9th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 30, 2015


Tucson, AZ


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5K Run & Walk - 5K

$20 $25 Closed

5K Run & Walk - 5K Team (join or create a team of 5 or more)

$20 $20 Closed

One Mile Run/Walk for everyone 12-and-over, includes souvenir race shirt and beverage ticket - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Ninth Annual Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/Walk -- the biggest running block party in Arizona!  Fast course, free food, live music, free Children's One Mile, and after-party throughout Downtown Tucson.  We're proud to be Tucson largest running race.

RRCA West Regional Championship: We're also proud to be named the 2015 West Regional 5k Championship for the Road Runners Club of America. Come visit us in the desert -- we're a great running town and you'll have the time of your life!

* $20 team pricing -- make a team of 5 or more walkers and runners and the price is only $20 per person through May 15, then $30 apiece
* 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.  Over $4,000 in potential prize money is up for grabs.

* Local daredevils Cirque Roots will fire up a circus-style fire show after the race.
* Tucson's music queen, LeeAnne Savage and the Cosmic Cowboys will rock the house.
* Traditional Post-Race After-Party at Hotel Congress with 2-for-1 drinks and more.
* Free massage after the race, courtesy of the Cortiva Institute.
* Free Children's Mile starts at 6:30 PM -- we want every child in Tucson to walk or run a mile with Mayor Rothschild.

* Plenty of outdoor children's activities provided by the Children's Museum and Tucson Medical Center.
* The Children's Museum is free for the evening -- open until 8:00 pm!
Do you want to be a better runner?  If so, contact RRCA Certified Coach and 2:48 marathoner Tia Accetta at tia@runtucson.net. She and her group of certified coaches can create a customized program to help you meet your running and fitness goals.

Make a weekend of it!  We have four host hotels, perfect for any budget and any vacation goal!

1) Want a bed and breakfast steps from the starting line?  Check out the Royal Elizabeth. Click here. Pricing at about $200 a night, in the heart of Downtown.

2) Want an upscale, classic, romantic location near the University of Arizona? Check out the historic Arizona Inn, starting at $99 per night.

3) Want an inexpensive highway hotel? The Hotel Tucson City Center is offering the rate of $59.  Just mention that you're with the Southern Arizona Roadrunners at the Hotel Tucson City Center, an InnSuites Boutique Collection Hotel at 475 N. Granada Ave. Call 520-622-3000 ext. 808.

Event details and schedule

Free Children's Mile at 6:30 PM and 5k race and walk at 7:00 PM.


* Free beer for over 21 participants will be served by The Junior League of Tucson

* LeeAnne Savage concert and a Cirque Roots Fire Show will sparkle the night sky;

* 7 trucks have signed on for the 4th Annual Food Truck Running Race Round Run!

* Hotel Congress After-Party Details Confirmed: For the 9th year in a row, Hotel Congress will host the annual after-party. Want something more relaxing?  Head over to Maynard's Kitchen for a nice meal and quiet drinks, with special food and drink discounts for all participants with a bib number.

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