1) THANK YOU FOR DOING THE RACES!! We love running and we love that you share it with us — thanks very much for being part of our running community!
2) Below is a race report from the TMC Get Moving Tucson events.
3) Those of you who have not yet picked up your t-shirt from the TMC Saguaro or TMC Get Moving Tucson events can grab ’em from the Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell until the end of the year.
4) There are about 10 folks who did not get their custom-designed large Cactus Medals for the Triple Crown — the special order we made has arrived and these Cactus Medals are at the Running Shop. Please swing by 3055 North Campbell and pick up your medal. The Shop has the list of remaining names.
Over 2,000 runners registered for the four races in the Get Moving Tucson Events, raising over $15,000 for Child and Family Resources, Cox Charities, Reid Park Zoo, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, and Team Hoyt Arizona, a children’s wheelchair running charity.
OFFICIAL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
If you want to shop for the official TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon race photographs from the top of A-Mountain, at the 5k mark, and at the finish line, please visit our friends at Oro Valley Photography. If you want to purchase a custom-made video, please
The 2016 A-Mountain Half Marathon participants can create their own custom hybrid video/image slideshow. A great way to share your accomplishment with your friends and family, this has not been available for any Tucson race before. If you haven’t already, then you should check out the sample video at:
[Personalized TMC Get Moving Video from Oro Valley Photography]
Personalized TMC Get Moving Video from Oro Valley Photography
You can select the images that you would like in your video at:
Thank you to Oro Valley Photography for trying something new and to Adultcare Assistance Homecare for sponsoring most of the video production costs to make the videos more affordable. If you order your video now, then you can save 25% with coupon code: NOV30. This discount expires on November 30, 2016.
CANDID PHOTOS FROM GOATOGRAPHER & DAMION ALEXANDER
You can also see great race photos fromhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/GOATographer and from his smugmug site here:https://goatographer.smugmug.com.
Damion Alexander did a great job as lead bike on Saturday – you can view his photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-Damion-Alexander-Team-228735085153/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157724688060154
Top three in 5-year age groups in both races won awards (U-20 through 75+) receive awards, so if you think you won an award, please visit the Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell Avenue. They will hold awards until the end of November, 2016.
You can still tell your race story on social media: please tag @RunSAR and @RunTucson with #getmovingtucson #runSAR #runtucson #gabezimmermantriplecrown. For those registered in the Virtual 2016 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, please don’t forget to post your photos! You can get credit for the race by posting to the SAR facebook page or the SAR event facebook page here, by tagging @RunSAR and @RunTucson on your Instagram feeds, and by tagging at @RunTucson on your twitter feed. Hashtags include #gabezimmermantriplecrown #IDidTheA #runSAR #RunTucson #GetMovingTucson.
GABE ZIMMERMAN TRIPLE CROWN STUFF
We have sent shirts and medals to those Virtual registrants who live outside the Tucson region. Those of you in the Tucson area, please visit the Running Shop to get your shirt and race medal if you have not already done so.
In the women’s field, fan favorite Lauren Reasoner of Tucson Runner’s Project took first place in 1:27:57, with Ana Fonseca second in 1:34:46 and Stephanie Cook third in 1:35:00. Lauren snagged the preem award for being the first female to the “A” at Sentinel Peak.
The men’s race was the highlight event this year, with former British Olympian Andrew Lemoncello winning the TMC Get Moving Tucson A-Mountain Half-Marathon on Sunday in a time of 1:09:17. With his victory, Lemoncello took take first place in all three races of the 2016 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. Racing for the Running Shop Racing Team, Robert Scribner grabbed second place in 1:11:03, followed by former Sunnyside standout Anthony Francisco in 1:11:18. Former ASU and CDO HS standout Daniel Wong nabbed fourth, while past champion Craig Curley of Mizuno took fifth. A pre-race favorite, Curley took ill this weekend and still ran — a nice effort by one of our local heroes.
RRCA STATE HALF-MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP
The TMC Half-Marathon was the Road Runner’s Club of America Arizona State Championship. Congratulations to Andrew Lemoncello for being the Open Champ, Ramon Billy for being Master’s Champ, Eric Sanders for winning the Grand Masters, and Benito Gonzalez for winning Super Grand Masters.
On the women’s side, congratulations to Lauren Reasoner for being the Open State Champ, to Amber Price for winning the Master’s Championship, Janet Holland for taking the Grand Masters and Mary Black for winning the Super Grand Masters.
TUCSON LIFESTYLE 5K CHAMPS
Congratulations to the winners of the Tucson Lifestyle 5k, Ochor Odol in 17:36 and Tia Accetta in 20:04.
TMC GIRLS ON RUN, PRESENTED BY UNITEDHEALTHCARE
Congratulations to all the participants in the TMC Girls on the Run of Tucson, presented by UnitedHealthcare — it was great to have all of the young girls, their Run Buddies, family, and coaches on hand.
COX CHARITIES FITKIDZ MILE
Congratulations to the participants in the Cox Charities FitKidz Mile for cruising the speedy mile and to Diane Manzini, Steve Outridge and the host of volunteers who made it possible. Special thanks to all FitKidz sponsors: TMC, Center for Neurosciences, Spirit Messingham at Tierra Antigua Realty, Champ Youth, Pima Federal Credi Union, Sunset Screenprinting, and Eegees.
Special thanks to the more than 200 volunteers who helped make this weekend a success. Below is a list of as many as we can remember, but we owe a big shout-out to the Southern Arizona Roadrunners Board members and club members who helped out, as well as the gang from the Workout Group that did so much heavy lifting on both days. Special thanks to the TMC crew, including the 50 sorority sisters who helped with Girls on the Run on Sunday!
Steve and Sheryl Felde, Cindy Schnell, Ed and Judie Shyman, Sandra Heater, Merry Dearmon, Devi and Steve Moore, Robin Gerard, Marti Ackermann, Connie Lopez, Austin Grover, Noemi Mills, Jeri Baker, Steve Sheldon and daughter I think, Mulcogi Seng, Dave Odom, Dennis Richards and brother, Joe Faulk, Andrew Peck, Gina Nelson, Maureen Cunningham, Michele Hawk, Doreen Davis, Joe Plassman, Tim Bentley, Gary Giese, Nancy Fuller, Monica Bermudez, and a lot of others who I hope don’t hate me for not mentioning . . .
If you have any questions about your official time, please email our race timerhere with as much detail as will help him solve your issue. A note on the timing mats: Please note that in the TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon, timing mats were placed at the 5k mark, the 7.9 mile mark just before the A on A-Mountain, and at the turn-around point exactly 37 yards after the 10-mile mark. Although they might appear to be random distances, we decided to put these mid-race timing splits to ensure race integrity. Indeed, we thought it was cool that there were exactly 6.2 miles from the 7.9 mile mark to the finish so that you could figure out your 10k split from the top of A-Mountain.