Sioux Falls Marathon and Half Marathon :: Pacers

Beast Pacing

CLICK HERE TO MEET THE PACERS FOR THE 2018 SIOUX FALLS MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON

Beast Pacing provides pacers for events across the United States and abroad. Our pacers are professional, but have FUN while helping other runners reach their goals. 

Whether it is a Boston Qualifying time you are looking for, a P.R., or just someone to run with, we are there to help! Our pacers are chosen for their ability to successfully lead a group while keeping them motivated all the way to the finish. Pacers are assigned to Full Marathon times 20 minutes slower than they typically run (Half Marathon times 10 minutes slower) and are required to finish the race within 1 minute of goal time, but never over. 

How do I sign up for a pace group?

Our pacers will have a booth at the Marathon Expo presented by Sanford Health for you to sign-up.

Where do I meet my pace group on race morning? 

About 30 minutes before the start we’ll be assembling in the starting area. Each Pacer will be holding up their pace sign so when you see it go and join up with the group. About 15 minutes before the start the Pacer will give you some last minute instructions about running with the group. They will talk about the course, what to do if you need a break, and how to make it through the water stops. We will be wearing our bright Pace Team uniforms. Now is the time to ask any last minute questions you may have.

Do I have to stay with my pacer the entire race? 

NO! However, if you feel great at the start of the race that’s normal and you should stay with the group through the halfway point. Then you can consult with the group leader on an appropriate strategy for the second half of the race. If you’re not having a great day then slow down, take some walking breaks and work your way to the finish line. If you’re trying to hit a PR the best advice we can give you is to stick next to your pace leader for the whole race.  

What should I do after the race? 

Celebrate! Please take the time to thank the race volunteers and also let your pace leader know that you appreciate their hard efforts to make it a fun race. These pacers bring a lot of energy and excitement to this race.