TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Walk

TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K & Festival of Miles

June 1, 2024

If you’re looking for a party, don’t miss the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run on Saturday, June 1st.  Click here for the race RunSignup page with all the race details.

This popular charity event takes place in the heart of Downtown Tucson and features a 5k running route that is perfect for speedsters and walkers, plus a family-friendly One Mile event. 

 Prize money for top runners, with live music, a post-race beer garden, and an after-party at the historic Hotel Congress.

What you get: Souvenir shirt, timed race, one free pour at the Beer Garden, discounted drinks at Hotel Congress after-party, and free entry to the Children’s Museum for families

Staged in front of the Children’s Museum, with music and other festivities, plus our standard route through Armory Park and other historic neighborhoods.

Tucson’s premier running party is a great way to kick start the summer!

 

Adults

  • Free beer for 21+ from Pueblo Vida Brewing, with Beer Garden coordinated by Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists

  • After-parties, with post-race discounts to Hotel Congress and Pueblo Vida

  • Great summer party in dynamic Downtown Tucson

  • Prize money for Open Mile and TMC 5k Night Run

  • TMC 5k Night Run is part of SAR’s Running Shop Grand Prix, with Age Group Awards, courtesy of Running Shop

 

Children, Youth, and Families

  • Free SAR FitKids Mile for children 12-and-under

  • Free mile for all junior high and all high school students

  • Free entry to Children’s Museum

  • Jumping castle

  • Comic Bookmobile activities and games

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  • This is the first-race of the three-race Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.  You can register for the GabeZ Series here: https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Tucson/GabeZimmermanTripleCrown

  • Beneficiaries: Help us raise funds for local charities — use the “Donate” button to provide funds to the charity of your choice.  This year, we are raising funds for education and youth, so please help us support the Children’s Museum, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Greater Tucson Leadership, and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation.

  • See more details on Tucson area races at our friends at the Southern Arizona Roadrunners: https://runsar.org/

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Wanna’ join in the fun but don’t want to run?  Volunteers are always needed — sign up here!

Thanks to our sponsors!

Friday, May 31, In-person Registration and Packet Pickup: 3:00-6:00 PM.

Pick up your race number and shirt at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell Ave).

All race bib numbers for the 5k, the 1-mile, and the FitKidz mile will be in the Running Shop. The TMC Meet Me Downtown souvenir shirts for the 5k early registrants will also be in the Running Shop. For those who registered for the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, the souvenir medallion and shirt will be at the TMC tent in front of the Running Shop.

Registration FAQ’s:

Yes: You can pick up items for friends. Remember to ask what shirt size they want.
Yes: Shirts come in both standard unisex and women’s cut.
Yes: T-shirt sizing is first come, first served.

Saturday, June 1 Race Night

5:00-6:30 pm: Race night registration and packet pickup at the Children’s Museum (200 South Sixth Avenue).

There will be a chute-based system in front of the Children’s Museum for those who pick up their race items on race day.
You’ll enter from the north, and get your race number and race race shirt (if you registered before Friday).

If you have registered for the Gabe Zimmerman 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.

The Children’s Museum 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 free. Just show your race number or your FitKidz number at the entrance.

6:00 pm: Open Mile Race

6:15 pm:  High School & Middle School Mile

6:30 pm: SAR FitKidz Mile 

7:00 pm: TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Run/Walk 

8:30 pm: Awards
The 5K race is chip-timed. All prize money will be based on gun-time, all age-group awards will be based on chip-time. 5k Age Group awards are courtesy of The Running Shop.  Prize Money to overall winners is courtesy of TMC and Run Tucson.

Post-Race After-Party:  Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress. Bring your race number. Details to be announced.

While the route will be closed to traffic, please be mindful of vehicles and standard night-time road concerns, such as potholes, speedbumps, curbs, and the like.

2023 Race Results here and here

TMC Meet Me Downtown
 
RRCA West Regional Championship:
Men’s Open: Harry Mulenga
Women’s Open: Kiera Woodman
Master’s Male: Men’s 40+: Orlando Valazquez
Masters Female: Women’s 40+: Cara Payne
Grand Masters Male: Dave Dixon
Grand Masters Female: Sharon Silvas
Super Grand Masters Male: Joseph Reiling
Super Grand Masters Female: Janet Holland
 
Report:
5k: For the third year in a row, Harry Mulenga took the top spot, cruising to victory in 16:22. Randy Chavez from Scottsdale snagged second place in 16:39, while third place was a photo finish with Peter Davidson of Mile’s Adventure Tea nipping overall master’s runner Orlando Vasquez from the Workout Group team in 16:44.
 
First place in the women’s race was Kiera Woodman from Prescott, running a swift 18:24. Kiera took the double of the day, after winning the mile. Kendra Watson from Team Workout Group took second place in 18:53, while third went to Billie Lubis in 19:12. First place in the Master’s Division was Cara Payne, local triathlete standout.
 
Notable doubles for the evening include overall women’s champ, Kiera Goodman, who won both the Mile and the TMC 5k Night Run. Other double finishers of note include Harry Mulenga’s second place in the mile and first in the 5k and Billie Lubis who snagged third in both races.
Open Mile: Miles Dunbar blistered the Open Mile course in a super-speedy 4:21, putting him 7 seconds ahead of two-time defending champion Harry Mulenga second place effort of 4:28. UA track standout Logan Marek cruised to a third place finish in 4:34.
 
First place woman was Prescott’s Kiera Woodman, getting around the flat mile course in 5:13, nine-seconds ahead of the Workout Group’s Jori Galles. In third place was Billie Lubis, running 5:39.
 
High School Mile: We’re excited to begin the tradition of promoting teen-age running in Tucson. First place in the Boys Mile was Gilbert’s Crewe Resendez, who set a new course record of 4:44, narrowly beating Miika Lagat’s 4:44. Last-year’s winner Aric Accetta took third in 4:48. (Long-time Arizona runners will recognize all three last names — it’s great to see the youngsters carrying on family traditions . . .)
 
In the Girls Mile, Olivia Cornelius set a new HS course record in 6:39, with Gizelle Paredes taking second in 7:07 and Teagan Smith finishing third in 7:21.
 
Duo Results: Thanks to Team Hoyt for coming out — congratulations to the Josh Greiner duo for taking first overall, with other Duo teams Ryland McDaniel, Lucas King, Luke Senner, and Hannah Loughrrey.
 
SAR’s FITKIDZ Mile: There were 115 FitKidz participants, with 10-year-old Liam Newell taking first overall in a speedy 6:21. The first place girl was Finley Johnson, dipping under 7-minutes in a fine time of 6:58. Special thanks to SAR’s Board member Jeri Baker for managing all the FitKidz race day activities — if you won an award, please visit the Running Shop to pick it up before the end of June.
 
Fastest Team: Congratulations to the WOG team of Ryan, David, Kendra, Russel, and Tyler for winning the team competition. See the team results page here.

 

2022 Race Results Here

2021 Race Results Here

All race results since 2007 can be found at our friends https://runsar.org/events/tmc-meet-me-downtown-5k-night-run-and-festival-of-miles/