Davis Moonlight Run

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Davis Moonlight Run


Registration for 2024 is now open!
‘Deal Days’ discounts will be offered from April 9 to Saturday, April 13.

The event will include 2K, 5K, 10K and 10 Mile course. The 10 Mile and 10K will start together at 7:50pm, followed by the 5K and 2K at 8:00pm.

This is a fun and festive evening event with an energetic atmosphere and great running/walking routes.

Hydration: Properly hydrating is always critical for athletes, but even more so in the summertime. We have posted some tips on hydration here. Don’t wait until race night to hydrate!


Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Location: 201 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618 United States
Distances: 5K, 10K, 10 Mile, 2K (approx. 1.25 miles)
Start Times:
6:30 p.m.– Race Night Registration Opens
7:50 p.m.
– 10 Mile and 10K Start
8:00 p.m. – 5K and 2K Start
10:00 p.m. – Cut Off For Course Support

Packet Pick-Up

Bib and t-shirt pick up is held on race night only.

Where – 201 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618 United States
Race night- Saturday, July 13th beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Note: Arrive at registration at least one hour before your race start. 

Venue Address

201 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618 United States

Course Maps

The 2K is approximately 1.25 miles and will start at 8:00 pm. 
Children under 12 should participate with adult supervision. All participants on the course must be registered. 

The 5K is a 3.1 mile course and will start with the 2K at 8:00 pm.  

The 10K is a 6.2 mile course and will start with the 10 Mile at 7:50 pm. 

The 10 Mile will start at 7:50 pm. Water Stations along the route will offer both water and electrolyte replacement. It is suggested that all 10 Mile participants wear light-colored clothing (reflective or light-up features when possible), and either use a headlamp or carry a small flashlight. 



  • Register online here.
  • Registration for 2024 opens on April 9
  • Deal Days – our registration launch promotion – will be offered from April 9 to April 13 and includes a 15% discount for all entries received during this time.
  • All registration is handled online and entry fees are based on date of entry, distance chosen, and age (discounts for youth)
  • A processing fee – which covers the costs to the online registration provider and the merchant cards (VISA, Mastercard, etc) will apply to all entries processed online with a card.
  • Cash will be accepted  on race day only.
  • Youth Pricing Available:  The online registration system will automatically take off the youth discount.


Entry Fee Includes: A  short sleeve ‘softstyle’ ring spun cotton t-shirt, finisher medal, commemorative bib number, chip timing and eligibility for age group/overall/special division awards, post-race refreshments (including beer and sno-cones; each 21+ participant will receive one complimentary beer). 

T-shirt options: When registering, you have the option to upgrade your t-shirt to a gender specific technical (100% polyester) tank top. Upgrade available while supplies last. Participants may also ‘opt-out’ of the t-shirt and save $5.00.

Entry Fees: Entry fees vary based on date of entry, distance, and age. ‘Deal Days’ discounts (a 15% discount) will be applied to all entries received from April 9 to April 13, 2024. Below fees do not include online processing fee.

  • 2K: $30 by April 29, $35 April 30 to June 12, $40 June 13 to July 11, $45 July 12-13. Entrants ages 17 and under will receive a $5 discount. 
  • 5K or 10K: $40 by April 29, $45 April 30 to June 12, $50 June 13 to July 11, $55 July 12-13. Entrants ages 17 and under will receive a $5 discount. 
  • 10 Mile $60 by April 29, $65 April 30 to June 12, $70 June 13 to July 11, $75 July 12-13. 
  • Virtual: $40 by April 29, $45 April 30 to June 12, $50 June 13 to July 11, $55 July 12-13.  



($35: Ages 1-17)
8:10AM Start Time


($35: Ages 1-17)
8:10AM Start Time

Half Marathon

8:00AM Start Time


($20: Ages 1-17)
9:00AM Start Time

Virtual Participant

Your t-shirt and finisher medal will be mailed

Support Runner or Sighted Guide for Adaptive Entrant

To learn more click the “Register Here” button below

5k – $45 ($35: Ages 1-17) 8:10am Start Time

10k – $45 ($35: Ages 1-17) 8:10am Start Time

Half Marathon – $65 8:00am Start Time

2k – $35 ($20: Ages 1-17) 9:00am Start Time

Virtual Participant – $45 Your t-shirt and finisher medal will be mailed

Support Runner or Sighted Guide for Adaptive Entrant – $12 To learn more click the “Register Here” button below

*Please note that the prices above do not include the processing fee applied when you register online


Overall Awards will be presented to the top three finishers per gender.

