The Cardiac Pacer

The Cardiac Pacer is a bi-annual cross country race hosted by the UCSC Cross Country Club. Throughout the five mile course, the Cardiac Pacer gives racers a tour of all the beauty the UCSC campus has to offer. Starting at the OPERS East Field, runners will zig zag their way through campus toward the theater department. From there runners move from pavement to trail winding their way into upper campus on both single track and fire roads. After three miles of cross country style racing, runners are returned back onto the roads passing Cowell and Stevenson for a fast finish back down to the OPERS East Field.

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The race is open to all members of the public and runners of all abilities. The race fee is $5. Whether you are looking to outrun the competition or enjoy a few miles with some friends we are the race for you. The race is not being professionally timed, but all entrants will receive a banana and the top male and female finishers will receive a bottle of Martinelli's Sparkling Cider.

The race will begin at 10:00 am and registration will begin at 9:00am. Try to arrive by 9:30 to allow ample time for registration and warmups.


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Sunday, January 13 at 10:00am to 1:00pm

OPERS Track 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Event Type

Sporting Events

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


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