Find information about all training runs, featured races, and special events in the calendar below.

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5:30 am OC Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K (Pasadena Pacers)

Registration for the 2016 U.S. Bank OC Marathon and Half Marathon is Now Open. The Opening prices are lower than the last two years and only for THREE days or 1,000 Registrations.

This race does NOT provide group discount codes! Instead, 10% of your registration will be reimbursed to the Pasadena Pacers if we have at least 25 participants. Please make sure to select “Pasadena Pacers” as your running club when registering.

MARATHON: Starts in front of the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. You will run through the beautiful coastal communities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Santa Ana finishing off at the OC Fair and Event Center located just off the 55 Freeway in the heart of Costa Mesa. USATF sanctioned Boston Marathon Qualifier. Start time: 5:30 a.m.

HALF MARATHON: Starts on Newport Center Drive loop in front of the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. Finishes at the OC Fair and Event Center just off the 55 Freeway in the heart of Costa Mesa. Start time: 6:15 a.m.

5K RUN/WALK: Starts just west of the marathon and half marathon finish line inside the OC Fair and Event Center. The course circles through the fairgrounds and crosses Fairview Drive and onto Merrimac Way. Runners loop around the Orange Coast College campus and enter the marathon course on Merrimac Way. The runners will re-enter the OC Fair and Event Center before heading to the finish line. Start time: 7:00 a.m.

All participants receive race packet, race bib, D-tag timing chip, technical (marathon & half marathon) or t-shirt (5K), and goodie bag. Water and Gatorade will be available on the marathon and half marathon courses.

Fees:
Marathon – $80 (until ??)
Half Marathon – $70 (until ??)
5K – TBD (until ??)

**Registration fees for the marathon and half marathons increase based on availability. Sign up early for lowest rates.

Marathon training schedule:
https://www.pasadenapacers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2016-OC-Marathon-Training-Schedule.pdf

Half marathon training schedule:
https://www.pasadenapacers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2016-OC-Half-Marathon-Training-Schedule.pdf

Official website:
http://www.ocmarathon.com/

Location
Newport Beach, CA

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7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

6:30 pm RBAC - Performance Coaching

Looking to achieve a PR and/or professional style coaching? Coach Armand leads a weekly training session geared towards helping runners achieve running improvement in economy, form, strength, speed, flexibility, and overall endurance. The first session is FREE and then the monthly cost is $40 (this cost is much less that the overall value received!). Meet just south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (RBAC) at the end of Parking Lot I.

Below is an introduction from Coach Armand:
“Hello everyone my name is Armand Crespo and I’m the Head Cross Country Coach and Head Track Coach at Pasadena City College. I also used to be the manager at Run With Us in Pasadena. I have known Dr. Smith for about a decade and we have become good friends. Dr. Smith has been trying to see if he and I could do something together to benefit the running community.

Late last year we started a great opportunity to get professional style coaching for the masses at a low rate. I coach once a week at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena using all of the techniques that have been given to Olympians, college, and semi-pro athletes for decades but have seemed to allude the masses. I have spent 20 years developing a program that can help anyone achieve their PR (personal record) at any distance. This program is for anyone who wants to improve using techniques that are proven to work. I have developed many athletes over the years from beginners to top collegians and have had the same success from All-Americans at the university level to state champions at the junior college level. My talent lies in the ability to see the deficiencies in people and correct them with care and attention. This is a personal program but grouping is used to help each individual to their goal.

This program is an added feature to the Pasadena Pacers training, I will just be here to give a little extra help to those who desire it.”

If you have any questions, you can email Coach Armand at acrespo13@gmail.com.

7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

8:00 pm Pacer Chaser

Run with the Pacers at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Bowl and then head on over for our monthly Pacer Chaser at one of Pasadena’s local pubs. Get your run in AND social time with the Pacers! Totally unofficial, no bib number required!

Location varies monthly so make sure to check the Pasadena Pacers Facebook page for more details.

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7:00 am RBAC - South Route

Meet up is slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) at the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.  Look for the Pasadena Pacers red t-shirts. Today, we run South.

View the map for this route here: South Route Map

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7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

6:30 pm RBAC - Performance Coaching

Looking to achieve a PR and/or professional style coaching? Coach Armand leads a weekly training session geared towards helping runners achieve running improvement in economy, form, strength, speed, flexibility, and overall endurance. The first session is FREE and then the monthly cost is $40 (this cost is much less that the overall value received!). Meet just south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (RBAC) at the end of Parking Lot I.

Below is an introduction from Coach Armand:
“Hello everyone my name is Armand Crespo and I’m the Head Cross Country Coach and Head Track Coach at Pasadena City College. I also used to be the manager at Run With Us in Pasadena. I have known Dr. Smith for about a decade and we have become good friends. Dr. Smith has been trying to see if he and I could do something together to benefit the running community.

Late last year we started a great opportunity to get professional style coaching for the masses at a low rate. I coach once a week at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena using all of the techniques that have been given to Olympians, college, and semi-pro athletes for decades but have seemed to allude the masses. I have spent 20 years developing a program that can help anyone achieve their PR (personal record) at any distance. This program is for anyone who wants to improve using techniques that are proven to work. I have developed many athletes over the years from beginners to top collegians and have had the same success from All-Americans at the university level to state champions at the junior college level. My talent lies in the ability to see the deficiencies in people and correct them with care and attention. This is a personal program but grouping is used to help each individual to their goal.

This program is an added feature to the Pasadena Pacers training, I will just be here to give a little extra help to those who desire it.”

If you have any questions, you can email Coach Armand at acrespo13@gmail.com.

