Expo Update

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  A bit over 2 hours into the Expo and things are hopping. So much energy in the building. … [Read more...]

Expo Day is Here!

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See everyone at the SAMM Expo! … [Read more...]

Goody Bags are Stuffed

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The great thing about ShadowChase is that when help is needed, members really come through. Such was the case as last night's Modesto Marathon bag stuffing night. With 3500 runner bags needing to be filled, we needed an army of volunteers. Over 80 club members took part over 2 working shifts. 4 days until the race and we're ready! … [Read more...]

Your Competition at the 2014 Modesto Marathon

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Wondering who some of your competition is for Sunday’s 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? You might notice a lot of youngsters: there are 91 registered minors under the age of 18. The youngest are a pair of 12-year-olds, Gerardo Avalos of Ceres and Coby McCaig of Modesto. The youngest female competitors are 13 years old -- Maria Diaz and Dana Miranda, both of Ceres. But marathoning knows no boundaries: Larry Lieb of Carmichael is the oldest competitor at 80 years young. Ricardo Guidolin, a local … [Read more...]

Setting a Running Record

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It was May 24th, 2013, my first day of summer vacation after graduating 8th grade, when my alarm rang at five thirty in the morning. I got up, got dressed, and I laced up my brand new shoes and prepared for my one shot at history. I had decided that I could attempt to break the Prescott Junior High School distance record and endurance time record which could not include any stopping or even walking at all and had to be done all on a quarter mile track. I was the first girl to even attempt to break the boy's record … [Read more...]

Twelve Days

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Twelve days.  Twelve days to the big event.  I’ve been working toward this event for six months now.  Or a year.  Or a couple of years.  Or a lifetime.  It all depends on where you want to start counting, on what you want to mark as the starting point. If you use the logic that all past events in your life make you who you are today, then March 23rd will be just another point to where the events of my life have led me.  If you consider the starting point to an event as the moment where, if you had not taken a … [Read more...]

Taking Pride in the Course

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Nearly 60 volunteers came out this morning to spruce up part of the Modesto Marathon course. Trash was picked up and graffiti was painted over along the 2 mile stretch down 9th street. Thank you to our volunteers. Your efforts will make a huge difference for thousands of race participants. … [Read more...]

Hot Showers After The Race

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Coming in from out of town to run the race? Like to shower before heading home but you couldn't get a late check out or you just drove in for the race? No worries. Go to any of the In-Shape Health Clubs. They'll let you use their awesome facilities if you show them your race bib! Check out the In-Shape website for locations in the Modesto area. Thank you In-Shape Health Clubs for taking such good care of our runners. … [Read more...]

Sneak Peak at SAMM Schwag

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You probably are already super excited about this year's Modesto Marathon. In case you need something to take that excitement to the next level, here is a sneak peak at the medals, shirts, jackets and vests. … [Read more...]