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Run Tucson Announces Prize Money for June 4th TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k and Festival of Miles

May 11, 2022

$2300 available for top runners

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – With over $2,400 in prize money at stake in multiple races on June 4th, the TMC Meet Me Downtown Night Run has become a popular race among athletes from around the Southwest.  The largest race in Tucson, with over 2000 registrants, features handfuls of regional elite athletes taking aim at course records, time incentives, and team bonuses.

Says race director Randy Accetta, “A lot of races don’t support local heroes or regional elites, but we want to help top runners in the region. They deserve some reward for their effort. We’re especially thankful to our title sponsor, Tucson Medical Center, for enabling us to provide a deeper pool of prize money and to the Running Shop for providing gift certificates for all age groups.”

Accetta continues: “TMC has put up funds for both the 5k and the Open Mile, with an additional $8​00 in prize money in the race director challenge – the fastest runner who beats my glory-days best time of 4:08.9 will win $408.90 – with an equivalent time for women. Of course, the race takes place in Tucson heat, so if anyone beats that time they’re really moving.”

In the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k, runners will seek to break the course records of 14:25, set by Jordan Chipengama (2014) and 17:11, set by Leah Rosenfeld in 2019.

About Run Tucson: Owned by Randy and Tia Accetta, Run Tucson (www.runtucson.net) is a full service event production and coaching entity producing running events in partnership with the Southern Arizona Roadrunners (www.azroadrunners.org) and funded by title sponsor Tucson Medical Center (www.tmcaz.com).  With coaches certified by the Road Runners Club of America (www.rrca.org), Run Tucson owns Arizona’s longest-running coached training group, the Workout Group.

About the Southern Arizona Roadrunners: Arizona’s largest running club, SAR (www.azroadrunners.org) is a member of the Road Runners Club of America.  The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking.