Running is a very popular sport in Tucson and there are many well organized runs that take place throughout the year. This particular "Meet me Downtown" run was sponsored by Tucson Medical Center and the starting point and finish line were in front of the Tucson Children's Museum. One of the info tables offered a chance for passersby to sign a brightly colored quilt. The group from Critical Path Institute was there to raise awareness of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: