Want to give yourself an extra boost toward meeting your time goal on race day or just add some fun and entertainment to your race? Join a pace team!
A pace team is a group of runners led by an experienced leader who run together in the half marathon. The pace leader runs a steady pace and keeps track of that pace so that the group can achieve their goal of finishing the half marathon at a particular time. There are wonderful benefits of running with a pace group. You’ll be supported by a cheerful leader and will be side by side with other runners sharing the same goal as you. And the best part — running with a pace team is free to registered runners and doesn’t cost you anything!
About 30 minutes before the start, pace teams will begin assembling in the starting area. Look for the signs which show the various pace times. These signs will be held high by members of the pace groups and will be staggered in starting order according to pace (faster times closest to the start line). Your pacer(s) will meet you at the appropriate sign.
Official pacers will be wearing special bibs which display their individual pace time. About 15 minutes before the start, the pacer will give you some last-minute instructions about running with the group. They will talk about the course, what to do if you need a break, how to best make it through the water stops, and much more.
The most important part of the race is to relax and ENJOY!! Remember… we’re #NotRunningWithoutYou!