SAMM Merchandise Is Here

Mens Shirt

The excitement is building around the 2013 Modesto Marathon as race shirts and other merchandise are arriving. We are so pumped that we couldn't help but share pictures with you. Race Shirts We got a lot of feedback from runners of last year's race about our shirts. The biggest request: offer men's and women's shirts instead of unisex. We listened and now the 2013 race shirts come in gender specific sizes. (A good reason to complete the post race survey to help us make the event even better.) Pick up your … [Read more...]

Bart Yasso Announced as 2013 SAMM Featured Guest

Bart Yasso

Bart Yasso, known as Runner’s World Magazine’s “Chief Running Officer” since 1987, will be the featured guest speaker at the 2013 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon Pre-Race Dinner. He will also be at the SAMM Expo greeting the public and sharing his running wisdom and anecdotes. Yasso has coached thousands of marathon runners enrolled in the Runner’s World Challenge. He is the creator of the “Yasso 800's” a workout that predicts marathon race pace through running 800 meters 10 times. This technique has been … [Read more...]

December Volunteer Winners

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Happy Holidays! My name is Gabriela Guerrini and I am the new volunteer coordinator for the 2013 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. Last year, I ran my first half marathon and benefited from the experience so much, I decided to take on a larger role in helping the marathon succeed. I am captivated by the energy the marathon brings to Modesto, in addition to the amount of people we see running and walking in town, it is inspiring. If you’ve run a race or have volunteered at one, you know the excitement it generates … [Read more...]

Sports Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

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Sports injuries can stop your marathon training fast. To increase your chances of running your best race at the Modesto Marathon, you need to know how to prevent getting hurt. If you do get injured, you need to know how to recover as quickly as possible to get back out on the road. The Modesto Marathon Medical Coordinator, Dr. Vance Roget M.D., shares his fast knowledge and experience in the field of sports injuries. Dr. Roget is a sports medicine specialist practicing here in Modesto (a great person to see … [Read more...]

Your Motivation

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It's been about six weeks since we started this journey! We have enjoyed sunshine, beautiful weather, new knowledge, new running shoes, and new friends. Some of you are beginning to adjust to this new path you're on; you take steps daily toward a healthier active lifestyle. It's not training just for today; it's training for a lifetime. As the weather starts to turn cold and the sky is sometimes gray, the mileage starts to increase, rain drops may be falling on your head, the busy holiday season is upon us and … [Read more...]

Top 10 List of Why to Run the Modesto Marathon

Dr Vance Roget

If you live nearby, no one will lose your luggage. If you live nearby, you can sleep in your own bed, and for at least an extra hour. It is cheaper not paying for planes, trains, and automobiles (and hotels). We guarantee good pre-race food, motivating lecture, and interesting Expo. We guarantee a flat, fast course (and Boston qualifier, for the fast runners). We train adults and teens for safely finishing (half or full marathon). You will find an excellent variety of post-race services (including … [Read more...]

Set the Course Record and Get Paid

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We love to see records off. So much so that we are offering a cash prize to any runner who can set a new SAMM course record. Imagine running the race of your life and receiving an extra $500 for the effort. Even if you don't have a record setting marathon in you, having elite athletes competing for the record will make for an exciting finish to watch. Current Marathon Records Male course record set in 2012 is Clyde Behunin 2:32:46 Female course record set in 2011 is Michelle Meyer  2:52:25 We're … [Read more...]

Halloween Fun Run a Huge Success

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This year's Halloween Fun Run was a huge success. The participants had a great run and we saw a lot of creative costumes. Best of all, over $1000 was raised for Teens Run Modesto. What a tremendous way to start this year's program. Check out photos from the day: … [Read more...]

Free Food at Fuzio

Fuzio

That's right, free food at Fuzio in downtown Modesto. All you need to do is register early for the Spirit of Giving Run. Come down this Saturday to Fuzio, register for the race and enjoy free appetizers and a coupon for a future meal. Heard Our Radio Spot? This event is going to be so much fun that it is being spotlighted on local radio. Check it out: Spirit of Giving Registration Drive Radio Spot What Registration Drive for 3rd annual Spirit of Giving Jingle Bell Run & Walk When Saturday … [Read more...]

Halloween Fun Run

Halloween Fun Run

Halloween is fast approaching and so is our Halloween Fun Run. This informal 5K and 10K event is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday and support a great cause. Proceeds of the day will sponsor Modesto youth in the Teens Run Modesto program. No need to pre-register, just show up on race day. Only $10 to participate. Get creative with your costume and you could win a prize.  There will also be drawings and a silent auction for giant pumpkins. Saturday October 27, 2012 East La Loma … [Read more...]