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!
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
have to tell you that your email made my day. That you took the time to see how I did really means a lot. I will absolutely use the site again and recommend it highly to my running friends. It was a great accomplishment for me, and I had my pace band on the whole way!
Thanks, these came in handy as usual, and I managed a 1/2 PR of 1:44:42 (previous PR last year 1:46:46). Thanks again for this great product!
- P.C., Kansas City, MO
"I thought your Pace Bands were key…both in providing me the right “Warm Up” strategy but also helping me not have to compute total times at specific mileages towards the end of the race…when my head started to get foggier."
- C.S., NY, NY
We both had our pace bands on and knew when the hills were coming! I really think they are the most helpful in the first 3 miles of the race...i look down at it for those first three miles and it seems to be screaming at me to SLOW DOWN and let the less informed people pass me!
- J.J., Prairie Village, KS
I just wanted to say thank you thank you and thank you, and I couldn't have done it without my pace band so thank you so much!!!
- K.H., Overland Park, 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