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Pace Teams


Fleet Feet Sports Madison will be providing the Fleet Feet Pacing Team, sponsored by Brooks, for the 2015 Madison Mini-Marathon. Five goal finish time groups will be offered with two pacers leading the group to finish at the target time.

All Mini-Marathon Participants will be able to meet the Pacers at the Mini-Marathon Expo on Friday, August 21 between 12 and 8pm.  For planning purposes, those Mini-Marathon participants who wish to run with a pace group will be encouraged to register for that pace group at the Expo. The Pacers will have a dedicated booth at the expo and once signed up, participants will be provided with a pacing bib identifing them as part of that pace group.       

The same pacers will also be the pace-group leaders for the Sunday long runs with the Fleet Feet Sports Mini-Marathon Training program between June 3 and August 11. Participants must sign up for the training program in order to train with the pacers.   

On race day the 5 pace groups will be clearly labeled in the starting corals. Once participants find the appropriate corral they will cue up for the start. All Pacers will be in the appropriate corral by 6:45 am.  

If you have any questions please contact Matt Anderson at Fleet Feet Sports

*In addition to the Flag Warning System and notification of change at all Mile Markers via air horns and colored flags, Pace Team Leaders will adjust their pace accordingly. In the event of a flag change, Pace Team Leaders will slow their speed and encourage runners around them to slow down and drink plenty of water. At this time, the race no longer has Pace Teams and Leaders will drop their signs and monitor pace for safety.*  


2:30 (11:27 min/mile):

For your pace leaders for 2:30 please see the Fleet Feet booth at the expo to get more informaiton.

2:20 (10:41 min/mile):

Tom Pederson

Mike UrsinHometown: Racine, WI
Why do you run? 1) It makes my wife very happy. 2) Running is a lot faster than walking/hiking when going long distance. 3) To keep in shape for other activites.
Personal Goals: Current running related project: Ice Age Trail over next couple of years - hiking trails and running connecting routes (pavement). Connecting routes rance from <1m to >28m mostly on county roads.
Occupation: Semi-retired. Ski instructor, substitte teacher and etc.
Best Running Advice: Run 10.41!

2:10 (9:55 min/mile):

Megan Gibson

Megan GibsonHometown: Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Why do you run? I run for myself as I enjoy the solitude and challenge, but I love running in a group to see people grow and meet their goals.
Personal Goals: Keep running as long as I possibly can.
Occupation: Stay at Home Mom and Yoga Assistant.
Best Running Advice: Put one foot in front of the other and keep doing it.

John Hahn

Brad WagnerHometown: Middleton, WI
Why do you run? Its fun, stress relief and it's peaceful.
Personal Goals: Staying healthy to be able to run two or more marathon distances or longer a year.
Occupation: Budget and Policy Analyst
Best Running Advice: Listen to your body and run your race.

2:00 (9:10 min/mile):

Juan Vergara

Juan VergaraHometown: Madison, WI
Why do you run? It's fun!
Personal Goals: Run in two different states per year
Occupation: Manager
Best Running Advice: Don't try anything new on race day!

1:50 (8:24 min/mile):

Curtis Hall

Curtis HallHometown: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Why do you run? It's quicker than walking.
Personal Goals: Run Western States 100
Occupation: I do stuff at Fleet Feet
Best Running Advice: For the first half of a race, don't be an idiot. For the second half, don't be a wimp.

Katie Mace

Andy CravenHometown: Middleton, Wisconsin
Why do you run? Mostly for "me" time
Personal Goals: To get back to a sub 3:30 marathon
Occupation: I'm a stay at home mom of 3 and I work part time at Fleet Feet
Best Running Advice: Enjoy! Smile and have fun. Remember, you like this.

1:40 (7:38 min/mile):

Tom Hawes

Curtis HallHometown: Wexford, IA
Why do you run? Health Benefits and socializing with other runners.
Personal Goals: Run hard, stay healthy, and have fun.
Occupation: Report Writer.
Best Running Advice: Don't be afraid to try.

Andrew Porn

Seant HatleyHometown: Madison, WI
Why do you run? I run for the health benefit and it relaxes me.
Personal Goals: Qualify for Kona one day
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Best Running Advice: Enjoy the moment, don't stress over little things and listen to your body