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

ACoP on Instagram

 
Registration is open for the 39th Annual Davis Stampede. 

A discount is offered to all entries submitted prior to January 2nd. 

Race day is Sunday, February 20th, 2022. Distances will include a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and a (new) family and dog-friendly 2K. 🏃‍♀️🚶‍♂️🐾

Registration is open for the 39th Annual Davis Stampede.

A discount is offered to all entries submitted prior to January 2nd.

Race day is Sunday, February 20th, 2022. Distances will include a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and a (new) family and dog-friendly 2K. 🏃‍♀️🚶‍♂️🐾

4 weeks ago
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Congrats to all the Turkey Trotters who joined us in Davis today! What a wonderful morning for running, walking, and dog jogging 🐾  Results are posted at results.changeofpace.com.

Congrats to all the Turkey Trotters who joined us in Davis today! What a wonderful morning for running, walking, and dog jogging 🐾 Results are posted at results.changeofpace.com.

2 months ago
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2/9
Excited for this weekend’s #davisturkeytrot! Bib Pick Up is Friday 11/19 from 2-7pm. See you soon! 🦃 

Reminder: Please wear a mask 😷 to packet pick up / race day registration.

Excited for this weekend’s #davisturkeytrot! Bib Pick Up is Friday 11/19 from 2-7pm. See you soon! 🦃

Reminder: Please wear a mask 😷 to packet pick up / race day registration.

2 months ago
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3/9
#davisturkeytrot finisher medals are here! 🍁🏅

#davisturkeytrot finisher medals are here! 🍁🏅

2 months ago
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4/9
🐶 Our annual 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Run or Walk will be held at the #DavisTurkeyTrot on Sat. 11/20.  Proceeds benefit the @yolo_spca. Bring your furry four legged friend and join the fun!

2 Mile #dogjog start is 8:40 a.m. 

We get this question a lot: older pups (or those not used to the distance) are welcome to ride in dog strollers or wagons. 

Also: a dog is not required to participate in this division! There are many people who run or walk the 2 Mile without a dog each year. 

More info at runsignup.com/davisturkeytrot.

#runswithdogs #mydogismytrainer #yolospca #turkeytrot #davisCA #daviscalifornia
🐶 Our annual 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Run or Walk will be held at the #DavisTurkeyTrot on Sat. 11/20.  Proceeds benefit the @yolo_spca. Bring your furry four legged friend and join the fun!

2 Mile #dogjog start is 8:40 a.m. 

We get this question a lot: older pups (or those not used to the distance) are welcome to ride in dog strollers or wagons. 

Also: a dog is not required to participate in this division! There are many people who run or walk the 2 Mile without a dog each year. 

More info at runsignup.com/davisturkeytrot.

#runswithdogs #mydogismytrainer #yolospca #turkeytrot #davisCA #daviscalifornia
🐶 Our annual 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Run or Walk will be held at the #DavisTurkeyTrot on Sat. 11/20.  Proceeds benefit the @yolo_spca. Bring your furry four legged friend and join the fun!

2 Mile #dogjog start is 8:40 a.m. 

We get this question a lot: older pups (or those not used to the distance) are welcome to ride in dog strollers or wagons. 

Also: a dog is not required to participate in this division! There are many people who run or walk the 2 Mile without a dog each year. 

More info at runsignup.com/davisturkeytrot.

#runswithdogs #mydogismytrainer #yolospca #turkeytrot #davisCA #daviscalifornia
🐶 Our annual 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Run or Walk will be held at the #DavisTurkeyTrot on Sat. 11/20.  Proceeds benefit the @yolo_spca. Bring your furry four legged friend and join the fun!

2 Mile #dogjog start is 8:40 a.m. 

We get this question a lot: older pups (or those not used to the distance) are welcome to ride in dog strollers or wagons. 

Also: a dog is not required to participate in this division! There are many people who run or walk the 2 Mile without a dog each year. 

More info at runsignup.com/davisturkeytrot.

#runswithdogs #mydogismytrainer #yolospca #turkeytrot #davisCA #daviscalifornia
🐶 Our annual 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Run or Walk will be held at the #DavisTurkeyTrot on Sat. 11/20.  Proceeds benefit the @yolo_spca. Bring your furry four legged friend and join the fun!

2 Mile #dogjog start is 8:40 a.m. 

We get this question a lot: older pups (or those not used to the distance) are welcome to ride in dog strollers or wagons. 

