August 2022 A Change of Pace Newsletter

 Six Themed Events to Enjoy This Fall  🍇👻🍁🍺

Summer is wrapping up: vacations are coming to a close, kids are going back to school, Halloween decorations are popping up in stores, and all things pumpkin spice are gearing up to make their annual comeback. All signs point to red and orange leaves, crisp air, and pumpkins being right around the corner.

Upcoming races taking place throughout Northern California:

Davis Labor Day Race

Monday, Sept. 5 | 8:00 am

Join us at Downtown Davis’ Central Park for this 5K & 10K Run/Walk + Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run. Finisher medals, age group awards, and a pancake breakfast await you at the finish line. The Davis Labor Day Race will benefit Cancer Champions, a nonprofit dedicated to helping cancer patients with nutrition and exercise during their treatment.

Palo Alto Moonlight Run

Friday, Sept. 9 | 7:30 pm

This longstanding Palo Alto tradition takes place under the harvest moon and includes a 5K walk, 5K Run, 10K Run, and Half Marathon. Long sleeve shirts are included with your Moonlight Run entry and dozens of local vendors offer samples afterwards. Proceeds are donated the Palo Alto Holiday Fund, which distributes funding to local child and family-focused non profits in the Peninsula.


Saturday, Oct. 15 | 5:00 pm

Our annual “Hoppy Hour” run or walk will be held at Super Owl Brewing in West Davis. Rocktobrewfest entry includes t-shirt, finisher medal, and one free post-race beer. Complete either the 5K or 5 Mile and then enjoy beer and pizza. Saturday night plans have never been so easy.

Both the event and the on-site beer proceeds will benefit Cancer Champions.

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Halloween Spirit Run

Sunday, October 30 | 8:00 am

The 29th Annual Spirit Run is a 5K & 10K race held in Downtown Pleasanton and organized by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton. Entry includes a premium long sleeved tshirt. Proceeds support scholarships for Pleasanton students, grants for

local community organizations, and funding of projects endorsed by The Rotary Club of Pleasanton and Rotary International.

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Clarksburg Country Run

Sunday, Nov. 13 | 8:00 am

The 56th Annual Clarksburg Country Run is one of the most distinguished and oldest races in Northern California. Entry includes long sleeve tech shirt, medal, and postrace lunch. Held near the heart of Clarksburg wine country, the event offers country hospitality with that ‘big race feel.’ Choose from the historic 30K distance, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or Kids runs.

The event benefits the Friends of Clarksburg Services & Recreation, the (all-volunteer) Clarksburg Fire Dept., and Delta High School sports teams.

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Davis Turkey Trot

Saturday, Nov. 19 | 7:50 am

The Davis Turkey Trot is the city’s largest running and walking event, taking place on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving each year. There is a distance for every age and ability; from kids’ sprints to a half marathon, with adaptive categories available for all events to ensure people of every ability are welcomed to participate.

Entrants receive a long-sleeved t-shirt plus a finisher medal, along with eligibility for age group awards. (Dog awards also offered in the 2 Mile!). Event benefits Cancer Champions and the Yolo County SPCA.

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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.