Pace Teams

The Marathon Maniacs & Half Fanatics Pace Team provides a pace leader and group experience for athletes who wish to finish the race within a specified time.

Each pace team group is led by an experienced distance runner (i.e., Pace Team Leader) who serves as a moving coach throughout the race. For a list of Pace Team FAQ’s, click here.

There is no additional fee to participate in the Marathon Maniacs & Half Fanatics Pace Team program on race day. It is included as a part of your race registration fee. To learn more about the Marathon Maniacs & Half Fanatics Pace Team, click here.


Marathon Maniac Pace Team Leaders’ are provided for the Marathon from the 3:00 to 5:20 hour mark, and include; 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:55, 4:00, 4:05, 4:20, 4:35, 4:50, 5:05, 5:20.

The pace times offered for the Marathon are designed to mirror Boston Marathon qualifying times mostly. Historically, runners who beat their qualifying standard by a larger amount of time are more likely to be accepted into the Boston Marathon. For the 2019 Boston Marathon, the cut-off for qualifying times was drawn at those who beat their qualifying standard by 4 minutes and 52 seconds or faster. More info.

Marathon Maniac Pace Team Bios coming soon.

Half Marathon

Half Fanatics Pacer Team Leaders’ are provided for the Half Marathon from the 1:30 to 3:00 hour mark, and include: 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30. 2:45, 3:00.

Half Fanatic Half Marathon Pace Team Bio coming soon.

More Information

An exceptional tool to find out what pace you have to maintain per mile to finish your race in a specified goal time.

IMT Des Moines Marathon Pace Chart. Click here.

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon Pace Chart. Click here.

Marathon Maniacs Pace Team page. Click here.

Runners World advanced pace chart.

Cool Running pace calculator.

Marathon pace chart.

Strava running pace calculator.

Races2Remember chase chart.

Boston Marathon qualifying time standards. Click here.