Pacer Jim

Where are you from?

Akron OH

Current P.R.


Typical pace

Marathon 3:15 to 3:35

Number of marathons



Race Director

Favorite marathon

Twin Cities


Music, Travel

Favorite Running Food

Swedish Fish

What are you reading now?

Online Blogs Mostly

Who do you train with?

Group in Akron

Personal goals

Break 2:50 in my 50’s



A quotation you like…

If you think you can or think you can’t… are right – Henry Ford


Why do you run?


Lifestyle, competition, personal achievement

Describe your best marathon memory.


Pacing Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers was fun. Anything Twin Cities is great.

Why do you pace?


Truly enjoy seeing people reach the top of their mountain.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I think every time I’ve paced is the best experience. Always great to help people.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I provide a nice blend of coaching, tourism, and reliability

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Introduce yourself! Don’t be shy. Let me do the work for at least the first half of the race.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’ve run everything from 800 meters to 100 miles. I’m always happy to share my knowledge with anyone who asks!


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I assist at a Women’s Homeless shelter throughout the year



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