Sat May 27, 2023 Tucson, AZ 85701 US Directions
Arizona's best local running party, raising funds for local non-profits in the heart of dynamic Downtown Tucson!


Tucson's Favorite Running Party!

TMC 5k Night Run/Walk

7:00PM PDT - 9:00PM PDT
Three events, one low price!

Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown

7:00PM PDT - 9:00PM PDT

Saturday Night Miles

6:00PM PDT
Events: Open Mile, all ages, all abilities
Free for all 12-and-under!

Free FitKidz Mile

6:30PM PDT - 7:00PM PDT
Celebrate your speed!

Free High School + Junior High Mile

6:15PM PDT - 7:00PM PDT

Event Website

Additional event information can be found at


200 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ US 85701


MAY 25 Update: Online registration has ended, but you can still sign up in person.  

  • In-Person registration by cash or check only on Friday from 3-6pm at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell Ave) and Saturday from 5-6:30pm at the Children's Museum, 200 South Sixth Avenue. 
  • We have reached the pre-race cap of 1100 registrants, which means we're out of 5k shirts.  All registrants after 12:00pm on May 24 may be able to pick up a remaining 5k shirt after the race starts, on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • Click here for May 25th participant email with information on the various events, the schedule, parking, the beer garden, and more.  


Please see menu items on left for all the race details.

May 18 Update: Follow this link to see the soft heather TMC Meet Me Downtown souvenir shirt at  The shirt is available in crew cut and v-neck cut to the first 900 registrants.  Sizing is first-come, first-served at packet pickup.  All late registrants will be able to snag a souvenir shirt on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 7:00 pm Saturday night.

May 17 Update: Check out the May 17 Pre-Race Email to all participants, with details on race weekend schedules, RRCA West Championship prize money, the SDMB/Pueblo Vida Beer Garden, race routes, and more.

April 11 Discount Reminder: Remember to make a Team: Save $5 and sign up for a team. Search for a team name or make your own -- once five runners register, everyone gets the $5 discount! 

The largest team will get a $150 gift card to Hotel Congress, so you can all gather after the race! 

More Discounts: Get special race pricing at the Hampton Inn/Home2 Suites by Hilton at 141 South Stone Avenue, steps from the start/finish line in the heart of the happenin' Downtown!  See these links for pricing details:

Lace 'em up and join us for the 17th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Run/Walk and Festival of Miles - now on Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend! You can also save some bucks and sign up here for the 2023 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, the popular 3-race series, 

Free beer, rock'n roll, and 2,000 sweaty friends -- what more can you ask for? Enjoy a night on the town and run, walk, or roll a 5k or 1-Mile at Arizona's biggest running party in dynamic Downtown Tucson! Come one, come all.  Start me up and check out the YouTube race video from Lahiru's World!


Free FitKidz Mile for all children 12-and-under
Free Junior High mile 
Free High School mile
Comic Bookmobile
Free entrance to the Children's Museum with activities 

TMC 5k is $40 for all ages and abilities - Open Mile is $20 for all ages and abilities
Free pour at the Pueblo Vida Beer Garden, managed by Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists; additional pours are $5 apiece
Food Truck Round-up with tasty Tucson delights
Free non-alcoholic drinks from Athletic Brewing
After-party at Hotel Congress
Live music from Blondie All Over

Prize money and age-group awards courtesy of The Running Shop for male and female divisions (non-binary division acknowledged, but with no awards in 2023)
Awards for RRCA West Regional 5k Championship for Open, 40+, 50+ and 60+
Wide neighborhood streets perfect for chair athletes
Walk or stroll, with no time limit on the race (well, our road-closure permit ends at 9:00 pm)

The first 1,000 5k registrants receive a soft cotton-style t-shirt, in v-neck or crew cut, sizing first-come, first-served
The first 400 Triple Crown registrants receive the bonus "Run Tucson" shirt and Gabe Zimmerman commemorative desktop medallion award
100 medals to finishers in the Open Mile, High School, and Junior High Mile
All FitKidz children receive FitKidz goodies
Biggest team wins a gift card to Hotel Congress
All teams entered into a raffle for gift card for Hotel Congress (If you want to add yourself to a team, you can go into your registration profile and choose the team you wish to join. See this link for directions.)

