Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Run

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Go Green St. Patrick's Day Run

Go Green – March 15, 2020

Go Green is moving to Santa Cruz in 2020. We will be hosting a 10K, 5K and a Kid’s 1k (10 and under) at San Lorenzo Park and the Santa Cruz Riverwalk.

The start and finish for 2019 will be located at the Benchlands area located adjacent to the Santa Cruz Country Courthouse.

Parking is free at this location and there is ample overflow parking available for a nominal fee in city owned garages adjacent to the park.



We have undertaken a complete revamp of the Go Green St. Patrick’s Day Runs for 2020.  First, we have moved the venue to San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz.  This is a beautiful park and the start/finish of the Santa Cruz Riverwalk Levee Trail.  There will be a 10K, 5K and a 1k for Kids.  We will not be doing a half marathon distance as we can’t find a venue in the community that will safely support that distance.   We will also keep the virtual 5K and 10K races for those who can’t attend that day.

5K Runners will do one loop of the Riverwalk Trail and 10K Runners will do two loops of the trail – passing close to the finish line on their way to the second loop (great opportunities to work on those negative splits!).  The  Kid’s 1K will take place entirely in the park, with a circuit around the lakes at Duck Island.   You can see all of the maps for the event under the map tab above.

Start time for the 10K is at 9:00 am on Sunday morning so you can sleep in a bit, unless you have kids for the 1K because they are starting at 8:30!  The 5K will start at 9:10am.  We’ll make a weekend of celebrating the green. In order to provide an amazing experience for all runners, our registration will be capped at 600 participants this year due to the location change and we expect another sell out – so register soon. We will again be offering a great tech tee and finishers medals for all distances.

1K start at 8:30 am

10K start 9:00 am

5K start at 9:10 am

So get your green on and join us for the only St. Patrick’s Day run in Santa Cruz!

We will be designating Rotary International’s Polio Plus effort as our official beneficiary for this event.

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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.