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New incentive for Air Force marathon runners
The Air Force Marathon will feature an incentive for participants in the
Sept. 17 event. Pace teams will be available to help marathon runners in
the 26.2-mile race.
(I-Newswire) - Pace team members are athletes who help make sure runners do
not burn out, go out too fast or run sporadically over the length. They can
also lend encouragement and advice.
"This helps us make sure we are running a first-class marathon," said Molly
Louden, Air Force Marathon director. "We're trying to give all the help we
can and having a pace team available brings us closer to being that
The pace team may also be valuable for people with goals of qualifying for
big events such as the Boston Marathon, Ms. Louden said.
There is no cost to use the pace team. Runners can sign-up at the pace
team’s booth at the marathon's Sports and Fitness Exhibition on Sept. 15
and 16 at Wright State University's Ervin J. Nutter Center.
Pace time groups available will include 3 hours 20 minutes; 3:30; 3:40;
3:50; 4:00; 4:15; 4:30; 4:45; and 5:00. Each group will have its own pace
Pace groups will assemble about 30 minutes before the race in the starting
area. Pace leaders will give a briefing about what to expect.
Runners do not have to stay with a pace group throughout the entire race.
Group leaders can be consulted if they think a runner would be fine outside
the group. There is no limit to the number of people who can sign up for a
pace group. ( Courtesy of Air Force Materiel Command News Service )
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