Fargo Marathon Pace Team
The Fargo Marathon is proud to offer pacers for both the Marathon and Half Marathon distances to help our runners meet their goals! Need someone to help you make sure you don’t start off too fast or too slow? Well, we have a pace team for you! The Fargo Marathon will offer pace groups for the following time goals for the full marathon: 3:00, 3:10, 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:00, 4:05, 4:10, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30, and 6:00. We will also offer pacers for the half marathon for the following times: 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00.
How do you join a pace group?
Feel free to stop by the pacers table at packet pickup and sign up for free. The pacers will be handing out cool pace bands to all runners. They will also hold signs with their pacing time on them during the race.
Where do I meet my pace group on race morning?
Beginning 30 minutes before the race, the Lost Dog Pace Team will all be lined up at the starting line according to pace. Feel free to join a pace group at the starting line and have a fun race with the group!
Do I need to stay with my pacer the entire time?
Absolutely not! Feel free to use the pacer as a guide to how your race is going. If at any time you feel the pace is too fast, you can always slow down on your own. Also, if you feel strong towards the end of the race, feel free to pick up the pace and beat your goal. The pacers are there to help you beat your goal!
How will the pacers handle the aid stations?
Most of the pacers will simply slow down for the group to all get some fluids. The slower pace groups may walk through the aid stations. The pacers will make all last-minute instructions on their group at the starting line.
Who are the pacers?
The Lost Dog Pace Team is comprised of local and regional talented runners who have been carefully chosen based on their recent success in marathons.