The inaugural Run Tucson Friday Night Festival of Miles takes place on Friday of Memorial Day Weekend 2016. The May 27th Friday Night Miles is held in conjunction with Tucson's most popular race, the May 28 10th TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run, a 3.1 Mile run and walk with 3,000 runners and walkers.
The Friday Night Miles are the RRCA Arizona State Mile Championship, and will have more $2000 in incentive-based and age-group prize money. The Saturday Night Run 5K is the RRCA West Regional Championship and will have $4000 in incentive-based prize money. The Friday Night Festival of Miles is also a BBTM Featured Event, showcasing America's best Mile events throughout the year.
Planned races in the Friday Night Miles include separate categories for male and female in the following age-groups: Under 12, Teen Mile, Open, Masters and a combined Wheelchair (we are in the permitting stage for a Beer Mile).
Additional festivities on both nights include live music on the course; stilt walkers, fire show and family activities including a free entry to the Children's Museum; the third annual "Food Truck Running Race Round-Up"; Junior League Beer Garden; and the 10th annual after-party at the historic Hotel Congress. Hotel discounts will be available at nearby Tucson resorts and nearby hotels and motels.
An RRCA Coaching Certification course will also be held in Tucson on race weekend.