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Pat Carroll Online and Onland Pace Runner Program

The Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers assist participants to their time goals in the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon and Southern Cross University 10km Run. Pacers are experienced runners who aim to maintain an even pace throughout the race with the goal to have you finishing slightly faster (30 seconds or so) than your goal time.

For easy visibility, the pace runners will be carrying a colored balloon and a goal time sign high amongst the starting runners. Each pace runner will also wear a singlet with the goal time marked on the back. It’s important to know the start zone your pace runner will be in and ensure you choose the same start zone when you enter so you can start the race near your pace runner.

Each pace group will have at least two pace runners who will lead the pace (off net-time) whilst guiding & motivating you throughout the race.

Pacers will run to the ‘Net Time’ (also called ‘Chip Time’). Net Time is the time it takes you to complete the distance once you’ve crossed the start line. Note: Due to participant numbers, it may take several minutes to cross the start line after the gun is fired.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon Pace Bands

Reach your Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon or Southern Cross University 10km Run goal and purchase a silicon pace band for $5.

Pace bands are available online to purchase at the time of registration. Or if you have already registered please purchase via the Update my Entry portal.

Entrants are required to collect their pace bands from the Brisbane or Gold Coast Check in Centres when collecting their race numbers. Some pace bands will be available for purchase direct from the Expo.

WIN! Sign up to a pace group at the booth for FREE and go in the draw to win an ASICS prize pack valued at $150.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon Pace Groups 

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
2 hrs 50 mins Light Purple Front of Zone A VACANT
3 hrs Light Blue Front of Zone A Ricky Arnold & Shaun Hackney
3 hrs 10 mins Blue Middle of Zone A Emmanuel Vergara & VACANT
3 hrs 20 mins Pink Back of Zone A Erin Wallace & Sally Matsubara
3 hrs 30 mins Green Front of Zone B Ken Pritchard, Jarrod Gibson & Craig Millikan
3 hrs 40 mins White Middle of Zone B Rick Quadrio, Corinna Black & Humberto Alvarez
3 hrs 50 mins Red Back of Zone B Matt Crawford & Kylie Breeze
4 hrs Black Front of Zone C Andre Potgieter, Katie Mackenzie & David Jackson
4 hrs 15 mins Yellow Back of Zone C Craig Bibby & Stacey Morton
4 hrs 30 mins Orange Front of Zone D Andy Steele, Craig Lyons & Justin Russ
4 hrs 45 mins Lime Green Between the 4:30 & 5hr pacers Peter Large & Sophie Kennedy
5 hrs Purple Middle of Zone D Ben Vellacott & John Brereton
5 hrs 30 mins TBC TBC VACANT & VACANT
6 hrs TBC TBC VACANT & VACANT
CHASER Blue Back of Zone D Bruce Hargreaves & Maurice Gregory

ASICS Half Marathon Pace Groups

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
1 hr 24mins Light Blue Front of Zone A Simon Foster & Lindsey Colter
1 hr 30 mins Blue Middle of Zone A Ethan Pham, Michael Cacciola & Zachery Cacciola
1 hr 40 mins Green Back of Zone A Pat Carroll, Thanuj Kumar & David Loader
1 hr 50 mins Red Middle of Zone B Scotty Roberts & Kiarne Pham
2 hrs Black Front of Zone C Joel Lim, Steve Gamble & Jarrod Dempster
2 hrs 10 mins Yellow Middle of Zone C Wenx Hensen & Hung Pham
2 hrs 20 mins Orange Front of Zone D Jo Flack & Jodie Cumner

Southern Cross University 10km Run Pace Groups

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
40 mins Light Blue Front of Zone A Simon Foster & VACANT
50 mins Red Front of Zone B Ryan Kent & Scotty Roberts
60 mins Black Front of Zone C Regan Tare, Hayley Sinton & Owen Peters
1 hr 10 mins Yellow Front of Zone D Joel Lim & David Jaffe

Register to run in a pace group & go in the draw to win an ASICS prizepack!

While you can simply join a pace group on race day, if you register with a group in advance you can win an ASICS prize pack.

Register with a pace group by completing this form:

Want to be a pacer in 2020?

To adequately carry out the pace runner role you’ll need to be able to comfortably run the pace you’ve nominated for. You also need to be prepared to offer encouragement and motivate runners in your pack. All pace runners will receive an entry and singlet. Contact Pat Carroll for more information.

Apply for a pace runner role

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