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TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Festival of Miles

Registration is open for the 18th TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk, and Festival of Miles.  Click HERE to register now!
Thanks again to all involved with the TMC Meet Me Downtown events!
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Get back at it and join us for the 18th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Run/Walk and Festival of Miles

Southern Arizona’s biggest event returns to its customary nighttime party roots in vibrant Downtown Tucson, on Saturday night, June 1, 2024.  Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend with a dynamic Downtown running party.

Adults will love the beer garden, live music, food trucks, and Hotel Congress after-party.

Families will enjoy the Cirque Roots show, the roaming magician, jumping castles, free FitKidz mile, free High School mile, and free entry to the Children’s Museum.

Speedsters and age-groupers will love the prize money, age group gift certificates from the Running Shop, and the RRCA West Regional Championship age-group medals.
Come one, come all.

What You Get
  • All 5k registrants receive a souvenir “TMC Meet Me Downtown” race shirt, in either a v-neck cut or unisex cut, shirt sizing first-come, first-served
  • All mile finishers receive the 2023 “Festival of Miles” souvenir finisher’s medal
  • Live music from Blondie All Over
  • Food Truck round-up
  • The TMC 5k Night Run is the RRCA West Regional Championship
  • $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 23rd; as title sponsor, Team RUNTMC is not eligible for largest team award
  • Free beer for 21+ from Pueblo Vida Brewing, with Beer Garden coordinated by Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
  • After-parties, with post-race discounts to Hotel Congress and Pura Vida
  • Great summer party in dynamic Downtown Tucson
  • Prize money for 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
  • Click here for details on the $2000+ in prize money, age group awards from The Running Shop, and the RRCA West Regional Championship Awards.
Children, Youth, and Families
  • Free SAR FitKids Mile for children 12-and-under
  • Free mile for all junior high and all high school students
  • Free entry to Children’s Museum
  • Jumping castle
  • Comic Bookmobile activities and games
  • Early bird registration has ended, so currently $40 per person for the TMC 5k Night Run, with a $5 discount to everyone on a team of 5 or more
  • $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
  • 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

Planned Race Night Schedule

5:00 pm Registration and Packet Pickup, with live music starting at about 5:30.  Children’s Museum open.

6:00 pm Start Open Mile Race — for all ages, all abilities, all bodies — also, opening of the Pueblo Vida Beer Garden, managed by Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists

6:30 pm Start Free High School Mile – for all high school and junior high school students

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 Event closure

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5:00 pm - Registration and Packet pickup opens
6:00 pm - Open Mile
6:15 pm - Free High School Mile
6:30 pm - SAR FitKidz Free Children's Mile (ages 12 and under)
7:00 pm - TMC Night Run 5k

The TMC Night Run will provide funds for the Children's Museum, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Greater Tucson Leadership, Southern Arizona Roadrunners, and BEYOND-Tucson.  Special thanks to COX Charities for managing some of our charity donations.

Register Online HERE

Check back here to print a mail-in registration form

Registration Pricing:

5K Night Run

  • $25 through 12/31/23
  • $30 1/1/23 - 2/28/24
  • $35 3/1/23 - 3/31/24
  • $40 April 1 through race weekend

Open Mile  – $20

SAR Members get 10% off when not part of a team

To volunteer, please check back here.

    • Running Shop, Friday, May 31 from 4:00-6:00 pm (3055 North Campbell Avenue)
    • Children’s Museum, Saturday, Jun 1 from 5:00-6:30pm (200 South Sixth Avenue)

Super-fast flat course through the wide boulevards of historic Armory Park neighborhood in Downtown Tucson.

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

The 5K and 1Mile have awards for the top 3 finishers in 5 year age groups.

All participants receive a race t-shirt.

We continue to monitor relevant information and consult with public health guidelines appropriate for Pima County and will ensure that all race day activities are compliant with recommendations and best practices.

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    Jun 01 2024


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    Children's Museum
    Downtown Tucson


    Randy Accetta