TMC Biosphere 15k & 5k + Cox Family Mile

Sun October 23, 2022 Oracle, AZ 85623 US Directions
Events

TMC 15k

$60 7:00AM MST - 11:00AM MST
416 spots left. Registration ends October 19, 2022 at 5:59am MST

5k

$45 7:15AM MST - 11:00AM MST Registration ends October 20, 2022 at 11:59pm MST

Cox Family Mile + SAR FitKidz One Mile

$0 8:40AM MST Registration ends October 20, 2022 at 11:59pm MST
Open to ages 1 - 12.
Place
32540 S. Biosphere Road
Oracle, AZ US 85623
Description

We're coming back to the world-famous Biosphere 2 for the 2022 edition! Check out https://biosphere2.org for all the details on this beautiful location at 32540 Biosphere Road, in Oracle, Arizona, nestled in the western foothills of the majestic Catalina Mountains.

Three Distances to Choose From:

* TMC 15k.  We've crafted a beautiful 9.3 mile race that includes Biosphere Road and Biosphere 2 property that guests don't normally get to see. 

* TMC 5k Run/Walk: The 5k will start/finish at the Great Lawn with views of the geodesic Biosphere architecture. 

* Cox Free Family Mile and SAR Free FitKidz: our free family one mile will cover an out and back on the grounds of Biosphere 2.

Goodies:

  • a souvenir race coaster medal
  • long-sleeve technical shirt
  • free entry to Biosphere 2
  • age group awards and prize money details announced soon
  • live music from Shrimp Chaperone
  • food and drinks and other fun post-race activities

(NOTE: all registrants above 600 will be able to pick up remaining souvenir shirts and medals on race day after the race on a first-come, first-served basis)

This event is the third and final race of the three-race Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.  The 15k is part of the SAR Running Shop Grand Prix.

Price:
$60 for 15k race
$45 for 5k race
free for COX Family Mile and SAR's FitKidz mile, children 12 and under

RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 22, Registration and Packet Pickup
10:00 am - 1:00 pm, at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Ave

Yes: You can pick up items for friends -- please limit the number of packet pickups if it is crowded
Yes: Shirts come in both standard unisex and v-neck cut
Yes: T-shirt sizing first come, first served for all those who registered before September 9th.
Yes: Please follow the Running Shop's posted public health protocols. 
Yes: It may be crowded, but please be kind to the staff at the Running Shop and the volunteers.
Yes: You can pick up your race schwag in person, then do the event virtually. We'll post the virtual result link soon!


Sunday, October 23, Race Morning Schedule

6:00 am - 6:45 am Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup in front of entrance to Biosphere 2: 32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ
Yes: Shirts come in both standard unisex and v-neck cut
Yes: T-shirt sizing first come, first served 

7:00 AM: TMC 15k Race Start at Great Lawn

7:15 AM: TMC 5k Race Start at Great Lawn 

8:30 AM: SAR FitKidz Mile and Cox Free Family Mile Start at Great Lawn

9:30 AM or so: Awards


Beneficiaries: Proceeds will benefit The Biosphere 2, Step up to Justice, Team Hoyt Arizona, the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation, and the Southern Arizona Roadrunners

We will use this race page, email, and social media channels to provide updated information as we learn more.  For questions or to offer suggestions, contact Randy at randy@runtucson.net.

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