Click here for the request pacers document. The IMT Des Moines Marathon seeks experienced distance runners that have a strong desire to give back to the sport by serving as Van Meter Industrial, Inc. Pace Team Leaders for the Marathon and Half Marathon on October 17, 2010.

Marathon pace team goals will be spaced every 10 minutes from 3:00 to 4:00 hours and every 15 minutes from 4:00 to 5:30 hours. Half Marathon pace team goals will be every 10 minutes from 1:30 to 2:30 hours. Many of the 2009 pace team leaders are back for 2010, but as always there are a few positions to fill for each event. Tara Thomas is returning for her 7th year as the Van Meter Industrial Pace Team Coordinator for the IMT Des Moines Marathon.

Qualifications: • Have run four or more marathons at 15 to 30 minutes better than the time that you plan to pace, • or, have run three or more half marathons at 5 to 10 minutes better than the plan you plan to pace. • Able to maintain a steady pace with respect to the terrain for the entire distance. • Willing to act as a "moving coach" by creating an enthusiastic team atmosphere and offering encouragement and advice throughout the race.

Responsibilities: • Commit to maintain your pace and finish with a chip time between your goal time and 1 minute ahead of your goal time (30 seconds for the half marathon). • Carry a lightweight sign displaying your goal time during the entire race. • Coach and motivate your team throughout the entire race. • Wear a bright yellow (marathon) or red (half marathon) singlet that has a bib displaying your goal time on the back. • Take a two hour shift at the Pace Team booth at the Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield Sports and Fitness Expo on Friday or Saturday of race weekend, • Prepare a handout to be given to interested runners who stop by the booth at the Expo (marathon Pacers only). Examples from previous pace leaders will be provided to help you prepare your handout.