PacWest Pace Groups
Half Marathon only
Allow experienced pacers from PacWest Athletics, the Official Pace Team, to lead you to your finish time goal. We hope you take advantage of this FREE service and have your most successful half marathon yet. PacWest will be providing pace group leaders for six (6) half marathon finishing times:
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Pace Leaders?
All pacers are experienced runners and members of PacWest Athletics. Each pacer is capable of running 10-15 minutes faster than the time they are pacing. This allows them the ability to run comfortable throughout the race.
How do Pace Leaders provide support?
Pace leaders act as personal coaches during the race. Pacers offer helpful advice and may suggest adjustments in order to stay on pace. Your pace leader might be a story teller, stand-up comedian, or simply a great motivator. The goal is to get you across the finish line on time.
Why run with a Pace Leader?
Following a pace leader eliminates any guesswork and/or race strategy. Runners who are looking for a personal record or those who simply have trouble pacing themselves over 13.1 miles will benefit the most from running with a pacer.
What is the Pace Team strategy?
All pace leaders will maintain a consistent, even effort pace throughout the race. Because of the mass start and crowds of runners, mile-1 may not be the most accurate. However, the pace leaders will make-up any time difference gradually throughout the 13.1 mile course.
How do I find the Pace Leader?
Pace leaders will be lined up in the corrals with the rest of the runners. Pace leaders will be carrying bright signage that denotes the finish time goal. The sign will be attached to a stick so that it is visible throughout the race.
How do I sign up for the Pace Team?
Just show up at the start and find your desired group. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .