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Our unique SmartPace pace bands combine a pacing strategy and adjustments specific to your course to provide a minute-by-minute game plan for race day. You don't run an even pace, so why should your generic pace band stay the same mile after mile? Is your first mile really the same speed as your last? What about a brutal 200ft climb?
We think you should pace with a plan for the race. Start slow, build a cushion, hit the wall. If it takes an extra 30 seconds to get up Heartbreak Hill at Mile 21, you need to plan to run 10 seconds faster for 3 miles before you get to Newton.
Choose from one of our proven "SmartPace" strategies (read more) or customize your own, and then choose your race. Your bands will have pace adjustments to fit the terrain of your particular course, whether it is Boston or a small race in Kansas.
Each order comes with 3 different goal times that you choose and some words of inspiration. These self-adhesive wristbands are printed on waterproof and tearproof paper that will last longer than you. We've helped thousands of runners keep on pace.
Visit our SmartPace info page for details on our pacing strategies, tips for using a pace band, GPS pointers and our SmartPace calculator.
We also have new 2XL pace bands with larger print!
A thousand thanks for your congratulations....and for the pace bands! They were, indeed, a great help to me. At the half marathon mark I realized I had more to give and opened it up, but until then, I followed the band to the letter AND helped guide a friend of mine for the first half. She also finished a few minutes ahead of her goal time!
Found your race bands to be fantastic. I'll spread the word to everyone I know with marathon plans!
- G.S., Lenexa, KS
I can't say enough about your pace bands - they were FABULOUS!!! It was so nice to 'take it easy' the last two miles.
- J.D., Shawnee, KS
I have to say I have now run 3 races with your pace bands and I will never run without one. Each time I came in under my goal time, and each time I know I could not have made my goal without it!...I have told a lot of people in my running group about Races2Remember and I know it's catching on here in Dallas. I'll continue to do so! Thanks for helping me with "our" PR.
- B.K., Dallas, TX
I couldn't have done it without them!!! I told everyone I ran with about them. I ran with the 3:55 and it was the best thing I could have done. I got slightly ahead in the first half and stuck with my band times exactly in the second. It let me relax and enjoy the race despite my anxiousness on my first Marathon. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I'm never running without them!
- K.M., Mobile, AL
Wonderful, thank you for sharing your expertise with us. This is the first time our club has done marathon pace groups, etc. so its been a learning experience.
- L.G., Oakland, CA
You guys rock! I wore my 1:40 pace band in Omaha over the weekend, and blasted through it, taking 9 minutes off of my PR, and ran a 1:35! Thank you!
- D.M., Leawood,KS