Pacers Events enjoys excellent relationships with local government agencies, regional area businesses, and national vendors. Our established retail presence and race management reputation in the greater Washington D.C. area is unmatched and attractive to event managers who seek to maximize the exposure of their events to potential participants and sponsors.
We work with a number of organizations and businesses in developing and managing events, covering a wide array of non-profit entities, corporations, and business chambers and development groups.
OFFICIAL RACE SERIES SPONSORS
Official Health & Fitness Partner of the 2011 Pacers Events Race Series
Established in 1996, Fitness Together has led the industry for one-on-one personal fitness training. Whether you are looking to lose weight, tone and tighten muscles or simply work toward better health, Fitness Together pairs you with a personal fitness trainer in a private setting equipped with a workout plan tailored just for you.
Official Sponsor of the 2011 Pacers Events Race Series
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. They address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale.
OFFICIAL RACE SERIES CHARITY
Cancer Patients Alliance
Named Official Charity of the 2011 Pacers Events Race Series
Pacers Events is proud to partner with Cancer Patients Alliance as the official charity of the 2011 Pacers Events Race Series. Cancer Patients Alliance is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization led by a Medical Director and a five-member scientific board of highly regarded specialists in oncology from around the world. The mission of the Foundation is to promote awareness, increase education, and further pancreatic cancer research.
Arlington County Board, Police Department, Fire Department, and Sherriff's Office
City of Alexandria City Council, Police Department, Parks & Recreation, and Emergency Services
City of Fairfax City Council, Marketing Department, Police Department, and Emergency Services
George Mason University Police Department
Montgomery County Police Department, Special Events, and Parks Authority
National Park Service and US Park Police
Prince George?s County Police and Public Works
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS & BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Arlington Economic Development
Crystal City Business Improvement District
Rosslyn Business Improvement District
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
First Night Alexandria
Old Town Business & Professional Association
Fairfax City Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Silver Spring
Prince George's County
Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District
NON-PROFIT & SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS
Alexandria Community Trust
Alexandria Police Youth Camp
Amazon Conservation Team
American Heart Association
American Red Cross - Alexandria Chapter
Arlington Police Charitable Fund
Bishop Ireton High School
Boys & Girls Club - Alexandria/Olympic & Fairfax Chapter
Christ Church of Arlington
Colin Casey 3K Memorial Fund
Doorways for Women and Families
Fairfax Police Youth Club
Friends of New Orleans
Girls on the Run of Montgomery County
Howard University Homecoming Committee
Kelley Cares Foundation
Laurel Methodist Church
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
March of Dimes - Suburban Maryland
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
National Kidney Foundation - National Capital Area
National Rehabilitation Hospital/National Children's Hospital
Police Week 5K Race Committee
Sydney Moss Fund
Targeting a Dream Fund
Team in Training
The Nature Conservancy
YMCA - Arlington
ZOOMA Women?s Race Series
DC Front Runners
DC Road Runners
DC Capitol Striders/NOVA Running Club
Shirlington Running Club
Pacers Events relies on a host of vendors to put on our events. Without them we?d be lost! It seems everyone has a "best of list", well here?s ours:
Running Specialty Partner: Well, duh, Pacers Running Stores
Why they rock: Best stores in the area - hands down. We aren?t biased - it?s true!
Timing Company: raceDC Timing
Why they rock: You might remember Erik Kean and Jeremy Lowry from their days at Pacers Running Stores. Now they are all grown up and manage the timing for all of our races and partnership events.
Signage: NOVA Retail
Why they rock: Ali & Val (owners of NOVA Retail) actually hung a 58 foot sign from a five story building at 2:00am in the morning for us before Marine Corps Marathon. Folks: don?t try this at home and if you work for their workman?s comp insurance company ? this never happened.
Websites/Announcer: Marc Davis
Why he rocks: Well, we might also be biased on this one since Marc works for us. But he does do announcing at major events (Have you heard of the Boston Marathon? It?s this little race up north) and he has created all of our websites, working closely with our favorite graphic artist and a very demanding race director.
Graphic Design: Dan Austell
Why he rocks: Dan is the master graphic designer behind everything we do. Now only if he?d work full time for us.
Photography: Brian Knight, Swim Bike Run Photography
Why he rocks: Brian's photos are the best in town and he's got the bling to prove it. Brian has shot almost every race we've had in the past two years; some of his Pacers shots have even been nominated (and won) awards! Also, check out Pacers Logan Circle where Brian's photos are sprinkled throughout the store.
Printing/Mail House: Gerry Hof, Lettercomm
Why they rock: Lettercomm is a local print house in Alexandria, Virginia. Your favorite race director asks for the impossible and never once have they let us down. Plus, they give you free tours of the print house!
Festival Area Design & Logistics: Jeff Ruday
Why he rocks: If you want it done right and engineered to a tee then call Jeff. He shares our vision and is amazing. We secretly think Jeff loves filing permits, a task we find as enjoyable as the last season of American Idol.
Tenting Company: Randy Worden
Why he rocks: Randy has been around longer then anyone we know in the business. We refer to him as Mr. GW Parkway.
DJs: Edward Daniels, Bob Artman
Why they rock: Both of these guys are great on the 1 & 2 and pleasant to boot.
Screenprinter: Tom Cox, G&G Outfitters
Why he rocks: Located in Lanham, G & G Outfitters prints just about anything related to races in the city.
While we think these companies are awesome, you?ll need to decide for yourself. Pacers Events makes no warranties or guarantees.