In 2020, Run Tucson was able to provide $27,931 to support children in need, wheelchair athletes, health care workers, animal welfare, local public media, explorations in science, and health, wellness, & public health advocacy.
We’re especially grateful to all of you and to our major sponsors for making this possible:
As you read the below email, eagle eyes will spot a game that provides a $20-off discount code to the 2021 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. You can still receive your doggie-themed race buff and contribute to the Humane Society by registering here.
We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season — and a safe New Year!
27,931 Dollars provided to Regional non-profits by Run Tucson in 2020.
- BEYOND-Tucson Foundation: $5,500
- Arizona Public Media: $4,125
- Team Hoyt Arizona: $3,500
- Humane Society of Southern Arizona: $2,499
- Pima County Parks Foundation: $2,000
- TMC Foundation (including the Mark’s Fund for employee assistance): $1,233
- Children’s Museum, Tucson: $1,145
- Educational Enrichment Foundation: $1,170
- Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce: $550
- Biosphere 2: $197
- Southern Arizona Roadrunners: $6,012
1000+ Responses to our Return to Run surveys, offering us feedback and insight on running preferences during the COVID-19 health crisis.
750+ Running bUffs purchased & handed out.
615 Total number of Meet Me at Maynard’s Free Downtown Walk/Run events since its founding in 2009.
500+ Packages mailed to out of town virtual race participants in 2020.
300+ Hours spent on Zoom teaching the RRCA Coaching Program certification classes to over 900 new RRCA Certified Running Coaches.
200+ Race registrants who donated to race beneficiaries.
100+ Emails from our running community thanking us for the Run Tucson We Believe emails (Thank you!).
90% Of you who replied to our survey said that you are happy to bring or wear face coverings when running.
23 Year aNniversary of The Workout Group, the coached running group now led by Tia Accetta and founded by Greg Wenneborg and Randy Accetta way back in 1997.
5 Workout Group locations this year and 7 RRCA Certified Coaches who manage the various groups: Tia Accetta, Tim BeNtley, Doreen Davis, Gina Nelson, Dave Odom, Whitney Lacomb, and Michelle Hawk.
4 Races turned Virtual (TMC Meet Me Downtown, TMC Tucson 10k, TMC Get Moving Tucson Half and 5k, and next week’s Hair of the Dog).
3 In-person races (2020 Hair of the Dog, TMC Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run, and the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon).
2 Races postponed until 2021 (50th Annual Saguaro Labor Day Run and the First-Ever Biosphere 2 5k).
2 New RT crew of Georgia Pattison and Sandra Crusa, with help from Smokey the Bear.
1 Cover of Tucson Lifestyle Insider’s Guide.
1 Running path built with funds from RuN Tucson and Cox, at Rillito Fields.
1 New hobby of mountain biking — a great way to get on the trails if you have no cartilage in your knees or a lingering plantar problem.
1 Awesome community! Thanks to all of you for being part of our running and walkinG community, whether you live in Southern Arizona or beyond!