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June 13, 2022 Update: We have completed the first leg of the Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown. Thanks to participants, we've raised close to $4,000 for the BEYOND foundation. At this point, Triple Crown registration includes only the final two races of the series:
What you get: event entry, race shirts, and race medals for the remaining two events of the GabeZ Triple Crown: the September 18th TMC Tucson 10k/5k and the October 23rd TMC Biosphere 15k or 5k at the Biosphere 2
NOTE: as previously announced, the souvenir Gabe Zimmerman coaster medallion and remaining souvenir Run Tucson Gabe Z shirts are available for pick up at The Running Shop, 3055 North Campbell. Sizing is limited for the remaining shirts, so pick-up is first-come, first-served. There are plenty of coaster medals. Bring your registration confirmation to the Running Shop to snag your souvenirs.
Looking for motivation to exercise and stay fit? We've got you covered with the 2022 edition of Tucson's popular 3-race series. Build your fitness however you want, whether a 1-mile, 5k, 10k, or 15k! Join us for the GabeZ Triple Crown races, raising funds for local charities and celebrating the best of the Southwest!
Run in person or virtually and get these awesome benefits:
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 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.
In-Town Crown: If you live in the Tucson area but have to miss a race, simply run or walk the race distance at some point, then post a photo of your run on social media -- tag @RUNTUCSON and @RunSAR - or you can email us a photo if you don't have Instagram or Facebook. Then visit The Running Shop at 3055 North Campbell Avenue during their regular business hours to pick up your race shirt and GZTC souvenir. We cannot mail souvenirs to Tucson area runners and all souvenirs must be picked up within 30 days of the event; after 30 days, they will be donated to charity.
Out-of-Town Crown: If you don't live in Tucson but still want to participate, we've got you covered! Run or walk, then post a photo of your run on social media -- tag @RUNTUCSON and @RunSAR - or you can email us a photo if you don't have Instagram or Facebook. We'll mail the race materials directly to you!
More questions? See the FAQ on the menu bar.
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 $40,000 that has been used on health and wellness programming here in Southern Arizona.
We use four pillars and related objectives to accomplish that mission:
EXPLORE: To help people explore the outdoors and to understand why it’s important for the body and the mind.
MOVE: To help people move regularly and understand why it is a key component to living a healthy lifestyle.
NOURISH: To encourage people to eat foods that are wholesome and nourishing to the body and to understand why nutrition is important.
CONNECT: To improve community cohesion and involvement and understand the benefits of connecting with fellow community members
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.
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