New to running? ~ Run with a Pace Leader

Pace Leaders at the ODDyssey Half Marathon in Philadelphia.
Pace Leaders at the ODDyssey Half Marathon in Philadelphia.

New to running? How about running with a Pace Leader?

Tomorrow, October 22, 2017 is the the Perfect 10 Miler.

The Perfect 10 is the largest all women’s 10 miler in the Nation.

Located at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey the Perfect 10 Miler has been voted the best women’s race.

The Perfect 10 is produced by CGI Racing.

I am excited to share that my company Elite Access Running is coordinating the Pace Leaders for the race.

We have Pacer Leaders for an 8 minute up to a 12 minute pace. We’ll have you covered from the beginning of the race to the end. — mile 1 to mile 10.

Our Pacers are experienced runners who enjoy running and encouraging fellow runners throughout the race.

First time running with a Pacer or a group of runners? No worries… The Pacer is there for you and it’s our job to tell you our race plan. For example when I’m serving as a Pacer I normally tell runners at the beginning that I’ll be running a steady pace throughout the race. I’ve found that “even splits” are the best way to achieve your peak performance in the race. As your Pacer it’s our job to make appropriate adjustments for elevation changes and to deal with course crowding issues.

Another conversation that is important at the start of the race is water stops. Our Pacers will encourage you to stop for water and or Gatorade. Our job is to continue running and your job will be to grab and go so that you can keep up with the group.

Tomorrow’s race — The Perfect 10 is a flat (and fast) course that winds you along the waterside, through the shaded woods to thousands of cheering spectators waiting at the finish line.

From great Pacers, awesome music to sweet bling at the finish, you’ll enjoy every minute (okay maybe not every minute) of the course. Oh did I mention the “Bow Tie” Guys, bow tied men who lead you out and cheer you home.

Elite Access Running is a full-service race management company that specializes in event management, public relations and social media for premier races, athletes, and organizations. Our USA Track & Field certified coaches provide one-on-one and group coaching for runners, pace team coordination for races and we organize destination races for athletes and organizations.

In addition to coordinating Pacers for the Perfect 10 Miler we provide pacers for the following races, the Love Run another CGI Racing event, ODDyssey Half Marathon, the Wild Half and Fit 4 Eternity.

For more information about pacing and our upcoming races visit us via our Elite Access Running website or visit our Facebook page.