Meet Me Downtown 5K Run/Walk




We want 5,000 people — so invite your friends! The biggest running block party in Tucson is open to runners, walkers, joggers, strollers, children, parents, grand-parents, firewalkers, and everyone who wants to celebrate Tucson and fitness.

Sponsored by Tucson Medical Center and part of the Southern Arizona RoadrunnersThe Running Shop Grand Prix, this is the Road Runners Club of America National 5k Championship. See for event details!

Costs are now $30 to register for the 5K Walk/Run or a Team (5 people per team) for that walk/run.  There is also a one mile walk/run free for kids under 12, but adults pay $10.  Extensive details on this walk/run here:

Enjoy running/walking/frolicking through downtown on a hot summer evening.


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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Seemed like there were 5,000 people downtown tonight at this 5K Run/Walk. Watched the first runner come in about 10 minutes after the start, then spent some time with a former student of my husband’s who ran this race as well. She did the cross country run last summer to race $ to fight cancer. What a great event, my first time to witness this huge fitness event. Congrats Randy Acetta on another great race.

  2. Over 3,000 people signed up for this cool evening event in the hot summer of Tucson. Check it out starting at the Children’s Museum Tucson/Armory Park area on 6th Avenue.

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