New Division for UC Davis Aggies

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New divisions for UCD Student, Faculty/Staff, & Alumni

The 35th Annual Davis Turkey Trot is coming Saturday, November 18th and we’re excited to announce new divisions for the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon for UC Davis students, faculty/staff, and alumni.

You read that right: if you’re a current student, work on the Davis campus, or are an alumni, you can enter one of the UC Davis special division at no extra charge. You’ll earn some bragging rights and maybe even a prize in the process. (Awards will be presented to the top three men, women, and nonbinary finishers (based on net time) in the UCD divisions for the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon.)

Already signed up and want to be added to one of our special divisions? Just send us an email. Complete list of all special divisions is below.

Distances and Start Times for Saturday, November 18

  • 7:50 am – Half Marathon
  • 8:05 am – 5K
  • 8:25 am – 2 Mile
  • 9:00 am – 10K
  • 10:45 am – Kids events

Race day for all events is Saturday, November 18, 2023.

All events start and finish at Civic Center Park, on B Street at 6th Street in Davis.

How to Register:

Registration Includes:

  • Long Sleeve technical t-shirt for 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
  • Finisher Medals for everyone
  • Timing & Age Group awards for 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
  • Special Divisions offered: Adaptive Athlete, Cancer Champions Survivor Division, Dog Division (with dog size breakdown for 2 Mile), Strollers, UC Davis Student, Staff or Alumni, US Military Veterans. Prizes for top three male, female and nonbinary finishers per division per distance
  • Post Race:
    • Vendor Booths
    • Complimentary Post-Race pancakes and other refreshments
    • Cancer Champions Survivors Hospitality Tent

Proceeds to Benefit Cancer Champions and Yolo SPCA

Cancer Champions is an online fitness, nutrition, and mindset program designed specifically for those battling cancer. Members receive a wide v riety of resources including safe workouts designed specifically for the needs of those undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment; recipes formulated with cancer-fighting ingredients; mindset and meditation practices; access to a members-only community that understands the cancer journey.

Your donation helps Cancer Champions provide our members with all of these amazing resources when they need them most. $57 covers a month of membership to a survivor who may not be able to afford it during this important time in their life.

Those contributing donations of $57 during the registration process are eligible to receive the pictured Cancer Champions hat as a thank you gift. Hats are available through November 2 or while supplies last following that date. Hats to be picked up on event day at the Cancer Champions booth and will not be mailed.

We welcome donations of any amount – every dollar helps patients directly.

Hear what our members have to say:

Yolo County SPCA

Your generosity saves the lives of abandoned animals. Your tax-deductible gift enables the Yolo County SPCA to help more of these deserving companions find permanent, loving homes. Please donate today. Your today is their tomorrow!

Thanks to the contributions of our members, volunteers, and the public, we can create a more humane tomorrow.

Mission Statement
To continuously improve the welfare of animals in the community through programs that promote the adoption of homeless animals into permanent, loving homes; humane education; spay/neutering; and the trapping, altering, and releasing of feral cats.

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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.