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

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Registration is open for the 2023 event!

Get back at it & join us for the 17th 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, May 27th, 2023.  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.


  • Fun for Runners: wide Downtown boulevards with neighbor support leads to fast course, plus prize money for top finishers and age group awards in 5-year categories from The Running Shop
  • Fun for Walkers: plenty of room to enjoy a 3.1 mile journey through beautiful Armory Park neighborhood in historic Downtown Tucson
  • Fun for Adults: Free beer and discounted pours at the Beer Garden, followed by an after-party at Hotel Congress in dynamic Downtown Tucson
  • Fun for Kids: Free SAR FitKidz Mile, for all children under 12, free Children’s Museum jumping castle, and more fun for the kids
  • Fun for all: live music, food trucks, and plenty of fun, laughter, and togetherness on a hot summer night
  • Free High School Mile. The goal is to celebrate our local high school athletes who have finished up their track season and help motivate ’em to start cross country practice. Anyone in high school (or junior high) can sign up for the Free High School Mile.
  • 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, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Greater Tucson Leadership, and the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation.

What You Get

  • Souvenir “TMC Meet Me Downtown” race shirt, in either a v-neck cut or unisex cut, shirt sizing first-come, first-served
  • First 500 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown registrants receive the commemorative Gabe Z “RunTucson” shirt and the souvenir Gabe Z medal
  • All FitKidz participants (ages 12 and under) receive the standard FitKidz goodies provided by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
  • Free beer for 21+

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

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

Print a mail-in registration form HERE.

Registration Pricing:

5K Night Run

  • $25 through 12/31/22
  • $30 1/1/23 - 2/28/23
  • $35 3/1/23 - 3/31/23
  • $40 April 1 through race weekend

Open Mile  – $20

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

To volunteer, please click HERE

    • Running Shop, Friday, May 26th from 4:00-6:00 pm (3055 North Campbell Avenue)
    • Children’s Museum, Saturday, May 27th 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.


    May 27 2023


    6:00 pm

    More Info



    Children's Museum
    Downtown Tucson


    Randy Accetta