In-Person Road Racing Returns to Northern California

 

This Fall, racing returns to Northern California. Below we’ve outlined a few of the amazing events taking place. See you soon!


RUNNING OF THE ELK:
Register online here.

RAISING FUNDS FOR YOUTH SPORTS
The 10th Annual Running of the Elk will include a 5K and 10K, plus a Kids Run. Entry includes a short sleeve technical shirt (cotton for kids run), custom printed race bag, custom gaiter, timing and eligibility for awards (5k/10k only) and finisher medal. Funds raised from the event are used to provide scholarships to kids who cannot afford the cost to play sports.

  • More info: Visit event website 
  • Distances: 5K, 10K, Kids 1/4 and 1/2 Mile
  • Virtual Division Available
  • Entry Includes: Short sleeve gender specific race t-shirts, finisher medals, custom gaiter, and drawstring race bag included in 5K/10K entry fee
  • Held at: District56 in Elk Grove

 


PLEASANTON HALLOWEEN SPIRIT RUN:
Register online here.

Note: Prices increase on October 1, 2021.

✔️ Costumes encouraged
✔️ Stroller friendly
✔️ Dog friendly
✔️ Walker friendly
✔️ Post-race raffle
✔️ Free entry to Alameda County Fair for each entrant
✔️ Proceeds are used by the Pleasanton Rotary for youth scholarships

  • More info: Visit event website
  • Distances: 5K, 10K, Kids dashes for ages 2-8
  • Entry Includes: Long sleeve technical race t-shirts for first 750 5K/10K entrants and free entry to the Alameda County Fair following the run
  • Held at: Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton

 


CLARKSBURG COUNTRY RUN REGISTRATION:
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🍷 Run or walk along Clarksburg’s vineyard-lined streets. Choose from the historic 30K (18.6 miles), Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or Kids Race. All entries include a long sleeve technical t-shirt (cotton shirt for kids run), finisher medal, timing and eligibility for awards (kids run is not timed), and post-race meal.

  • More Info: Visit event website
  • Distances: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 30K (18.6 miles), and Kids 1/4 and 1/2 Mile
  • Entry Includes: Long sleeve performance race t-shirts, finisher medals, and post-race meal
  • Held at: Delta High School in Clarksburg

 


DAVIS TURKEY TROT:
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The turkeys return from isolation: The Davis Turkey Trot is back for its 33rd year of racing on the streets of Davis. 2021 events will include a 10K, 5K, 2 Mile Dog Jog, Unofficial 15K, and four kids races. 2M/5K/10K entries include a long sleeve technical t-shirt, finisher medal, timing, and eligibility for awards.  Dogs welcome in the 2 Mile race if well-behaved and on nonretractable leash. Virtual division available.

  • More Info: Visit event page
  • Distances: 5K, 10K, 2 Mile Dog Jog, and four Kids Fun Runs
  • Virtual Division available
  • Entry Includes: Long sleeve performance race t-shirts and finisher medals
  • Held at: Civic Center Field in Downtown Davis

 


For more events, visit the complete running/walking calendars on our website:

 

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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.