See You Tomorrow, July 4th!

Race Day is Tomorrow!

Please read this email before attending

RACE DAY START TIMES & DIRECTIONS

Races start early tomorrow so that you can complete your run / walk before it gets too warm and get home in time to prepare for other holiday activities. Please make a note of the start times below. All races start and finish in the same place. When you line up to start, you want to be on the west side of the starting line (looking towards the sun). You will finish facing the same direction.

  • 6:30 am – Race Day Bib Pick-Up / Late Registration Opens
  • 7:45 am – 10K Run Start
  • 7:50 am – 5K Start
  • 8:00 am – 2 Mile Start
  • 9:00 am – Kids Fun Run Start
  • 9:30 am – Event Concludes


DIRECTIONS TO START/FINISH:
Google Map Link

When To Arrive on Race Day: Arrive at the event (Thursday, July 4) at least 45 minutes before your race start; allow another 20 minutes if you need to register another participant or pick up your race bib. All races will start on time and there is no opportunity to start late. 

Note: Please be sure to wear your race bib on the FRONT of your body. Safety pins are available at registration. 

Parking for Race Day: From Folsom Blvd, turn onto Woodmere Lane as outlined in below map. This avoids the road closure on Parkshore Drive for Start/Finish line set up. 

COURSE INFORMATION

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Begin your hydration for tomorrow’s race by consuming water today, tomorrow before the race, during, and after. While we have water / Gatorade stops on the courses (one on the 2M/5K, two on the 10K), you may want to consider carrying water or electrolyte replacement with you during your run/walk. It’s going to be a warm morning even with the early start time. 

Course Maps: View on our website here or link to a high-res 5K/10K PDF here

Course Etiquette: run or walk on the right, pass on the left. Be sure to leave space for other race participants or bikes on the trails to safely pass you – do not walk or run more than two or three abreast. Again, due to the heat, and although we will have water stations, we encourage you to bring a handheld water bottle with you during the race so that you can access hydration during your entire run/walk.

Dogs and Strollers: Dogs and strollers are permitted in all three timed races, however, must start toward the back. Please do not bring dogs that cannot stay calm in crowds or around other dogs. We also encourage you to bring a portable water dish so that your dog can stay hydrated. 

Kids Fun Run: One parent may run alongside a child during the 1/4 mile run if that makes the child feel more comfortable. The Kids Fun Run will start at 9:00 am at the main start/finish line. Please listen to directions from the Race Announcer as to where to line up. The course is and out-and-back on Parkshore Drive, heading west. 

Post-Race: After you finish your event, we will have light refreshments and sno-cones available for all participants free of charge. Be sure to also check out our booths: Shriners Children’s Hospital, Barkcuterie (charcuterie boards for dogs), and Nor Cal Groms (SUP paddleboard clinics, team, and events). 

RESULTS, PHOTOS, & AWARDS INFORMATION

All finishers in every distance will receive a finisher’s medal when they cross the finish line. 

In addition, the 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K will be timed, and the following awards will be computed. Scan the QR code on your race bib to view results, visit results.changeofpace.com in your phone browser, or visit the registration tables to view results on a chromebook.

Prizes will be available for pick-up on race day at the awards tent as follows:

2 Mile: Top 3 overall winners (gun time) by gender, top 3 finishers in each age group by gender (based on net time)

5K & 10K: Top 3 overall winners (gun time) by gender, top 3 finishers in each age group by gender (based on net time), top 3 finishers by gender (using net time) in each special division: Folsom resident, Law Enforcement/First Responder, Strollers, Adaptive Athlete, US Military Veteran, US Military Active Duty/Reserves. 

Unclaimed awards are not mailed! If you do not pick up on race day, we will have a pick-up at Fleet Feet Folsom from July 7 to July 25. 

RACE PHOTOS

Facchino Photography will be on the course to capture your image during your run/walk. You will be emailed a proof when your photos are ready (be sure to wear your bib on the front of your body) or you can view the images at the below link. They will be live approximately four business days after the event. 

https://facchinophotography.zenfolio.com/f373505241

VIRTUAL RESULTS

Virtual participants may upload their results to our results server starting July 4 at:

https://results.changeofpace.com/results.aspx?CId=16356&RId=6129

Uploading results is optional. Race packets for all  virtual entrants will be mailed Friday.

SUPPORTING SHRINERS CHILDREN'S

The event will benefit the burn prevention programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Their world renowned hospital is located next to the UC Davis Med Center and provides care to children with burn injuries, cleft palates, orthopedic conditions, other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. 

Please be sure to visit their booths on event day to learn more about burn prevention.

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)

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.

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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.