The Pasadena Pacers is the oldest running club in the San Gabriel Valley. In 1996, we assembled a group of 35 non-runners and trained for the LA Marathon. Since then, we have introduced over a thousand people to running and have trained for countless events.
While the Pacers began as a fitness initiative, we quickly realized how much people appreciate the social benefits of a club. Simply put, we are a group of people from different backgrounds who are drawn together by running. Think about it: When you leave your car wearing only your running gear, you shed the trappings that identify you with your “normal” life. In other words, the boundaries that can separate you from your fellow man are removed, creating a non-threatening environment where it is easy to get to know others. Many people who run with the Pacers make the comment, “This is the friendliest group of people!” And they are correct.