Right now, I'm training for my second marathon and hoping to qualify for Boston. To get more hill work, I've been running a trail weekly and having a lot of fun during those runs. I'm considering either running or pacing an ultra in the fall if I qualify for Boston in the spring. I figured I'd probably rather get my feet wet by being a pacer. I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on finding someone to pace. I figured I'd contact the race organizers or maybe local running club, if there's an event I'm interested in pacing. I live in the big city, so I don't have any running contacts that would actually be running an ultra on the trails. Anyone have any other good suggestions?
Go to Ultrasignup.com. Find a local race and go to the website. Some of the larger websites have runner/pacer forums that you could use to hookup with a runner in need of a pacer. That's how I got started by pacing at Leadville.