You can sometimes pick up a pacer late in the run if you make your wishes known in an aid station. I've told a number of my friends who were interested in pacing that if they hang out in the aid stations they should be able to hook up with someone who needs a pacer late in the run.
If this is your first time on the course, I'd strongly suggest you carry a map and compass, and maybe even the course description. The course is well marked, but markers have disappeared before.
Blake P. Wood
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At 7/4/2003 06:34 AM, you wrote:
> Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 09:45:21 -0500
> From: "Lillie, Annette M." <amlillie@...>
>Any opinions out there on how necessary it is to have a pacer? We, there
>are two of us running, just had 2 of our 3 pacers bail out at the last
>minute. We've both run races without pacers before, but it's been Wasatch,
>Leadville, Pacific Crest (All very well marked courses).
>Any thoughts out there from those of you who have run before?