California International Marathon

7550 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630

Running > Relay, Marathon, 5k

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Event Description

California International Marathon
Dec. 8, 2019

Our point-to-point, net downhill course has remained unchanged for 36 years, providing over 100,000 runners of all speeds–from first-timers to the fastest of the fast–the best chance to achieve their marathon goals.

The CIM is certified and sanctioned by USATF and is a Boston Marathon and US Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier.

The CIM is put on by the Sacramento Running Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Course Re-Open:

The marathon course route re-opens at a 6-hour finish time (13:44 minutes/mile pace)

A California Highway Patrolman in a vehicle traveling at approximately 13:44 minutes per mile will open the roads behind his car to regular traffic.

If you are behind this vehicle, you must proceed on the road shoulders or sidewalks, and you are subject to pedestrian traffic laws of the City or the County of Sacramento.

No race services (fluid stations, mile splits, traffic controls) will be available on the course for runners progressing slower than the 13:44 minute/mile pace.

Race management will attempt to provide, but cannot guarantee, race medals, finish times, and refreshments to runners finishing after 6 hours.


Marathon Divisions:

Age divisions are determined by age of entrant on race day.

USATF Marathon National Championship: 39-years-old and under
Masters: 40-years-old and older
Custom awards will be mailed to the top three finishers in the divisions listed below
5-Year Age Divisions: 19 & younger, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & older
Vision Impaired
Pushrim Wheelchairs


Race Number:

All CIM participants must wear an official race number on the front of their body, pinned to their outer layer of clothing. Numbers must be fully visible at all times (not cut, folded or obscured). Runners who run without their bib properly attached and displayed risk not having their finish time and split times recorded and not being listed in the results.


Gear Check:

You may bring your warm-pre race clothes to the start of the marathon (or to the start of your relay leg), and it will be transported to the finish for you.

Gear bags will be clear. The clear bag you receive at packet pick-up is the only bag acceptable to check on race day into the gear trucks at the start. Other bags will NOT be accepted.

Marathon & Relay Leg 1: To identify your bag, write your bib number with a marker in the colored box printed on the clear bag. Do NOT place anything of value in your bag, especially car keys or cell phones. The SRA is not responsible for lost items. Before the start of the race, hand your bag to a volunteer at the start area bag trucks that will transport your bag to the finish.

Relay Leg 2-4: To identify your bag, write your bib number with a marker in the colored box printed on the clear bag. Do NOT place anything of value in your bag, especially car keys or cell phones. The SRA is not responsible for lost items. Relay participants will be allowed to leave the clear bags on the bus. Those bags will be transported to the finish.

At the finish line, claim your bag, located past 10th St. to the right of the State Capitol steps.


Aid Stations:

There will be 17 aid stations staffed by cheering volunteers from local schools, service clubs, and community groups.

Each aid station will have water, sports drink (nuun), medical personnel, and portable toilets.

CLIF Shot Energy Gels, CLIF Bar Minis and fruit will be provided at 4 locations on course.

CLIF Shot Energy Gels supplies and flavors will vary. If you are dependent on nutrition supplements like these, be sure to carry your own.

Medical assistance provided by UC Davis Children’s Hospital will be available at all relay exchange areas and aid stations as well as at the finish line.

Portable toilets will be located at each aid station and relay exchange zone along the course.


Awards Ceremony:

An awards ceremony will be held at the CIM finish line to honor the top 3 overall male and female finishers at approximately 11:00 am. All other awards including division awards and relay awards will be mailed approximately 8 weeks following the event.


Vision Impaired Information:

The California International Marathon is the United States Association of Blind Athletes National Marathon Championship. 


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