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CIM Relay Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Oct. 21, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-2627 ellen@runsra.org Four-person event energizes runners to tackle marathon The idea was to give runners a taste of the marathon atmosphere, hoping they’d want to make the jump to run the whole 26.2 miles in the future. By that standard alone, the Bank of the West CIM Relay Challenge has evolved into a huge success. The four-person relay, introduced in 1991, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on December 6. The relay has helped grow the marathon field and developed into a...

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CIM Relay Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Oct. 21, 2015 For immediate release Contact: Ellen Moore (916) 737-2627 ellen@runsra.org Four-person event energizes runners to tackle marathon The idea was to give runners a taste of the marathon atmosphere, hoping they’d want to make the jump to run the whole 26.2 miles in the future. By that standard alone, the Bank of the West CIM Relay Challenge has evolved into a huge success. The four-person relay, introduced in 1991, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on December 6. The relay has helped grow the marathon field and developed into a...

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CIM offers two entry options

Sept. 30, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Guaranteed entries, charity spots remain available for Dec. 6 race Runners hoping to land a spot in the popular California International Marathon still have two ways to gain entry into the Dec. 6 race from Folsom to the state Capitol. Put on by the Sacramento Running Association, the 33rd annual event reached its general registration cap earlier this month, marking the seventh consecutive year the race has hit its limit. But there are still two paths to the...

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CIM reaches registration cap

Sept. 11, 2015 For immediate release Contact: John Schumacher schumacher@runsra.org Charity, guaranteed entries still available for Dec. 6 race The California International Marathon remains a popular late-fall event, with the annual race from Folsom to the state Capitol reaching its registration cap for the seventh consecutive year. Runners hoping for a spot in the 33rd annual race, set for Dec. 6, can still gain entry by purchasing a charity entry or meeting the CIM’s time standards for guaranteed entry. There are 300 tax-deductible charity...

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Eating For the Long Run: The Marathon

Eating For the Long Run: The Marathon The Marathon. Twenty-six point two miles of running. People on the outside do not understand how important that point 2 is. Or how the last 6.2 miles feels like a completely different race than the first 20 miles. Your fueling during training and even the race itself will impact your performance and recovery. In this article, we will address optimal nutrition during training for the race. THE DIET Rx Calories: First you need figure out your personal fuel requirements. Many people successfully do this by...

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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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