For those of you who have been a pace bunny, I'm sure you'll completely agree. For those of you who haven't been a pace bunny, take my word for it- you really should do it sometime. What could be better? You still get the excitement of taking part in the race, but you're not just another runner in the crowd, you're a celebrity! When you're walking around before the race with your bunny ears on you can hear people saying "oh... there's one of the pace bunnies....." or coming up to you to ask for advice, or find out about what other pace bunnies will be out there. You'll have people coming up and asking to get your picture taken with them, but the real fun starts once the race in on.
As you come down the home stretch, that's where you can really help people- when I get within a km of the finish line I always look for runners who seem to be struggling and encourage them to keep pushing. It's amazing how many times I've said to someone "if you run in with me you'll be under X time" and they find the strength to dig deep and keep pushing. Other times down the homestretch you'll find the people who are just happily cruising in and enjoying the experience.