Sun May 28 - Fri June 30 Tucson, AZ 85701 US


Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown

6:00AM MST - 10:00PM MST

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Three races: the first in Dynamic Downtown Tucson, the second in the Painted Desert of the Tucson Mountains, and the third back Downtown at the Mercado Annex
Tucson, AZ US 85701


May 30 Update: Last chance to register, through June 30

Last chance registration to the 2023 Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown! Missed early registration and still want to sign up for the remaining two legs of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown?  Registration ends June 30, 2023 and pricing is $90.  All Triple Crown registrants will receive:

  • Registration and all the race goodies for the September 10th TMC Tucson 10k/5k, staged at Pima Community College West, nestled in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains
  • Registration and all the race goodies for the October 22nd TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon and Four Miler, staged at the Mercado San Agustin Annex at the base of A-Mountain
  • The "Gabe Zimmerman Meet Me Downtown" souvenir desktop medallion, perfect for desktop or coffee table display
  • One of the remaining technical "Run Tucson" colorful shirts, with sizing first-come, first-served until we run out

Who can sign up?  Anyone!  

If you did the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k, take advantage of this Triple Crown add-on to snag the final two races of the series.  

If you missed the May 27th TMC 5k, you can still join us for the final two legs of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown!  

Remember, $10 of each registration goes directly to BEYOND-Tucson!


Looking for motivation to exercise and stay fit?  We've got you covered with the 2023 edition of Tucson's popular 3-race series.  Build your fitness however you want, whether a 1-Mile, 5k, 4-Mile 10k, or Half-Marathon!  Join us for the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown races, raising funds for local charities and celebrating the best of the Southwest!  

May 18 Update:  The souvenir Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown shirt is a bright orange technical shirt.  The TMC Meet Me Downtown shirt is a soft heather t, is available in crew cut and v-neck cut to the first 900 5k 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.

All registrants receive these awesome benefits:

* Registration to the S​aturday night, May 27th TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Run/Walk and 1-Mile​, including souvenir race shirt 

* Registration to the Sunday morning, September 10th​ TMC Tucson 10k and 5k​, including souvenir race shirt and commemorative medal

* Registration to the Sunday morning October 22nd TMC ​A-Mountain Half-Marathon and 4-Miler including souvenir race shirt and commemorative medal 

* A 202​3 Run Tucson Triple Crown t-shirt 

* A unique 202​3​ Gabe Zimmerman commemorative souvenir

Plus, you get the happiness of knowing that a portion of your entry fees will go to the BEYOND Foundation, plus each of the the other race beneficiaries:

  • The Children's Museum
  • Educational Enrichment Foundation
  • Greater Tucson Leadership
  • Team Hoyt Arizona 
  • Cox Charities
  • Southern Arizona Roadrunners, and others.

The three-race series commemorates Gabe Zimmerman, a Tucson native who lost his life in the January 2011 shooting here in Tucson. As we all know, running shows us the power within ourselves. If we can walk or run three miles ​on ​a hot summer night, the ups and downs of daily life are certainly manageable.  If we can climb A-Mountain, we can rise to our other challenges.  Our goal is to celebrate Gabe and motivate the community to aspire to individual and collective greatness – to work alone and work with others towards those goals we find valuable. . . . to celebrate living, community, and good will . . . to live with love, to live with passion to chase dreams. 

The Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown is authorized by Ross Zimmerman and the Zimmerman family.  We at Run Tucson are honored to produce this series in Gabe's memory.

The Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown is supported by Tucson Medical Center, the title sponsor for each of the three races.  We are grateful to TMC's ongoing efforts to promote health and wellness in Southern Arizona and beyond.

Thank you: We lean heavily on Sharon Bart, the owner of The Running Shop, and Lucas, Geoff and the whole gang down there. Not only do they provide gift certificates as part of age-group awards, but they've become the brick-and-mortar home for our shirts and medals. Please spend millions of dollars on shoes and shorts and gear from them . . . 

The BEYOND Foundation is our GZTC beneficiary, providing $10 of every race entry to the Foundation established in honor of the victims of the 2011 murders.  Thanks to the running community, BEYOND has received over $​4​5,000 that has been used on health and wellness programming here in Southern Arizona.

Beyond is a non-profit that offers free education and opportunities to help people to be active and healthy.

We take a holistic approach to strengthening our community through simple science-based methods.

Our programs are based upon four pillars: move your body, eat nutritious foods, spend time in nature, and connect with others.

We gather hundreds of people for weekly social walks, facilitate bicycle and nutrition programs in schools, and invite all ages and abilities out into nature.

Beyond fosters positive change toward healthier individuals and a stronger community.

A Note from Daniela Diamond, Executive Director of BEYOND: "Thank you so much for your support of health and wellness with your gift to support the various programs of the Beyond Foundation. Your partnership is essential to ensure individuals have the support and resources needed to achieve their health goals. Because of you, our community is growing to be a stronger, more resilient place. Thank you!"

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