Get Moving Tucson Half & 5k Training Group

The GMT Training Group

Run Tucson and The Running Shop are teaming up to help you train for the TMC Get Moving Tucson Half Marathon or 5k.  We want to help you be prepared and confident when you step up to the starting line.  Come out and train with us!

Register online or in person at The Running Shop.  

What is the GMT Training Group?

• 9-week personalized running schedule
• Guided training runs on the race course with racing tips and strategies every Saturday morning through October.
• In person & online access to an RRCA certified coach
• Dynamic stretching, form drills, workout, and post-run strength routines
every Wednesday evening through October.

Join the GMT Training Team and receive:

• Team support and encouragement
• Consistency
• Structure
• Coaching to help you run your best
• Up to date training information
• Improved form and running efficiency
• Running and racing confidence
• Running Shop discounts
• In-Training Shirt
50% off: Halloween weekend’s TMC Get Moving Tucson events: either the October 29 Tucson Lifestyle 5k or the October 30 TMC A-Mountain Half-Marathon

Cost: $105

We recommend that those who are running 5-15 miles a week, or are able to run for up to 20-30 minutes, allow us to build you a fast 5k plan.  Those who are running over 15 miles a week, or who are comfortable running 45 minutes or more, tackle the half marathon plan.  Contact Tia Accetta,, if you have questions about whether or not this training program is right for you.  

KICK OFF Event: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5:30-7:00 PM,  at the Running Shop

Informational meeting at The Running Shop, followed by a discussion on strength training for runners by Dr. Craig Smith, PT DPT.  We will not be running this night.

First Wednesday workout:  September 7, 6:00 PM  

Meet at the Rillito River Path at St. Phillips Plaza

First Saturday workout:  September 10, 6:00 AM

Meet at Catalina Park (aka Splash Pad Park) on 4th Ave. & 1st St. (NE corner)

Visit The Running Shop to register or sign up online: