The CIM Pace Team

2018 information below. 2019 information coming soon.
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Looking for a Boston Marathon qualifying time? Trying to achieve a PR? Our CIM Pace Team leaders can help you achieve your finish time goal. Here is a list of the most common questions about our elite team of pacers:

What are the pace group goal times available at CIM?
CIM pace group times are aligned with the new 2020 Boston Marathon Qualifying times.

Will CIM have any pace groups not associated with a Boston standard?
Yes, CIM will also have the following non-BQ pace groups: 2:45, 3:45, 4:00, and 4:30.

What is a pace team leader?
A Pace Team Leader is an experienced distance runner whose objective is to evenly pace runners to their time goal. They achieve this by setting an even pace (min/mile) from start to finish (with slight variations for terrain). Our leaders have run CIM multiple times, and are very familiar with the course and terrain.

 Do I need to sign up for a pace team?
No. You can meet your pacer in advance at the expo, or just look for your pace team leader on race morning. Each pace team leader will be at the start waving a red sign with their finish time goal. Arrive early!

Need more information?
Contact Lee McKinley, Pace Team Director, at paceteam@runsra.org.