Also: a dog is not required to participate in this division! There are many people who run or walk the 2 Mile without a dog each year. 

More info at runsignup.com/davisturkeytrot.

#runswithdogs #mydogismytrainer #yolospca #turkeytrot #davisCA #daviscalifornia
🐶 Our annual 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Run or Walk will be held at the #DavisTurkeyTrot on Sat. 11/20.  Proceeds benefit the @yolo_spca. Bring your furry four legged friend and join the fun!

2 Mile #dogjog start is 8:40 a.m. 

We get this question a lot: older pups (or those not used to the distance) are welcome to ride in dog strollers or wagons. 

Also: a dog is not required to participate in this division! There are many people who run or walk the 2 Mile without a dog each year. 

More info at runsignup.com/davisturkeytrot.

#runswithdogs #mydogismytrainer #yolospca #turkeytrot #davisCA #daviscalifornia
🐶 Our annual 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Run or Walk will be held at the #DavisTurkeyTrot on Sat. 11/20.  Proceeds benefit the @yolo_spca. Bring your furry four legged friend and join the fun!

2 Mile #dogjog start is 8:40 a.m. 

We get this question a lot: older pups (or those not used to the distance) are welcome to ride in dog strollers or wagons. 

Also: a dog is not required to participate in this division! There are many people who run or walk the 2 Mile without a dog each year. 

More info at runsignup.com/davisturkeytrot.

#runswithdogs #mydogismytrainer #yolospca #turkeytrot #davisCA #daviscalifornia

🐶 Our annual 'Dog Jog' 2 Mile Run or Walk will be held at the #DavisTurkeyTrot on Sat. 11/20. Proceeds benefit the @yolo_spca. Bring your furry four legged friend and join the fun!

2 Mile #dogjog start is 8:40 a.m.

We get this question a lot: older pups (or those not used to the distance) are welcome to ride in dog strollers or wagons.

Also: a dog is not required to participate in this division! There are many people who run or walk the 2 Mile without a dog each year.

More info at runsignup.com/davisturkeytrot.

#runswithdogs #mydogismytrainer #yolospca #turkeytrot #davisCA #daviscalifornia

2 months ago
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Ever wonder how race medals are made? 🤔Check out this behind the scenes video of the #davisturkeytrot finisher medals in production! 🏅

#finishermedal #finishermedals #turkeytrot #davisCA #runsac #willrunforbling #norcalrunning

Ever wonder how race medals are made? 🤔Check out this behind the scenes video of the #davisturkeytrot finisher medals in production! 🏅

#finishermedal #finishermedals #turkeytrot #davisCA #runsac #willrunforbling #norcalrunning

2 months ago
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6/9
Saw this adorable little pumpkin at the Pleasanton Rotary Spirit Run this morning.  Happy Halloween! 🎃

#pleasanton #pleasantonca #alamedacountyfairgrounds #pleasantonrotary #dogsofinstagram #happyhalloween #halloween #halloweenspiritrun

Saw this adorable little pumpkin at the Pleasanton Rotary Spirit Run this morning. Happy Halloween! 🎃

#pleasanton #pleasantonca #alamedacountyfairgrounds #pleasantonrotary #dogsofinstagram #happyhalloween #halloween #halloweenspiritrun

3 months ago
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7/9
Save the date: The #davisstampede will return on Sunday, February 20, 2022. 🎉

#halfmarathon #davisCA #norcalrunning #daviscalifornia #runsac #runsacramento #running #10k #5k

Save the date: The #davisstampede will return on Sunday, February 20, 2022. 🎉

#halfmarathon #davisCA #norcalrunning #daviscalifornia #runsac #runsacramento #running #10k #5k

3 months ago
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8/9
4️⃣ weeks from today … runners and walkers will be crossing the #davisturkeytrot finish line! 

#daviscalifornia #Davisca #turkeytrot #norcalrunning #rundavis #runsac #achangeofpace #achangeofpacefoundation

4️⃣ weeks from today … runners and walkers will be crossing the #davisturkeytrot finish line!

#daviscalifornia #Davisca #turkeytrot #norcalrunning #rundavis #runsac #achangeofpace #achangeofpacefoundation

3 months ago
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9/9

Upcoming ACOP Events

 
  1. Davis Stampede

    February 20
  2. The Lucky Run

    March 26
  3. PPIE Run for Education

    April 24 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. Davis Moo-nlight Race

    July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  5. Davis Turkey Trot

    November 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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