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Friday Night Festival of Miles (Part of TMC Meet Me Downtown)
May 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for the Inaugural Friday Night Festival of Miles, a new addition to Tucson’s most popular race, the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run and Walk. The May 27th Festival of Miles include the FitKidz free mile, plus eight other exciting race categories.
As for the past three years at the TMC Night Run, the SAR FitKidz event is open to all — last year we had about 400 kids and families! But each of the other Festival of Miles race categories is capped at 60 people apiece, so reserve your spot for this exciting first-ever event. First 60 finishers in each division gets a cool commemorative medal!
Why Bring The Mile Back to Tucson? We want Tucson to get out, get moving, and have fun — and doing a Mile is a great way to start. Walk, stroll, jog, or run. Go with Grandma, go with Grandpa, go with your kids, or do it with your cutie-pie. Running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person’s risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to someone who does not run, according to a study published in 2015 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology — so just get out and get moving!
Do I need to be fast to run the Mile? No! This is for everyone, just have fun.
One Mile. 5,280 feet. 1,760 yards. The Mile is as American as apple pie. It’s how we measure things, it’s how we perceive the world, it’s how we gauge time. More than that, the Mile is an essential element for our running world — think about it: the 100 yard dash, the marathon, the Mile. These are the icons of our world. So join us as we join the national “Bring Back the Mile” movement. See BringBackTheMile.com for more details on this national series that Tucson is part of. Special thanks to Ryan Lamppa for founding Bring Back the Mile to remind us that the Mile still matters.
FitKidz Mile: Free for every child 12-and-under. Every child receives the SAR FitKidz t-shirt and other goodies. Last year, over 400 children participated, so bring your family and come on down!
Visit Southern Arizona Roadrunners for more information including a schedule and route.