Southern Indiana Classic Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K is proud to announce the service of Half Marathon pace groups at the 2012 event! On Saturday, April 14 be prepared to have the best Half Marathon you have ever had, with the Pacers on hand to help you reach your goals AND encourage you along the way!
Here are some FAQ’s with answers, on the pace groups:
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 encourage on the group along the way.
What pace groups will be offered for the Half Marathon for the following goal finish times:
- 1:40 (7:37/mile) Pacer Jason D. (applications for an additional 1:40 pacer are currently being accepted at the email address below)
- 1:50 (8:23/mile) Pacers David N. and Dennis K.
- 2:00 (9:09/mile) Pacers Ted B. and Matt W.
- 2:15 (10:17/mile) Pacers Michelle W. and Marshall H.
- 2:30 (11:26/mile) Pacers Cathy D. and Mount D.
- 2:45 (12:35/mile) Pacers Angela P. and Rusty W.
- 3:00 (13:43/mile) Pacers Jennifer F. and Heidi H.
Meet your pacer at the starting corral beginning 15-20 minutes before the race.
How do I sign up for a pace group?
Feel free to stop by the Pacers EXPO table at the packet pickup time and sign up for further accountability, but NO pre-registration is necessary to take advantage of this service on race day. The pacers will be wearing a high-quality pace bands on race day, will have them available for sale at their EXPO booth for just $4 each, along with some really cool, encouraging temporary tattoos.
Where do I meet my pace group on race morning?
Beginning 15-20 minutes before the race, the official pace team will all be within the starting corral, according to pace (posted within the over-head L-bracket signs). Feel free to join the pace group at the starting corral and have a fun meeting your goal finish time with the group!
Do I have to stay with my pacer the entire race?
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 achieve AND beat your goal.
How will the pacers handle to 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 to the group within the starting corral.
Who are the pacers?
The Pace Team is comprised of locally talented runners who have been carefully chosen based on their recent success in marathons and half 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 race. Also, carrying a sign for 13.1 miles is HARD WORK and a big sacrifice of their own personal best finish time.
What if I have any further questions that are not answered here?
Feel free to email the pace team co-leaders at Tim R. and Craig L. will be more than happy to answer your pace team related questions. You may see your question added to this section, even!