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Final TMC Meet Me Downtown Details

June 3rd Updates:

Click here for the June 3rd email to all 1200+ participants, with maps, schedules, packet pickup info, and more.

Click here for the race RunSignup page with all the race details on the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk, staged in the heart of vibrant Downtown Tucson.

Online registration has closed, but folks can still sign up in person.
Friday, June 3, In-Person Registration and Packet Pickup
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Ave
  • In-Person Registration Pricing: Free for FitKidz and High School Mile, $20 for Open Mile, $40 for TMC 5k Night Run
  • NOTE: We’ve sold out of race shirts, so while in-person registrants will get a race number and the free beer, a timed race, and other post-race goodies, they can only pick up a souvenir shirt AFTER the race on Saturday night on a first-come, first-served basis at the registration tables. All remaining shirts will be brought to the Running Shop and available for remainder pickup until the end of June.
  • If you arrive early, please be gracious while waiting until the packet pickup is set up. You can pick up your souvenir items in person Friday, first come, first served basis. Others can still register in person at The Running Shop.
  • Race numbers and the white TMC Meet Me Downtown souvenir shirts for the 5k and Mile will be inside the Running Shop.
  • Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown registrants can get their souvenir medallion and GabeZ shirt at the tent in front of the Running Shop. (You will still have to go inside to get your TMC Meet Me Downtown white shirt and race number.)
WEAR ORANGE AND GET A MEDAL! Today, June 3rd, is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The first 100 people who wear orange to packet pickup today, June 3rd, will receive a coaster medal from one of our previous races.
Yes: You can pick up items for friends — please limit the number of packet pickups if it is crowded.
Yes: Shirts come in both standard unisex and v-neck cut.
Yes: T-shirt sizing first come, first served.
Yes: Please follow the Running Shop’s posted public health protocols.
Yes: It may be crowded, so please be kind to the staff at the Running Shop and the volunteers.
Yes: You can shop at the Running Shop, so bring your wallet and buy all sorts of running goodies for yourself!
Yes: You can snag your souvenirs and do the event virtually, so if you have to miss race night, you can fill in your VIRTUAL RACE INFO here.
Saturday, June 4, Race Night Schedule
5:00 – 6:30 TMC 5k Registration and Packet Pickup, 200 South Sixth Avenue
We’re setting up a chute-based system in front of the Children’s Museum for those who pick up their race items on race day and for those who want to register in person on race day.
You’ll enter from the north, then first get your race number, then get your white TMC Meet Me Downtown shirt, if eligible. If you have not registered for the Triple Crown, you can then leave the chute.
If you have registered for the Triple Crown, continue along the chute to receive your souvenir medallion and your souvenir GabeZ shirt from the BEYOND tent, then exit the chute system to the south.
  • In-Person Registration Pricing: Free for FitKidz and High School Mile, $20 for Open Mile, $40 for TMC 5k Night Run
  • NOTE: We’ve sold out of race shirts, so while in-person registrants will get a race number and the free beer, a timed race, and other post-race goodies, they can only pick up a souvenir shirt AFTER the race on Saturday night on a first-come, first-served basis at the registration tables. All remaining shirts will be brought to the Running Shop and available for remainder pickup until the end of June.
Yes: T-shirt sizing first come, first served.
6:00 pm Start Open Mile Race — for all ages, all abilities, all bodies, with prize money and finisher medals. We will add the High School Mile to this race.
6:30 pm SAR FitKidz Mile Warmup with Manuel — check out the FitKidz tent near the Children’s Museum.
6:30 pm Start SAR FitKidz Mile — free for all children under 12
7:00 pm Start TMC 5k Run/Walk — for all ages, all abilities, all bodies, with prize money and age group awards. See farther below for awards details.
  • The race is chip-timed
  • All prize money will be based on gun-time, all age-group awards will be chip-time.
  • Because the race is an out-and-back chip-timed course, runners may start at any time between 7:00 pm and 7:10 pm.
8:30 or so Awards
Post-Race: After-Party at Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress. Bring your race number to get drink discounts.
Post-race through June
Shirts and medals of registrants who cannot make race weekend will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell through the end of June. T-shirt sizing first come, first served. We will donate all remaining souvenirs on July 1st, so please be sure to pick up your items or send someone to pick them up before July 1st.