This is the first leg of the 2023 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown
The first 400 Triple Crown registrants receive the bonus "Run Tucson" shirt and Gabe Zimmerman commemorative desktop medallion award
Already signed up? Upgrade from the TMC 5k to the 3-race Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown -- follow this link for directions on how to modify your registration.

RRCA Coaching Course
As we try to build community leadership, we're also hosting the industry-leading RRCA Coaching Certification Program, from 8am - 5pm on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. 
Gain the knowledge and certification to become paid fitness professional or a more knowledge volunteer for your church, school

Planned Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 26, 2023, Registration and Packet Pickup
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell Ave

  • You can pick up your souvenir items in person Friday, first come, first served basis. Others can register in person at The Running Shop.
  • The TMC Meet Me Downtown souvenir shirts for the 5k and Mile and all race bib numbers for the 5k, the 1-mile, and the FitKidz mile will be inside the Running Shop.
  • Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown: you can pick up your Triple Crown souvenir medallion and your souvenir GabeZ shirt at the tent in front of the Running Shop. (You will still have to go inside to get your TMC Meet Me Downtown shirt and race number.)

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.
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 shop at the Running Shop, so bring your wallet and buy all sorts of running goodies for yourself!
Yes: You can snag your souvenirs and do the event virtually, so if you have to miss race night, you can fill in your VIRTUAL RACE INFO here.

Saturday, May 27, 2023, Race Night Schedule
5:00 - 6:30 TMC 5k Registration and Packet Pickup, 200 South Sixth Avenue

We'll set up a chute-based system in front of the Children's Museum for those who pick up their race items on race day and for those who want to register in person on race day. You'll enter from the north, then first get your race number, then get your white TMC Meet Me Downtown shirt, if eligible. If you have not registered for the Triple Crown, you can then leave the chute. If you have registered for the Triple Crown, continue along the chute to receive your souvenir medallion and your souvenir GabeZ shirt from the BEYOND tent, then exit the chute system to the south.

Yes: T-shirt sizing first come, first served.

6:00 pm Start Open Mile Race and Free High School and Junior High Race -- for all ages, all abilities, all bodies, with prize money and finisher medals. Tutus, first-responders, walkers, and speed demons all welcome!  

6:30 pm Start SAR FitKidz Mile -- free for all children 12 and under

7:00 pm Start TMC 5k Run/Walk -- for all ages, all abilities, all bodies, with prize money and age group awards. See farther below for awards details.

  • RRCA West Regional Championship
  • The race is chip-timed
  • All prize money will be based on gun-time, all age-group awards will be chip-time.

8:30 or so Awards

  • 5k Age Group awards courtesy of The Running Shop
  • Prize Money courtesy of TMC and Run Tucson
  • RRCA West Regional Championships Awards to Open, 40+, 50+, 60+

Post-Race: After-Party at Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress. Bring your race number to get drink discounts.

#mmd5K  #runtucson  #runsar  

Donations: Use the "Donate" button to provide funds to the charity of your choice. Help us reach our commitment of giving at least $5,000 through the event.

  • Greater Tucson Leadership
  • Children's Museum, Tucson
  • Educational Enrichment Foundation
  • BEYOND-TUCSON, beneficiary of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown.

  • Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, heading up the beer garden

For those interested in the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown 3-race series, we're committed to providing $10 from every Triple Crown registration to the BEYOND-Tucson Foundation.  

Thanks to Cox Communications, Cox Charities, Radiology Limited, and Tucson Medical Center!

The event will take place rain or shine.  There are no refunds, deferrals, or returns for this event.  Race items will not be mailed to participants, but all remaining shirts and souvenirs will be available for first-come, first-served pickup at The Running Shop (3055 North Campbell) through the end of June 2023.
Registrants may transfer their registration to another participant by May 10, 2023.  The original registrant must initiate this transfer, while the new registrant will be asked to pay a $5 transfer fee.  See this page for information on how to manage the transfer process:

TMC Meet Me Downtown was founded by Randy and Tia Accetta 17 years ago to promote Downtown Tucson by providing fitness and social opportunties for all ages and abilities.  The TMC Meet Me Downtown and our other events have provided over $300,000 to local organizations over the years.

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