FAQ: 2017 CLIF Bar Pace Teams


Reach your Grandma’s Marathon or Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon goal by teaming up with CLIF Bar’s experienced pace teams!  Supporting runners from novice to the veteran, joining a pace team is FREE and no sign-up is required.

What are the 2017 CLIF Bar pace times for Grandma’s Marathon & the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon?

Grandma’s Marathon times: (in hours): 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 and 5:30

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon times (in hours): 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45.

Is there a fee to run with the CLIF Bar Pace Teams?

No, running with a CLIF Bar Pace Team is free and doesn’t cost you anything! You do not need to sign-up in advance of race day to run with the pace team.

Where will my pace leader be at the start line?

Each pace team leader will have a sign (usually with balloons) that indicates the goal time they are pacing. Large flags at the start line will have estimated finish times and the pace leader should be in those areas.

If I join a CLIF Bar pace team, do I have to stay with them for the whole race?

No, you don’t. However, if you feel great at the start of the race, that’s normal and you want to be careful not to run the first half of your race too fast. 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 is to stay with your pace leader for the whole race.

Will each group have the same pace leader for the entire race?

Yes. Each pace group will have one leader. He or she will run the entire 26.2 or 13.1 miles. Throughout the race, the pace leader will provide motivation to get you within 2 minutes of your desired finish time.  All of the pace leaders have many years of running experience and can’t wait to help you reach your goal.

To learn more and meet the CLIF Bar Pace Team, click here. 

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