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Medal Sneak Peek! Plus Half Marathon Update - A Change Of Pace

Medal Sneak Peek! Plus Half Marathon Update

One Month Until Race Day!

We are getting so pumped for this year’s Davis Turkey Trot. It’s our 35th Annual event and we have so many exciting new aspects for this year’s race. We hope that you are one of the many making plans to join us for this wonderful community event on Saturday, November 18th at Civic Center Park in Davis.

Register by October 31st

First things first: The sooner you register, the lower the entry fee will be. Register by Tuesday, October 31st before prices go up.

We strongly encourage pre-registration. We are expecting a record field of participants this year and there is a possibility we will sell-out in advance of race day.

2023 Race distances are:

  2 Mile Run or Walk
  5K (3.1 Mile)
 10K (6.2 Mile)
 Half Marathon (13.1 Mile)
 Five events for kids: 1 Mile, 1/2 Mile, 1/4 Mile, Toddler Trot, and Adaptive Kids Event
 Option to participate in both the 5K and 10K

Entry Includes: 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon entry includes a long sleeved technical t-shirt, finisher medal, timing, and eligibility for age group and special division awards. After the race, all registered participants are offered post race pancakes and fruit.

The Kids Races are just $9 (thru 10/31) and include a special kids finisher medal. Short sleeved t-shirts are available to add on to the entry for $5 while sizes and supplies last. The Kids Fun Runs will feature newly redesigned courses to reduce congestion, multiple heats by age, and a new start line location. View course maps here.

What Is New This Year:

  • JUST ADDED!!  Half Marathoners will receive a post-race lunch. Your bib number will have a coupon on it for you to receive your food. Head to the “Half Marathon Hospitality” tent when you are ready eat.
  • USATF Certification of the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon courses
  • NEW courses for the Kids Events plus the introduction of age-based heats to minimize course congestion
  • New Special Divisions:
    • Special Divisions act as a secondary division and do not affect an athlete’s ability to be ranked in or win an age group division prize
    • Available in the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
    • Created to recognize a subset of athletes
    • Existing special divisions which will continue are: Dog Division (with dog size breakdowns for the 2 Mile) and Adaptive Athletes
    • NEW divisions:
      • Cancer Survivor
      • Strollers
      • UC Davis Alumni
      • UC Davis Student
      • UC Davis Faculty/Staff
      • US Veteran
    • If you are already registered and wish to be added to any of the above special division, please email us.
    • Please note each entrant may only be attributed to one special division.
    • Prizes for special division top finishers will be awarded to the top three male, female, and nonbinary finishers per category based on net time.

Finisher and Age Group Award Medal Previews

Have you seen this year’s medals? We are pretty excited about them and hope that you are, too!

Beneficiaries

The Davis Turkey Trot will benefit Cancer Champions and Yolo County SPCA. Cancer Champions is a nonprofit dedicated to helping cancer patients with nutrition advice and customized exercise plans during their treatment.

The Yolo County SPCA is committed to improving the lives of animals in our community. Through their adoption program, public education and outreach, and active promotion of the benefits of spaying and neutering, Yolo County SPCA strives to provide a better future for the people and pets in our community.

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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.