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 for all

May 31 Update: 

  • Click here for the final pre-race email to all participants, sent on May 30th with details on packet pickup, the race week schedule, parking, and more.
  • Online registration available through race day
  • In-person registration on Friday at the Running Shop from 3:00 – 6:00pm (3055 North Campbell Avenue) and on Saturday from 5:00-6:30 pm at the race site, 200 South Sixth Avenue.  Team registration has closed.  
  • Special thanks to HOKA and Jacuzzi Bath Remodel for joining our team of race day sponsors — you can check them out at the Armory Park Expo on race night along with our other expo partners.

The blue shirt is for all registrants in the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k — the colorful pink is the souvenir shirt for the 2024 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

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 Pueblo Vida 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

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

  • Great summer party in dynamic Downtown Tucson

  • Prize money for Raising Cane’s 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 “Raising Cane’s High School Mile” for all junior high and all high school students with 250 gift cards given out to children and youth

  • Free entry to Children’s Museum

Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown and more

  • 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,  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!

Click here for the Visit Tucson calendar listing.

Sunday, May 26th, Midnight: Deadline to add team members.  Team pricing discount ends at midnight, May 26th.

Thursday, May 30 In-Person Registration and Packet Pickup
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Ave

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: It may be crowded, but please be kind to the staff at the Running Shop and the volunteers.

Friday, May 31 Registration and Packet Pickup
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Ave

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: It may be crowded, but please be kind to the staff at the Running Shop and the volunteers.

Saturday, June1, 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 blue 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 and Free High School and Junior High Race — for all ages, all abilities, all bodies, with prize money and finisher medals. Tutus, first-responders, walkers, and speed demons all welcome!

6:30 pm Start SAR FitKidz Mile — free for all children 12 and under

7:00 pm Start TMC 5k Run/Walk/Roll — for all ages and abilities
The race is chip-timed
All prize money will be based on gun-time, all age-group awards will be chip-time.

8:30 or so Awards 
Overall and 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.

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 Lucas Tyler and the whole crew at The Running Shop for all the help with this event.

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/