Located in Kelowna, British Columbia, P.A.C.E. specializes in mountain & trail running clinics, camps, races & personalized coaching for newbie to elite athletes. Founded by professional running coach, Salomon Canada & Hammer Nutrition Canada athlete, Rene Unser, whom after a very successful career in the fitness industry for over 22yrs before retired as a full time fitness director, instructor and trainer and followed her growing passion to coach the sport of ultra running full time... for which she has been enjoying since 2005.
Known for her personalized approach, years of experience and unique coaching techniques, Rene helps lead her athletes to compete, participate and achieve top results in events of varying distances. In 2012, Rene launched her first trail running race in what has now become one of BC's most favorable trail race series, P.A.C.E. Trail Series, which consists of 4 popular events: Nimble Bear 50k/25k/10k; Wild Horse Traverse 50k; Broken Goat 50k/25k/12k; Wandering Moose 40k/20k/12k. Making homemade jams, apple pies, pottery and much more, Rene pours her heart into making anyone who participates in PACE, feel welcome, motivated and appreciated.
The backbone of P.A.C.E., however is our trail running clinics, which is where it all began for us in 2005. Our clinics have been evolving for over a decade now and training runs all year long, from January to December. While our clinics initially seem to draw people who are looking for motivation, training tips, local trail knowledge and general support with their running goals, we are grateful to hear the consistent feedback that they also felt so welcome in a new group, that training could be as challenging as they wanted, while having so much fun and that they would meet such long lasting friends.
P.A.C.E. is fortunate to welcome a team of friendly, experienced and passionate community orientated runners, who help lead group runs & assist with a variety of P.A.C.E. initiatives. The P.A.C.E. team provides support, encouragement, safely and the knowledge our athletes need to help move their goals forward and have fun along the way. They are also some of the nicest people in all the land.