January running event roundup for Northern CA

It may be January in NorCal, and that can mean bare trees, fog and even rain, but there are still plenty of running/walking events to scratch your itch for racing. Below is a compilation of races stretching from the coast to the foothills. For a full calendar of events, visit the main calendar here

IPA Beer Trail Runs

January 11, 2020
Granite Beach-Folsom Lake SRA, 8000 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, United States

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k – San Francisco

January 12, 2020
Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, 8204 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, United States

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Run & Walk

January 18, 2020
Martin Luther King Plaza, El Dorado Street & 2 East Oak Street, Stockton, United States

Redding Marathon

January 19, 2020
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, United States

Gumby Trail Runs

January 25, 2020
Granite Beach-Folsom Lake SRA, 8000 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, United States
5K / 10K

Coyote Hills Half Marathon

January 25, 2020
Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont, United States
Half Marathon / 10K / 5K

St. Joseph’s Fun Run/Walk for Wellness

January 25, 2020
University Park, 501 E Magnolia St, Stockton, United States

Frost or Fog

January 25, 2020
Bidwell Park – Five Mile Recreation Area, 357 Centennial Avenue, Chico, United States
10 Mile, Qtr. Marathon and 5K

China Camp Challenge 5K/10K/Half Marathon

January 25, 2020
Miwok Meadows Camp Ground-China Camp State Park, 800 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, United States
5K / 10K / Half

Pirate Booty 5K Run

January 25, 2020
Woodward Park, 7775 Friant Road, Fresno, United States

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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.