Food for Thought – Human Hibernation

Have you ever WONDERED?? People often wonder why we gain weight as we get older, but it’s especially because we forget to play like children, becoming much more sedentary, with the excuse that we can’t be as active because we are getting old, but actually people are getting old because they are less active: cause and effect are reversed. Humans are also experiencing some of the effects similar to other mammals that hibernate. When an animal hibernates it significantly decreases its activity level to almost … [Read more...]

Halloween Fun Run

Halloween Fun Run

Halloween is fast approaching and so is our Halloween Fun Run. This informal 5K and 10K event is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday and support a great cause. Proceeds of the day will sponsor Modesto youth in the Teens Run Modesto program. No need to pre-register, just show up on race day. Only $10 to participate. Get creative with your costume and you could win a prize.  There will also be drawings and a silent auction for giant pumpkins. Saturday October 27, 2012 East La Loma … [Read more...]

Buy Yogurt, Support Teens Run Modesto

Yogurt Mill

Do you love frozen yogurt? Of course you do. Why not enjoy this guilty pleasure while helping a great cause? Enjoy any tempting treat at the Yogurt Mill this Tuesday, October 16th. 20% of your purchase will be donated to Teens Run Modesto. The offer is good all day (10:00AM-10:00pm) at either of the Yogurt Mill's 2 locations. The only catch is YOU MUST PRESENT THE FUNDRAISING FLYER. Download that flyer here: So treat yourself to a tasty frozen yogurt and help keep Modesto youth on the right … [Read more...]

Save Money On Your Next Pair of Running Shoes

OntheRun

Unlike past years, the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon will be offering different incentives in the coming months to encourage early registration for the race. This week is one amazing incentive. Every person who comes down to OnTheRun to register for the race this Saturday afternoon will reason a huge discount from OnTheRun! This goes for all 3 races, the marathon, half marathon or 5K The Discount $15 off any purchase of $50 or more spend $100 you get $30 off your purchase and so on Use your … [Read more...]

First Day of Training

SAMM Training Group (6 of 11)

The Adult Training Group started their season off yesterday with a huge turnout. So many new and returning runners to the program. All out their to "Do Something!" … [Read more...]

A Runner Inspired to Write

shadowchase

We recently received this letter from a Modesto Marathon 5K participant. It was such a touching story that we had to share it with you.   “You RUN?  Why would you want to do that??”  “You should take up something that’s not so hard on you, like biking.”  “You know, roller blading is way easier on your knees and back.” These are all statements that friends (friends, mind you…not strangers) have made to me when they found out I’m a runner. Let me say that again; I’m a runner. First of all, it took … [Read more...]

SAMM Hats Are Here!

Modesto Marathon Hat

The Modesto Marathon hats were such a hit last year that we brought them back for the 2013 race. Let everyone know you are training for the Modesto Marathon by wearing the official hat on your runs. For only $12.00, this hat is a real bargain. Where Can I Get My Hat? There are several opportunities this month to purchase your new running hat. There are even ways to get a hat for FREE. Hats will be available for purchase at all 3 of the training program meetings. If you register for the marathon or … [Read more...]

Listen To Our Radio Spot

Clear Channel Radio

Clear Channel Radio is airing a public service announcement for the Modesto Marathon. Click the link below to listen to it. 2013 MM PSA Training … [Read more...]

Interview with 2012 SAMM Female Winner

Sonya Decker

Sonya Decker 2012 SAMM Winner 3:01:08 You are from Minneapolis, MN. What brought you to Modesto to run the 2012 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about our race? I came to Modesto because a friend of mine moved out to Los Gatos and she told me that she was planning to run Modesto. Helen Lavin (who finished 2nd female!) invited me out for a visit at that time, as we both were looking for an early spring marathon and there isn’t anything here in Minnesota at that time of year.  So we … [Read more...]

Adult Training Program Starting

Adult Marathon Training Group

Hard to believe that it is that time of year again already. Time to start training for the 2013 Modesto Marathon. This year, our training program will be bigger and better than ever before. We have more coaches, mentors and coordinators to help you get ready to perform at your best on race day. An overview of the new Adult Training Program can be found in our website's Training section. To get everyone up to speed for this 26-week program, we are having 3 informational meetings: Wednesday, Sept. 5, … [Read more...]