About Palo Alto Pacers
Youth running programs focus on fall Cross Country and spring Track and Field with little regard for off-season conditioning.
Palo Alto Pacers is a youth running club for kids in 5th through 9th grades looking to maintain running fitness in a fun, non-competitive environment. Palo Alto Pacers provides runners the opportunity to practice and train together forging the life-long love of running for overall health, fitness and competition.
The Pacers PROGRAM
Runners will meet twice a week to work on running fitness through distance, speed, flexibility and mobility drills in a fun team dynamic within COVID safe guidelines.
AUGUST Three Week Session: We will kick off the season with a three week mini-session.
Wednesdays at 6:30pm & Saturdays at 9:00am
Both practices will take place at Byxbee park. Cost $150
Wednesday August 12
Saturday August 15
Wednesday August 19
Saturday August 22
Wednesday August 26
Saturday August 29
Fall Session: To be announced
Kathryn began coaching adults 20 years ago in the marathon and half marathon distance. She has settled into a love for coaching middle school and connecting with this younger age group. Originally a teacher of this age, the connection came easily. With four young kids, she has found her love of running and sport helps her bring a fun yet competitive drive to the pavement! Having run over a hundred marathons and half marathons, she has found a deep love for running the trails and the ultramarathon distance. Having run various 50km races, she will run her first 50 miler this August.
Stacy enjoys coaching middle school cross country and track and field. Playing ball sports through her early years, she connected with a love of running in her 20s. Stacy began running marathons and half marathons including the Boston Marathon, training with running groups like CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) where she was awarded the fastest female. She has also competed in longer races up to 40 miles. Today, Stacy runs for fun and fitness. She loves running with her teenage twin boys and daughter, and hopes to inspire kids at
an early age!
Palo Alto Pacers
Kathryn and Stacy are both RRCA certified coaches.
Casper is an experienced running coach who loves inspiring school age kids with his passion for running. A Dutch native, he has coached competitive runners and race-rowers in the Netherlands, and currently coaches cross country and track and field at middle school in Palo Alto. Casper began running in elementary school and developed into an international distance runner, who was part of the Dutch National Track and Field Team for years. His favorite events were the mile (beating 4 minutes) and the steeple chase. Casper loves cross country, and is a two-time New York Marathon finisher. Today, he enjoys running the trails with his wife and sons, and coaches to develop kids into better runners (and better people!) at their own level while having fun!