Still time to join the fun at Saturday’s TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run

????????????????????It’s been described as a massive block party with a run/walk, concert and child entertainment all rolled into one! Yep, it’s that time of year again and there is still time to register for the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run. The first of the three events that make up the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, Meet Me Downtown isn’t just a fun time, it’s also great for our community. $10 from each registration go toward a host of local non-profits including Gabe’s favorite, Child and Family Services. If you haven’t registered, you can sign up online here through midnight, May 29th. Teams can still register through May 29th too.

In-person registration and packet pick-up this weekend:

FRIDAY, May 31
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Running Shop Wine and Cheese Happy Hour-join us for an enjoyable evening with registration and packet pickup at the Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell, north of Glenn.

SATURDAY, June 1
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Registration and packet pick-up at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell, north of Glenn)

5:00-6:30 pm: Registration and packet pick-up at the race site
200 South Sixth Avenue, in front of the Children’s Museum

Cool details on the hot race night

Team Challenge Deadline May 29th!
Sign up a team of 5 or more from work, from church, from school, or anywhere; biggest team wins $150 to Maynard’s Kitchen and all teams eligible for $150 raffle to Hotel Congress – you can walk, you can run, just do it with five or more.

Free Children’s Mile starts at 6:30 PM
We want every child in Tucson to walk or run a mile with Mayor Rothschild. Everyone is free, so bring your family and do a mile with the kids! Sign up online for free here or in person this weekend.

Special guest
This year the special guest is Lorraine Moller, Olympic Marathon bronze medalist and current President of the Lydiard Foundation. One of the world’s leading authorities on running coaching, running training, and women’s running, Lorraine will speak and sign copies of her autobiography at the Friday Night Running Shop Wine and Cheese.

This promises to be a super-fast course along the wide downtown boulevards with neighbor support, plus prize money for top finishers and age group awards in 5-year categories. TMC Meet Me Downtown is the Arizona State RRCA Championship, with additional awards for open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women. Middle-of-the-pack Award Donated by Etherton Galleries: the person who is the exact middle of the finishing results on race night will receive the wonderful 376 page A Gift of Angels: The Art of San Xaxier de Bac, by the renowned art historian Bernard Fontana with photographs by Edward McCain

Cox Communications is providing jumping castles and TMC and the Children’s Museum are hosting play activities for the kids, plus, PhotoFunBooth will be on hand! The Cortiva Institute is providing massage students for free post-race massages for participants, while local daredevils Cirque Roots will do a fire show after the race. Food trucks such as Dragoon Cafe, Trucking Good Cupcakes, and Isabella’s Ice Cream will also on hand for purchasing snacks.Tucson’s music queen, LeeAnneSavage and the Curveball Cowboys, will rock the house. Post-Race After-Party at Hotel Congress and Maynard’s Kitchen

Want to host a cheer zone?

Contact the race director at raccetta2@cox.net if you and your group want to set up a Cheer Zone to encourage runners and walkers.

Meet Me Downtown Beneficiaries

Part of the 2013 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run celebrates the spirit of Gabe Zimmerman and the best of Tucson: $10 from every entry benefits the following local charities:

Children’s MuseumTucson
Tucson Museum of Art
Cox Charities
Cinema La Placita
Greater Tucson Leadership
Educational Enrichment Foundation
Child and Family Resources
Southern Arizona Roadrunners

Mayor’s Challenge

TMC Meet Me Downtown is part of the Mayor’s 100 Mile Challenge.

Register here for Meet Me Downtown!

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