We’re super grateful to Sharon Bart and the whole crew at The Running Shop for all the help with this event.
Parking: There will be plenty of Downtown street parking and City lot parking. See Park Tucson’s website here for details on Downtown parking.
Do not block driveways, do not park in red zones, do not park in permitted spots, and be mindful of all traffic and parking laws — we don’t want you to get in the way of the neighbors and we don’t want you to get a ticket!
Downtown Partnership: For more information on things to do Downtown, please visit the Downtown Partnership website here.
Race Hotel: Wanna’ visit Tucson or enjoy a staycation? Check out the TMC Meet Me Downtown discounted pricing for the brand new Hampton Inn, 141 North Stone, in Downtown Tucson, steps from the starting line. Queen or King beds, suite or single room, as you wish.
Here are the booking links for guests to book at $99 per room:
The Children’s Museum: TCM is offering free admission on race afternoon with a race number — if an adult runs, a child gets in free. If a child runs, an adult gets in for free. Just show your race number or your FitKidz number at the entrance. The Children’s Museum courtyard will be open from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with regular courtyard activities like the bubble garden, blue blocks, and bicycles. The Museum itself will close at 5:00 pm on race night.
Route Safety: The course map is below. This is an urban course, so be mindful of potential hazards that are common to urban running, such as vehicles, potholes, speedbumps, and the like. Aside from the official water station, refrain from taking offered drinks from spectators or other well-meaning bystanders.
Post-Race After-Party at Hotel Congress
  • Bring your race number to Hotel Congress after the event and enjoy special post-race discounts by our friends at Hotel Congress and the Cup Cafe
All prize money awards will be based on rules described here.
Festival of Miles Open Mile Male and Female Prize Money
1st $200
2nd $100
3rd $50
$408.90 Race Director Challenge Bonus
408 dollars and 90 cents bonus to the fastest man who breaks the race director’s personal best of 4:08.9. Yup, Randy ran that back in the 1900’s.
408 dollars and 90 cents bonus to the fastest woman who breaks the equivalent time of 4:48.9 (see the Mercier Score Calculator for comparison details)
Master’s Prize Money (40-and-over) Male and Female
1st $50
NOTE: Prize Money double-dipping is allowed.
Prize money winners are taken out of age group gift certificate awards.
USATF Course Sanction #: AZ16012JOE
Updated TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Awards and Prize Money
Age Group Awards: All first, second, and third place in 5-year divisions from U-15 through 80+ will receive age group awards from the Running Shop: $25 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, and $10 for third. All prize money winners are taken out of age group gift certificate awards.
Thanks to the Running Shop. All Age Group awards based on Chip Timing.
The TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k is part of the Running Shop SAR Grand Prix
Male and Female Open Prize Money
1st $200
2nd $100
3rd $50
Master’s Prize Money (40-and-over) Male and Female
1st $50
Please note that we had been storing our results at our partner website www.azroadrunners.org, but they changed they site to www.runsar.org and in the process lost many of their past pages. We have not yet done the research on https://archive.org/web/ to find old results. Here is a partial listing of top results from recent years:
Top Recent Times
2017 Top 5k Male: Alex Verdugo, 14:58
2017 Top 5k Female: Shannon Porter, 17:55
2018 Top 5k Male: Ryan Dohner, 15:23
2018 Top 5k Female: Kayla Ferron, 17:43
2019 Top 5k Male: John Raneri, 15:00
2019 Top 5k Female: Leah Rosenfeld, 17:11
2020: virtual, no official race results
2021 5k (morning edition)
2021 Top 5k Mile: Harry Mulenga, 16:17
2019 Top 5k Female: Shannon Porter, 18:00
Top Three Overall Men’s Mile Times
  • 4:13.8 Sam Atkin 25, Lewiston (2018)
  • 4:15.6. Harry Mulenga, Tucson (2018)
  • 4:16.2 Ryan Dohner (2018)
Top Three Overall Women’s Mile Times:
  • 4:53 Courtney Barnes 24, Flagstaff (2019)
  • 5:00 Leah Rosenfeld 29, Flagstaff (2018)
  • 5:04 Rachel Johnson (2021)
TEAM AWARDS
Team prize money: $200 for each winning team of 5, men and women, following cross country scoring. Teams can be as many people as desired, but all members must be registered in completion by June 1st at midnight, Arizona time. The top five in each team will score and first place will be awarded following the standard cross country scoring format.
NOTE: Prize Money double-dipping is allowed (for example, a runner may receive both overall and masters money and team money)
NOTE: all teams must be formally registered as a team by midnight August 18th. There is NO race weekend team registration and no in-person team registration.

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