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...]

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...]

A Field Dominated By Women

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Curious about who is running the 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon so far? Well, one thing is for certain, there are more women than men. Women number 61% of runners and walkers, while men account for just 39%. As you could probably guess, most runners – 1,350 -- are from California, followed by Oregon with 8. Texas is sending 6 runners; Missouri, 4; Nevada and Washington, 3 each; Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and South Carolina, 2 each; and 7 from various other states. To make it an international … [Read more...]

Stronger Than The Voices In My Mind

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We all began our journey to run with many different and personal reasons. For me, it was to get healthy, but it has turned into so much more than that. When I began my running journey, I could not run 1 mile without stopping 20 times (and this is not an exaggeration). The weird thing was - I kept at it! And OMG, when I ran that mile for the first time, I felt like I just ran a marathon and I’m sure I looked like it too. I was dripping with sweat, huffing and puffing, and thought I would never be able to walk … [Read more...]

Past Modesto Marathon Winner Honored

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Modesto Marathon Winner in 2011 and ultrarunner, Jon Olsen, was named the Ted Corbitt Memorial Ultra Runner of the Year by USA Track & Field. This recognizes his performances throughout 2013 including the gold medal at the IAU 24-hour World Championships in The Netherlands, amassing 167.568 miles in 24 hours and his absolute 100-mile American record of 11 hours, 59 minutes, 28 seconds. Olsen is a math teacher at Prescott Junior High School right here in Modesto. Last Friday, January 11th , he spoke at the … [Read more...]

Spring Expected Soon in California

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Modesto Marathon organizers hope that warmer weather will be here for the marathon. But seriously, while most of the country is suffering from a cold snap, Modesto is having a typical California winter and by the time the event arrives on March 23rd we are confident that we will have perfect weather for a PR on this fast course. … [Read more...]