In case you missed our annual Victory Party, Edgar Mejia is stepping down as the Pasadena Pacers Marathon Coach—a position he’s held for the last three years. Edgar did a great job implementing pace groups, creating new interesting routes, and giving endless encouragement. He was also responsible for building leaders, adding energy to the club,… more
We are excited to present the 2018-2019 Race Calendar. We know there are many, many amazing races out there—and we encourage you to run the ones you feel super stoked about—but as a club we can only support so many. The races on the calendar will have training programs, Pasadena Pacer support onsite, and most likely… 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
Learn more about the Pasadena Pacer’s LA Marathon training program. Join Team 14’s closed Facebook group. Sandy Trina 14 min/mile Pace Leader How long have you been with the Pasadena Pacers? I started with the Pasadena Pacers back in 2011. At the time, I hated running; I only hiked. I certainly never thought I would… more
Learn more about the Pasadena Pacer’s LA Marathon training program. Join Team 11’s closed Facebook group. Susan Picardi 11 min/mile Pace Leader How long have you been with the Pasadena Pacers? Since 2010. How many marathons have you run? I’ve ran 18 full marathons, five 50ks, one 50-mile and too many half marathons. Why do… more