About Us


Jaleta Pacers

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. 

Jaleta Pacer's Mission Statement

The Jaleta Pacers’ mission is to enhance the well-being and quality of life of Saskatchewan citizens and increase the opportunity for children, youth, families and the community through a challenging and inclusive running program and a strong community engagement donation 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 fostering vibrant, sustainable and inclusive opportunities in Regina, Saskatchewan and contributing to the overall quality of life in our community. By actively participating in various fundraising events such as the Royal Road Race held annually in partnership with the RCMP “Depot” Division, the Jaleta Pacers’ donation strategy is to strengthen the capacity of our community by increasing community development, inclusion and leadership of Saskatchewan children and youth and increase the opportunities for physical activity and overall well-being of our community.  Since 2011, the Royal Road Race has raised $120,000 for charities.

Past recipients of our fundraising efforts include:

  • Regina Early Learning Centre
  • “Joints in Motion” Arthritis Society
  • University of Regina, Jaleta Pacers Scholarship Fund
  • The Casey Foundation (enriching the lives of children with autism)
  • Hope’s Home (an integrated family-centered environment offering early learning and daytime respite for medically fragile children)
  • Chili for Children
  • United Way
  • Regina Early Years Family Centre - Dr. Hanna School
  • Mountie House

Funding Criteria

Given the increasingly growing popularity of our annual fundraising event and growing interest in our donation strategy, the Jaleta Pacers would like to invite you to apply to become our next community recipient. Recipients of the Jaleta Pacers’ funding support will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • You must be a registered charitable organization.
  • Funds must be used to increase the opportunities for disadvantaged children, youth and families in Saskatchewan to access programming focused on increasing health and well-being.
  • Funds must be used towards strengthened community development and leadership opportunities for disadvantaged populations in our community.
  • Funds must be used to assist Saskatchewan children and youth overcome adversity and barriers to achieving their potential through recognized educational programs.
  • Funds must be used for programs that engage Saskatchewan citizens in activities that promote healthy lifestyles and increased physical activity.

2013 Cheque Presentation to Hope's Home 

 

2013 cheque presentation to University of Regina

2017 Choice of Charities

The Jaleta Pacers choice of charity from the proceeds of the Royal Road Race will be going to Astonished. The Big Sky Centre for Learning and Being Astonished Inc. (Astonished!) is a user-led charitable organization.   At Astonished! Young adults with complex physical disabilities can share their dreams, explore their strengths, and lead others to a more authentically inclusive society.   To learn more about their work, please visit www.beingastonished.com

The RCMP choice of charity from the proceeds of the Royal Road Race will be going to The Law Enforcement Torch Run.   The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics’ is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport.  To learn more about their work, please visit https://www.specialolympics.sk.ca/index.php?ption=com_content&view=article&id=107&Itemid=321

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).