Overall awards placement will be based on Gun Time.

All age division awards will be determined based on placement by net (elapsed) time.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall finishers per gender (male, female, nonbinary) for each the 2K, 5K, 10K, and Ten Mile.  No overall or age group awards for participants who decline to give a gender or age. Overall awards for all distances are based on gun time. Age group awards will be based on net time.  Gun time is the elapsed time from the sound of the horn to when a participant crosses the finish line. Net time is the elapsed time from when the participant crossed the start line timing mats to when they cross the finish line.

  • Age Groups for the 5K and 10K are: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, […], 75-79, 80-84, 85+. Note: will extend to 85-89, 90+ if participants in these categories.
  • Age Groups for the Ten Mile are: 15 and Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
  • Age Groups for the 2K are: 6 and Under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Special Divisions are a secondary division that participants may enter in addition to their age group.

Special Divisions for this year’s Davis Moonlight Race will be:

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Davis Resident
  • Woodland Resident
  • Sacramento Resident
  • College Student
    • Any 2 or 4 year undergraduate, graduate, professional, or technical degree school/program is considered eligible. Open to those who are currently enrolled in a program (e.g. summer school) or who will be enrolled in a program for Fall 2024
  • Adaptive Division for Athletes With Disabilities
    • The Davis Moo-nlight Races encourages participation in the event by athletes with disabilities. Athletes with a disability may choose to enter this division. Examples of disabilities include: Wheelchair, Visually Impaired, Limb Difference, Duo Team, Intellectual Disability, and Other.
    • A Duo Team is comprised of an able-bodied runner or walker pushing a non-ambulatory person in a customized racing wheelchair. The non-ambulatory person should enter the Duo Team division, while the person pushing the customized chair should not enter a special division. We will recognize the top 3 athletes in the adaptive division, by gender, with a special prize.


  • It is not possible to enter more than one special division. If you are eligible for more than one division, you will need to pick one.


Refund/Cancellation Policy: All entries are NON-REFUNDABLE and are NON-TRANSFERABLE to another event. This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to change the start times, postpone or cancel the event if there are unforeseen conditions that would potentially compromise athlete, volunteer, or staff safety. This includes weather, pandemics, smoke, etc. 

Transfers to Another Individual: If you wish to transfer your entry to a friend or family member in the case that you become injured or cannot otherwise attend, it MUST be done on or before 11:59 PM on July 11, 2024. There is no fee to transfer to a friend/family member but your request must be completed online through your runsignup account. Doing so via your runsignup account will send an email to your friend, who may then accept the transfer request and provide their information, shirt size and agree to the liability waiver.   The person to whom you are transferring your entry must complete the request on or before 11:59 PM on July 12, 2024.

Changing Race Divisions: If you need to change your race division because training has not gone as planned, please email us your change by July 11th. There are no refunds/credits if you ‘downgrade’ distances.  

Participant Course Etiquette: We view our course as you would a freeway; slower paced participants on the right to give faster paced athletes room to pass on the left.

Dogs and Strollers: All strollers and dogs must start towards the back. Dogs must be well-behaved, on non-retractable leashes, comfortable in crowds and around other dogs, and not prone to jumping or barking when excited. Bring water and a collapsible bowl for your dog. 

A Change of Pace is proud to announce our continued relationship with Cancer Champions as our ongoing charitable partner. Cancer Champions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting cancer survivors through custom fitness, nutrition, and mindset programming tailored to the unique needs of those battling or recovering from cancer treatment. Donations to Cancer Champions enable the organization to provide survivors with expert guidance to complement traditional cancer treatment. A Change of Pace and Cancer Champions both believe in the powerful and proven benefits of exercise, and we are very happy to be able to deepen our relationship in the name of health, fitness, and quality of life.


At A Change of Pace, we consider our volunteers the backbone of each event.  From registration and finish line volunteers, to water station and course monitors, each person fulfills a critical role in both the safety and success of the race. 

Volunteering at a running event can be fun and intrinsically rewarding while providing the opportunity to be a part of the community and meet new people. There are roles for people of most ages and backgrounds and no experience is necessary! 

For the Davis Moonlight Run, we have volunteer opportunities available for those looking to:

  • Volunteer and give back to the local community
  • Fulfill required community service hours (school, sorority, etc.)
  • Participate in our popular “Race for Free” Race Voucher Program to promote volunteerism
  • Fundraise for a non-profit, youth organization, sports team or club, or other charitable organization 

Individuals can sign up to volunteer here. To sign up as a group, or for questions, please contact Maya Miramontes.

