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Hall of Fame class of 2016 announced

Dec. 22, 2015 For immediate release King, West, Kosinski, Howard, Soderlund earn nod Local running legends and pioneers in the sport of long distance running headline the Sacramento Running Association’s fourth Hall of Fame class. Long-time Mira Loma and Del Campo High School coach Bob King, Sacramento’s first state track meet champion Clifton West, high school national record-holder Alex Kosinski, talented ultramarathoner Jim Howard and long-time Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run race director Greg Soderlund earned spots in the class of...

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Barno, Abrha surge to CIM victories

Dec. 6, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-2627 ellen@runsra.org CIM eclipses Olympic Trials Qualifiers mark Kenya’s Elisha Barno made his move after the 20-mile mark, surging ahead of the lead pack at “The Wall” to win the 33rd annual CaliforniaInternational Marathon in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 51 seconds on Sunday. Serkalem Abrha of Ethiopia used a similar strategy, pushing ahead of the lead group and running alone for the last six miles to win the women’s race in 2:31:29. Much of the drama happened behind the leaders,...

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Final Runner Instructions

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! California International Marathon event entrants: Are you ready for CIM 2015? Below are your final runner instructions. Please be sure to review all the details below for essential race weekend and race day information! Additional reminders will be posted on runCIM.org and on social media over these final few days. Thank you for choosing the CIM and good luck on Sunday! SUPER IMPORTANT REMINDERS RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 12:00 pm – CIM Expo opens (Sacramento Convention Center) 3:00-6:00 pm –...

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CIM offers something for everyone

Dec. 3, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-2627 ellen@runsra.org Field includes elites, politicians and locals A handful of runners have hopes of winning, some are chasing Olympic dreams and a few run to show their civic pride. But for the vast majority of runners in Sunday’s 33rd annual California International Marathon, the goal is to finish, to experience the joy of race day, to be a part of the action. The California International Marathon offers something for everyone. A field of 9,000 marathoners is scheduled to...

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Police involvement key to CIM success

Dec. 2, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-2627 ellen@runsra.org Local runners use CIM to honor fallen heroes and raise awareness The marathon is a spectator event with no doors, a mass celebration of ordinary people pursuing extraordinary goals. It is a parade of strangers coming together where every high-five between spectator and runner is a physical bond. It is also a massive logistical undertaking that requires over 12 months of planning, thousands of volunteers and a strong working relationship between race...

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CIM provides financial boost to Sacramento region

Dec. 1, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-2627 ellen@runsra.org Race delivers $7.72 million in economic impact to region The California International Marathon delivers a timely boost to the local economy, with the 33rd annual race expected to generate 2,382 hotel room nights and provide an economic impact of $7.72 million. The race, set for Sunday at 7 a.m., has stood the test of time, its combination of international competition, community impact and inspiration helping the CIM stand out among local sporting events. A...

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2015 CIM Race Week Events

2015 CIM Race Week Events Monday, November 30 
8:30 a.m. SRA Kids/CIM School Assembly James McKee Elementary School – Elk Grove Wednesday, December 2 4:30 p.m. Capitol Tree Lighting/Free Run West Steps of Capitol
 

 Thursday, December 3
 9:45 a.m. Check Presentation 10:00 a.m. Mini-Marathon UC Davis Children’s Hospital
 Pediatrics Unit Friday, December 4
 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. CIM Expo Sacramento Convention Center Saturday, December 5 
8:00 a.m. CIM Shake-Out Run/Meet Elites 13th Street and K Street
 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CIM Expo Sacramento...

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Road closures set for 33rd annual CIM

Nov. 30, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-7683 media@runsra.org A mile-by-mile look at California International Marathon schedule The 33rd annual California International Marathon, put on by the Sacramento Running Association, is set for Dec. 6 at 7 a.m. A field of 9,000 marathoners and 4,000 relay runners is expected, with another 2,000 runners set to take part in the 2.62-mile UC Davis Children’s Hospital maraFUNrun & Fitness Walk. Here are the scheduled road closures, mile-by-mile and including major streets,...

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Road closures set for 33rd annual CIM

Nov. 30, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-7683 media@runsra.org A mile-by-mile look at California International Marathon schedule The 33rd annual California International Marathon, put on by the Sacramento Running Association, is set for Dec. 6 at 7 a.m. A field of 9,000 marathoners and 4,000 relay runners is expected, with another 2,000 runners set to take part in the 2.62-mile UC Davis Children’s Hospital maraFUNrun & Fitness Walk. Here are the scheduled road closures, mile-by-mile and including major streets,...

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Elite runners set for California International Marathon

Nov. 23, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-2627 ellen@runsra.org Americans push for Olympic Trials qualifier; Past podium finishers are back A strong group of international runners head the men’s and women’s fields while a group of talented American standouts look to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials at the 33rd annual California International Marathon on Dec. 6. Kenyan Jacob Chemtai will be looking to defend his 2014 title while Kibrom Ghebrezghebher of Eritrea and fellow Kenyan Elisha Barno both appear capable of...

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