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By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc This month, we crossed the finish line of a very long endurance event. Unlike many endurance events—with medals and cheering spectators—this one went by, barely noticed. It was one of those victories forged of gritty determinism and raw effort. There have been a many outstanding people… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc As exciting news rarely stays quiet for long, you may have already heard there will be a new Pacer chapter in Whittier, CA! The Pacer Nation welcomes our new chapter and we are so excited to watch it grow. As Pacers, we want to serve more… more
Pasadena Pacers before the start of the 2017 Los Angeles Marathon It’s 2018 Los Angeles Marathon (LAM) time! We have more than 250 Pasadena Pacers running this year — a new record — and we’re so proud of each and every one of you. Make sure to check out the LAM… more
***Shuttle Sign Ups Are Now CLOSED*** Looking for a ride to the start line of the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon? We got you covered. There will be a shuttle from Del Mar Station to Dodgers Stadium the morning of the LA Marathon on March 18, 2018.  If you’d like to take advantage of this shuttle,… more
We know a bunch of our Pasadena Half Marathon runners are going to be looking for the next race, and the Los Angeles Marathon will feel like a natural choice for many. But, can—and should—it be done? We asked Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacers founder, and Edgar Mejia, our Marathon Coach, what they thought. Here… more
Interview with Coach Armand Crespo by Dr. Steve Smith On my office wall are the yearly group photos of the Pasadena Pacers. Friends often hover over those photos to see if they are in it; they look for friends. They brace themselves for the changes caused by ravages of time as they expect to look… more
Learn more about our Los Angeles Marathon training program. Safe to say that 2018 will be our biggest Los Angeles Marathon (LAM) yet! Since our very first LAM more than 20 years ago, we’ve helped and cheered for thousands of Pasadena Pacers as they trained for and crossed that LAM finish line. But, it takes… more
Learn more about the Pasadena Pacer Marathon training program. Learn more about our Los Angeles Marathon training program. His passion for running—and people who run—is enormous. Edgar, an RRCA-certified coach, cares deeply for the health, safety, and wellness of all his runners. Maybe you’ve talked with him about speed work or how to stay injury… more
Learn more about the Pasadena Pacer’s LA Marathon training program. Monica Bobadilla Support & Gear (SAG) How long have you been with the Pasadena Pacers? Four years. How many marathons have you run? Two HOT LAMs. Why do you run? It brings me joy. It’s me against me. I get to enjoy God’s creations (scenery).… more
By Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc The Pasadena Pacers continues to further propel our purpose to “raise the health and spirits of communities” with amazing strategic partnerships. We happily announce that the Pasadena Pacers are an official training partner for the REVEL Canyon City Marathon and Half Marathon. The Pasadena Pacers… more