The magazine Runner’s World will once again provide its Pacing Team to lead competitors in the full and half-marathon to fast finishing times. These experienced runners will set the speed, give advice, and help runners through difficult moments. Clearly recognizable, the pacing runners will be distributed across the runners based on their targeted finish times.
Participation in the Runner’s World Pacing Team – powered by Duracell is free. Registration is also not necessary because there is no central point where the pacers meet before the event. They go directly to the starting area’s that correspond to their target time. In the Olympic Stadium for the full marathon, or at the Stadionweg for the half marathon. They are recognizable by flags with their target time. They are present in their starting area’s at least 45 minutes before the start.
What is the Runner’s World Pacing Team?
Participants in the Runner’s World Pacing Team run after pacers (pace-setters). The pacers are experienced marathonians and other highly qualified runners who are able to adhere to the smoothest possible running schedule. To get you through difficult moments, they occasionally fall back to join the group to give you some encouragement. Not only are they able to run at a smooth and equal pace, they can also give you tips and advice of inestimable value during the run.
The groups of participants are divided by planned target times. Two pacers run with each marathon pace group andone pacer accompany each pace group during the half-marathon. The pacers will be recognizable by their clothing and a balloon. The color of the balloon is marked with the pace group’s target time. The target time is also indicated on both the front and back of their reflective orange shirts.
Apart from the standard registration fee for the event itself, participation in the Runner’s World Pacing Team is free.