Meet Me Downtown 5K and Festival of Miles
June 4, 2022
Register here for the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk, staged in the heart of vibrant Downtown Tucson.
The 2022 race will start and finish 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!
TMC Meet Me Downtown Description
- Free t-shirt for all registrants
- A 5k Run/Walk for all ages and abilities
1-Mile event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities
SAR FitKidz Mile, free for all children under 12
Free entrance to Children’s Museum – race number provides one adult and one child entry.
- Wide Downtown boulevards with neighbor support leads to fast course, plus prize money for top finishers and age group awards in 5-year categories from The Running Shop
- 11th Annual Running Race Food Truck Round Up, with local vendors offering food and drinks for purchase
- The TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run will be part of the SAR 2022 “Running Shop Grand Prix”
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!
2022 Pricing TBD
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/
Friday, June 3, Registration and Packet Pickup
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Ave
All race bib numbers for the 5k, the 1-mile, and the FitKidz mile will be inside the Running Shop.
The white TMC Meet Me Downtown souvenir shirts for the 5k early registrants will be inside the Running Shop.
If you signed up for the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, you can pick up your souvenir medallion and your souvenir GabeZ shirt at the TMC 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.)
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, but please be kind to the staff at the Running Shop and the volunteers.
Yes: You can pick up your race schwag in person, then do the event virtually – virtual details to be announced.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 for free. Just show your race number or your FitKidz number at the entrance.
8:30 or so Awards
5k Age Group awards courtesy of The Running Shop
Prize Money courtesy of TMC and Run Tucson
See all prize money and award rules and details here.
Post-Race: After-Party at Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress. Bring your race number. Details to be announced
Post-race through June
Shirts and medals of registrants who cannot make race weekend will be available at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell through the end of June. T-shirt sizing first come, first served.
We’re super grateful to Sharon Bart and the whole crew at The Running Shop for all the help with this event.