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...]

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

volunteer

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...]

Set the Course Record and Get Paid

cheetah

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

Waldo

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...]