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The Cannonball - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Live: October 11-12, 2024 Greensboro, NC 27455 US Directions

Pacer Guides

What is a pacer? And do I have to pay to run with a pacer?

The role of a pacer is to support you in reaching your goal finish time by keeping to their assigned pace. Pace Groups are FREE. 


What is a sweeper?

During the race, it's the sweeper's responsibility to stay at the back of the pack and make sure everyone running finishes or, if they drop out, they get back to the start safely. Obviously, this means running at a pace as slow or slower than the last runner, which can sometimes mean walking part of the course.


How do I know who the pacers are? How do I find the pacers?

Pacers available for the half, full marathon and 10K distances.  Pacers designated by an official pacer shirt, will wear shirts and hold pacer flags indicating race time. You can meet the pacers pre-race 30 minutes prior to the race or look for their signs at the start line.


What are the pace groups for the half, full marathon and 10K? 

Half Marathon

1:45 (8:01 per mile) 

2:00 (9:10 per mile) 

2:15 (10:18 per mile) 

2:30 (11:27 per mile) 

2:45 (12:46 per mile) 

Marathon - Marathon pacers will "relay" with the half marathon pacers and run the 2nd loop with participants unless otherwise noted.

3:30 (8:01 per mile) 

4:00 (9:10 per mile) 

4:30 (10:18 per mills)

5:00 (11:27 per mile) 

5:30 (12:46 per mile) 

6:00 (13:44) Marathon Sweeper: (You must be inside Country Park to meet course cut off time at 1:45PM.  If you cannot maintain pace with sweeper, you will not make the cutoff time and we cannot guarantee support on the course.)


60 (9:40 per mile) 
65 (10:29 per mile) 
70 (11:17 per mile)

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