2019 Lucky Run: Event Wrap-Up

Saturday, March 23rd was the 9th Annual Lucky Run in Davis. As runners, walkers and volunteers converged upon Davis High School in the morning for the event, the rain let up and provided dry conditions for the event.

Intended to celebrate both St. Patrick’s Day as well as the start of Spring (the season officially was underway the Wednesday prior to the event), the race offered 5K (3.1 mile), 7K (4.34 mile) and 10K (6.2 mile) runs, plus a kids fun run.

In the 5K, Davis residents Erik Blosser and Sarah Kay finished first and second to claim the titles of men’s and women’s overall winners. Their elapsed times were 18:35 and 20:34, respectively.

J.R. Mintz, of Santa Clara, was the overall champion in the 7K distance, clocking in a finish time of 31:37. Ten year old Aspen Townsend was the first female finisher, with a time of 35:47.

Jason Hoang captured the 10K title with a time of 36:51, and when Marjorie Longo crossed the finish line at 44:12, she added Female Overall Winner at the Lucky Run 10K to her running resume.

Complete race results can be found online here.

Official race photos will be available here.

The event was supported by many community volunteers, including individuals from youth service groups such as the Woodland High National Honor Society, Davis High National Honor Society, Davis High Key Club, Davis High School CSF, and volunteers from Will C. Wood High School in nearby Vacaville.


Videos of the Race Start:


10K Start:

Upcoming Events


Permits and Insurance Procurement



Concepts, Features, Incentives, and Awards



Course Design and Measurement



Event Equipment Rental



Race Day Logistics






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.