Thursday, July 5th, 3pm-7pm Fleet Feet PDX 2258 NW Raleigh St. Portland, OR 97210
Friday, July 6th, 3pm - 7pm Fleet Feet Vancouver 16020 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98684
At the event (NOTE: Please attend one of the above packet pickup sessions if possible!): Saturday, July 7th, 4pm-6pm Vancouver Lake Park 6801 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98660
PACE GROUPS: Four pace group leaders will be available for the half marathon: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, and 2:30. Look for signs indicating these paces as you line up at the starting line. AID STATIONS: The 5k will have one aid station (water & electrolytes), the 10k will have three aid stations, and the half marathon will have seven (with electrolytes at the half marathon turnaround). AWARDS: Prizes awarded to top 3 male and female overall finishers in each event STROLLERS: Only single strollers are allowed...NO double-wide strollers due to narrow pathways. DOGS: While we love our canine friends, for the safety and comfort of all participants, dogs are NOT allowed at this event.
Vancouver Lake Park | 6801 NW Lower River Rd. Vancouver, WA 98660
Run with a Pacer
If you are new to running with a pacer, this will give you important tips.
Also, thank your Pacer.
In the heat of the race, many runners get caught up in the energy and enthusiasm of the situation starting out running faster than they planned. It’s important to run the race you have trained for whether you are running your first half marathon, accomplishing a time goal or even setting a PR.
Meeting your race goal is easier if there is someone to help keep you on track. Pacers are runners who guide a running group to a desired time goal. They keep runners from starting out to fast and try to keep runners energized through the tougher end of the run.
Pacers are equal parts timekeepers, cheerleaders, and entertainers. They will keep you enthused and distracted while the miles click away.
The pace group maintains an even effort throughout the race adjusting for any the nuances of the terrain such as hills if there are any. Experienced pacers know that some runners run with the pack and some run to keep the pacer in view working to achieve the desired goal in a more discreet manner.
You’ll recognize the pace leaders at the start line holding timing pace sticks. Our pacers will be with you every mile that you want to join them.
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