In the race, "pacer" is the athlete who pulls the pace so that other runners can complete a race in a certain time. It is also called a "rabbit" here in Brazil.
Although running is an individual sport, it is more often than not that people run in groups or alongside another runner. It is a form of mutual help.
By the way, breaking a personal record or brand is easier by running alongside other athletes than by yourself.
Usually this athlete is located near the starting point. And in view of the high number of runners in such an event, the vast majority cannot side with the pacer.
It is very common to see countless people still passing by the “mat” that marks the start of the timing about 10 (ten) minutes after the start of the race.
Also, very little evidence offers this kind of help to the runner.
The function of Find Your Pacer is primarily to bring together runners who
have an effective common purpose.
The app opens up the concrete possibility for people from different cities, states and regions to run together, making it easy to break a personal record or brand.
This, as a consequence, would generate an even greater incentive for the continuity of sports practice, maintaining a sustainable number of practitioners.