A Change of Pace is a full-service event management and production company based in Davis, CA, located 20 miles west of Sacramento. Founded in 1987, our company has a history of producing top-quality, high profile events throughout Northern California and the West Coast. Participants who attend our events agree; our largest events are also among the major events in the greater Sacramento area. Along with our timing company, we have worked on all the leading running, walking and triathlon events in Northern California in the past 25 years.

 

From Concept to Execution
Complete or Partial Event Management and Event Marketing includes:

  • Permits and Insurance Procurement
  • Course design and measurement
  • Resident and business notification
  • Race Day logistics, including coning, chalking, road closures, Police coordination, mile markers and aid stations on course
  • Marketing, including printed materials, social media, e-mail and paid advertisements
  • Event concepts, features, athlete incentives and awards
  • Event Equipment Rentals
  • Coordination of t-shirt printing and/or design
  • Virtually all aspects of event management excluding sponsor solicitation and volunteer recruitment.

Registration and Scoring
timing matsOur registration and timing department offers disposable chip timing. Our disposable chip timing system is a cutting edge system produced by RFID Timing of Australia. The system uses passive, label-thin RFID timing chips that are attached to the back each runner’s bib number. This allows for a free-flow of finishers through your race finish line (no chip collection, lanes, etc).

Computerized Registration & Finish Line Timing using disposable chip timing – (Request a bid)

Read more about our timing services here.

Our registration/timing clients enjoy the following services at no additional cost.

  • Up to 24 results kiosks/computers at your race
  • Announcer antennae and computer
  • Live, searchable online results (race results are updated on our website during your event) with the option for participants to share on facebook
  • Complimentary Finisher’s Certificates for your timed athletes
  • Inclusion in the ACOP monthly newsletter for the two months preceding your event (sent to >35,000 recipients/month)
  • Inclusion in the upcoming events listing and photo slideshow on our website (90,000 hits/month; 25,000 unique visitors/month)
  • Bib design and paper entry form design (if needed)
  • Start mats provided at no additional charge (excluding point to point events)
  • Complimentary booth to promote your event at any ACOP event preceding yours in the same calendar year (from signing of agreement)
  • Pre-race and race day data entry
  • Live athlete tracking for events which opt to have split points on the course
  • View our current event schedule here.

 

We specialize in managing and producing running, walking and multi-sport events in the United States. Unlike most event management firms, we provide all services in-house. With 25 years of experience, we know what works – and what doesn’t – to ensure smooth registration, flawless course and first-class event.

We provide timing for our own events. These include:

  • Davis Stampede
  • Lucky Run
  • Capital City Classic
  • Positive Energy Kids Triathlon
  • Davis Moo-nlight Races
  • California Kids Triathlon
  • Rock the 80’s
  • Oktobrewfest
  • Project Pink
  • Davis Turkey Trot

View Our Current Event Calendar here.

about our foundation

The A Change of Pace Foundation is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization, established in 2007 after many years of conducting events as A Change of Pace Inc (est. 1987). Based in Davis, CA, the Foundation’s annual efforts include healthy family-oriented events, youth exercise programs (with specific focus on elementary school-age children), kids triathlons and camps, and community education.

The Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors, of whom meet monthly. The Foundation relies on grants, donations, and special event income & sponsorships to fund our programs and events.

We have more than twenty years of experience on the local, regional and national level in the running and multisport field. The Positive Energy Campaign, established in 2006, was designed to encourage positive exercise for kids through fun, fitness-oriented events. This Campaign now includes four high-profile events, including one of the largest kids triathlons in the country, the California Kids Triathlon. With less than 30% of tested K-12 students in California meeting the criteria to be in the “Healthy Fitness Zone,” we are striving to increase the number of kids we reach with our programs and events. Our events serve as a motivational tool for our after-school exercise programs.

The A Change of Pace Foundation strives to “encourage, educate and motivate kids to inspire life-long habits towards a healthy lifestyle.”

Contact Info

 

Have a question not answered on our site?

  • Phone: 530-757-2012
  • Email Us
  • A Change of Pace Foundation
    PO Box 4458
    Davis, CA 95617

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here’s what you’ll receive at the finish line on Saturday night! (July 9th)🐄🌙💡🏃‍♂️
here’s what you’ll receive at the finish line on Saturday night! (July 9th)🐄🌙💡🏃‍♂️
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The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event -  especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together.  The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event -  especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together.  The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event -  especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together.  The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event -  especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together.  The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event -  especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together.  The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event -  especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together.  The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event -  especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together.  The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event -  especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together.  The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
The 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker is in the books! Such a wonderful July 4th tradition and a healthy way to start off the holiday. Thank you to everyone who took part in the event - especially all the volunteers who graciously helped make it all come together. The event is a fundraiser for the burn prevention and care programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Happy 4th! 🇺🇸
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Start your 4th off with a new tradition - or an old one! Join us for the 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker Run/Walk. The race benefits the burn prevention programs at @shrinersnorca. 