Our popular Race Voucher Program provides the opportunity to volunteer and then subsequently participate in one of our events at no charge. This program was set up several years ago for two reasons: (1) to encourage runners and walkers to volunteer at running races, and (2)  to ensure that we provide people facing financial hardship an avenue to participate in running and walking events without paying the entry fee. 

Race vouchers (provided as unique coupon codes) are only available for certain volunteer tasks and space is limited. Be sure to check that the assignment you are signing up for is marked as “Voucher Eligible.”  People volunteering in the early morning on race day, for assignments such as site set-up or registration, may use their voucher to participate in the event on the same day at the conclusion of their shift (if desired).  Vouchers will be valid for all A Change of Pace events in the same calendar year from the date of that event onward, unless otherwise stated. Your voucher will list the eligible races. Vouchers are transferable and you may gift yours to another person. 

Please note that people participating in our Race for Free Voucher Program cannot simultaneously participate in another volunteer program, such as fundraising. 

Questions? Please contact Maya Miramontes

A Change of Pace provides opportunities throughout the year for fundraising to local organizations. This is a popular program with youth groups, youth sports teams, collegiate sports clubs, and non-profit organizations. By volunteering at the Davis Moonlight Run, your members can support their local running community and raise money for your cause at the same time.  Donations from A Change of Pace to your organization are based upon the number of volunteers and the timeframe of your group’s commitment to help at the event. 

Fundraising groups must be ten people or more to participate in the program. Space and funds are limited for each event, so please sign up early. For more information or to sign up, please contact Maya Miramontes


Each event ACoP produces is unique and offers a specific marketing demographics for active individuals and then some. Our regional grassroot events provide a highly visible opportunity to show case your product or to promote your services in a face to face way.

Depending on your specific needs, we have several marketing and advertising opportunities that can be customizable to enable your business to become seen on a local/regional level.
Booth/Vendor Opportunities


Booth/vendor space is available at every event we produce. Each space includes a 10’x10’ space enabling you showcase your product/service to the entire field of athletes. 

Click here to reserve a booth

A Change of Pace produces some of the most well-organized and produced grassroot and community-based running events in the region. The manner to which these events are designed, they serve as a perfect opportunity for a business to directly interact with health-oriented consumers.

Regardless of your company’s size, we’re always eager to hear from you and what you are looking to achieve. Each event is unique in their own manner; therefore, we have different levels of sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing budget. We have both a standard baseline package and/or one that we can customize to fit your needs.

PLATINUM Sponsor $3,000
*Large prominent logo on back of t-shirt (6”)
*Up to 8 Banners prominently displayed adjacent to Start/finish line  (provided by sponsor)

*flyers/postcards/business cards available for display at Registration and Results tents
*Prominent recognition on Event specific web page

*Prominent recognition on all Event e-blasts (upon signing of contract agreement)
*Ten complimentary race registrations

GOLD Sponsor $1,800
*Large logo on back of t-shirt (4”)
*Up to 4 Banners displayed at event (provided by sponsor)
*Major recognition on Event specific web page
*Recognition in pre-race confirmation(sent to all registered participants)
*Five Complimentary race registrations

SILVER Sponsor $1,000
* Medium logo on back of t-shirt (2”)
* Recognition in pre-race confirmation(sent to all registered participants)
*Three complimentary race registrations

BRONZE Sponsor $500
*Recognition on Event specific web page
*Two complimentary race registrations

All Above Sponsors Silver level and above will receive:
*Link and Logo on Event Specific Sponsor page

*Complimentary 10×10 booth space
*Opportunity to advertise in pre-race confirmation blast (ss)
*Announcements at Race by announcer (Qty depends on Sp. level)


Don’t see certain items that are important to you? Want to include a unique feature that will enhance your business/company/product?  Why not shoot for the moon! Email davem@changeofpace.com

SUPPORTING Sponsor less than $250 (In-Kind or cash equivalent)

*Name/logo on event specific webpage
*Recognition on post event recap/special thanks e-blast

IN-KIND Donations
If your company would like to make a donation of a product or services, please contact Maya at maya@changeofpace.com

Organizers gratefully accept any merchandise or gift certificates that can be given as raffle prizes.


  • Deadline for top tier sponsorships (bronze to Platinum) are 60 days prior to each Race.

 All t-shirt eligible Sponsors-ALL logos must be received 3 weeks prior to event day.  All logos must come in a Vector/EPS/Jpeg format. If no logo is provided, your business/product will be typeset on the t-shirt. If you have any questions or issues uploading, please contact Dave at davem@changeofpace.com.

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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.