Pacer Duties Outline

What our Pacers do

PACING ASSIGNMENTS WILL RANGE ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 30 MINUTES FROM YOUR BEST PR TIMES, SOMETIMES MORE, BUT NO LESS THAN 10 MIN FROM SAID PR. TIME ASSIGNMENTS VARY FROM TIME TO TIME DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS, COURSE DIFFICULTY, AND ANY OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES OR NEEDS ON OR BEFORE THE DAY OF ANY GIVEN RACE. IF AT ANY TIME A PACE CHANGE NEEDS TO BE MADE BY A PACER FOR SITUATIONS BEYOND THEIR CONTROL OR INJURY, THE PACE DIRECTOR MUST BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.

PACING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE FILLED WELL IN ADVANCE TO ALLOW EVERYONE TIME TO TRAIN AND BE PROPERLY PREPARED FOR PACING.

ON OCCASION YOU MAY NEED TO DROP FROM THE ROSTER BEFORE THE EVENT DUE TO AN EMERGENCY OR INJURY. ON SUCH OCCASIONS YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT RYR DIRECTORS TO ASSIST IN FULFILLING YOUR ASSIGNMENT. ALTHOUGH SUCH SITUATIONS COME UP, IF YOU ANTICIPATE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PACE AN EVENT WE NEED TO KNOW IMMEDIATELY. ANY CHANGES OF PACE SLOT NEED TO BE REQUESTED 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE. REQUESTING A CHANGE THE WEEK OF THE EVENT WILL NOT GUARANTEE YOU THIS OR FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS IF RYR TEAM FEELS YOU ARE TAKING PACING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRANTED.

COMMUNICATION

*BEFORE THE RACE YOU SHOULD HAVE SUBMITTED A PACER BIO SHEET REQUEST BELOW

COMMUNICATION WILL BE MADE THROUGH FACEBOOK PRIVATE GROUP FOR ONLY THOSE INVOLVED IN THAT SPECIFIC RACE. THE MAIN GROUP FACEBOOK GROUP IS @ RUN YOUR RACE PACERS OF UTAH.
ON OCCASION, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REGISTER YOURSELF-MOST OF THE TIME RYR WILL TAKE CARE OF THIS FOR YOU.
YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE EVENT-ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR OUT OF TOWN TRAVELERS.

PACKET PICK UP

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKING UP YOUR OWN RACE PACKET- ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR LONG DISTANCE
TRAVELERS
BE WILLING TO ASSIST AT ASSIGNED PACKET PICK UP OF THE RACE BEING PACED FOR 1 HOUR AS YOU PICK UP YOUR PACKET IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MINGLE WITH RUNNERS AND OFFER ASSISTANCE TO EVENT COORDINATORS. THE OFFER TO HELP GOES A LONG WAY WITH RACE DIRECTORS.

GEAR & EQUIPMENT

SINGLETS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU ALONG WITH PACING BANDS AND SIGNAGE ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. EITHER AT THE FIRST TWO BUSES OR AT THE TOP BY THE START LINE.

EACH PACER MUST

BE ON THE FIRST BUSES IN RACES THAT REQUIRE TRANSPORTATION TO START OR 1 HOUR BEFORE GUN TIME. THIS ENSURES ENOUGH TIME, TO RECEIVE GEAR, ENOUGH TIME FOR RUNNERS TO FIND AND GET TO KNOW YOU, ENSURE THAT YOU ARE IN PLACE TO RECEIVE FURTHER INSTRUCTION AND THAT YOU WILL BE READY*BATHROOM LINES GET LONG THE LATER YOU ARE TO THE START LINE.
BE AT START LINE 30 MINUTES BEFORE START, READY FOR GROUP PICTURE, READY TO LINE UP AND RUN .*BE WITHIN ONE MINUTE OF ASSIGNED GOAL PACE-WITHOUT GOING 30 SECONDS OVER.
BE ABLE TO CONTROL PACE WITHIN 15 SECONDS OF TARGET MILE PACE, BE ABLE TO MAKE UP TIME OR BANK TIME IF NEEDED FOR STATION WALK THROUGH(5 SECONDS PER MILE), YOU SHOULD NEVER BE MORE THAN 60 SECONDS FROM OVERALL PROJECTED TIME.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE EVENT- THIS WILL SERVE YOU WELL AS YOU DELIVER YOUR FEEDBACK VIA THE SCORECARD
BE A POSITIVE COACH. BREAK UP THE RACE INTO 3 SECTIONS. A. PACE B. NUTRITION C. FORM
HELP RUNNERS UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF EACH SPECIFIC PART OF THE RACE. TALK TO RUNNERS, INTRODUCE YOURSELF, ENCOURAGE AND COACH. LISTEN TO YOUR RUNNERS BREATHING, FOOT STRIDE AND SPEECH. ALL SHOULD BE NOTICEABLY LABORED BUT SMOOTH AND CONTROLLED. YOU CAN ASK HOW THE RUNNER IS DOING AND IF THIS IS THEIR FIRST TIME. SHARE YOUR STORY AND ASK THEM TO SHARE THEIRS!
ASSIST AT FINISH LINE AFTER EACH RACE FOR AT LEAST UNTIL THE NEXT PACER TIME ARRIVES. PASSING OUT MEDALS, WATERS OR CHEERING IN RUNNERS.

FEEDBACK & SOCIAL MEDIA

PROVIDE CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK OF RACE COURSE-PLEASE DO SO TO PACE DIRECTOR, NOT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA OR DIRECTLY TO RACE.
DIRECTORS(PARTICULARLY IF IT MAY BE NEGATIVE) EACH PACER WILL EMAIL THEIR SCORECARD FOR THE RACE THEY PACE TO RYRPACERS@GMAIL.COM
SHARE YOUR PACING PICTURES AND STORIES ON THE FACEBOOK RYR GROUP PAGE, TAG #RYRPACERS ON INSTAGRAM·
SHARE YOUR GIVEAWAYS; PLUG OUR SPONSORED GEAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR PERSONAL PAGES. PROVIDE HONEST REVIEW OF SPONSORED GEAR AND SERVICES IN A POSITIVE AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER. HAVE FUN WITH IT.
BE WILLING TO BE “SPEED” VALUES DRIVEN, ALWAYS PUTTING THE TEAM, OUR PACING DUTIES AND OUR GOALS FIRST.

DON'T FORGET TO RETURN YOUR PACING GEAR .

YOUR RACE CAPTAIN WILL DIRECT YOU AT THE FINISH LINE. DELIBERATE FAILURE, TO MAKE A CONCENTRATED EFFORT OR BE WILLING TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE ITEMS MAY RESULT NO FURTHER INVITATIONS TO PACE WITH RYR. WE ARE GUESTS AND VOLUNTEERS; WE MUST CONDUCT OURSELVES WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF INTEGRITY. WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO RUNNERS ALL OVER UTAH BY SHARING OF OUR TALENTS AND BY ENCOURAGING OTHERS. PLEASE COME OUT TO ADD VALUE TO THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE.

Pacer Bio Submit

Become an RYR Pacer - Fill out the information below.
 
  • Please include most current Half/Marathon Distances, Course,Personal record and Date Examples: Timp Half Marathon, 2:20:15, 6/24/15 St George Marathon, 3:35:52, 10/13/15
  • Everybody has a story. Why do you like to run? Why do you want to pace other runners with RYR Pacers?
  • Be sure to order your pacers singlet before you finish up.
  • Drop files here or
    If you are going to be a pacer you MUST know what is expected of you. Please be sure to read through all duties listed above.

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