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NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze

On November 4, run with the free NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze at the TCS New York City Marathon! Pace team leaders will be running even effort throughout the course and will pace marathoners who are looking to finish in times between 3:00 and 6:00; check out the pace team locator chart at the link below to see where the pacers will be in the waves and corrals.

All pace team leaders are seasoned and reliable marathoners. They will reach the half-marathon mark within two minutes (plus or minus) of the goal pace for the projected finishing time and will finish the marathon no more than two minutes faster than the goal time. As long as you keep your leader's sign in sight, you will remain on pace.

Pace team leader locations within the corrals will be posted in late October. If you want to run with a specific pace team leader, you may move back to a higher-numbered corral than yours, but you may not move forward to a lower-numbered corral. Pace team leaders will be wearing the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze logo and the green and blue chevron design, and they’ll be carrying signs with large blue numbers showing their finish times on one side and their pace per mile on the other side.  

You do not need to register to run with the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze, and there is no fee.

Come and meet the NYRR Pace Team Presented by Biofreeze and ask questions at the NYRR Running Lab at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance.

Pace team locator.

What Is Biofreeze?

Biofreeze is the #1 clinically recommended topical pain reliever and the Official External Pain Reliever of NYRR. Biofreeze uses cryotherapy (“cold therapy”) to help delay the onset of muscle soreness as well as provide temporary relief from aches/pains. Biofreeze is fast-acting, long-lasting, and nearly twice as effective as ice. 

Biofreeze is especially effective for runners since it can be used before, during, and after workouts. It’s a great option for runners who want to be able to easily tackle their pain and soreness on their own. Biofreeze comes in four different forms—spray, roll-on, gel, and cream. Spray and roll-on are great for easy application, while gel and cream are effective at targeting specific areas. All forms can be found at your local retailer (CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, etc.) and online. Learn more at biofreeze.com.