There are 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K distances to choose from. About 100 spaces remain - register at: runsignup.com/folsom 

#folsomfirecracker #runfolsom #runsac #folsom #folsomca #runsacramento
Start your 4th off with a new tradition - or an old one! Join us for the 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker Run/Walk. The race benefits the burn prevention programs at @shrinersnorca. 

There are 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K distances to choose from. About 100 spaces remain - register at: runsignup.com/folsom 

#folsomfirecracker #runfolsom #runsac #folsom #folsomca #runsacramento
Start your 4th off with a new tradition - or an old one! Join us for the 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker Run/Walk. The race benefits the burn prevention programs at @shrinersnorca. 

There are 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K distances to choose from. About 100 spaces remain - register at: runsignup.com/folsom 

#folsomfirecracker #runfolsom #runsac #folsom #folsomca #runsacramento
Start your 4th off with a new tradition - or an old one! Join us for the 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker Run/Walk. The race benefits the burn prevention programs at @shrinersnorca. 

There are 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K distances to choose from. About 100 spaces remain - register at: runsignup.com/folsom 

#folsomfirecracker #runfolsom #runsac #folsom #folsomca #runsacramento
Start your 4th off with a new tradition - or an old one! Join us for the 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker Run/Walk. The race benefits the burn prevention programs at @shrinersnorca. There are 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K distances to choose from. About 100 spaces remain - register at: runsignup.com/folsom #folsomfirecracker #runfolsom #runsac #folsom #folsomca #runsacramento
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Registration is open for this year's #ClarksburgCountryRun! Now through Aug. 10, save 15% off your 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or 30K entry with their annual Summer Special savings. Discount will be taken automatically at sign up. We can't wait to see you all again in November! 

Registration: runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun or visit clarksburgcountryrun.com 

#clarksburgca #clarksburg #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #clarksburgwinecountry #30krun #roadtoCIM #CIMtraining #runsacramento #runsac
Registration is open for this year's #ClarksburgCountryRun! Now through Aug. 10, save 15% off your 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or 30K entry with their annual Summer Special savings. Discount will be taken automatically at sign up. We can't wait to see you all again in November! Registration: runsignup.com/ClarksburgCountryRun or visit clarksburgcountryrun.com #clarksburgca #clarksburg #pausatf #pausatfhalfmarathon #halfmarathon #clarksburgwinecountry #30krun #roadtoCIM #CIMtraining #runsacramento #runsac
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The July 9th #DavisMoonlightRace will benefit @cancerchampionsorg, a non-profit that provides its members with nutrition and fitness guidance designed specifically for those battling cancer. 

➡️ Learn more cancerchampions.org
➡️ Moonlight Run Info: changeofpace.com

#davismoonlightrun #rundavis #cancerchampionfitness #cancerchampions #moonlightrun #runsacramento #visitdavis
The July 9th #DavisMoonlightRace will benefit @cancerchampionsorg, a non-profit that provides its members with nutrition and fitness guidance designed specifically for those battling cancer. ➡️ Learn more cancerchampions.org ➡️ Moonlight Run Info: changeofpace.com #davismoonlightrun #rundavis #cancerchampionfitness #cancerchampions #moonlightrun #runsacramento #visitdavis
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Preview of the finisher medals for the Folsom Firecracker Run on July 4th, benefitting the burn prevention programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. 

Come join us! 2 mile, 5K and 10K run or walk.  Well behaved leashed dogs and jogging strollers welcome. 

➡️ Runsignup.com/Folsom
Preview of the finisher medals for the Folsom Firecracker Run on July 4th, benefitting the burn prevention programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Come join us! 2 mile, 5K and 10K run or walk. Well behaved leashed dogs and jogging strollers welcome. ➡️ Runsignup.com/Folsom
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Upcoming ACOP Events

 
  1. Davis Moonlight Race

    July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  2. Paddlesplash Water Festival

    July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Tahoe Na-lu

    August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 3:00 pm
  4. Davis Labor Day Run

    September 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  5. Palo Alto Moonlight Run

    September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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