Dear 26.2-Mile Run

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Got this note and poem from a club member who is training to complete his first marathon at SAMM in March. Just wanted to share this poem. I have been flirting (literally) with the idea of my first marathon. First step: write a poem about it. Second step:start running. I am still stuck on step one. Thought I'd share. I am a new member to Shadowchase, but my IT Band and busy schedule don't allow me to see you guys very often. Hope that changes soon. --Sam Dear 26.2-Mile Run by Sam Pierstorff I have … [Read more...]

Adult Training Group Starting Very Soon

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Want to run or walk a marathon, half marathon or a 5K? Maybe you are already a runner, but want to train for a PR? The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon training program is gearing up for the 2014 race. Come down to one of 3 informational meetings to see if our training program is ready for you. Informational Meetings All meeting at the ShadowChase Running Club office at , Modesto. Saturday, September 7, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 6:30 … [Read more...]

Our Biggest Fan

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If you’ve been around the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) Facebook or website much, you’ve most likely noticed there’s one name that creeps up, over and over again. So who is this Dee Cajiuat person who sings the praises of SAMM and KT Tape wherever she goes? If you ask her, Dee, a second grade teacher from Southern California, will tell you she dislikes running but loves her friends in Modesto so much, so she makes frequent trips north to participate in ShadowChase Running Club events as often as … [Read more...]

Train for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k

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Want to run a marathon, half marathon or a 5K? Maybe you are already a runner, but want to train for a PR? The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon training program is gearing up for the 2014 race. Come down to one of 3 informational meetings to see if our training program is ready for you. Informational Meetings Saturday, September 7, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. You can look forward to: 26 week training program calendar Weekly … [Read more...]

Change in Leadership

Vickie Chu

As the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2014, changes are taking place behind the scenes. Race director Heidi Ryan is preparing to relinquish control of the event to Modesto businesswoman and ultra runner Vickie Chu-Hermis. Ryan will retain leadership for the March 2014 event, with Chu-Hermis shadowing her to make for an easier transition. ShadowChase Running Club will remain as board of directors of the marathon, and Karen Lozano will stay aboard as assistant … [Read more...]

My Race

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The SAMM 5k…this is my race. Not in the sense that I own it, or that I started it, or that I’m anything special in connection to it.  No, this is my race because it’s special to me, just like all races are special to someone.  So we lay claim to our race, along with everyone else who feels this is their special race, even though it doesn’t really belong to us. The 2012 SAMM 5k was the completion of a goal I had set for myself when I decided to do something about my weight.  I challenged myself to become fit … [Read more...]

Adult Training Group Awards Banquet

SAMM Training Awards 2013-13

The 2013 Adult Training Group came to a close with the annual awards banquet. This is a time for each runner, mentor and coach to be acknowledged for 6 months of dedication and hard work. It is also a great time for runners to share their "war stories" from running the marathon. Thanks to our program, over 150 people reached their goals of either completing a full or half marathon. We hope to see everyone (and their friends) back in September for next year's training group. … [Read more...]

SAMM Posters Available for a Limited Time

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Did you run this year's Modesto Marathon and neglect to buy a race poster? How about any of the 3 previous years? Here is your chance to correct this over site. Artist Mike Pascale has a limited number of race posters on eBay. Don't delay! The opportunity to own a piece of your running history ends April 24th. To get your poster, visit Mike's eBay page. … [Read more...]

Bag Stuffing Night

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  It takes an army of volunteers to put on the Modesto Marathon. Thank you to everyone who gave up their Tuesday night to get our goody bags ready for Expo Day. … [Read more...]

Tyre Girl Running The Modesto Marathon

Tyre Girl

Update: Read Tyre Girl's blog post about her experience at the Modesto Marathon. TyreGirl (TG) is an IT consultant who grew up in Singapore and now works in the UK. She was conceived in 2006 when she began training for a North Pole expedition with a tyre decided to enter the Singapore marathon with her tyre. Her current ambition is to complete 100 marathon/ultra marathon events by 2020 with a tyre. She has completed 29 marathons (24 marathons and 5 ultras; 848.4 miles) and DNF in a 135 mile marathon, … [Read more...]