A pace team is a group of runners led by an experienced leader who run together in the 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 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. One of the biggest mistakes that marathoners make is starting out too fast and then hitting the wall in the later portions of the race. The pace team will run at an even pace per mile. If the pace feels too slow in the beginning of the race that’s normal. Just stay with the group and ask the pace leader about an appropriate strategy for the second half. If you find the pace too fast in the early miles, then slow down and drop back from the team so you’ll be able to finish the race. The Pace Team promises to provide fun and excitement for both first time, and experienced marathoners looking to reach their goals – whether that’s a personal best, or just getting across the finish line.
We are offering Pace Teams for both the full marathon and half marathon. Click on Pace groups Times and Bios
**We are still finalizing pace teams! Be sure to check in at the expo booth and sign up with your pacer!
Additional groups may be added, so be sure to check at the Pace Team booth at the Expo. As a benefit to the Marathon and Half marathon runners the Pace Team will be there for you. We will be offering pace groups led by experienced pacers for a wide variety of times including many of the Boston qualifying standards. We hope you will find this support useful as you strive to achieve your marathon goals.