January News: Club Perks, #UCDAggies, Bonus Medal

Hello from A Change of Pace!

This is our monthly newsletter, and our first of 2024! We hope that your year is off to a fantastic start. As for us, we decided to spend our winter revamping our website. Check it out here.

In the meantime, we want to share:

Do You Belong to a Running Club?

You joined a running club for the connection with other runners and for the top-tier coaching. Or perhaps they just have cute singlets! (Also totally valid!!) Either way, perks are available to your club at A Change of Pace events in 2024.

UC Davis Alumni, Students & Employees

šŸ—£Aggies!! TheĀ Davis StampedeĀ (February 25) has special divisions this year for UCD Students, Alumni, and Faculty/Staff. There are even prizes for the top three finishers per gender in each above division for the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Be sure to select the division on theĀ registration form.

Volunteer & Race for Free

Our popular volunteer program for race participants is back for another year. If you’re interested in volunteering at one of our upcoming races – like the Davis Stampede or Lucky Run – we can provide you with a voucher to participate in a 2024 event of ours for free.

A limited number of vouchers are available per event, so sign up early! Questions?Ā Email us.

Join the Winter/Spring Challenge

Earn the Winter/Spring Challenge bonus medal by participating in both this year’s Davis Stampede (2/25) and Lucky Run (3/23).

Participation is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Sign Up for the challenge (FREE) by 3/5
  2. Register for and complete both races
  3. Pick up your bonus medal on March 23 at the Lucky Run

Upcoming Events

Permits and Insurance Procurement

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Concepts, Features, Incentives, and Awards

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Course Design and Measurement

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Event Equipment Rental

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Race Day Logistics

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Marketing

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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 kidsā€™ 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 Bachelorā€™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.