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CIM Reaches Registration Cap

Sept. 19, 2014 For immediate release A field of 9,000 entrants expected for Dec. 7 race The California International Marathon has reached its registration cap for the sixth consecutive year. But there are still two ways runners can gain a spot in the Dec. 7 race, which is put on by the Sacramento Running Association. There are 300 charity entries available at...

SRA Plans Parkway Cleanup

Sept. 17, 2014 For immediate release Local runners can give back in Saturday event at Sunrise Love running in the American River Parkway? Here’s a chance to give back to a scenic stretch of many a workout. The Sacramento Running Association plans to use its September Come Run event on Saturday to help clean up the American River Parkway in the lower Sunrise...

Kibii takes aim at CIM

Sept. 3, 2014 For immediate release Kenya native hopes talent can overcome challenges Jane Kibii grew up in a magical place for running, the small town of Iten, Kenya providing the perfect elements to develop into a distance standout. She lived about three miles from her school and would run with other kids there and back twice a day in the thin air at 8,000...

CIM registration is almost full

Aug. 22, 2014 For immediate release Race expected to reach 9,000-runner cap again Despite increasing competition, the 32nd annual California International Marathon is closing in on its 9,000-runner registration cap with 3 ½ months left before the Dec. 7 race. Marathon growth has exploded since 2000, with the number of U.S. marathons increasing from...

A World Record at CIM?

Aug. 7, 2014 For immediate release Tollefsons’ combined effort sets apparent Guinness mark Tim and Lindsay Tollefson headed into the 2013 California International Marathon hoping to record qualifying times for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. The couple might have achieved something else last December during the 26.2-mile race from Folsom to the state...

Abbott, Asch take SRA reins

July 31, 2014 For immediate release Executive director ran at Jesuit; race director comes from Texas The Sacramento Running Association stayed close to home to land its new executive director, then pivoted and reached deep into the heart of Texas to bring aboard its director of race operations. Scott Abbott, who ran with Olympian Michael Stember for legendary...