Seventh Annual Pace and Pedal Event


The seventh annual Pace and Pedal Duathlon, 5k Color Fun Run/Walk, and Youth Color Run are scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Wazee Lake Recreation Area. The day features three separate events. The chip-timed duathlon begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes a 6-mile trail run and a 10.3-mile bike ride. Participants can enter individually or register as a team. The cost is $20 per person or $30 for a two-person team. All duathlon participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

The second event, beginning at 8:30 a.m. is the 5k Wazee Color Fun Run/Walk. This is a non-competitive fun event for all levels. The 5k course is fully paved and accessible for all individuals. Color zones are spread throughout the course, where participants have the option of running through colored powder. The cost for this event is $10 per person and there is no charge for youth 12 and under.

The 1-mile Youth Color Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. This event is also free for youth 12 and under and participants will receive a Jackson in Action participation medal. Like the 5k event, the youth race will offer optional color stations.

For each of the events, super soft, tri-blend t-shirts are available for purchase. To be guaranteed a shirt, orders must be received by April 22. Families are welcome to bring strollers but no pets, please.

The Pace and Pedal is part of Jackson County Fitness Day, a day encouraging everyone to be active and join the movement for a happier, healthier county. As an added benefit on race day, there will be a grand opening of the Wazee Beach Concession Building at the park from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event offers free refreshments, fun family activities, and free admission to all Jackson County Parks.

Jackson in Action is a community coalition promoting healthy lifestyles for children, their families, and the greater Jackson County area. All proceeds from the event will go toward Jackson in Action programs and services. For more details on the event, or to register, please visit



 Color stations positioned around the route were a favorite for everyone during the 2019 Pace and Pedal.

 Duathlon participants begin the first half of the 2019 event.

Over 360 participants attended the Pace and Pedal in 2019. The event is free to children 12 and under.

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