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Turkey trip 2012!

Our Chiro clinic!

The current 2012 season is here. If you missed us this far, don't worry. It's never too late to join the Pacers. Get in the best shape of your life and have loads of fun doing it! Join us every Saturday morning and offer support, companionship and encouragement for runners of all levels. Achieve a level of fitness that you never before thought possible, while enjoying the fellowship of others.




All Levels Welcome


The Pre-Conditioning level, for those who have never run in their lives and full marathon levels for those who want more.


Pasadena Fitness Expo & 5K         
San Francisco Marathon, Half Marathons, & 5K 07/29/12
Bulldog 50K & 25K Trail Runs 08/25/12
Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon 10/07/12
Nike Women's Marathon & Half Marathon 10/14/12
Marine Corps Marathon & 10K                  
Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon and Mini Marathon 10/28/12
Santa Clarita Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K 11/04/12
Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon 11/17/12
South Pasadena Tiger Run 10K & 5K 12/01/12
Holiday Half Marathon & 5K 12/09/12


Pacer's Events:

Founder's Breakfast - to be announced
Philippe's Run - to be announced
Pacer's Bragging Rights Dinner - date to be posted (Pacer's private event)
Pacer's Annual Calendar (to be posted)



We also present a 12-week and 16-week marathon and a 8-week and 12-week half-marathon training schedules for events other than the ones listed here.







Meet with us every Saturday, 7am at Rose Bowl Aquatic Center parking lot !



12-Week Marathon Training Schedule (for Advanced Runners)


16-Week Marathon Training Schedule (for Intermediate Runners)


8-Week Half-marathon training schedule(for Advanced Runners)


12-Week Half-marathon training schedule(for Intermediate Runners)



Every Saturday at 7:00 am.



We are a FREE running group; we don't believe in making you pay to have fun!



The Pacers provide water (and an occasional banana or orange) along the running route and at the end of the walking/running route.



For more information, call the office of Steven L. Smith, D.C. at 626.792.1221.



The Rose Bowl Aquatic Center picnic tables at the southern area of parking lot I, about 1/4 of a mile south of the Rose Bowl on Arroyo. Alternate meeting location is Garfield Park in South Pasadena, on Mission, one block east of Fair Oaks (due to UCLA games).



- click image to get directions






Running Distance Charts


The Pasadena Pacers start the run at parking lot I right at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. The routes are both, south and north bound. Each route is 6+ miles one way.


The south bound route goes via Arroyo to Grand until reaching Mission, then turn left onto Mission to El Molino, then left at El Molino to end at El Molino and Del Mar.


The north bound route goes via Arroyo to Salvia Cañon Rd (by golf course) then left at the fork onto Salvia Canyon Rd, then follow Salvia to Linda Vista, then right on Linda Vista to Highland, then left on Highland to Chevy Chase, then right on Chevy Chase to Descanso, then left on Descanso and end at the Descanso Gardens park (big traffic sign just past the park entrance).



The following chart shows the approximate distances from the start point and locations along the route.



South Bound Route
Distance (from start)
Location/Street Intersection
Water station
1 mile Norwood & Arroyo
2 miles Grand & Covington (just past fork Arroyo/Grand)
2.5 miles (actually 2.7) Señor Fish/Trader Joe's - Grand & Mission
* yes *
3 miles Mission & Meridian (Metro tracks)
4 miles Mission & Las Flores (east of Garfield)
yes (when applicable)
4.5 miles El Molino & Old Mill Rd.
5 miles El Molino & Allendale
yes (when applicable)
5.5 miles El Molino & Cornell
6 miles El Molino & Del Mar
North Bound Route
1 mile
Arroyo & Salvia Cañon Rd (road split)
2.5 miles Electrical box (across from 2017 Linda Vista)
* yes *
3 miles Lisa's Station (metal rail on So. side before Berkshire)
3.5 miles White wood fence on left side
4 miles Chevy Chase & Highland (just past to white door)
yes (when applicable)
4.5 miles Chevy Chase & Flintridge
5 miles Chevy Chase & Berkshire
yes (when applicable)
6 miles Descanso Gardens (to yellow traffic sign past entrance)
yes (when applicable)