Last Early Volunteer Contest Winners

volunteer

Thank you to the Modesto Marathon volunteers! Congratulations to the winners who were drawn this week. Nia Estrada Martha Guerrero Tonya Estrada Camie Tamraz Donna Yarnal Tawer Petros They all received a gift certificate to Bingo Ranch, a tote bag and shirt.   It isn't too late to volunteer! Sign-up here. … [Read more...]

Kevin Kline To Run The Modesto Maration

Snowdrop Foundation

Modesto sure can make a great impression on it's visitors. Such was the case with Houston radio personality, Kevin Kline. Kevin came out for our annual Movie Night. We were screening a documentary, Dear Chelsey, about his quest to run across Texas to honor 13 children who lost their battle with cancer. During his visit, Kevin ran a 20 mile training run with Teens Run Modesto and our adult training group. The experience must have been a memorable one, because Kevin and his wife, Trish, are flying out for … [Read more...]

Big Changes at the Finish

Finish Line Map

This year's Modesto Marathon has seen major changes in the course. One of the reasons for the change is to create more of a festival atmosphere at the finish line. In past year's, the race started and finished at the same place. Due to how confined that area is, it forced us to put the entertainment, food and other services away from the finish line. That all changes for the 2013 race. We've moved the finish line to a wide open area a couple blocks away from the start. Now, you can cheer on your … [Read more...]

An Interview with Dr. Calvin Lee

Dr. Calvin Lee

While recording his recent radio spot for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon, Dr. Lee was asked for an interview. A bit surprised by the request, I'm sure, Dr. Lee gave a great retelling of his and Dr. Wu's long relationship with our race. So great to here our history from the perspective of our title sponsor. How far we've come! Listen to the interview now: Clear Channel Interview with Dr. Calvin Lee … [Read more...]

Are You Hearing Us On The Radio?

Dr. Calvin Lee

The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon is hitting the airwaves again. This time with title sponsor Dr. Calvin Lee behind the microphone. Check out the radio spot: PSA-4th annual Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon … [Read more...]

Official SAMM Keychain

SAMM Keychain

We asked runners of the 2012 Modesto Marathon what they wanted to see in 2013. What we heard, "MORE SWAG!" To satisfy your craving for race swag, we proudly introduce the official SAMM keychain. These keychains are going to half marathon and 5K participants. Register early to make sure you get yours before they run out. … [Read more...]

SAMM Hits The Radio

Clear Channel Radio

Seems that the Modesto Marathon is getting so big that it is everywhere. The latest place our team has invaded are the radio waves in the Central Valley. Have you heard our promo on Clear Channel stations? If not, here it is: PSA-Movie Marathon-Shadow Chase Running Club 2-2013 … [Read more...]

New Location for Saturday’s Training Run

Getting bored of running every weekend in Dry Creek Park? Ready for a change of scenery? We got you covered. For this weekend's 18 mile training run, we are heading back out to Oakdale. Going a route very similar to the Flat Arch Run we did at the end of December. Location This time, we aren't starting from the barn, though. We will be meeting on Frankenheimer Road (same road as the barn is on). The meeting area is along the road and doesn't have an exact address, so put 9720 Frankenheimer Road, Oakdale … [Read more...]

Hotel Discounts for the Modesto Marathon

SpringHill Suites Modesto

We have arranged discounted room rates for race weekend at multiple Modesto hotels. SpringHill Suites Modesto Just 2.3 miles from the start line and 2 blocks off of the marathon course, Springhill Suites is another great option for lodging on race weekend. SpringHill Suites is offering marathon participants a discounted hotel room rate of only $99. To receive the SpringHill Suites marathon rate, use this link to book your hotel room. DoubleTree Modesto The DoubleTree Modesto is offering race … [Read more...]

Spread The Word About Movie Night

Movie and Wine Night 2013

Help us get the word out about how much fun our annual Movie and Wine Night. With great food, wine and an inspirational movie, this is an event that shouldn't be missed. Even non-runners in your life will have a wonderful time. Let's all work to fill the State Theatre and show our special guest, Kevin Kline, what Modesto hospitality is all about. We've made this special-sized poster that will print easily on your home or work printer. Print it out and post it at work. … [Read more...]