1) Results, Awards, & Schwag
Roadrunner Race Timing posted race results on the
front page at noon of race day, so check ‘em out if you want to see where everyone finished. To fix something, please email the
Age Groups: Thanks to the Running Shop for providing gift certificates plus the commemorative coffee mug.
In the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon, top three in 5-year age groups in both races won awards (U-20 through 80+), while first place in five-year age groups won awards in the Tucson Lifestyle 5k. If you think you won an award, please visit the Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell Avenue. They will hold awards until the end of November, 2018.
Finisher Medals: The commemorative finisher medallions are only for finishers, but if you finished the race and did not pick up your medal, please visit The Running Shop to snag your medal.
Finisher Medals & Shirts for Late Registrants: We were worried about running out, but we have additional items available to late registrants who finished. Again, please visit The Running Shop to get a shirt and a medal.
Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown: We have mailed via USPS shirts and medals to those Virtual registrants who live outside the Tucson region. Those of you in the Tucson area who have not picked up your items, please visit the Running Shop to get your shirt and race medal by November 15
At this point, post-race shirts and medals are first-come, first-served. All left-over items will be donated to charity at the end of November.
2) Race Recap: Speedsters and RRCA State Championship
The men's race saw Craig Hunt from Flagstaff take the early lead and hold it all the way through the preem at the top of A-Mountain and onto the Riverpath. However, steadily stalking Hunt was Harry Mulenga, the winner of the recent TMC Tucson 10k.
As they came upon the 12-mile mark, Mulenga made his move and was in the lead for the final mile along St. Mary’s and up the gentle hill to the finish in front of Tucson’s Old Courthouse.
With his victory, Mulenga established himself as Tucson’s top road racer for the 2018 season. Second place went to Flagstaff’s Craig Hunt in 1:09:34, while third place saw Kenyan Henry Lelei finish in 1:11:22. Racing for the Running Shop Racing Team, UA alum Randy Arriola celebrated Homecoming by snagging fourth place overall.
In the women's field, Lauren Reasoner of Tucson Runner's Project took first place in 1:28;22, with TMC’s Tara Bruce running for the Workout Group second in 1:34:03 and Alexandra Brasington third in 1:36:16.
Lauren snagged the preem award for being the first female to the “A” at Sentinel Peak.
Brian Leroy continued his master’s supremacy with a 1:22:27. Ageless wonder Janet Holland took the master’s female crown in 1:43:33.
Special Perseverance Shout-Out: Laura Veretenikoff from Irvine, CA was our final finisher, while just ahead of her was the mother-daughter-daughter team of Yolanda Whiteman, Andrea Flores, and Diana Bautista.
Early-Start: Erin Kaber and Karen Drawdy spent the longest time on the course -- way to persevere!!
RRCA STATE HALF-MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP
The TMC Half-Marathon was the
Road Runner's Club of America
Arizona State Championship. Congratulations to Harry Mulenga for being the Open Champ, Brian Leroy for being Master's Champ, Robert Rezetko for winning the Grand Masters, and Benito Gonzalez for winning Super Grand Masters.
On the women's side, congratulations to Lauren Reasoner for being the Open State Champ, to Sarah Truxillo for winning the Master's Championship, Janet Holland for taking the Grand Masters, and Sue Ahrens for winning the Super Grand Masters.
Special thanks to the RRCA Arizona State Representative Tim Bentley for hosting the awards ceremony and announcing all race morning!
TUCSON LIFESTYLE 5K CHAMPS
Congratulations to the winners of the Tucson Lifestyle 5k, Jeffrey Klopf in 16:38 and Kayla Ferron in a speedy 17:49.
COX CHARITIES FAMILY MILE AND SAR FITKIDZ MILE
Congratulations to the 130 finishers in the Cox Charities FitKidz Mile for cruising the speedy mile!
Thanks to SAR Board President Diane Manzini, a host of volunteers, and the sponsors:
Tucson Medical Center
Champ Youth Sports
Casa Adobes Rotary Club
The Center for Neurosciences Foundation
Vantage West Credit Union
Desert Diamond Casino
General Dentistry 4 Kids
Smile Strait Orthodontics
Teen Fit Studio