Check Out This Year’s Finisher Medal!

Introducing the 2023 Davis Turkey Trot
Finisher Medal

With just a little over a month until race day, we’re pleased to share with you the design of this year’s finisher medal.

Pictured to the right, this medal will be awarded to all race finishers (with a special kid-friendly version for those in the kids events). Distance will be specified on the ribbon.

Race day is Saturday, November 18th. All events start and finish at Davis‘ Civic Center Park in Downtown Davis.

If you have not yet signed up, you may register online here.

Davis‘ Largest Footrace Includes:

  • A DISTANCE FOR EVERYONE: 2 Mile, 5K (3.1 Mile), 10K (6.2 Mile), Half Marathon (13.1 Mile), 50yd Adaptive Kids Event, Kids 1 Mile, Half Mile, Quarter Mile and 200yd Toddler Trot
  • TSHIRTS: Long Sleeve Technical T-shirts for 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon entries
  • MEDALS: Finisher medals for all participants
  • KIDS EVENTS: Five Events – Adaptive, Toddler Trot, 1/4 Mile, 1/2 Mile and One Mile
  • AWARDS: Age Group and Overall Winner prizes with age groups that start at 7 and under and go up to 90+
  • UNIQUE SPECIAL DIVISIONS* & PRIZES: Top Dog Award Categories for those running/walking with a dog, plus special divisions for Adaptive Athletes, Cancer Survivors, Strollers, US Veterans, UCD Students, UCD Faculty/Staff, and UCD Alumni
  • HALF MARATHON: USATF Certified course; Pacers for the Half Marathon
  • POST-RACE: Vendor expo, complimentary pancakes, and refreshments
  • CHARITIES: Event benefits the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions

*Special divisions are a second category and do not remove a participant from their age group. If you are already registered and would like to join a special division, including one of our new UC Davis divisions, please email us and we’d be happy to add you! Each person may only enter one special division.

More Info:

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Proceeds to Benefit

The Davis Turkey Trot will benefit Cancer Champions and the Yolo SPCA. Cancer Champions is a nonprofit dedicated to helping cancer patients with nutrition and exercise during their treatment. The Yolo SPCA is a nonprofit that serves the people and animals of Yolo County. Through adoption events, public education and outreach, and active promotion of the benefits of spaying and neutering, Yolo County SPCA strives to provide a better future for the people and pets in our community.

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.