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Spectator Information


Finding Your Way Around the CIM

Below is your spectator guide to the California International Marathon. Check below for parking tips, Google maps of key spectator locations, and information and directions about each of the best viewing locations along the course.

The Start – Auburn-Folsom Road Next to Folsom Dam

Coming to watch the start is not recommended!
The area is highly congested with runners and volunteers, and there is no non-official vehicle access. The South and West drop off areas are about two miles from the start, and no non-official vehicles will be allowed beyond the drop-off points. Parking north of the start area is very limited and more than 1/2 mile from the start.
Google Map

Mile 6 – Corner of Oak Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard

From the runner drop off area NORTH of the start line on Auburn Folsom Blvd., drive back to Douglas Blvd. and turn left (west). Take Douglas Blvd. to Sunrise Blvd. and turn left (south). Take Sunrise to Oak Ave. and turn left onto Oak. Fair Oaks Blvd. is one block up Oak Ave.
From the runner drop off area SOUTH of the start line on Folsom Auburn Blvd., drive to Greenback Lane and turn right onto Greenback. Take Greenback Lane to Sunrise Blvd. and turn right (north). Take Sunrise to Oak Ave. and turn right onto Oak. Fair Oaks Blvd. is one block up Oak Ave.
Parking Options – Street parking.
Google Map

Mile 10 – Old Town Fair Oaks

If coming from SOUTH of start line on Auburn-Folsom Rd. go south to Greenback Lane; turn right onto Greenback. Bear left to Madison Ave. Turn left (south) on Sunrise Blvd. Go to Winding Way and turn left into Old Fair Oaks. You must do this quickly (within 25 minutes) due to intersection closures subsequently occurring throughout the rest of the course.
If you are coming from NORTH of start line on Auburn-Folsom Rd., take Auburn-Folsom Rd. north to Douglas Blvd. Turn west (left) on Douglas Blvd. and go to Sunrise Blvd. Turn south (left) on Sunrise and proceed to Winding Way. Turn left onto Winding Way, park, and then walk to center of town.
If you are coing from Mile 6, take Sunrise Blvd. to Winding Way (after Sunset Ave.) and turn left onto Winding Way. Park and walk a block or so into Old Town Fair Oaks.
Google Map

Mile 13.1 (Half Marathon) – Fair Oaks Blvd at Manzanita Ave

Coming from Old Fair Oaks, exit Winding Way. Turn right (north) onto Sunrise Blvd. Turn left (west) onto Madison. Turn left (south) onto Manzanita Ave., go down to Fair Oaks Blvd. and park in the supermarket parking lot.
If you are coing from Mile 6, take Sunrise Blvd. to Madison Ave. and turn right (west) onto Madison. Turn left (south) onto Manzanita Ave., go down to Fair Oaks Blvd. and park in the supermarket parking lot.
Parking Options – Supermarket lot and street parking.
Google Map

Mile 20 – Loehmann’s Plaza

The Coldwell Banker Wall will be set-up on the corner of Fair Oaks Blvd. and Morse. Come cheer on the runners as they reach (and run through) “The WALL.”
Coming from the half-marathon point, go north to Winding Way. Turn left on Winding Way and follow to Walnut Ave. Turn left on Walnut and go down to El Camino Ave. Turn right onto El Camino Ave. and continue to Fulton Ave. Turn left on Fulton Ave. Loehmann’s Plaza is located immediately before you reach Fair Oaks Blvd. Park in Plaza on north side of Fair Oaks Blvd.
Coming from Old Town Fair Oaks, Take Winding Way to Walnut Ave. Turn left (south) onto Walnut. Take Walnut to El Camino and turn left (west) onto El Camin. Take El Camino to Fulton and turn right (south) onto Fulton. Take Fulton to Loehmann’s Plaza.
Parking Options – Plaza and street parking.
Google Map

Mile 26.2 – The Finish at the State Capitol

Coming from Loehmann’s Plaza, go north on Fulton Ave. to Arden Way; turn left on Arden. Take Arden Way to Hwy.160 downtown Sacramento and the “letter” streets (Highway 160 becomes 12th Street). Get as close to “L” St. as you can and park. Walk to the finish at 9th and Capitol.
Google Map

2013 Entertainment

2014 information will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Location Entertainment Act
Greenback & F.O. DJ Jay
Old Towne F.O. Peter Franklin Band
Old Towne F.O. Bella Vista HS
Old Towne F.O. Rupert Duncan Band
California & F.O. DJ Rigatoni
Manzanita & F.O. Cash Prophets
Manzanita & F.O. Rebel Punk
El Camino & F.O. El Camino HS
Arden Way & F.O. The VibroCounts
Watt Ave. & F.O. DJ Apollo
The Wall “Grim Reaper!”
The Wall @ F.O. & Morse Essex Band
F.O. & Fulton EveryoneInRhythm.Com
F.O. @ Pavillion JODAMA Drum & Dance
Howe & F.O. Blvd. Der Spazm
CSUS Entrance Fox Bros.
“58th” & J St. DJ Jay
50th & J St. Blame It On Bossa
38th St. & J St. Charged Particles
Alhambra & J St. The Poor Man Band
L St. & 29th St. DJ Supe
Sutter’s Fort DJ Tax
21st & L St. Urban Fire
18th & L St. Emporer’s Jazz Combo
13th St. & L St. Crazy Ballhead
11th St. & L St. Storytellers
8th St. & L St. Bourbon St. Boogie Woogie Band
Finish Line Area River City Cowboy (Santa)
West Steps Lane 5