Pacers will be on hand at the Door County Half Marathon to help guide runners to a successful finish thanks to sponsorship from Door County Medical Center. Meet our pacers at the Pace Team tent at the expo Friday and at the runner’s concourse before the race. You’ll find them at the starting line holding signs with their goal finish times on them.
The team is organized by Krista Eliot, a veteran of 40 marathons and experienced member of both New Balance and Nike pace teams. Eliot said the pace team’s goal is to help runners finish within one minute of the goal time. “We’re here to help you, provide encouragement and support for runners to keep that finish goal in sight,” Eliot said.
The hills of the race challenge runners, especially if you have not done any hill training for the race. Runners should not necessarily expect pacers to run at the exact same pace throughout the race. Pace team members aim to maintain their prescribed pace up the hills, but there will likely be a slower pace going uphill, and faster going downhill. They will also slow or stop at aid stations, with slower pace teams taking slightly more time.
1:40 – Joel Coon & Curt Brey
1:45 – Mike Terry & David Schroeder
1:50 – Chad Otis & Chris Schmitz
1:55 – Aaron Hizon & Kristen Brazzale
2:00 – Marty Thomas & Pamela Schmitz
2:05 – Aaron Schneider & Raymond Rivera
2:10 – Katie Houle & Jean Lemke
2:15 – Angela Bilbrey & Fred Kramer
2:20 – Yomarie Castellano & Craig Congdon
2:25 – Paula Meyer & Krista Eliot
2:30 – Christine Bell & Jackie Kohlhagen