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Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans – Varsity Sports Pace Teams


Varsity Sports is proud to be the official pace team of the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & 1/2 Marathon benefiting Feed the Children! Whether you want guidance finishing your first full or half, to have fun with a group or to set a personal record, the Varsity Sports will get you there.

The Varsity Sports Pace Team will lead groups for the following finish times:

  • Half Marathon: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00
  • Marathon: 3:00-3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, and 5:30


Frequently Asked Questions:

Who are the Pace Leaders?
All pacers are experienced runners with or selected by Varsity Sports .  Each pacer is capable of running 10-15 minutes faster than the time they are pacing. This allows them the ability to run comfortable throughout the race.

How do Pace Leaders provide support during the race?
Pace leaders act as personal coaches during the race. Pacers offer helpful advice and may suggest adjustments in order to stay on pace. Your pace leader might be a story teller, stand-up comedian, or simply a great motivator. The goal is to get you across the finish line on time.

Why run with a Pace Leader?
Following a pace leader eliminates any guesswork and/or race strategy. Runners who are looking for a personal record or those who simply have trouble pacing themselves over 13.1 miles will benefit the most from running with a pacer.

What is the Pace Team strategy?
All pace leaders will maintain a consistent, even effort pace throughout the race. Because of the mass start and crowds of runners, mile-1 may not be the most accurate. However, the pace leaders will make-up any time difference gradually throughout the 13.1 mile course.

How do I find the Pace Leader?
Pace leaders will be lined up in the corrals with the rest of the runners. Pace leaders will be carrying bright signage that denotes the finish time goal. The sign will be attached to a stick so that it is visible throughout the race.

How do I sign up for the Pace Team?
It’s FREE. Simply drop by the Varsity Sports Pace Team booth at the Health & Fitness Expo and sign up!

Schedule of Events

February 26 – 27, 2016

Health & Fitness Expo

New Orleans Morial Convention Center|Hall J
Friday, February 26: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, February 27: 10am – 5pm
Expo Details

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans 10K

Start Time: TBA

Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, Half Marathon & 2 Person Half Marathon Relay

Start Time: TBA
Event Details