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CIM nears registration cap

Aug. 17, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Sacramento’s marathon remains popular choice The California International Marathon is headed toward a sixth consecutive sellout, with the event close to 80 percent full more than 3 ½ months before race day. Race officials expect the 33rd annual race on Dec. 6 to reach its general registration cap of 8,000 runners within the next three weeks. “August is the month when most runners begin training seriously for the CIM, and with an expected sell-out date right...

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CIM nears registration cap

Aug. 17, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Sacramento’s marathon remains popular choice The California International Marathon is headed toward a sixth consecutive sellout, with the event close to 80 percent full more than 3 ½ months before race day. Race officials expect the 33rd annual race on Dec. 6 to reach its general registration cap of 8,000 runners within the next three weeks. “August is the month when most runners begin training seriously for the CIM, and with an expected sell-out date right...

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CIM nears registration cap

Aug. 17, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Sacramento’s marathon remains popular choice The California International Marathon is headed toward a sixth consecutive sellout, with the event close to 80 percent full more than 3 ½ months before race day. Race officials expect the 33rd annual race on Dec. 6 to reach its general registration cap of 8,000 runners within the next three weeks. “August is the month when most runners begin training seriously for the CIM, and with an expected sell-out date right...

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CIM joins Active Alliance

Aug. 4, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher Six other races join forces with USA Today Sports The California International Marathon and six other well-respected road races have joined the USA Today Sports Active Alliance, a network of independent events aiming to more efficiently navigate media, marketing and sponsorship opportunities. The CIM, put on by the Sacramento Running Association and set for Dec. 6, has signed on with the Active Alliance with the Eversource Hartford Marathon, the Portland (OR) Marathon, the Rite Aid...

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CIM expects big Trials’ turnout

July 28, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Local race is top Olympic Trials qualifier, offers bonuses to runners earning berths The California International Marathon, long a favorite for runners seeking a Boston Marathon qualifying time or a personal best, will likely lure dozens of top U.S. runners looking for a berth in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. The qualifying window, which opened on Aug. 1, 2013, closes on Jan. 17, leaving the 33rd annual CIM on Dec. 6 as the last realistic chance U.S....

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Big response for free CIM training

July 21, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org SRA selects 50 runners from 1,000 applicants Steve Mellish is one of the chosen ones. And he plans to make the most of the opportunity. Mellish, a 49-year-old producer for KCRA TV, was one of 50 runners selected from more than 1,000 applicants for a free 17-week training program for the California International Marathon offered by the Sacramento Running Association and Fleet Feet Sports. He plans to complete his first marathon at the CIM on Dec. 6. His goal of...

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Optimizing Glycogen Storage

Optimizing Glycogen Storage: How Effective is ‘Carbo Loading’? Glycogen is the body’s storage form of carbohydrate and is the body’s favorite source of energy upon commencement of exercise. These ‘released’ carbohydrates provide fuel and hydration. The athlete who can dip into plentiful supplies of glycogen quickly has a distinct advantage. THE BASICS Glycogen is stored in the liver and muscles. While the liver has the largest single deposit of glycogen (~30%), the muscles together contain the bulk of our glycogen stores (~70%). The liver...

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Free CIM training for first-timers

June 8, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org SRA, Fleet Feet Sports Partner to Offer Spots for 50 Runners The notion of running a marathon for the first time stirs up a mix of excitement and fear, the prospect of an exhilarating finish tempered by doubts about being able to make it that far. What better place to take on the challenge than in your hometown? The Sacramento Running Association, which puts on the CIM, and Fleet Feet Sports are teaming up to offer a free 17-week training program for the 2015...

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Free CIM training for first-timers

June 8, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org SRA, Fleet Feet Sports Partner to Offer Spots for 50 Runners The notion of running a marathon for the first time stirs up a mix of excitement and fear, the prospect of an exhilarating finish tempered by doubts about being able to make it that far. What better place to take on the challenge than in your hometown? The Sacramento Running Association, which puts on the CIM, and Fleet Feet Sports are teaming up to offer a free 17-week training program for the 2015...

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SRA offers free youth track meets

May 28, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher Sacramento schoolkids ready for three events at Burbank The Sacramento Running Association’s Spring Youth Fitness Program includes a series of free track meets at Luther Burbank High School for Sacramento elementary school students. The meets, set for June 2, 4 and 9, run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The SRA plans to bus children in grades 3-6 from 12 schools and clubs to the events. Focusing on effort, spirit and respect, the meets encourage kids to make healthy choices for themselves....

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