Boston Contest Winner

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The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon recently selected two winners in its Win a Trip to Boston drawing from those who ran Boston qualifying times in the March 2014 SAMM. One male and one female winner – Esther White of Waterford and Miguel Reyes of Fresno -- each take home $500, which they may use toward a trip to the 2015 Boston Marathon. While one was aware of the SAMM contest, but thought it was out of her reach, the other didn’t even know he qualified for Boston or that there was a check for $500 in his … [Read more...]

2014 Modesto Marathon Posters Still Available

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Did you have a great run at this year's Modesto Marathon? Maybe you qualified for Boston or set a new PR? There's no better way to commemorate that special day than with an official race poster. For a limited time, 2014 Modesto Marathon posters are available on eBay. At just $5.00 each, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. Looking for something even more special? Get an artist signed and numbered poster for only $20.00. Click here to see all available Modesto Marathon posters. … [Read more...]

Letter from a Runner

Hello! I cannot believe it has taken me a week to write this email, and for that, I apologize. I'm not sure where to begin so I will just speak from my heart and tell you how great each and every person involved in this race is! I have been overweight most of my life. In January of last year, I decided to change that. I began eating healthy and took up running, as that seemed to be the only exercise that I would see weight loss results in. April 2013 marked my first half marathon. In September, I took the … [Read more...]

Reflecting on SAMM 2014

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Well, the pre-race anxiety finally came to an end at 7:07:56 AM on Sunday morning as I crossed the start line of my very first marathon…which by the end of the day I swore would also be my very last! We had a perfect day.  The temperatures were low but not too cool, and there was no wind.  My game plan was to average a 12 minute mile pace for the race, bringing me across the finish line in just less than 5 ½ hours.  My usual split times in a long run show me running faster than average in the first 3rd of the … [Read more...]