caroline Gardner
Gary Giese
Denise Gizinski
Austin Grover
Michelle Hawk
Darla Henson
Rachel Hilgeford
Heather Hopkins
Justine Kanuho
Connie Lopez
Diane Manzini
Steve Moore
Tina Moore
Steve Outridge
Gary Parcher
Andrew Peck
Erik Sanders
Cindy Schnell
Steve Sheldon
Caitlin Vogelsberg
Finish Line
Destination U
October 27, TMC Get Moving Tucson Events
The TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon & The Tucson Lifestyle 5k Walk/Run. Also... the Cox Charities Free Mile and FitKidz Mile.

Get Moving Tucson is Tucson's most popular urban half-marathon with three events to choose from and live music, a vendor expo, children's activities, jumping castle, food trucks, breakfast after-party, and more. 

This is the third race of the 2019 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

November 2, Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon
Our newest event!! The Grand Canyon Trail Half-Marathon, Saturday, November 2

We've been asked by the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center to produce this trail run near the South Rim.

The 13.1 mile trail loops through the beautiful forest and high desert of the Kaibab National Forest. The course does not descend into the Grand Canyon, but all race participants can purchase a National Park Service pass and from the race site easily enter into the Grand Canyon National Park. 

Souvenir race coaster-medallion, beautiful long-sleeve shirt, race goodies, and more to commemorate your iconic journey through the trails near the South Rim. 

2020 Hair of the Dog New Year's Day 8k
The Hair of the Dog 8k, Dog-less Mile & Doggie Dash

We're excited for the second annual Hair of the Dog New Year's Day 8K. This is a fast and fun race along the Pantano River Wash and through the Tucson Country Club Estates. Or you can do a 1 mile run/walk around Udall Park, with or without your pooch.

This is a great way to kick off the new year and keep the party vibe alive!

Benefitting the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

The Workout Group
The Workout Group: Running strong since 1997
Tuesday and Thursday, dressed and ready to run at 6:00 pm -- Reid Park, behind the amphitheater

Train with us for any distance, from 5k to an ultra marathon. With numerous RRCA-Certified Coaches to guide the way. Group running, individual coaching, in-person, or online our community is committed to help you achieve any running goal.

Free coaching offer
& ongoing free events
Run with The Workout Group for two weeks for free.
Contact t ia@runtucson.net and mention this free offer.

Monday Meet Me at Maynard's : 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, Meet Me Wednesday : join us at the free Meet Me Wednesday's at S. Phillips Plaza, along the Rillito Riverpath. Show up anytime 5-6:30.
Who Sends These? Run Tucson (www.RunTucson.net) is a local event production company for running/walking events in Southern Arizona. 

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.

Our partners include the non-profit Southern Arizona Roadrunners, plus Tucson Medical Center and a host of local sponsors.

Why Am I on This List? You've participated in one of the events we've produced, either one of our charity running events in Tucson, or as part of Meet Me at Maynard's, Meet Me Wednesday's, Meet Me Downtown PHX.

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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.