Fleet Feet Sports Madison will be providing the Fleet Feet Pacing Team, sponsored by Brooks, for the 2021 Madison Mini-Marathon. Six goal finish time groups will be offered with two pacers leading the group to finish at the target time.
- Group 1 – Goal Time 1:40 // 7:38 Min Mile
- Group 2 – Goal Time 1:50 // 8:24 Min Mile
- Group 3 – Goal Time 2:00 // 9:10 Min Mile
- Group 4 – Goal Time 2:15 // 10:18 Min Mile
- Group 5 – Goal Time 2:30 // 11:27 Min Mile
- Group 6 – Goal Time 2:45 // 12:35 Min Mile
All Mini-Marathon Participants will be able to meet the Pacers at the Mini-Marathon Expo on Friday, July 23, between noon and 8 p.m. 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 identifying 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. Participants must sign up for the training program in order to train with the pacers.
On race day the 6 pace groups will be clearly labeled in the starting corrals. Once participants find the appropriate corral they will queue up for the start. All Pacers will be in the appropriate corral by 6:45 a.m.
If you have any questions please contact Matt Anderson at Fleet Feet Sports firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.*