WHAT IS A PACER?
A pacer is the runner in the group who carries a sign and leads the group to the
finish line in a specific time goal. The pacer will run even splits and cheer on
the group along the way.
WHAT PACE GROUPS ARE OFFERED?
We will be offering pace groups for the following time goals
for the full marathon:
3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50,
4hrs, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, and 5hr.
We will be offering the following time goals for the half
1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2hr, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15,
2:20, and 2:30.
Please check at the pacers table during expo hours for more
pace groups that may be added to this list.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A PACE GROUP?
Feel free to stop by the pacers table
at the packet pickup time and sign up for free. The pacers will be handing out
cool pace bands to all runners.
WHERE DO I MEET MY PACE GROUP ON RACE MORNING?
Beginning 30 minutes before the race, the Minnesota Pacers Pace Team will all be
lined up at the starting line according to pace. Feel free to join a pace group
at the starting line and have a fun race with the group!
DO I HAVE TO STAY WITH MY PACER THE ENTIRE TIME?
NO! Feel free to
use the pacer as a guide to how your race is going. If at any time you feel the
pace is too fast you can always slow down on your own. Also, if you feel strong
towards the end of the race, feel free to pick up the pace and beat your goal.
The pacers are there to help you beat your goal.
HOW WILL THE PACERS HANDLE THE AID STATIONS?
Most of the pacers will simply slow down for the group to all get some fluids. The slower pace groups may walk thru the aid stations. The pacers will make all last minute instructions on there group at the starting line.
WHO ARE THE PACERS?
The Minnesota Pacers Pace Team is comprised of locally talented runners who have
been carefully chosen based on there recent success in marathons.
Let them guide you to the finish line on race morning.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE RACE?
Celebrate! Please take the time to thank the race volunteers
and also let your pace leader know that you appreciate their hard efforts to
make it a fun race. These pacers bring a lot of energy and excitement to this
WHAT IF I HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS THAT AREN'T
Great. Feel free to email the pace team
leader at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacer Sam will be more than happy to answer your pace team related