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


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...]

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...]

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...]

Print Your Own SAMM 2013 Poster

SAMM 2013 Poster

Having a hard time getting out of bed on these cold winter mornings? Need something to motivate you to get your training runs in? Print out the official Modesto Marathon poster. Post it on your refrigerator, in your work cubicle, or anywhere that it will remind you of your goal to finish the race strong. … [Read more...]