Moonlight Run: Weather Updates, Start Times, Volunteer & Race for Free

A Cool Down is Coming Just In Time

It’s the question everyone is asking – “when will this heat wave end?” 

Fortunately, it seems the answer is “just in time for the Davis Moonlight Run.” (The event is this coming Saturday night, July 13)

Today, we compiled forecasts from three sources below and all signs indicate that by Saturday night (event night) lower temps will indeed be here.  By the time all of the races have kicked off at 8pm, it should be 82*F according to the current forecast for Davis. We can deal with that! Sunset on Saturday will be at 8:31pm. 

Start Times & Distances

Saturday night, July 13, 2024
201 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618

  • 6:30 pm – Bib Pick Up Opens
  • 7:50 pm – 10M & 10K Start
  • 8:00 pm – 5K & 2K Start
  • 8-10 pm – Suds, sno-cones, live music, awards
  • 10:00 pm – Cut-off for course support
  • 10:15 pm – Event concludes
Haven’t Signed Up Yet? 

Now’s the time! Sign up online here.

Volunteer on Saturday, Race for Free this Fall

If you’re planning on running/walking our Davis Labor Day Run (9/2) or our Davis Turkey Trot (11/23) this coming Fall, did you know that you can earn a free race entry (any distance, including the Turkey Trot half marathon) by volunteering at the Moonlight Run this Saturday? 

We are still seeking about ten more people to help either on-site or as course monitors. You’ll receive a race t-shirt, pizza, and the gratitude of 1,300 runners and walkers! 

Already Registered for the Moonlight Run? 

Below are some links and Q & A you may find helpful. 


Q: I would like to change my race distance. How can I do this?

A: Either you may change it in your runsignup account, or email us at acopfoundation@gmail.com by 5pm this Friday to request the change.

Q: Will there be food at the aid stations on the course?
A: No. There will be water and Gatorade. 

Q: Can I bring my stroller or my dog to this event?
A: Yes, both are permitted (dogs must be well-behaved in crowds – no jumping, barking, etc). Both must start towards the back at the starting line.  Bring a portable water dish if you choose to bring a dog. 

Q: What are the t-shirts like for this race?
A: Standard entry includes a short sleeve ring spun cotton t-shirt (heather royal color). You may opt out of the shirt to save $5 on your entry. You may also upgrade for $6 to a tank top (men’s and women’s sizing offered; available while sizes last). 

Q: Will there be food after the race?
A: Each entrant (21+) will receive one complimentary beer from Dunloe Brewing after their race. Sno-cones will be offered to all participants along with fruit and Zico Coconut Water. Pizza by the slice will be available for purchase (cash, card accepted). A live band keep the vibes fun til it’s time to head home. 

Q: Are there finisher medals or awards? 
A: Yes, everyone who finishes will receive a medal. We also have generous age divisions in all four races with awards three deep for each men, women, and nonbinary finishers. Overall finishers (based on gun time) will receive a separate award. 

There are also optional special divisions you can enter for the 5K, 10K, and 10 Mile: Davis residents, Sacramento residents, Woodland residents, college students, cancer survivors, and adaptive athletes. No extra charge to enter these unique divisions and you will still be placed in your usual age group. 

Q: Where can I follow your organization on social media?
A: Great question, thanks for asking! Follow us on Facebook here, or on Instagram here. 

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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.