Moonlight Run reminder + Folsom medal reveal

June 2024 Newsletter

Make your summer fun and exercise-oriented by joining us for one of these summertime classics:

Folsom Firecracker

Finisher Medals

Today marks exactly 3 weeks until our annual red, white, and blue celebration also known as the Folsom Firecracker Run. Today, we’re sharing this year’s finisher medal design, shown above!

Whether you participate in our most popular distance, the 5K, take on the challenge of the 10K (it has some rolling hills), bring the whole family for the 2 Mile course, or round out the day with our brand-new Kids Fun Run (ages 12 and under) it will be a healthy and fun way to kick off your holiday.

The Folsom Firecracker Run works closely with Shriners Children’s Hospital of Northern California (located in Sacramento) to help raise money for their Burn Prevention Program.

Davis Moonlight Run

Price Increase Tonight

The Davis Moonlight Run will take place on Saturday night, July 13.

Start times and races offered for this year’s event are:

  • 7:50 p.m. – 10 Mile and 10K Start
  • 8:00 p.m. – 5K and 2K Start

Entry fees increase after 11:59 p.m. tonight.

Register online here.

After you cross of the race finish line, we’ll have suds, sno-cones and live music.

The Davis Moonlight Run has partnered with several local youth and sports organizations to help their fundraising efforts, plus our official charity, Cancer Champions.

2024 Upcoming Events

July 4 – Folsom Firecracker (Folsom)

July 13 – Davis Moonlight Run (Davis)

July 27-28 – Paddlesplash SUP Festival (Folsom)

September 2 – Davis Labor Day Run (Davis)

September 14 – Cancer Champions Run/Walk/Roll (West Sacramento)

September 20 – Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk (Palo Alto)

October 13 – Pleasanton Rotary Halloween Spirit Run (Pleasanton)

November 10 – Clarksburg Country Run (Clarksburg)

November 23 – Davis Turkey Trot (Davis)

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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.