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

Tyre Girl

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...]

Last Early Volunteer Contest Winners

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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...]

Records and Winners

Jon Olsen 2:39:42

So far, two of our past marathon winners have committed to running the 2013 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. Modestan Jon Olsen will be trying for his third victory in four years in preparation for running in the World 24-Hour competition in Holland later this year. Michelle Meyer, who is attending medical school in San Francisco, will be back to attempt to break her 2011 course record. Meyer went on to qualify for the Olympic Trials after using SAMM in her training that year! Being fast can translate into … [Read more...]

January Volunteer Drawing

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Happy New Year! We are a little behind in congratulating our two winners for our January volunteer drawing. Dan Duarte and Suzanne Abid are the lucky winners. They each won a Modesto Marathon duffle bag, t-shirt and hat! Hurry and sign-up to volunteer for this year’s marathon and you could be the next big winner. Our next drawing will be in a couple weeks for February. I’m excited to find out what the next prize will be. If you are running or walking the marathon, don’t fret - you can still volunteer to … [Read more...]