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!
YES the pace bands were invaluable. I thought it was funny that the band I wore had 3:16:59 and that was my exact time across the finish. There were a couple time on the final miles that I started to stress because I could feel my self slowing but I would look down and think "whew they were planning on this" and it helped me relax and finish strong.
- D.P. , Kansas City, MO
Thanks Molly and Al! My last race (Phoenix 1/2) I had a huge PR using your pace bands. I'm going to use the 3:50 band for this race and see if I can BQ. Thanks for your help along the way!
- J. M., Denver, CO
Once again, your terrain specific bands kept me on/above pace the whole way.
- R.C., Denver, CO
Thanks! The strategy on the pacing band was perfect.
- S.M., Leawood,KS
Thanks again...I think your business is SO wonderful...glad I found you!!!
- J.M., Nashville, TN
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 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