Sixth Annual “Green Isle Mile ” & Running with the Irish 5k

irish_artDATE: Sunday, March 15, 2015

LOCATION: Downtown Tucson

5k – The Plaza@ E.9th & N.4th Ave

1 Mile – Subject to change… depending on Parade Route

START TIME: 5k: 7:30am, 1Mile 10:45am

COST:  A non-perishable food item and $25 for the 1 mile or the 5k, or $35 to do both races

Free t-shirt guaranteed if pre-registered by 3/7/2015. Participants 21 and older will get one coupon for a $1.00 beer (must have I.D.) at the Festival.
This is the competition for bragging rights to the fastest mile in Tucson! The 1 mile run through beautiful downtown Tucson serves as the kick-off to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This will have prize money to top two men/women overall $75, $50 and First masters man/woman $50. Top 50 finishers will receive a shamrock medallion.

GREEN ISLE MILE COURSE SUBJECT TO CHANGE – DEPENDING ON PARADE ROUTE.
The 5k  will be run on the Aviation bike path. Top 100 finishers will receive a commemorative mug provided by the Running Shop.

This event benefits the Kick Cancer for Stephen Foundation and the Community Food Bank. All participants must bring a non-perishable food item as part of the entry fee.

Additional Festival info at: http://tucsonstpatricksday.com/

Don’t forget to wear your green!

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More info on Kick Cancer for Stephen click here

 

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Third Annual Nut Run 5k

Nut-Run_artDATE:  Saturday, March 28, 2015

LOCATION: Green Valley Pecan Company, 1625 E Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita 85629

START TIME:  8:00am, Day of Race Registration begins at 7:00am.

COST: 17 and under $20 until 2/28/15 ; 18 and over $25 until 2/28/15.

ALL PARTICIPANTS $30.00 3/1/15 THROUGH DAY OF RACE.

Free Cotton T-shirt guaranteed if registration received by 3/21/15. You can upgrade to tech t-shirt for $15 must be received by 3/18/15 (men and women sizes)

This 5k race is one of three in the “Orchard Series” which takes runners through the pecan orchards, giving a unique opportunity to see the farm and enjoy the most amazing running experience under the trees..  No dogs allowed on course.

The course is on dirt roads and trails through the pecan orchards, giving runners a unique opportunity to see the farm and enjoy the most amazing running experience under the trees.

 

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Second Annual Band Aid 5k Run/Walk

BandAidRun1DATE:  Saturday, April 11, 2015

 LOCATION: Cienega High School, 12775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Vail, AZ 85641

 START TIME: 8:00 am

 COST: 17 and under $20 and a case of water: 18 and older $25 and a case of water
Benefitting Cienega High Schools Copper Thunder Marching Band.

All participants will receive a free t-shirt if registered by 4/4/2015.  Tech shirts available until 4/1/15.

The 5K will be run on the cross country course on the High School campus. The race will start and finish in the Stadium. We will have music and refreshments.

Day of race registration and bib # and t-shirt pick-up starts at 7:00 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your case of water for the band.

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The Eighth Annual Al Lindstrom Memorial Colossal Cave 5k Road Race

colossal_cave_art     DATE: Monday, May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day

LOCATION: Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail

     START TIME: 6:30am

     COST: $30 through 3/31/15; $35 from 4/1/15 through Day of Race
Day of race registration and bib number pick up will be from 5:30 – 6:25 a.m. Cars must be in the Park by 6:15 a.m. The gate will be closed for the race. The run will start at La Posta   Quemada Ranch.

The beauty of the Sonoran Desert and gorgeous mountain ranges will surround you.  With views of the Stone Ramada at the Cave and the City of Tucson to the west.  All participants will get free entrance into the Park and a free t-shirt to all who pre-register by 5/15/15 only. You can upgrade to tech t-shirt for $15 must be received by 5/13/15. Awards will be three deep in all age groups $100 prize money for course record Men’s Record – Alejandro Valencia 16:20 and Women’s Record- Everlyn Lagat 18:56. We hope you come out bring the family and make a day at the Park.

The Al Lindstrom Memorial Day Colossal Cave 5k Road Race will benefit The CCC Museum at Colossal Cave Mountain Park and the The Shyann Kindness Project “Passing Kindness On, One Act at a Time”. Bring new, unused school supplies for the Shyann Kindness Projects “Back to School Supply Drive” Pencils, pens, highlighters, binders, backpacks, paper, crayons, etc…

This year we will have Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the race. In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, the Perry family will be hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the event.  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer. ALSF shares the vision of their founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott – a cure for all children with cancer. Alex passed away in 2004 at the age of eight. Alex’s parents continued the work Alex began with the creation of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Come on out and enjoy a great race and a refreshing glass of lemonade so that together we can help find a cure for childhood cancer. All items at the Lemonade Stand are for donation only with all proceeds going to ALSF. You can get more info here

Directions to Colossal Cave Mountain Park:

From East 22nd Street, turn south onto scenic Old Spanish Trail and follow it about 17 miles to Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Or, take I-10 east from Tucson to exit 279 (the Vail/Wentworth exit), turn north, and follow the signs for about 7 miles.

