Pace Team 



The Urban Cow Pace Team is sponsored and supported by our good friend Mike Ong of Lyon Realty.


Are you interested in running a specific time or perhaps a personal best in the half marathon? Plan ahead to have our pace team help you reach your goal. We will have pacers for the following Half Marathon finish times:1:30; 1:35; 1:40; 1:45; 1:50; 1:55; 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15; 2:30; 2:45; 3:00; and 3:15.


We wish you the best of luck in achieving your finish time goal!



1:30 Goal Finish Time

John Blue

John Blue has been running and racing in Sacramento since 1981. This will be his fifth time pacing at Urban Cow and he’s relatively certain he can get you in under 1:30. Along with running dozens of ultras, he has many sub-3:00 marathon finishes and personal best times of 2:48:50 for the marathon and 1:20:51 for the half.


John is a past president of the Buffalo Chips Running Club and is the editor of, your premier source for local racing news and gossip.


John Blue