June 6, 2020
TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Festival of Miles
Venue: Children's Museum Tucson
Wide downtown boulevards with neighborhood support leads to fast course, plus prize money for top finishers and age group awards in five different categories. Here's the plan for Saturday, June 6:
4:30: Registration and Packet Pickup begins at Children's Museum and Armory Park, with jumping castles, vendor expo and other activities -- free entry to the Children's Museum
- pick up your Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown medallion and shirt at the Run Tucson/TMC Triple Crown tents in Armory Park
- pick up your TMC Meet Me Downtown race shirt and race number at the SAR registration area in front of the Children's Museum
- free entry for all children to the Children's Museum starting at 4:00 -- must be accompanied by an adult
- food trucks setting up
5:45 or so: Rock n' Roll from local standouts
6:00: Men's and Women's Opem Mile, for all ages and abilities, including prize money and awards -- tutus and joggers and all are welcome!
6:00: Beer Garden Opens
6:15: Battle of the Badges for all first responders, civil servants, fire department, border patrol, and military, including Team RWB
6:30: FitKidz Free Mile for Children 12-and-under
7:00: TMC 5k Night Run/Walk -- for all ages and abilities
Ongoing: party on site, with After-Party at Hotel Congress
8:30 or so: Prize Money and Age Group Awards Announced
9:30 or so: Shut down Beer Garden
Race Awards = Over $3,000 in prize money
Event Night Overview
Music the Main Stage band: to be announced soon
Music at The Point at Wanslee Triangle: to be announced soon
Music at Mile 2 Water Stop: to be announced soon
The 2020 edition of the TMC 5k Night Run t-shirt will be super-cool, we can promise you that!
Magical Mr. B the Magician will rove the crowds delighting with his whimsical sleight of hand
9th Annual Running Race Food Truck Round Up, with local vendors offering food and drinks for purchase
The TMC 5k Night Run on Saturday night will be part of the SAR 2020 "Running Shop Grand Prix."
14th Annual Hotel Congress After-Party with drink discounts
Local non-profit's receive funding: Children's Museum, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Greater Tucson Leadership, Cox Charities, BEYOND-Tucson, the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
Fun for Families
Free FitKidz Childrens Mile for all children 12-and-under Free entry to Children's Museum for all, 4:00-6:00pm Jumping Castle courtesy of Cox Communications Strollers are welcome in both the 5k and the FitKidz mile due to insurance regulations, no dogs, roller blades, bicycles, or other wheels. The course is wheelchair-friendly.
Race Distances and Courses
The start/finish will be at 200 South Sixth Avenue, in front of the Childrens Museum. The course will wind through neighborhood boulevards and colorful streets. Strollers are welcome due to insurance regulations, no dogs, roller blades, bicycles, or other wheels. The course is wheelchair-friendly. Location Downtown Tucson.
Downtown is the hub of our diverse region, and since we started the race in 2007, weve been committed to showcasing its beauty and highlights, from shopping, arts, housing, and dining. Interested in visiting Tucson? See what the New York Times says to do with 36 Hours in Tucson. For more information about the race, check out the Arizona Illustrated news piece by Luis Carrion or the City of Tucson Channel 12 piece from 2008. There is plenty of nearby parking. See the Downtown Tucson Partnership site for help on navigating the Downtown construction and finding a place to park.