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Archived News

The following are archived/historic news articles that were released prior to December 2012. To view more recent CIM and SRA news, please visit the SRA news feed HERE.

Search for Confirmed Registrations

11/21/2012, 8:15pm PST By CIM Before heading to the Kaiser Health and Fitness Expo to pick up your packet be sure to review the information posted on our registration page about confirming your registration and bib number. This information pertains to both marathon runners and relay teams.

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Runner Tracking Info

11/20/2012, 3:15pm PST By CIM The link for CIM online runner tracking will be posted on the runCIM.org home page, on the results page and on the spectator information page as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to check back! No text email runner updates will be provided this year.

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Road closures set for 30th annual CIM

11/16/2012, 6:30pm PST By CIM A mile-by-mile look at California International Marathon schedule Nov. 16, 2012 For immediate release The 30th annual California International Marathon, put on by the Sacramento Running Association, is set for Dec. 2 at 7 a.m. A field of 9,300 marathoners and 4,400 relay runners is expected, with another 2,000 runners set to take part in the 2.62-mile Kaiser maraFUNrun. Here are the scheduled road closures, mile by mile and including major streets, for the 26.2-mile race from Folsom to the state Capitol: 1 – 5:20...

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Visually impaired runners offer speed, inspiration

11/15/2012, 8:45am PST By CIM USABA national championships return to CIM stronger than ever Nov. 15, 2012 For immediate release The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes National Championships earned a place on the marquee last year at the California International Marathon, with Aaron Scheidies and Amy McDonaugh delivering compelling, memorable performances. Don’t be surprised if the encore is even better. Since the CIM added a Visually Impaired Division in 2007, the event keeps improving. That was evident last year, when Seattle’s Scheidies won...

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Coldwell Banker plans a party for CIM’s ‘Wall’

11/05/2012, 1:45pm PST By CIM Company’s running president hopes fun atmosphere encourages runners Nov. 5, 2012 For immediate release Mention ‘The Wall’ to a marathoner and thoughts of pain and suffering quickly come to mind. But Kris Vogt has something else in mind for the 20-mile mark of the upcoming 30th annual California International Marathon. How about a party? Vogt, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and an avid marathoner himself, is leading his company’s charge to turn ‘The Wall’ into a festive, fun-filled spot on race...

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CIM opens registration for runners closing in on Boston

10/01/2012, 9:45am PDT By CIM A two-week window offers spots for those within 5 minutes of qualifying standards Oct. 1, 2012 For immediate release Runners within striking distance of a Boston Marathon qualifying time can still register for the 30th California International Marathon during a two-week window opening today. The race, set for Dec. 2, hit its cap of 8,000 runners in August. But runners who meet the CIM’s time standards – five minutes slower than the Boston Marathon age-group qualifying times – are guaranteed entry until Oct. 15....

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Actress sees CIM as her ticket to Boston

09/07/2012, 1:40pm PDT By CIM Tanna Frederick hopes to earn qualifying time in Sacramento Sept. 7, 2012 For immediate release Tanna Frederick gets involved in a lot of things. The stage and film actress has tried her hand at directing, surfing, collecting jewelry and raising money for good causes. She’s also a runner on a mission. The 35-year-old Iowa native wants to qualify for the Boston Marathon, a quest that includes a trip to Sacramento for the 30th annual California International Marathon on Dec. 2. Frederick grew up watching her...

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CIM fills its 8,000-runner field in a hurry

08/23/2012, 9:30am PDT By CIM Demand strong for 30th anniversary; Charity entries, time slots available Aug. 23, 2012 For immediate release The 30th annual California International Marathon has reached its cap of 8,000 entries, but there are still a few ways for runners to gain a spot on the starting line for the race on Dec. 2. While the CIM hit its cap for the fourth consecutive year, reaching the mark two months earlier than in 2011, runners can still earn a spot in the field by either purchasing a charity entry or meeting the race’s time...

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Registration Update

08/23/2012, 9:20am PDT By CIM REGISTRATION UPDATE (August 23) The marathon entries have achieved the limit of 8,000 and registration is closed, with three exceptions: 300 charity entries are available at $250 each. $125 of this entry fee is tax deductible. Those who have achieved the entry standard described on the CIM Entry Standard FAQ may still enter at the $125 fee from Oct. 1 until Oct. 15. Those who became Sacramento Running Association members before June...

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CIM announces marathoners’ special 30th Anniversary items

07/25/2012, 10:32am PDT By CIM Marathoners will receive these unique, useful items with this year’s colorful art to help us celebrate the CIM’s 30th Anniversary: Large, sturdy, drawstring back pack bags that will double as the runners’ “sweats bags” Multi-functional microfiber headband/neck gaiter Matching microfiber gloves Large coaster-style medallions Gender-specific technical t-shirts In addition, all entrants receive: A helpful Spectator Guide with informative articles and tips for friends and family to help...

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