First Day of Training

SAMM Training Group (6 of 11)

The Adult Training Group started their season off yesterday with a huge turnout. So many new and returning runners to the program. All out their to "Do Something!" … [Read more...]

A Runner Inspired to Write

shadowchase

We recently received this letter from a Modesto Marathon 5K participant. It was such a touching story that we had to share it with you.   “You RUN?  Why would you want to do that??”  “You should take up something that’s not so hard on you, like biking.”  “You know, roller blading is way easier on your knees and back.” These are all statements that friends (friends, mind you…not strangers) have made to me when they found out I’m a runner. Let me say that again; I’m a runner. First of all, it took … [Read more...]

SAMM Hats Are Here!

Modesto Marathon Hat

The Modesto Marathon hats were such a hit last year that we brought them back for the 2013 race. Let everyone know you are training for the Modesto Marathon by wearing the official hat on your runs. For only $12.00, this hat is a real bargain. Where Can I Get My Hat? There are several opportunities this month to purchase your new running hat. There are even ways to get a hat for FREE. Hats will be available for purchase at all 3 of the training program meetings. If you register for the marathon or … [Read more...]

Listen To Our Radio Spot

Clear Channel Radio

Clear Channel Radio is airing a public service announcement for the Modesto Marathon. Click the link below to listen to it. 2013 MM PSA Training … [Read more...]

Interview with 2012 SAMM Female Winner

Sonya Decker

Sonya Decker 2012 SAMM Winner 3:01:08 You are from Minneapolis, MN. What brought you to Modesto to run the 2012 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about our race? I came to Modesto because a friend of mine moved out to Los Gatos and she told me that she was planning to run Modesto. Helen Lavin (who finished 2nd female!) invited me out for a visit at that time, as we both were looking for an early spring marathon and there isn’t anything here in Minnesota at that time of year.  So we … [Read more...]

Adult Training Program Starting

Adult Marathon Training Group

Hard to believe that it is that time of year again already. Time to start training for the 2013 Modesto Marathon. This year, our training program will be bigger and better than ever before. We have more coaches, mentors and coordinators to help you get ready to perform at your best on race day. An overview of the new Adult Training Program can be found in our website's Training section. To get everyone up to speed for this 26-week program, we are having 3 informational meetings: Wednesday, Sept. 5, … [Read more...]

Interview with 2012 SAMM Winner

Clyde Behunin

Clyde Behunin 2012 SAMM Winner 2:32:46 (course record) You are from St. George, Utah. What brought you to Modesto to run the 2012 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about our race? I found the race online... had planned on doing LA that same weekend but just didn't feel good about it for some reason. Then saw this race and we (my wife and I) had lived out in Modesto for a summer selling home security systems about 10 years ago. So I was semi-familiar with the area and decided on … [Read more...]

Winners & More… 2011 SAMM

winners2011

Such a proud moment to stand on the winners platform and receive your medal. … [Read more...]

On the Course in 2011

2011course

Wonder what it looks like out on the marathon course? Here are photos from the infamous 2011 race. … [Read more...]

Our Inaugural Year – 2010

SAMM2010

SAMM was so young back in 2010. … [Read more...]