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Meet the Pacers: Mpls Halloween Half

The 2018 Minneapolis Halloween Half is a great race to run this fall! The course is beautiful, there is a costume contest, a great charity partner - Shriners Hospitals for Children, and of course fantastic half marathon pacers! A few pacer stories & photos are highlighted below.

Participants racing for the finish line on the Stone Arch Bridge with the beautiful Minneapolis skyline in the background.

Four Reasons to Join in the Fun:

  1. Great Views: of the Mississippi River, Mill City, and the Stone Arch Bridge

  2. 3 Chip-Timed Distances: 13.1 mile run, 10k run, and 5k run/walk

  3. Themed Water Stops: keep you refreshed & entertained all the way to the finish

  4. Post-Race Party: McKinney Roe (530 4th St, Mpls).


All finishers receive a medallion and long-sleeve t-shirt. Awards will be provided to the top 3 finishers in each age group (pick up at St. Paul Running Room store after the race). And awards for the best costumes will also be provided. Enter the contest by posting a photo on Facebook or Instagram, winners will be announced by Monday, October 30th.

Half Marathon Pacers:

Meet your pacer at the start area at 8:15am. The half marathon race starts at 8:30am (along with the 10k race).

Greg - 1:30

Nate - 1:45

Jim - 1:40

David - 1:45

Peter - 1:55

Angie - 2:00

Scott - 2:05

Carla - 2:10

Kristina - 2:20

Linda - 2:30

Sara - 3:30 Sweeper

Nate: 1:45 pacer

After running high school track and college track & cross country, I took some time away from the sport. Then, in 2009, my wife convinced me to run the Twin Cities Marathon. I’ve been hooked since and have raced distances from the 1 mile to the 50K. I started pacing marathons and half marathons in 2010. My favorite parts about pacing are meeting new runners and helping runners meet their goals.

Angie: 2:00 pacer

Running is my passion. Pacing allows me to coach, mentor, and share my love for running. I have run a myriad of half marathons and marathons, including the Boston Marathon. My ultimate achievement was completing a 50 mile trail run. Running is more than my hobby; it's my lifestyle.

Kristina: 2:20 pacer

I started pacing 6 years ago. Over the years, I’ve helped many people PR. Each PR is special, and I love helping people reach their goals and run their best race. My personal goals for running include running a marathon in all 50 states, which I finished in June 2018. I am currently training to qualify for Boston 2020. I’ve run over 80 full marathons and 50 half marathons. I’ve completed 2 full Ironmans, and plan to do more Ironmans in the future. I look forward to helping the Halloween Half runners achieve their goals!

Linda: 2:30 pacer

I starting running 4 years ago on a dare from a friend (she wanted me to do a triathlon with her and convinced me "anyone can run three miles".) I was quickly hooked and have never looked back! As a competitive swimmer most of my life, running didn't come naturally, but endurance did. I found myself wanting to do half marathons every weekend, which would only fly with my family if I had a "job" doing thankfully I discovered pacing! For the past 3 years I have been pacing half marathons and 10-mile races all over Minnesota. It is so rewarding to help someone cross the finish line in a PR, or to see the look of pride and accomplishment on the face of a runner completing their first half's like being able to relive the feeling I had after my first 13.1 again and again! As much as I like discovering new races, my favorites are Goldy's Run and the Lake Minnetonka Half, and I love introducing new runners to those courses each year. I can't wait to see everyone's costumes at the Halloween Half this year...last year my Banana suit got a lot of attention...I'm still working on how to top it this year!

As you can tell, the Minneapolis Halloween Half is a fun and rewarding race.

The event begins at 7:30am on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. We look forward to seeing you there! Get the full schedule.


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