You’ve been training for months for this marathon and on race day you’ll have an experienced leader to get you through the race. The Pace Team is designed for an athlete just like you. Whether this is your first marathon or you’ve done several, the benefits of running with a Pace Team will help you have a more successful marathon experience.
Right from the starting line through the race and up to the finish you’ll have someone who’s focus is on you, making sure that you’re not going out too fast or running sporadically. If the pace feels too slow in the beginning of the race that is normal, be patient. Just stay with the group and ask the pace leader about an appropriate strategy for the second half. If the pace is too fast, slow down. If you become ill or injured stop off at the medical station.
The marathon is a challenging event and anyone can have a bad day. If you manage your day smartly then you’ll finish to run another marathon. Pace teams will run even splits throughout and will not slow down at water stops. Each pace team member will coach you along the way with words of encouragement and will let you know the current pace throughout the race.