Introducing Our Newest Charity Partner

 


Your Favorite Labor Day Tradition Will Be Back!

Some Things Get Better With Age

The Labor Day Race is a longstanding Davis tradition, dating all the way back to 1997!

We are thrilled to report that we will be bringing this event back after a 2 year hiatus.

Registration is now open for the race; entry includes a t-shirt, finisher medal and eligibility for age group awards.

Well-behaved leashed dogs and strollers are welcome in both distances.

Register for the 5K or 10K for $35 ($30 for 16 and Under) by July 2nd.

Register Here


Introducing our Newest Charity Partner

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The Davis Moonlight Run, Davis Labor Day Race, and Rocktobrewfest events will benefit Cancer Champions, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides its members with online nutrition, fitness and mindset program designed specifically for those battling cancer.

When it comes to fitness and nutrition, cancer patients are told to eat right and exercise, but they often don’t know what to do, and oncologists usually don’t have enough time in the day to explain in detail. Cancer Champions bridges the gap between hospital and home, providing cancer patients with expert-built fitness programs, recipes and meal plans, and guided yoga practices that they can do from the comfort and safety of their home.

Funds and donations raised from these races will be used to provide sponsorships for cancer patients to participate in Cancer Champions.

Interested in making a standalone donation to Cancer Champions? Donate here.


A View From the Other Side

 

Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival in Sacramento. It’s always great to be around inspiring women and girls! I’ve always found it important both as a race director and a race participant to volunteer at other races every now and again to keep a broad perspective. It provides valuable insight and fresh ideas, and deepens my appreciation for the people who volunteer at our races. Thank you to Fleet Feet Sacramento for having me.

If you are looking to volunteer in the near future, we are seeking volunteers for:

  • Folsom Firecracker (Monday, July 4th)
  • Davis Moonlight Run (Sat. night, July 9th)

Besides giving back to the local running community, we offer a complimentary entry to a future ACoP event if you would like one. If you volunteer for packet pick up (7/3) or event day registration (for either race), you can use your free entry for that same event. Those spots always fill up first, so be sure to sign up in advance!

  • Folsom Firecracker Volunteer Sign Up: link
  • Davis Moonlight Race Volunteer Sign Up: link

Summer Running, Had Me a Blast…

Folsom Firecracker

  • Monday, July 4th
  • 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K; strollers and well-behaved leashed dogs welcome
  • T-shirt and Finisher Medal (see medal to right) included in entry fee; age group awards & sno-cones afterwards
  • $35 ($30 for kids) through June 20
  • Benefits Shriners Children’s of Northern California
  • More Info

Davis Moonlight Race

  • Saturday night, July 9
  • 2K, 5K, 10K, and Ten Mile; Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run
  • Gender specific tech tees, self standing finisher medals, age group awards, beer on tap, sno-cones & music
  • Strollers and well-behaved leashed dogs welcome
  • Benefits Cancer Champions
  • Register by June 15th for best pricing
  • More Info

 

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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.