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Thank you from the Davis Turkey Trot - A Change Of Pace

Thank you from the Davis Turkey Trot

Thank You & Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello Turkey Trotters!

We hope this email finds you reveling in the joy of your finish at this year’s Davis Turkey Trot. Thank you for supporting the event and helping us raise money for our event charities, Cancer Champions and the Yolo County SPCA.

We want to extend a HUGE thank you to the hundreds of volunteers that helped make this event possible, plus all of our sponsors and partners, including AMR,  the City of Davis and City of Davis Police Department, CHP, Facchino Photography, the amazing pace group leaders from the Golden Valley Harriers, our Emcees, and finally the residents that live around the start/finish line or along the race route.

A message from Cancer Champions:

On behalf of Cancer Champions, thank you to A Change of Pace for the opportunity to present the first-ever Cancer Survivors Division. We heard from many people that they came out in spite of the wet weather because they wanted to be a part of this special cancer community, who always show up for each other. The stories we heard from survivors and their families were truly remarkable: running a half marathon despite not having a stomach thanks to cancer; running as a family because they cherish every day together; running in honor of loved ones lost to cancer, an all-too-familiar account. Ultimately, this cancer community showed up, and that’s what matters – not a finish time, not a first-place medal. Thank you!


Results, Awards, Photos, & Virtual Participants

RESULTS

Race results for the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon Wheelchair entrants, and our Virtual entrants can be accessed online here: https://results.changeofpace.com/Results.aspx?CId=16356&RId=6124.

AWARDS

If you are an award winner and did not receive your award medal on race day, they will be available for porch pick up on Tuesday, November 28 from 9am to 5pm and Saturday, December 2 from 9am to 5pm. We ask that you send an email requesting pick up to our Awards Coordinator, Maya at Maya@changeofpace.com, who will respond to you with the address and also ensure your medal(s) are packaged and available for pick up with your name on it.
If you have already emailed our general account we have forwarded your request on to her and she will get back to you soon.

Awards were presented as follows:

–> OVERALL RACE WINNERS
Wooden Turkeys to the Overall Winners (Male, Female and Nonbinary) in the 2 Mile (humans), 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Congrats to all of you for being the top 3 (in your gender) across the finish line! Some seriously fast winning times were recorded on Saturday, including:

— Sofia Castiglioni who broke a 2017 record in the Half Marathon with a finish time of 1:23:38.35
— Lindsey Beaman who broke an existing event record in the 5K with a finish time of 31:01.15

–> AGE GROUP WINNERS
An age group medal was presented to the top three finishers per gender (male, female, nonbinary) in your specific age group (eg. 20-24 yrs) for the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon.

–> WHEELS
Wheelchair Finishers were recognized with award winner’s medals.

–> SPECIAL DIVISIONS
Our special division entrants received an award medal in recognition for their finishes. The top three finishers in each special division category, ranked by gender, receive a medal. We hope that you enjoyed having new special divisions to join this year!

–> TOP DOGS – 2 Mile
The Top 5 Dogs in each category (small dog, medium dog, large dog, and XL dog) receive a dog bone award. View the 2M dog results here.

–> TOP DOGS – 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
The top three dogs in each of these races receive a dog bone award. View 5K Top Dogs | View 10K Top Dogs | View Half Marathon Top Dogs

Housekeeping notes:
–> Search for your race result by inputting your bib number (or name) in the upper right hand corner in the search box.
–> The 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon are USATF Certified routes and finish times may be used as qualifying times for other events.

VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS
–>You may upload your virtual time on our results website at the link above. Follow these steps:

1. Visit the results platform here
2. Search your name in the upper right hand corner
3. Your name will appear in the virtual division you signed up for
4. Next to your name, click on “edit time”.
5. Follow the steps to input your virtual time.

Virtual packets will be mailed out this week.

RACE PHOTOS

Once the race photos have been tagged and sorted, they will be published online here. The photographer will send you an email with your pictures. Note: with the upcoming holiday, the pictures may not be live until Friday or next Monday.


 DEAL DAYS ARE NOW HAPPENING FOR THE 2024 DAVIS STAMPEDE

Our next event is the Davis Stampede (2K, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon) which will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

“Deal Days” registration for this event are live – (Link Here) save some $$ and take advantage of our super early-bird pricing (2K – $28, 5K/10K – $34, Half – $55).

These will be the lowest prices offered for this event!

Discounts available through Nov. 30, 2023.


FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS

We hope that you enjoyed participating in this year’s event.

If you have constructive feedback from the event, have a question, or just want to share with us how much fun you had on Saturday, please send your comments to acopfoundation@gmail.com .

Thank you so much for joining us for this Fall tradition and we wish you and your family & friends a safe and happy holidays. See you all in 2024!

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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.