This Saturday, May 30, marks the 9th anniversary of the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Walk, with community participants running along wide downtown boulevards as the sun prepares to set.
Tucson Medical Center’s proud sponsorship of the event includes a chance to open up registration to its employees at free or discounted rates. Part of the TMC Wellness Department’s mission is to get its employees out and active within the community that it serves, and this year’s event is looking stronger than ever for the TMC staff. Amy Mattox, TMC Employee Wellness Specialist, is excited about the growing participation.
“With 60+ employees registered for this race, it speaks volumes to the community that we truly see the value in getting out and staying active together, and we’re creating a stronger, healthier, happier staff because of it. Some of these people are avid runners and that’s really great. We also have many first timers registered, and some have even convinced their family members to join in, too! That’s what it’s all about!”
TMC staff can participate in a number of activities on and off campus as part of the new FEAT (Fit Employee Ambassador Team) group, including weekly group runs on campus, monthly hiking gatherings, group rides, and community races like Meet Me Downtown.
Mary Atkinson, director of the TMC Wellness Department, says “It’s encouraging to see the awareness of overall wellness growing among our staff. It’s happening, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
Look for the teal TMC team shirts out on the warm, evening course this weekend!