2017 Turkey Run Off Announcement

Written by raceannouncer on November 12th, 2017

Our Plano Pacers Turkey Run Off 5K, 15K and Kids K will be held November 25 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9:45AM due to the time needed to complete the 15K.
Guest pre-registration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Pre-registration saves time for runners and volunteers on race day. Guests can pick up temporary bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. Members do not have to pre-register and should bring their permanent bib. New members should check in with the membership desk to pick up their permanent bib if necessary.
The 15K course is now completely on the trail. Please be ready to listen to the pre-race instructions. It will be a beautiful run up to Oak Point pond, up and back on the Santa Fe Trail and finishing with a turnaround south of Park Blvd. and then back to the pavilion.
Please plan on staying for the awards ceremony. We have prepared custom medals and trophies which will be worth the effort to attain. We also have gifts for the Kids K participants as well as our raffle items. There should be plenty of competition with friends and family in town for the holiday weekend.
Let’s get ready for a great run! Many runners will run a Turkey Trot Thursday, have a feast and need some more miles on Saturday!!

2017 Boo Scoot Announcement

Written by raceannouncer on October 17th, 2017

Our Plano Pacers Boo Scoot 5K, 10K and Kids K will be held October 28 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9:30AM. We will provide Halloween treats to the Kids after their run.
Guest pre-registration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Guests can pick up bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. New members can pick up their bibs prior to the race in the membership area. Members that have a bib, please remember to bring it.
For our October race, along with our normal gift card raffle items provided by our generous donors, PlayTri is contributing a pair of running shoes to be part of our raffle – so be sure to stay for our post race food, awards, and raffle. Chuck, the PlayTri coach and store manager, will lead a pre-race warm up around 7:30.
Last month we had quite a few records set in the 5 mile race. This month we should have a perfect day to run our beautiful 10K course and set some more records! Good luck and see you there.

September 2017 Race Announcement

Written by raceannouncer on September 17th, 2017

Our Plano Pacers Five Mile Fling will be held September 30 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9:15AM.
Guest preregistration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Guests can pick up bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. New members who recently joined can pick up their personalized bibs prior to the race in the membership area. Members that already have a bib, please remember to bring it.
We usually have 125-150 participants in the 5 mile race. We hope to see a good crowd this year as we start training for the longer distance events in our area over the remaining months of 2017.
Jeff and Donna Hashe have volunteered to coordinate our awards going forward. Please thank Jeff and Donna for assuming this important role for the club.
Let’s get ready for a great run! The course is perfect for a good result. If you mainly run 5Ks at our races, add some distance as it is all downhill after the turnaround!!

August 2017 Dog Days Relay Announcement

Written by raceannouncer on August 4th, 2017

Our Plano Pacers Dog Days 3x3K Relay will be held August 26 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9:30AM after the relay event.
Relay team preregistration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Teams can submit their entry data online or print an entry form to fill out and bring to the race. Guests on teams can pick up guest bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area on race day.
Teams can also be formed on race day and team changes can be made as well in the registration area. We could use a few extra volunteers in the registration area before the race to audit and sort the team forms. If you are not running the first leg, please consider helping out.
We will have overall winners for Female, Male, Coed and Family teams. There will also be four age groups for each of these categories. Finally, there will be categories for Clydes, Athenas and C/A Mixed. There should be plenty of fun and competition.
We will do our best to compile the results and present the awards shortly after the race. We usually have about 70 teams and sorting the entry forms will take a few minutes. It would be very helpful if a team member that has finished his or her leg in the first or second team position could make note of their final team time when the third runner finishes in case we need to solve any discrepancies.
Our membership team has been working hard to get our membership database more accurate. Please check your membership status with the new link on the home page. If the expiration date is incorrect, let us know.
Let’s get ready for some team speed work and think about the ‘cold’ races to come later in 2017!

July 2017 Race Announcement

Written by Dawn Burke Colvin on July 15th, 2017

Our Plano Pacers Charity Run 5K and Kids K will be held July 29 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9AM after the 5K.
Guest preregistration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Guests can pick up bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. New members can check to see if their personalized bibs are ready at the membership table. Members with bibs, please bring them.
This year we will support Soles4Souls as our charity. Runners can bring an old pair of shoes for their contribution to Soles4souls. Put your old shoes in the car now so you don’t forget. Our target is to collect more than 100 pairs of shoes. Please visit the website soles4souls.org to learn more about their mission.
We hope to have a great 5K and support our charity as the club always has in the past. See you there!

June 2017 Race Announcement

Written by Dawn Burke Colvin on June 12th, 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – MILLET MILE and 5K
Our Plano Pacers Millet Mile, 5K and Kids K will be held June 24 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Millet Mile will be the first event. The 5K will start about 8:30 after the mile race. The Kids K should start about 9:20 after the 5K.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY: We will be providing chip timing for both the Millet Mile and the 5K. Runners can use their chip to run either or both events but everyone must obtain their chip before the Millet Mile starts. MEMBERS and GUESTS will need to arrive EARLY to pick up their chip. We will start chip disbursement at 6:45AM. All entries need to be in the system before we can start the mile race and registration WILL STOP AT 7:40AM. You do not need your member bib to race but you may want to bring it so we can cross reference your member name and number when you receive your chip.
Guest preregistration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. We will close preregistration on Thursday night before our event. Guests can pay their $10 race fee in the guest registration area and then proceed to the chip disbursement line. The membership area will also be open for runners to join and new members to check if their Pacer bib is printed.
If you are only running the 5K, we could use your help as a course monitor for the Millet Mile. Keeping the mile course clear and safe will be much appreciated by the milers. The Dash Running Club will be helping us again this month so please let them know that we appreciate their help.
We will have custom medals for both the Millet Mile and the 5K at the awards ceremony. There will be gift card raffles and special Independence Day surprises for our young runners. This is the premier annual event for the club so get your speed work in to impress the crowd!

2017 Remembrance Run Announcement

Written by Dawn Burke Colvin on May 14th, 2017

Our Plano Pacers Remembrance Run 5K and Kids K will be held May 27 at 8AM at Bob Woodruff Park. The Kids K should start about 9AM after the 5K.
Guest preregistration is open on our planopacers.org website home page. Guests can pick up bibs and pay their $10 race fee BEFORE 7:30AM in the registration area. New members who recently joined the club can check to see if their personalized bibs are ready at the membership table. Members with bibs, please bring them.
The Remembrance Run is one of our largest races of the year and the first of three consecutive 5K club races. There should be some spirited competition and hopefully a few age group records will be set.
Our high school volunteers are off for the summer. The DASH running group, which has many club members, will be supplying volunteers for the water stop and the finish line. We can always use help with registration and membership as well.
Let’s get ready for a great race. As we run, please remember all those who sacrificed their lives for us to be able to live in Freedom in this great state and this great country.