For more information about Colossal Cave Mountain Park click here.

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Seventh Annual Fourth of July 5k Freedom Run/Walk

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DATE: Saturday, July 4, 2015

LOCATION:  Golf Links Sports Complex Ramada #3, 2400 S. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson 85711

START TIME: 6:30 AM, Day of Race Registration begins at 5:30 am

Mark your calendar and plan to be there for the 4th of July 5k Freedom Run/Walk.  A free t-shirt is guaranteed if received by 6/24/15. You can upgrade to tech t-shirt for $15.  Your entry form must be received by 6/24/15.    Every year we will have a landmark of Tucson featured on the t-shirt.

This year we have partnered with That Others May Live Foundation. That Others May Live Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization established in 2002. That Others May Live Foundation provides critical support, scholarships, and immediate tragedy assistance for the families of United States Air Force Rescue Heroes who are killed or severely wounded in operational or training missions.

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Breeze in the Trees 5k

breeze_artDATE:  Saturday, July 25, 2015

LOCATION: Green Valley Pecan Company, 1625 E Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita 85629

START TIME: 6:30 AM, Day of Race Registration begins at 5:30am

COST: 17 and under $20 until 6/30/2015 ; 18 and over $25 until 6/30/2015  ALL PARTICIPANTS $30.00 7/1/2015 THROUGH DAY OF RACE

T-shirt guaranteed if registration received by 7/19/15
A cool summer 5k through the shady Green Valley Pecan Farm orchards, preparing runners for the Pecan Classic in November. No dogs allowed on course.

The course is on dirt roads and trails through the pecan orchards, giving runners a unique opportunity to see the farm and enjoy the most amazing Summer running experience under the trees. You can upgrade to tech t-shirt for $15 must be received by 7/15/15.

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Hotshots… Run to Remember and Never Forget 7.25 Miles

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DATE: Saturday, September 12, 2015

LOCATION: Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail AZ 85641

START TIME: 6:50am

COST: $35 through 8/1/15; $45 from 8/2/15 through 9/10/15
NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION. LIMITED TO FIRST 250 PARTICIPANTS. 50 spots held for first 50 finishers from previous year.

Bib number pick up will be from 6:00 a.m. – 6:40 a.m. Cars must be in the Park by 6:15 a.m. The gate will be closed for the race.

COURSE: This 7.25 mile course will start and finish at the cowboy statue in La Posta Quemada Ranch. It is a cross country course of pavement and trails with hills and some rocky footing. COURSE MAP

All participants will get free entrance into the Park and a tech t-shirt to all participants  guaranteed if registered by 9/1/15.

We are putting on this run to honor first responders, both on 9/11 and in Yarnell, AZ.  It will be modeled after one of my favorite races the Dipsea, it’s unique *handicapping system has made winners of men and women of all ages. Just like the Dipsea gives numbered shirts to the first 35 across the finish line, we will be giving numbered shirts to the first 19 finishers.  The Dipsea has the bronze bear, we have the Pulaski awarded to the first finisher.
This race will benefit the Prescott Firefighters Charities which have established a 501(c)3 relief fund which will benefit families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Fire.

Tagg’s $1 pledge is some thing extra we do and will be donated to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation.

Directions to Colossal Cave Mountain Park:

From East 22nd Street, turn south onto scenic Old Spanish Trail and follow it about 17 miles to Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Or, take I-10 east from Tucson to exit 279 (the Vail/Wentworth exit), turn north, and follow the signs for about 7 miles.

HANDICAP/HEAD START CHART   This chart is based off the Dipsea Handicap/Head Start system.

 

Online registration here

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Pulaski Award generously donated by:

Metal Works Precision Machine & Tool, INC

 

 

fdawards_2270_107364364The famous Pulaski tool combines a cutting axe blade on one side and a trenching tool on the other end to combine two effective firefighting tools into one easy to carry tool. The tool was designed by Forest Ranger Ed Pulaski but he never got a patent for the tool nor did he receive any compensation for his invention from the US Forest Service. The 1910 fire brought fame to Pulaski for saving his firefighting crew by guiding them to a mine tunnel as the forest fire overtook them and cut off all escape.

 

This years fastest time male and female award will be a one of a kind blown glass flame donated by the Sonoran Glass School.

The top 19 red shirts donated by The Running Shop.

For more information about Colossal Cave Mountain Park go to: http://www.colossalcave.com/welcome.html

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