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TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Festival of Miles and FitKidz Mile – 5/31/2025

Saturday, 5/31/2025, 6:00 pm – Children’s Museum – 200 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ

This is the first race in the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown series.  The 5K is part of The Running Shop/Mizuno SAR Grand Prix.
Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown:

What is the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown? Click here to learn more.

The GZTC is a three-race series offering the following benefits for one price:

• Registration to the Saturday night, June 1, 2024, Meet Me Downtown 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile, including blue souvenir race shirt - staged in downtown Tucson
• Registration to the Sunday morning, September 8, 2024, TMC Tucson 10K and 5K, including souvenir race shirt and commemorative finisher's medal - staged at Pima Community College West, in the Tucson Mountains
• Registration to the Sunday morning, October 20, 2024, TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon and A-Mountain 4-Miler, including souvenir race shirt and commemorative finishers medal - staged in the west side of downtown Tucson at the Mercado Annex
• The colorful bright pink 2024 Run Tucson Triple Crown t-shirt in women's and unisex cut
• The unique "Gabe Z" Meet Me Downtown medallion, with stained glass artwork representing the colors of historic downtown Tucson

The price for the series is $139 or $150 for the virtual option.

Click here to register.

TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/Fesival of Miles and FitKidz Mile:

Southern Arizona’s big event returns to its customary nighttime party roots in vibrant Downtown Tucson. Please see https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Tucson/TMCMeetMeDowntown for all ongoing updates on the TMC Meet Me Downtown event, including schedules, race details, and more.

What you get when you register:
• Free light blue souvenir shirt with 2024 design, evoking the colors of historic La Placita Village
• Discount pricing for teams of 5 or more
• Adults will love the Pueblo Garden beer garden, live music from Legion of Mario, food truck round-ups, and Hotel Congress after-party
• Families will enjoy the free FitKidz mile and free entry to the Children’s Museum
• Teens will enjoy the Free Raising Cane's High School Mile for all high school and junior high students
• Timed 5K on certified course
• Click here for details on the prize money for speedsters and the Running Shop age group awards

Register online here.

Check back here to print a mail-in registration form.


5K Night Run
• Through December 31, 2023 - $25
• January 1 - February 28, 2024 - $30
• March 1-31, 2024 - $35
• April 1, 2024 through race weekend - $40
• SAR members get 10% off when not part of a team

$20 for the open mile
Free - High school mile for all students in high school
Free - Junior high mile for all students in junior high school
Free - FitKidz mile for all children 12 and under - FitKidz registrants receive SAR FitKidz goodies
All open, high school, and junior high mile finishers receive a Festival of Miles souvenir medallion

5:00 PM - Registration and packet pickup opens, with live music starting at about 5:30. Children’s Museum open, children must be accompanied by an adult.

6:00 PM - Start Raising Cane's Open Mile and Raising Cane's Free High School Mile - for all ages, all abilities, all bodies

6:30 PM - Start SAR FitKidz mile - free for all children under 12

7:00 PM - Start TMC 5K night run/walk - for all ages, all abilities, all bodies

8:30 PM or so - Awards and ongoing party on site, with after-party at Hotel Congress

9:30 PM - Event closure

To volunteer, please click here.

The Running Shop (3055 N Campbell Ave):
* Thursday, May 30th from 4:00-6:00 PM
* Friday, May 31 from 3:00-6:00 PM

Children’s Museum, Saturday, June 1 from 5:00-6:30 PM (200 S Sixth Ave)

Click here for the 1 mile course map and here for the 5K course map.

Prize money to be announced, age group awards to be announced, and RRCA West Regional Championship awards.

See details here.

The 5K has awards for the top 3 finishers in 5-year age groups. The mile has overall awards for top 3 male and female finishers

All participants receive a race t-shirt.

• $150 gift card to Hotel Congress/Cup Cafe for the largest team
• $150 gift card to Hotel Congress/Cup Cafe raffle - every team of 5 or more is eligible
• $300 to fastest team of 5, men's and women's division, standard cross-country scoring
• Notes: Team registration closes May 23, 2024; as title sponsor, Team RUNTMC is not eligible for largest team award

The TMC Night Run will provide funds for the Children's Museum, Greater Tucson Leadership, and BEYOND-Tucson. Special thanks to COX Charities for managing some of our charity donations. The Southern Arizona Roadrunners and the SAR Children's Fitness Fund will also receive funds from the event.

Click here for photos from last year.

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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    May 31 2025


    6:00 pm

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    Children's Museum
    200 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


    Randy Accetta