Taking Pride in the Course


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


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


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...]

Free Massages at the Finish Line


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


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

SAMM 2013 (280 of 343)

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...]

Free Race Photos

Captivating Sports Photos

Just a reminder of one of the perks we provide or runners and walkers. Captivating Sports and Events Photos will be on hand at the 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon to photograph you and your friends. They will have a booth at the finish line where you can find and take your prints with you, or you can wait until you get home and download any or all of your images for FREE! Yes, free. We are picking up the tab. So don't be afraid to ham it up when you see a photographer and be sure to pose with your … [Read more...]

Course Records


Being fast will pay off at the 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. We’ve expanded our purse to pay three deep in both the men’s and women’s races. First place in the marathon will pay $500, with $250 for second place and $100 for third. Half marathon winners will receive $250, $100 for second and $50 for third. The 5K will pay $100, $50 and $25. In addition, we are offering bonuses for setting course records. A new marathon record earns $500, half marathon $250 and 5K $100. We’ve altered our Boston … [Read more...]

Adult Training Group Starting Very Soon


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...]

Our Biggest Fan


If you’ve been around the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) Facebook or website much, you’ve most likely noticed there’s one name that creeps up, over and over again. So who is this Dee Cajiuat person who sings the praises of SAMM and KT Tape wherever she goes? If you ask her, Dee, a second grade teacher from Southern California, will tell you she dislikes running but loves her friends in Modesto so much, so she makes frequent trips north to participate in ShadowChase Running Club events as often as … [Read more...]