About Chad Johnson

Chad puts his passion for running and the internet to good use for our race. He and his company, Agent Evolution, are responsible for this website, email marketing and social media presence for the Modesto Marathon.

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Eat Frozen Yogurt for TRM

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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, March 4th. 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...]