May Newsletter: Summer Races For All Paces

May Newsletter from A Change of Pace

COMING SOON: 'Deal Days' for the Davis Labor Day Race

Our annual unofficial end-of-summer event, the Davis Labor Day Race, will be held on Labor Day (Monday, September 2) at its usual Central Park location in Downtown Davis. This race offers timed 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile distances, plus a kids fun run.

Our registration launch promotion, “Deal Days” is your chance to register for the event at the lowest entry fee offered. Deal Days will be held from May 29 to June 2. We’ll send you a reminder when it launches.

4th of July Fun Starts With a Run

The Folsom Firecracker is a fun, family-oriented event has a distance for every member of the family: 10K, 5K, 2 Mile, and a Kids Fun Run for ages 10 and under.

To make the event extra fun, we have special divisions and prizes for Folsom residents, Veterans and Active Duty, athletes with disabilities, and those participating with strollers.


Davis Moonlight Race

Add some mooves to your date night! Our Saturday night event, held on July 13, has a wide range of distances and then a post-race party that includes beer, sno-cones, and refreshments.

Distances include 10 Mile, 10K, 5K, and 2K (1.25 miles). Special divisions and prizes are offered in the 5K, 10K, and 10 Mile for Davis, Yolo, and Sacramento residents; plus college students and athletes with disabilities.

NEW EVENT: Cancer Champions Walk ❤️ Run ❤️ Roll

On Saturday, September 14, our partners at Cancer Champions will be hosting their inaugural 5K, 10K, and 1-Mile Run/Walk. The event will take place along the Sacramento River at the River Walk (West Sacramento side of the river) and will raise funds for their nonprofit’s programs.

Save the date and plan to join us!

Upcoming Events


Permits and Insurance Procurement



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.