Interview with 2012 SAMM Winner

Clyde Behunin

Clyde Behunin 2012 SAMM Winner 2:32:46 (course record) You are from St. George, Utah. What brought you to Modesto to run the 2012 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about our race? I found the race online... had planned on doing LA that same weekend but just didn't feel good about it for some reason. Then saw this race and we (my wife and I) had lived out in Modesto for a summer selling home security systems about 10 years ago. So I was semi-familiar with the area and decided on … [Read more...]

Winners & More… 2011 SAMM


Such a proud moment to stand on the winners platform and receive your medal. … [Read more...]

On the Course in 2011


Wonder what it looks like out on the marathon course? Here are photos from the infamous 2011 race. … [Read more...]

Our Inaugural Year – 2010


SAMM was so young back in 2010. … [Read more...]

Runners Aren’t Afraid of a Little Rain


Mother Nature played a trick on us for the 2011 race. No matter, everyone still had a great time and enjoyed the run. … [Read more...]

Photos of the 2011 SAMM Expo


Here is a little trip down memory lane. Do you remember the second annual SAMM Expo? … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Marathon Pace Wristband

Marathon Pace Wristband

One of the keys to achieving your best marathon time is to keep an even pace throughout the race. Go out too fast and you'll hit the wall, go out too slow and you won't be able to make up the time later (but you may feel more rested at the end). Determine the pace that you believe you can honestly achieve and stick to it. Use these wristbands to guide you through those miles (or kilometers) when your mind can't do the math anymore (or you want to save your concentration for your race). Of course you may need to … [Read more...]

Here We Are, Ready For Race Day Information…..

This week, stay hydrated, be cautious about what you eat (think healthy), and stay healthy with lots of hand washing and avoiding sick people. Later in the week, lay out every item you need for race morning (shoes, shorts, socks, gels, hydration pack, etc. etc). Pin your bib to the front of your shirt after visiting the Expo. RACE DAY!! The half and full marathon start at 7am. Arrive at least one hour prior to the race. Wake up early enough to take care of everything you must do (eat and drink, visit the … [Read more...]

Boston Contest winner is Vicky King of Salida……


Vicky King of Salida wasn’t supposed to be running the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon on March 18. She was supposed to be home with her hubby, celebrating 34 years of wedded bliss. But when she couldn’t find a marathon she wanted to do about the same time, she got the blessings she needed from her husband, she ran, and boy is she thankful. King is the winner of the SAMM first-time Boston qualifier contest! She wins $1,000 toward her dream trip to compete in the 2013 Boston Marathon. “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh,” … [Read more...]

Congratulations! And, What’s Next?

Congratulations! Whether you realize it or not, you have inspired people with your commitment to you marathon goal! What's next for you? We hope your commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle is just beginning. First, you get to rest for a bit. By Wednesday or Thursday, you can start with light, easy running--about 1-3 miles.  Walking and stretching are great too. You can gradually increase the amount of miles you run as the days go by.  Generally speaking, your body needs one day for every mile you ran … [Read more...]