7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

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7:00 am Annual Philippe's Run

Join us for our annual Founder’s Run to Philippe’s for breakfast. This run replaces our normal Saturday run. We are meeting at Del Mar Station @7am. There is an option to run 10 miles or 5 miles. Bring water, money for meal and TAP card for Metro ride back to Pasadena.

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7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

6:30 pm RBAC - Performance Coaching

Looking to achieve a PR and/or professional style coaching? Coach Armand leads a weekly training session geared towards helping runners achieve running improvement in economy, form, strength, speed, flexibility, and overall endurance. The first session is FREE and then the monthly cost is $40 (this cost is much less that the overall value received!). Meet just south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (RBAC) at the end of Parking Lot I.

Below is an introduction from Coach Armand:
“Hello everyone my name is Armand Crespo and I’m the Head Cross Country Coach and Head Track Coach at Pasadena City College. I also used to be the manager at Run With Us in Pasadena. I have known Dr. Smith for about a decade and we have become good friends. Dr. Smith has been trying to see if he and I could do something together to benefit the running community.

Late last year we started a great opportunity to get professional style coaching for the masses at a low rate. I coach once a week at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena using all of the techniques that have been given to Olympians, college, and semi-pro athletes for decades but have seemed to allude the masses. I have spent 20 years developing a program that can help anyone achieve their PR (personal record) at any distance. This program is for anyone who wants to improve using techniques that are proven to work. I have developed many athletes over the years from beginners to top collegians and have had the same success from All-Americans at the university level to state champions at the junior college level. My talent lies in the ability to see the deficiencies in people and correct them with care and attention. This is a personal program but grouping is used to help each individual to their goal.

This program is an added feature to the Pasadena Pacers training, I will just be here to give a little extra help to those who desire it.”

If you have any questions, you can email Coach Armand at acrespo13@gmail.com.

7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

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7:00 am RBAC - North Route
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7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

6:30 pm RBAC - Performance Coaching

Looking to achieve a PR and/or professional style coaching? Coach Armand leads a weekly training session geared towards helping runners achieve running improvement in economy, form, strength, speed, flexibility, and overall endurance. The first session is FREE and then the monthly cost is $40 (this cost is much less that the overall value received!). Meet just south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (RBAC) at the end of Parking Lot I.

Below is an introduction from Coach Armand:
“Hello everyone my name is Armand Crespo and I’m the Head Cross Country Coach and Head Track Coach at Pasadena City College. I also used to be the manager at Run With Us in Pasadena. I have known Dr. Smith for about a decade and we have become good friends. Dr. Smith has been trying to see if he and I could do something together to benefit the running community.

Late last year we started a great opportunity to get professional style coaching for the masses at a low rate. I coach once a week at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena using all of the techniques that have been given to Olympians, college, and semi-pro athletes for decades but have seemed to allude the masses. I have spent 20 years developing a program that can help anyone achieve their PR (personal record) at any distance. This program is for anyone who wants to improve using techniques that are proven to work. I have developed many athletes over the years from beginners to top collegians and have had the same success from All-Americans at the university level to state champions at the junior college level. My talent lies in the ability to see the deficiencies in people and correct them with care and attention. This is a personal program but grouping is used to help each individual to their goal.

This program is an added feature to the Pasadena Pacers training, I will just be here to give a little extra help to those who desire it.”

If you have any questions, you can email Coach Armand at acrespo13@gmail.com.

7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

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7:00 am Garfield Park

Meet at Garfield Park in South Pasadena for the Saturday morning run. The address is 1750 Mission Street.

The park is located in a residential area so please keep noise to a minimum. There is usually plenty of street parking available (arrive early).

View the map for this route here: Garfield Park Route Map

6:00 am Mountains 2 Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K

MARATHON: 26.2 miles of mountain and beachfront scenery. Starting in beautiful Ojai, California, the course begins at just over 700 ft. and gradually descends to sea-level over 18 miles, and finishes near the historic Ventura, California Pier. The course is a lightning fast, USATF sanctioned Boston Marathon Qualifier. The marathon is limited to the first 1,500 entrants. Start time: 6:00 a.m.

HALF MARATHON:
A fast, beautiful, point to point course. The race starts near Foster Park just outside Ventura and runs gently downhill to the Ventura beachfront finishing just past the historic Ventura Pier with the marathon finishers. The half marathon is limited to the first 1,350 entrants. Start time: 6:00 a.m.

5K:
Course never loses eyesight of the beautiful Ventura Beaches as it runs along with the participants of the half and full marathon before it cuts away and finishes with a 1 1/4 mile waterfront finish. 100% of net proceeds of the 5K goes directly to benefit the Ventura Education Partnership. Start time: 7:00 a.m.

Each marathon and half marathon finisher will receive a medal with the race logo made of recycled materials and a recycled technical fiber running shirt featuring the race logo. 5K participants will receive an organic cotton t-shirt featuring the event logo. After the race, everyone can celebrate at the Ventura Promenade Park for the awards ceremony, music, beer garden, race day expo, and more!

The training schedule for the marathon is posted under Training Programs – Marathon. The training schedule for the half marathon is posted under Training Programs – Half Marathon.

Official website:
http://www.mountains2beachmarathon.com/

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7:00 pm RBAC - mid-week runs

Meet up with fellow Pasadena Pacers for your midweek runs! Distance and speed varies but on average it’s a loop around the Rose Bowl. The meeting location is in the same general vicinity as the Saturday morning runs….slightly south of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 91103) near the picnic tables on the south end of Parking Lot I.

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