Bootstrap News

October 2022


Register for this event and or volunteer, after October 1 $35, day of $40.

Event Date/Time: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 8 am

Registration and Event Site: St. Joe's Food Program, 1465A Opportunity Way, Menasha WI (across from UW-Fox Valley campus on Midway Rd)

Registration Time: Friday, October 7 from 4-6 pm Saturday, October 8 from 6:30-8 am

Distance: 5k

Why: Fundraiser for the Food Program

Host: Pacesetters Running Club

Earn a medal, shirt and goody bag by running, walking, this lovely 3.1 mile event that will go through Fritsche Park. Age group/overall awards and plenty of food after. You can also drop off food donations the day before the event at registration or the day of the event. Questions: Jan Peebles or 920-422-1832

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Fun Run


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Our next Fun Run is at Pullmans At Trolley Square, 619 S Olde Oneida St, Appleton, WI, on Wednesday October 12, 2022 at 6 pm. As with most of our other Fun Runs, there will be a 3 mile (1 loop) and 6 mile course (2 loops) option, and food and drinks will be served for participants afterwards. Hope to see you there!!



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Last month, the amazing Eliud Kipchogie set a new Marathon record time by completing the 2022 Berlin Marathon in 2:01:09, shattering his own previous best marathon record by a full half minute, which goes to show that one can keep improving upon their own goals.


  • Thanks everyone who participated in this summer's Community First Fox Cities Marathon Training Runs held Saturday mornings between May and September. You helped make them a great success. Looking ahead to 2023, we will be continuing to host these runs and are looking for your feedback on how we can make them even better. A survey is being sent out to all members to reflect on how these runs went and to collect your ideas on ways we can improve them. Your comments are welcomed and much appreciated.
  • SAVE THE DATE! Our Christmas party is set for Saturday, December 10. Details should be available in the next couple of weeks, we will let you know.
  • Pacesetters is looking for a person to be our race discount coordinator. Your role would be to secure discounts from runs/events for our members and validate any discounts that members or race directors would review with you. Once set, you would pass them on to our website coordinator so that they could be posted for our members. An optional additional task would be to review potential discounts with area stores. Please Contact Us if you are interested.
  • After our October Fun Run at Pullmans on 10/12 we are hoping to hold one more event yet this year, likely indoor. More info to follow.


If you are looking for a group to run with, come to the Copper Rock coffee shop on Saturday mornings at 8 am, located at 210 W. College Ave., Appleton. A group of us run from there between October and May, even when it gets cold and/or snowy. It's a great way to motivate yourself to get your miles in during the off season. The routes are in the 4-10 mile range, with several distance options. Some extend it to a half marathon distance. Near mile 4 there is a water stop at the home of one of our generous longtime members, John Ebel. Afterwards, many stop in for a coffee or hot chocolate. Hope to see you there!


The Pacesetters once again partnered with the Community First Fox Cities Marathon to bring a wonderful event to life. A significate number of Pacesetters participated in one of the 5 different run options. Pacesetters also volunteered to apply timing tags to all bibs, man the chip check booth at the expo to check chips, promote the club and St joes 5K run/walk. Pacesetters also helped set up the finish line, act as course marshals, assist with clean up and many other things. A hugely successful weekend was the result. Congratulations and thank you to all Pacesetters who participated and volunteered!


A reminder for all of us.... please encourage non-members to become a Pacesetters member. Thanks to those who have recruited new members or promoted our events!! We are all about inclusion, support and camaraderie, so the more the merrier!