Soles 4 Souls at SAMM

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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

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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...]

Past Modesto Marathon Winner Honored

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Modesto Marathon Winner in 2011 and ultrarunner, Jon Olsen, was named the Ted Corbitt Memorial Ultra Runner of the Year by USA Track & Field. This recognizes his performances throughout 2013 including the gold medal at the IAU 24-hour World Championships in The Netherlands, amassing 167.568 miles in 24 hours and his absolute 100-mile American record of 11 hours, 59 minutes, 28 seconds. Olsen is a math teacher at Prescott Junior High School right here in Modesto. Last Friday, January 11th , he spoke at the … [Read more...]

Spring Expected Soon in California

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Modesto Marathon organizers hope that warmer weather will be here for the marathon. But seriously, while most of the country is suffering from a cold snap, Modesto is having a typical California winter and by the time the event arrives on March 23rd we are confident that we will have perfect weather for a PR on this fast course. … [Read more...]

Free Race Photos

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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

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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

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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...]

Train for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k

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Want to run 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 Saturday, September 7, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m. You can look forward to: 26 week training program calendar Weekly … [Read more...]

Change in Leadership

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As the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2014, changes are taking place behind the scenes. Race director Heidi Ryan is preparing to relinquish control of the event to Modesto businesswoman and ultra runner Vickie Chu-Hermis. Ryan will retain leadership for the March 2014 event, with Chu-Hermis shadowing her to make for an easier transition. ShadowChase Running Club will remain as board of directors of the marathon, and Karen Lozano will stay aboard as assistant … [Read more...]

SAMM Posters Available for a Limited Time

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Did you run this year's Modesto Marathon and neglect to buy a race poster? How about any of the 3 previous years? Here is your chance to correct this over site. Artist Mike Pascale has a limited number of race posters on eBay. Don't delay! The opportunity to own a piece of your running history ends April 24th. To get your poster, visit Mike's eBay page. … [Read more...]