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Jim Click’s Run ‘n’ Roll 5K and 1 Mile – 10/13/2024

Sunday, 10/13/2024, 7:30am – U of A Mall – 1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

The 5K is part of The Running Shop/Mizuno SAR Grand Prix.

For over 37 years Jim Click has been racing to support the Adaptive Athletic program at The University of Arizona. His involvement began in 1981 when Richard Nolen, a body repair man working for Mr. Click, was injured in a touch football game with a group of his co-workers. His injury, a broken neck, left him a C 6-7 quadriplegic. Jim visited Richard in the hospital assuring him he would do all he could to help him, and he did. After extensive rehab in Colorado, Richard returned to the U of A and began participating in the Adaptive Athletics program. He had a very successful athletic career in wheelchair track and road racing, as well as receiving a masters in business. He works today for the Jim Click Automotive Team as the Business Manager and Controller.

Jim Click followed Richard's progress in the Adaptive Athletics program and actively supporting its fundraising efforts. Jim would join all of the athletes in the "Push-N-Plod" Wheel and Jog-a-thon every fall semester, raising pledges by sitting down in a sports wheelchair and pushing for hours around the university track. Jim pushed his way around the track every year until it was decided to take the event to another level and create a race for the Tucson community.

In 1995 Coach Dick Tomey lent his name to the event called The Dick Tomey Pony Express. Jim provided the grand prize: a new Mustang. The year 2000 brought the final change to the race to Jim Click’s Run 'N' Roll. Former U of A track coach, Dave Murray, stepped in to design a fast, flat, fun course on the beautiful U of A campus. This annual event has given the Adaptive Athletics program the needed funds to become a national leader in wheelchair sports. We are grateful for Jim Click’s support over the past 25 years.

We strongly encourage you to join our "Friends of Champions" and help this highly valuable program continue to fulfill the dreams of future athletes.

This race is an acknowledgment of Jim and Vicki Click’s support of the Adaptive Athletics program, which has now become a national model.

For additional information please see the U of A race page here.

DateElite Wheelchair and Open 5kTimed 1 MileSAR/Vets Discount
Through July 31$25 $10 ($3)
August 1- 31$30 $15 ($3)
September 1 - October 7$35 $20 ($3)
Race Day October 8$35$20n/a

Register online here.

Please check back here for a mail-in registration form and info.

Register in person at Performance Footwear at 5350 E Broadway Blvd #170 during normal store hours beginning (date TBD).

 

6:00 AM - 6:40 AM - Race day registration and check-in

6:45 AM: In person - Elite wheelchair 5K race start time

7:10 AM: In person - Open 5K run

8:10 AM: In person - Open 1 mile run

7:00-9:00 AM - Race expo

8:30 AM - Awards ceremony

Virtual: Any Distance Bear Down Run/Walk/Push by The Nanini Family Trust. Just send us a video or your timed results between September 26th until October 3rd to be eligible for this year's raffle prizes! Don't forget to submit your race results here.

 

We need your help!

Please click here to volunteer.

Packet pickup is Saturday, TBD from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Performance Footwear and on race morning before the race (west of the start line in front of the Bear Down Gym). Packet includes an exclusive, collectible Jim Click's Run 'N' Roll race shirt and Adaptive Athletics souvenir.

Click here for maps of the 5K and 1M courses.

Adaptive Athletics at the University of Arizona

Safety is our first priority, but there are inherent dangers and risks involved in racing, and participants take part under their own responsibility.

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    Date

    Oct 13 2024

    Time

    8:00 am - 11:00 am

    Cost

    $25.00

    More Info

    Registration

    Location

    U of A Mall
    1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
    Category

    Organizer

    UArizona Disability Resource Center
    Website
    https://runnroll.arizona.edu/
    Registration

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