The Jaleta Pacers is a performance-oriented distance running club with diverse membership and all different levels of ability. Members join to qualify for the Boston and New York City Marathons, to improve their running times and to establish a fitness routine. The Pacers train throughout the year.
The Jaleta Pacers's mission is to enhance the well-being of Saskatchewan citizens through a challenging and inclusive running program, and active giving strategy.
Giving Back to the Community
The Jaleta Pacers are not just a group of runners; they are also a group of dedicated individuals committed to giving back to the community, advocating healthy lifestyles and actively participating in various fundraising events such as the Royal Road Race, held annually in partnership with the RCMP "Depot" Division. The Royal Road Race involves over 500 participants and currently raises $16,000 for local charities every year.
In 2009, the Pacers running group created a 2010 calendar featuring local runners in some of their favourite locations throughout the city of Regina. The group donated $25,000 from the proceeds to the Regina Early Learning Centre.
Also in 2009, 11 Jaleta Pacer members partnered with Joints in Motion and raised $100,000 to benefit the Arthritis Society.
In 2011, The Pacers partnered with the RCMP “Depot” Division and held the first annual Royal Road Race with $10,000 in proceeds going to The Jaleta Pacers Scholarship Fund and The Casey Foundation.
In 2012, the second annual Royal Road Race with $14,000 in proceeds went to the Jaleta Pacers Scholarship Fund and Hopes Home.
In 2013, the proceeds of the third annual Royal Road Race resulted in $16,000 going to the Jaleta Pacers Scholarship Fund and Hopes Home.
In addition to being family and community role models, each member of the Jaleta Pacers is committed to giving back to the community, advocating wellness and combating obesity.
Registered charitable organizations are invited to apply to the Jaleta Pacers to receive funding support. Selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Funds will be used for the health and well-being of disadvantaged children and families in Saskatchewan.
- Funds will be used to assist Saskatchewan children and youth overcome adversity so they can better achieve their potential through recognized educational programs.
- Funds will be used for programs that actively engage Saskatchewan citizens in activities promoting healthy lifestyles and life-long fitness.
September 30, 2013. Please contact Ted Jaleta at firstname.lastname@example.org by email or by phone at 306-539-7325.
2013 Cheque Presentation to Hope's Home
2013 cheque presentation to University of Regina
2013 Choice of Charities
The Pacers choice of charity from the proceeds of the Royal Road Race will be going to The Jaleta Pacers Scholarship Fund which will assist students who have overcome adversity. The Scholarship Fund is administered by the University of Regina. You can donate to The Jaleta Pacers Scholarship Fund online at http://www.uregina.ca/campaign/.
The RCMP's choice of charity from the proceeds of the Royal Road Race will be going to Hope's Home. For more information please visit http://hopeshome.org/.
Ten Great Reasons to join the Jaleta Pacers:
- Train with a diverse group of supportive runners in the Regina area.
- Year-round performance-oriented group training programs provided for beginners to experienced runners for distances between 5 km to marathon length.
- Customized training programs designed to meet your personal goals (e.g. to qualify for the Boston Marathon).
- Meet new friends and running partners on scheduled long runs with distances and paces to suit runners of all levels.
- Opportunity to join other Pacers on relay race teams.
- Organized attendance at out-of-town race events.
- Planned social events for members and their families.
- Preferred client discounts at participating stores (e.g. 15% discount at Track and Trail)
- Opportunity to purchase special Jaleta Pacers running wear.
- Opportunity to participate in fundraising activities designed to give back to the community (e.g. serve as a volunteer in the organization of the annual Royal Road Race).