2023 New Year’s Day Rose Parade Bandit Run

It’s that time of the year again–time for the Pacers to ring in the beginning of a new year with another Rose Parade Bandit Run!

Join us on Monday, January 2, 2023 for a 3.6 mile run that begins at Smith Chiropractic Clinic (located at 131 N. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101) along the parade route to the floats and back. We will meet at 5am for a prompt 5:30am departure. We will be getting up close and personal with the beautiful parade floats, so have your cameras ready to take photos! You may want to dress warmly, as it will be chilly in the morning!

Unfortunately, due to several factors, we will NOT be having a potluck breakfast after the run.

A limited number of parking spots will be available in the underground parking garage, but all vehicles must exit the garage by 9am. NEW THIS YEAR: A parking pass will be required to park in the underground parking garage. Please plan to pick up a parking pass on Saturday, 12/24/22 or Saturday, 12/31/22 during the weekly group run. If you have not exited the lot by 9am, it will be locked in the garage and you will not be able to exit with your vehicle until the following day.

We hope to see you all there!

A Brief History of the Bandit Run:

Many years ago, the Bandit Run looked different: it started in a different place and we weren’t really “allowed” to run down the parade route (but we did it anyhow). This slight disregard for the rules made us feel like, well, bandits. Times have changed, and we are allowed to run the route now (though please make sure to listen to all police instructions), but the name stuck. Come be bandits with us, even if it’s in name only!