Pacers Events Acquires Capital Running Company
by Kathy Dalby
Pacers Events, the region’s leading boutique race management company, has acquired Capital Running Company, the area’s most esteemed road race management and promotions company. The merger of these two companies will result in the creation of the area’s largest road race management and promotions company with a portfolio of more than 60 road races, 75,000 yearly participants, and the Mid-Atlantic region’s primary source for running news and events through the Washington Running Report: The Runner’s Source for DC, MD, and VA and www.runwashington.com.
“We are beyond thrilled to have Capital Running Company as part of the Pacers family,” said Kathy Dalby, Managing Partner of Pacers Events. “Rick and Kathy [Freedman] have created an impressive multi-platform business and we are excited to continue their tradition of delivering great service, events, and reporting to the DC running community.”
“We purchased Capital Running Company (formerly Colonial Running Company) in 1994 and are now passing the torch to Kathy [Dalby] and her team,” said Rick Freedman, President of Capital Running Company. “We look forward to working with Pacers Events and have thoroughly enjoyed our years of working with our staff, volunteers, charity partners, and the hundreds of thousands of fitness enthusiasts who have participated in one or more of the hundreds of races we’ve produced.”
Previous owners Rick and Kathy Freedman will continue to oversee major Capital Running Company events and the Washington Running Report. The two companies will continue to operate under their respective banners.
About Pacers Events
Pacers Events LLC is a Washington, DC-based road race management company. Pacers Events is a sister corporation to Pacers Running Stores, a family owned and operated six door specialty retailer in the greater Washington DC area. Pacers Events hosts the area’s largest race series, the National Guard Pacers Events Race Series, with more than 35,000 annual registrants.
About Capital Running Company
Capital Running Company is a professional race management and promotion company that has been producing road races in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Maryland, and Northern Virginia for 30 years. Capital Running Company also publishes the Washington Running Report: The Runner’s Source for DC, MD, and VA represented nationally by the Endurance Sports Media Group.