Free Massages at the Finish Line

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There's nothing like a massage at the end of a race. It relaxes tired muscles and begins the recovery process immediately. Keeping this in mind, we have placed multiple teams of sports massage therapists at the end of the finish chute. They will be waiting to give you a free post-race rub down. So, pick up your finisher's medal, grab some food and step into the massage building. Special thanks to our teams of massage therapists: Christopher Akin D.C. Valley Chiropractic Care 2031 Geer Road … [Read more...]

Soles 4 Souls at SAMM

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CrossPoint Community Church and SAMM are collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls Attention runners: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty. That’s the message being delivered by CrossPoint Community Church, which has launched a drive to collect shoes to help the poor. Used and new shoes can be dropped off at the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon Expo and Finish line festival. The shoes that CrossPoint Community Church & SAMM collects will be … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Adult Training Group Awards Banquet

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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

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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...]

Sneak Peak at the 2013 Race Poster

2013 SAMM Race Post

  Local artist,  Mike Pascale, has worked his magic once again. Pick up your copy of the 2013 SAMM race poster at the Expo. … [Read more...]