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Southern Arizona Roadrunners to Host Memorial Walk Tonight
Over 1,000 people expected to attend tonight’s Remembrance Run and Memorial Walk hosted by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners at the weekly Meet Me at Maynard’s Run/Walk
Monday Night, January 10, starting at 5:15 at 400 North Toole Avenue, Downtown Tucson at Maynard’s Kitchen in the Old Train Depot
Over 1,000 people are expected at Monday’s night’s Remembrance Run and Memorial Walk held in Downtown Tucson at 400 North Toole Avenue.
A weekly social run that averages 400 attendees is hosting the regional memorial event. Our hope is that running and walking together, with an added purpose of demonstrating our support for those who have lost so much in this terrible tragedy, will allow us to heal—and perhaps to think about what each of us can do to make our community a healthier community.
The greater Tucson community is invited to join in an evening of healing at the regularly scheduled Meet Me at Maynard’s on Monday, January 10, starting at 5:15, with people different group runs and walks going at 15-minute intervals until 6:00pm. Citizens are asked to bring candles, lights, friends and family. Let’s just be together…to run, walk, or simply stand and talk.
Tucson Medical Center is offering a special team of experts who will provide a community debriefing about the incident and how we can all cope with this tragedy. Hotel Congress has graciously provided space in the hotel for this session.
The Southern Arizona Roadrunners, Maynard’s Kitchen (the host restaurant), and the volunteer board of the weekly social run will provide ribbons for us to wear. Pick up yours at the check-in table.
Current plans call for an open-microphone for participants to share stories and comments. As other plans evolve, we’ll post them to www.meetmeatmaynards.com and www.azroadrunners.org.
About the Southern Arizona Roadrunners
Founded in 1971 and with over 1400 active members, The Southern Arizona Roadrunners is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and fitness in Tucson and Southern Arizona through running and walking. The Roadrunners produce over 20 running and walking events a year, including the free weekly Meet Me at Maynard’s social walks and runs. See www.azroadrunners.org and www.facebook.com/SouthernArizonaRoadrunners
About Meet Me at Maynards
Founded in 2008 by Jannie Cox (former President and CEO of the Carondelet Health Network Foundation) and Randy Accetta (past president of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and teacher at the University of Arizona), Meet Me at Maynard’s is designed to bring the greater Tucson community together in Downtown Tucson to promote individual health, Downtown economic development, and civic engagement. Every week, over 400 walkers and runners of all ages and abilities meet at Maynard’s Kitchen at 400 North Toole to walk or run a 3-mile route; every week, numerous Downtown-area restaurants and other fitness location offer discounts for Meet Me at Maynard’s participants. See www.meetmeatmaynards.com
Randy Accetta Jannie Cox