🍀March Newsletter: Gettin’ Lucky, Women’s History Month, Moonlight Race Launch

From races to join later this month, to highlighting women who had an impact on the sport of running, to recognizing our record-setters from the Davis Stampede, this newsletter will take just 3 minutes to read and catch up what’s happening lately.

First and foremost: The Lucky Run is in 2 weeks on Saturday, March 23, so sign up soon to reserve your spot! There is a chance the race may sell-out by race day.

New Distance Added to the Lucky Run

In case you missed the announcement, we wanted to share that we have added a 2.1K (1.35 miles) all-ages distance to the Lucky Run.

Entrants in the 2K will receive a t-shirt and finisher medal like those in the 5K, 7K, and 10K; and will also be timed. However unlike the other three distances, the 2K will not have any overall or age group awards.

All races are dog and stroller friendly. Participants with a dog or stroller must start toward the back for safety. Please do not bring any dogs that are not well-behaved in crowds or around other pups.

We also have Kids Fun Runs! The 1/2 and 1/4 mile races will be held at 9:30 am and are for ages 12 and under. Kids will receive a special kids medal at the finish line.

— Race day is Saturday, March 23 — Start/finish at Davis High School by stadium —

Davis Moonlight Race Registration Launch

Deal Days are Coming Soon

The dog days of summer wouldn’t be complete without the annual Davis Moonlight Race.

This year’s event will take place on July 13. Registration will launch soon and we will be offering “Deal Days” (discounted entry) when it does. (We’ll send another email to announce it).

March is Women's History Month

and an opportunity to highlight women who blazed the trail for others in the sport of running – see three examples below. Larger images & more profiles on our Instagram or Facebook post.

Katherine Switzer
breaking barriers for women to have equal access to participate in races

Kara Goucher whistleblower, athlete, advocate for safe sport

Sally Edwards
co-founder of the Calif. Int’l Marathon and Fleet Feet

Event Records Set at the Davis Stampede

The weather perfect for this year’s event, and it seems to have contributed to the speed at which some of our participants ran!

Harriett Flynn was the first woman to finish the 5K with a time of 17:26. This is the 5th fastest time recorded at the Stampede by a woman since 1998!

In the 2K, Christian Whitmore-Cardenas, age 14, won the race in 7:46, setting a new top time for the 2K by nearly 45 seconds.

Complete results are available here, and you can view our winner’s highlight graphics for each of the four races on our Instagram account or Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

View a regional calendar of events on our website at:

https://changeofpace.com/events/

Upcoming Events

Permits and Insurance Procurement

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Concepts, Features, Incentives, and Awards

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Course Design and Measurement

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Event Equipment Rental

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Race Day Logistics

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Marketing

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Maya Miramontes

Volunteer and Site Coordinator

Maya participated in her first A Change of Pace event at the age of 3 months. From there she followed her siblings in participating in a multitude of events from runs to kids’ triathlons. While growing up with parents who ran a sports marketing firm, she had no choice but to attend most events her entire youth life. Now as an adult, she has returned (by her own choice) and now serves as the volunteer and site coordinator. In addition, she has also been instrumental in the 2024 design and transitioning of our new website. We are fortunate to have her tackle one of the more critical areas that are considered the backbone of any event, volunteers. Maya resides in Davis and In her spare time she spends time as a dog trainer while simultaneously assisting other local nonprofit organizations such as the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions.

Alec Miramontes

Event Oversight and Volunteer Management

Alec, a graduate of the University of Oregon, oversees course and volunteer management on event day. He also helps coordinate infrastructure set up and tear down, equipment management and assists with race timing.

Dave Miramontes

Executive Director

Dave brings an impressive 36 years of event production, marketing, advertising, and graphic design experience to the team. Dave has not only been a decorated athlete, but he also understands how good teamwork can lead to a successful outcome. Having 4 active kids has allowed him to stay involved in youth sports as well as being active within the community. As the Executive Director of A Change of Pace, he still enjoys his role as the logistics coordinator for all Foundation and outside client events. In addition, he oversees course design & safety, city & police relations, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and creative concepts. Dave resides in Davis with his wife Jen and has 4 very cool kids, all of which has worked at A Change of Pace at one point or another.

Jeannine Henderson

Treasurer, Assistant Race Director & Head Timer

Jeannine not only oversees the day-to-day operations; she handles one of the most critical elements within the organization; the registration and timing department. Aside from overseeing the computerized timing department and client/participant relations, she handles our social media and website changes and medal/award design. Her guidance and organizational skills have become a huge value to the organization as she provides much of the input on special projects such as the Tour De Fit.

Jennifer Miramontes

Board Member

Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in the marketing field, including positions as the Marketing Director for Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants and Real Mex restaurants. Jennifer also has extensive experience developing community programs geared towards children, having served on the Board of Directors for the Davis Schools Foundation as well as the Patwin PTA. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and is also a certified personal trainer. A runner herself, Jennifer has completed numerous triathlons and over 50 marathons, including top age-group finishes in high profile events such as the Boston Marathon and the Rock N Roll Marathon. Jennifer owns FIT House in Davis and enjoys inspiring her clients to reach their fitness goals.