This is the 30th annual Rotary-sponsored Tinman event that has always taken place at the beautiful California State University campus in San Bernardino at the base of the mountains. But this is not an ordinary year or an ordinary Tinman. This year’s race is dedicated to showing the world that the tragic events of December 2, 2015 may have broken our hearts, but we stand with San Bernardino to come back stronger and won’t allow the terrorists to win.
Take part in a Memorial Program at the start line and visit the Memorial Exhibit in a quiet area to pay your respects to the 14 innocent people killed, the wounded and the heroic police officers that ended the violence. Go home with a memorial shirt and finisher’s medal that shows your support for San Bernardino.
Rotary will donate a portion of the race proceeds to reputable organizations providing assistance to the survivors and family members that lost loved ones.
Whether you’re a hardcore sprint triathlete, a first-timer, a 5K runner, or a casual jogger, don’t miss this opportunity to bring your whole family to this memorial event. Including four special races after the main events for every child to participate.
Stand Strong with San Bernardino
No one in Southern California can forget the fear and horror of December 2, 2015 when they heard about the mass shooting by terrorists in San Bernardino, California. Our hearts continue to ache for the 14 innocent people killed and 22 wounded at a holiday party and we are grateful to the heroic police officers that found the two terrorists and courageously ended the violence. Recovery efforts to help the survivors and the family members that lost loved ones are underway. But that is not enough. Just like New York City after 9-11, San Bernardino must come back stronger than before. We cannot allow the terrorists to win. Please come and stand strong with San Bernardino.
—Gigi Hanna, San Bernardino City Clerk, Race Director