The Lucky Run

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The Lucky Run

March 23

OVERVIEW

Spring is one of the best times to get outside for a run or a walk – the trees are blooming, the grass is green, the temperatures are not too hot and not too cold. The Lucky Run takes place at the beginning of spring each year and offers a chance to get outside and get moving.

The 2024 Lucky Run will include four events: a 5K, 7K (7 for good luck!), 10K, our newly added 2.1K, and a Kids Fun Run. Events will start and finish at Davis High School’s gym parking lot located off Oak Ave. Parking is available at the high school, adjacent library, and surrounding side streets.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
Location: Davis Senior High School, 1612 Oak Ave, Davis, CA 95616 United States
Distances: 5K, 7K, 10K, 2.1K, Kids Fun Runs

Start Times:
8:00 a.m. – 5K
8:10 a.m. – 2K, 7K, and 10K
9:30 a.m. – Kids Fun Run (1/2 Mile and 1/4 Mile)

Packet Pick-Up

Where?  Davis Senior High School, Gym parking lot, 1612 Oak Ave, Davis, CA 95616 United States
Race Day- Saturday, March 23rd; Beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Note: Bib pick up is on race day only and opens at 6:30 a.m. Arrive at registration at least one hour prior to your race start time to ensure you have sufficient time to pick up your bib, warm up, use restrooms, etc.

Venue Address

Davis Senior High School, 1612 Oak Ave, Davis, CA 95616 United States

Course Maps

View a PDF of the 5K/7K/10K courses here.

7K – (4.34 miles) 118’ elevation gain
-Easy, safe, great for kids, dogs, grandparents
-Road – 11%
-Trail/gravel – 0%
-Greenbelt paved path – 88%
-Tunnels traveled – 1
-Scenic Level – 3/5

5K  – (3.1 miles) 43’ elevation gain
-Relatively flat, and most of route takes place on the greenbelt
-Off road (Dirt/gravel) – 12%
-Road – 2%
-Greenbelt paved path – 98%
-Trail/gravel – 0%
-Tunnels – 1
-Fluid station(s) – 1
-Restrooms – 1
-Scenic Level – 2.5/5

10K – (6.2 miles) 137’ elevation gain
-Relatively Flat terrain, a good variety of roadways, traffic free
-Road – 11%
-Greenbelt paved path -67%
-Trail/gravel – 22%
-Tunnels – 2
-Fluid station(s) – 2
-Restrooms along route- 3
-Scenic Level – 3.5/5

5K course only:

Click on the map below to view a PDF. The 2K will start at 8:10 am.

Plenty of free parking is available in the main parking lot of Davis Senior High School, located at 315 West 14th Street, near the Veteran’s Center. From there, you can walk through the campus to arrive at the gym parking lot, which is adjacent to the football stadium.

Misc. Race Info

REGISTRATION

HOW TO REGISTER

  • 2024 registration open!
  • All registration is handled online here 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 credit card.
  • Cash will be accepted on race day only.
  • Youth Pricing Available:  The online registration system will automatically take off the youth discount.

ENTRY FEES

Fees include: A ‘unisex’ short sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal, commemorative bib number, chip timing and eligibility for age group/overall awards, post-race refreshments. 

5K

$40
($34: Ages 1-17)
8:00AM Start Time

7K

$40
($34: Ages 1-17)
8:00AM Start Time

10k

$40
($34: Ages 1-17)
8:00AM Start Time

Kids Fun Runs

(1/2 and 1/4 Mile)
$12

9:30AM Start Time

Virtual Participant

$40
Your t-shirt and finisher medal will be mailed

5K, 7K, or 10K

  • $44 by 3/21 ($38 for Ages 1-17) 
  • $48 from 3/22-3/23 ($42 for Ages 1-17)
  • 8:00 am Start Time

2K

  • $33 by 3/21 ($25 for Ages 1-17)
  • $38 from 3/22-3/23 ($30 for Ages 1-17)

Kids Fun Runs

  • $14 by 3/21
  • $16 3/22-3/23
  • 1/2 and 1/4 Mile, ages 12 and Under
  • 9:30AM Start Time

Virtual Participant

  • $44 by 3/21
  • Your t-shirt and finisher medal will be mailed by USPS on approx. 3/26

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

AWARDS, AGE GROUP, & SPECIAL DIVISIONS

Overall Awards will be presented to the top three finishers per gender (male, female, and nonbinary).

Overall awards placement will be based on Gun Time.

All age division awards will be determined based on placement by net (elapsed) time. The top three participants in each the male, female, and nonbinary age groups will be awarded a prize. Be sure to pick up your award on race day, as they are not mailed. 

Age groups are as follows:

  • 5K: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, …, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
  • 7K: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, …, 65-69, 70-74, 75-59, 80-84, 85+
  • 10K: 12 and Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, …, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+

The 2K race will be timed but there will be no overall nor age group awards.

ENTRY RULES

Refund/Cancellation Policy: All entries are NON-REFUNDABLE and are NON-TRANSFERABLE to another event. This event will occur rain or shine.  

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 Saturday, March 20, 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. No phone or in person requests for entry transfers.  The person to whom you are transferring your entry must complete the request on or before 11:59 PM Sunday, March 21, 2024.

Changing Race Divisions: You may change race distance in your runsignup account or by emailing us by March 20 at acopfoundation@gmail.com

Course Etiquette: Due to majority of the course being on a bike path we ask participants to be respectful of those around you. We view our course as you would a freeway; slower paced participants on the right to give faster paced participants 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.

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.

VOLUNTEERS

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 Lucky 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 Lucky 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

SPONSORSHIP/VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Davis/LuckyRunVendorRegistration

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 $1,500
*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 $1,000
*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 $500
* Medium logo on back of t-shirt (2”)
* Recognition in pre-race confirmation(sent to all registered participants)
*Three complimentary race registrations

BRONZE Sponsor $200
*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)

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE:

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.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • 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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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.