Need some extra support in your goal to finish the Rock’n’Roll Marathon or Half Marathon? Are you looking to run a personal best? Join a WeRun Pace Team where you will be guided by experienced WeRun Pace Team Leaders to help you meet your goals. The WeRun Pace Team are experienced marathoners who will support you from start to finish.
WeRun Pace Teams will be established for the following full and half marathon finish times:
Half: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00
Full: 3:30*, 3:40*, 3:55*, 4:00*, 4:10*, 4:25*, 4:40*, 5:00, 5:30
*Boston Qualifying Time for 2013
To join a WeRun Pace Team, you must visit the WeRun Pace Team booth at the Rock’n’Roll San Antonio Marathon Health & Fitness Expo. WeRun Pace Team Leaders will be on-site to talk about pace strategy, how to locate your group at the start line and to answer general questions about the program.
When you visit us at the expo you will receive a bib number to wear on your back during the race that will indicate your pace group (e.g. 2:45). There is no cost to participate.
Frequently Asked WeRun Pace Team Questions:
Why should I run with a WeRun Pace Team?
Running with a WeRun Pace Team is a fun way to run with a group and target a specific time goal. WeRun Pace Team Leaders are experienced marathoners who will encourage you throughout the race and help you achieve your goal.
What is the cost to join a WeRun Pace Team?
Running with a WeRun Pace Team is free! Simply visit the WeRun Pace Team booth on Friday or Saturday at the Rock’n’Roll Health & Fitness Expo.
What are the finish times available for the WeRun Pace Teams?
Half: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00
Full: 3:30*, 3:40*, 3:55*, 4:00*, 4:10*, 4:25*, 4:40*, 5:00, 5:30 *Boston Qualifying Time for 2013
What WeRun Pace Team should I join?
You should choose a pace that reflects your training and ability level and allows you to run at a comfortable pace throughout the marathon. If you can’t decide between two paces (for example 2:15 and 2:00), it is recommended that you start with the slower pace as you can always pick it up later in the race.
What is the actual pace per mile for the different WeRun Pace Teams?
The chart below lists WeRun Pace Team times and corresponding per mile times:
Overall time: 1:45 Per Mile: 8:01
Overall time: 2:00 Per Mile: 9:10
Overall time: 2:15 Per Mile: 10:18
Overall time: 2:30 Per Mile: 11:27
Overall time: 2:45 Per Mile: 12:36
Overall time: 3:00 Per Mile: 13:44
Overall time: 3:30 Per Mile: 8:01
Overall time: 3:40 Per Mile: 8:24
Overall time: 3:55 Per Mile: 8:58
Overall time: 4:00 Per Mile: 9:10
Overall time: 4:10 Per Mile: 9:33
Overall time: 4:25 Per Mile: 10:07
Overall time: 4:40 Per Mile: 10:41
Overall time: 5:00 Per Mile: 11:27
Overall time: 5:30 Per Mile: 12:36
What will the pace strategy be throughout the race?
WeRun Pace Team Leaders will run even splits throughout the entire race. Running even splits is the most efficient way to run a marathon as it prevents you from going too fast or too slow. If in the first few miles the pace is slow due to the crowds, WeRun Pace Team Leaders will not go more than 15 seconds per mile faster than the established pace until they gradually get back on pace.
Will any of the WeRun Pace Teams use a run/walk method?
Yes. There will be one 2:45 WeRun Pace Team utilizing a 2:1 run/walk ratio and the 3:00 WeRun Pace Team will be utilizing a 5:1 run/walk ratio.
How will I find my WeRun Pace Team on race morning?
WeRun Pace Team Leaders will be in place at 6:10 a.m. race morning holding large “lollipop” signs marked with their corresponding pace and they will be wearing uniforms to help identify them. During the race, WeRun Pace Team Leaders will share the duty of carrying the Pace Team signs.
What if I want to run with a WeRun Pace Team but it is too crowded for me to keep the leaders in sight?
Look for other runners with the same Pace Bib on their back and stick with them. Keep in mind that some runners will fall behind or run ahead of their teams during the race and therefore you may not be able to rely heavily on the individual runners that you see around you.
What if I have to go to the bathroom?
WeRun Pace Team Leaders will not plan any bathroom breaks during the race and will not wait for you. If you need to use the bathroom, it is suggested that you run ahead of the your team before breaking to use the bathroom, then jump back in with the team or catch up to them.
How does the WeRun Pace Team handle drinking at the Aid Stations?
Each WeRun Pace Team will take water and/or sports drink from every aid station to ensure that runners remain well hydrated throughout the race. We
Run Pace Teams will stop at the middle to end tables where it should be less crowded. Teams that stop to walk while they drink should walk quickly to keep the crowd moving through the aid station. If you need to stop completely, go past the Aid Station and move off to the side of the road and out of the way of other runners.
Do I have to stay with my WeRun Pace Team throughout the race?
No. Runners are welcome to use the WeRun Pace Teams for whichever portion of the race they think will help the most. You can run ahead or drop back at any time.
Do WeRun Pace Teams go by clock time or chip time?
Chip time. WeRun Pace Team Leaders will start their watches at the start line as they cross the chip timing mats.
For more information or questions about the WeRun Pace Teams email us at firstname.lastname@example.org