The Cannonball - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Live: October 21-22, 2022 Greensboro, NC 27455 US Directions
Pacer Guides

What is a pacer? And do I have to pay to run with a pacer?

The role of a pacer is to support you in reaching your goal finish time by keeping to their assigned pace. Pace Groups are FREE. 

 

What is a sweeper?


During the race, it's the sweeper's responsibility to stay at the back of the pack and make sure everyone running finishes or, if they drop out, they get back to the start safely. Obviously, this means running at a pace as slow or slower than the last runner, which can sometimes mean walking part of the course.

 

How do I know who the pacers are? How do I find the pacers?

Pacers available for the half and full marathon distances.  Pacers designated by an official pacer shirt, will wear shirts and hold pacer flags indicating race time. You can meet the pacers pre-race 30 minutes prior to the race or look for their signs at the start line.

 

What are the pace groups for the half and full marathon? 

Half Marathon

1:45 (8:01 per mile)

2:00 (9:10 per mile)

2:15 (10:18 per mile)

2:30 (11:27 per mile)

2:45 (12:46 per mile)

3:00 (13:44 per mile)

3:30 (16:00 per mile) 

 
Marathon

3:30 (8:01 per mile): 

4:00 (9:10 per mile)

4:30 (10:18 per mile)

5:00 (11:27 per mile)

6:00 (13:44) Marathon Sweeper: (You must be ahead of the sweeper to meet course cut off time at 1:45PM.  If not, we cannot support you on the course.)

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