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TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon & 5k

Sunday October 25th, 2020

Tucson, AZ

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September 20th Update:  Frankly, we still don't know what we'll be able to do with this event, scheduled for October 27th.  While we really want to get back to an in-person event with happy people running throughout our beloved Tucson streets, at this writing, the public health crisis is significantly affecting Southern Arizona, so we're leaning towards an entirely virtual event for the 500 or so participants.


We will not receive permits from the City of Tucson, Pima County, and Arizona Department of Transportation for the regular race route, so our options are these:


1) Move the event to a Virtual Event, like we had to do with the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k and TMC Tucson 10k. 


2) Create a hybrid Virtual and In-Person event, with the in-person location safe enough for up to 200 participants, with staggered starts, social distancing, self-supported course, and so forth.  (As we write this in late September, we are less optimistic about this possibility.)


We will use this race page, email, and social media channels to provide updated information as we learn more.  For questions or to offer suggestions, contact Randy at [email protected]


Free Race shirt: The first 500 registrants will receive a light-weight, light-colored long-sleeved souvenir shirt, in women's and unisex sizing.


Souvenir Finisher's Medal: Every finisher in the 5k and half-marathon will the special circle coaster medallion designed in partnership with local Cirrus Visual and Ashworth Awards, the nation's premier medal company


Participant Cap: We will have to cap this event at 550, with only 200 or so allowed on an in-person course.  We have approximately 470 already registered . . . 


Beneficiaries: No matter what, this will be the third race of the 200 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.  Proceeds will benefit Team Hoyt Arizona, the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.


For the past decade, the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half-Marathon has been Tucson's most popular urban half-marathon event, with the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon, the Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk, and the Cox Charities Free FitKidz Mile for children 12-and-under.  Produced by Run Tucson, TMC Get Moving Tucson has included multiple routes, live music, a vendor expo, children's activities, jumping castles, food trucks, breakfast after-party, and more. 


Which TMC Get Moving Tucson event is right for you?
Wanna' go the distance? Then check out the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon, starting at 6:15 am. 
An easy 5k more your style? Then walk or jog the Tucson Lifestyle 5k, starting at 7:45 am. 
Got kids? Bring 'em to the Free FitKidz Mile for children 12-and-under and Cox Charities Family Costume Mile, free for all!  Starts at 9:00 am.


Race Souvenirs



  • Free Race shirt: The first 550 registrants receive a souvenir shirt, in women's and unisex sizing

  • Finisher's Medal: Every finisher in the 5k and half-marathon receives the special medallion designed in partnership with local Cirrus Visual and Ashworth Awards, the nation's premier medal company


Race Day Music: TBD


Snacks and Drink: TBD. In past years, we've had



  • Gatorade on the course and at finish line

  • GU Energy Gel on A-Mountain

  • Post-race snacks of cookies, chips, and more, courtesy of Tucson Medical Center

  • Free coffee by race beneficiary Team Hoyt

  • Food trucks on site after the race


Awards: TBD.  In past years, we've had



  • Age group awards -- gift certificates from The Running Shop + commemorative glasses

  • Cash prizes for top runners

  • Earn your points at SAR's Running Shop Grand Prix


For Children and Families: TBD.  In past years,



  • All children 12-and-under can participate in the Free SAR FitKidz One Mile (and the course is a bit short so they will have a super-fast time, too!!)

  • Jumping Castle and Face Painting courtesy of Cox Communications


Beneficiaries


  • This is the third race of the 2020Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. Proceeds will benefit Team Hoyt Arizona, the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners

Courses: We are not sure what will happen in 2020.  In past years,



  • For both the 5k and the Half, the fun begins in the heart of Downtown Tucson, with a route including historic West University and the canyons of Downtown.

  • Half-Marathoners will head back to Sentinel Peak and crank the A-Mountain loop, then hit the the flat out-and-back on the Santa Cruz Riverpath at the base of A-Mountain, rockin' with local bands and with views of the distant mountains.  Speed the last mile into the heart of Downtown, as the finish line band rocks the tunes and friends, family, and other runners cheer your finish.


2020 Schedule - if we meet in person, here's the plan as of June, 2020:
Saturday, October 24


  • 10:00 - 1:00 Race Registration and Packet Pick up at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Avenue (all t-shirts are first-come, first-served)

Sunday, October 25: Race Morning at start/finish area, Jacome Plaza, 115 North Church 



  • 5:30 am Final in-person registration and packet pick-up begins -- ending 15 minutes before each of the race events. Early Half-Marathon Start is at 5:45 and TMC Half start is at 6:30, so be sure you allow time to get your stuff.  Remember, all t-shirts are first-come, first-served.

  • 6:15 am TMC Half-Marathon Start for all runners and walkers

  • 7:45 am Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk, for all ages and participants with overall and age group awards. 

  • 9:00 am Cox Charities Costume Mile and FitKidz Free One Mile - Free for all 12-and-under and all those in costume

  • All children under 12 years old, receive SAR goodies and eegee's for the little ones. All milers receive a 2017 or 2018 TMC Get Moving Tucson medallion, depending on what we have in the storage shed!!

  • 9:15 Awards Ceremonies and Charity Give -- be on hand to celebrate Hoyt Arizona, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation


Course Closure Times (These are the tentative closure times, with final details to be determined by Tucson Police Department)



  • 8:00 am Water Station at A-Mountain Water Station, Mile 7

  • 9:00 am Water Station at Santa Cruz River Path near Starr Pass Blvd, Mile 10 

  • 10:30 Mile 12: All participants routed to sidewalk or picked up by sag vehicle, depending on TPD decision

  • 11:00 Timing at Finish Line Closes  

Race Distances

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Cox Family Mile, including the free SAR Fi... Click to Find Out Register »
Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »
TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
Tucson Lifestyle 5k Run/Walk Click to Find Out Register »
TMC Half-Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
Free SAR FitKidz One Mile Click to Find Out Register »
Free Cox Charities Costume Mile Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

115 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ

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