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Sunday    7 a.m.    December 6, 2009

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Packet Pick Up Instructions
Expo Clinics
Read the CIM's Race Rules
Runner Tracking Instructions
If you can't finish?
Post Race Tips: Loyal Runner's Rewards & Results Info
Post Race Survey Info
More Information
Take the bus: the best way to get there! Buses depart from the Sheraton Grand Hotel from 5 am to 5:30 am (last bus - 5:30 am!) and from hotels listed on the lodging page at runcim.org between 5 am and 5:15 am.
No tickets are sold race morning.
You may purchase bus tickets at the Expo.
Buses will stay at the start so runners may stay inside them and keep warm.

Runners not taking the buses to the start:
be sure to read the updated runner drop off information! Arrive EARLY due to traffic congestion.

Watch your step!
Median curb at the start area that runs between the rows of portapotties
Construction zone on the Oak Avenue Parkway between miles 4 and 6.


Great Prices on Airport Shuttles & Tour Packages:

Sacramento Wine & Nightlife Tours

General event information, including course maps and race rules, is posted at RunCIM.org. We highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with this material.

Athenas & Clydesdales must weigh in at the Expo at the Buffalo Chips Running Club booth.

The Latest CIM YouTube Videos:

Pace Team Leader  Interviews

Youth Fitness with KCRA Channel 3's Deirdre Fitzpatrick & Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

Grant Carboni 2006 CIM

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Do you have a story to tell? The CIM is always looking for human interest stories to share with our media partners. Email yours to runcim@jhu.edu.

CIM Women's Finish Line

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CIM Men's Finish Line

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California International Marathon presented by Kaiser Permanente
Sports & Fitness Expo & Marathoner Packet Pick Up Information
Location, Dates, Times
If you haven't done so already, be sure to check to see that your name is listed on the confirmed entry lists.

You must pick up your bib number and timing chip at the CIM Sports & Fitness Expo at the "Bib Number/Chip" designated area.
  • Find the area that corresponds to the first letter of your last name and tell the volunteer your name.
  • The volunteer will then present you with your bib number and timing chip.
  • After confirming that the Chip is working, proceed to the goody bag area where you will be presented with your race shirt and lots of other good stuff.
  • Don't forget to pick up the 27th Annual CIM Spectator Guide and the 27th Annual CIM Program!
  • No Expo registration. Entries are closed.
  • Race numbers & packets are not mailed.
  • A friend may pick up your race number, timing chip and other items. The friend needs your name as it appears on the confirmed entry list and your bib number.
  • All packets must be picked up at the CIM Expo before 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5.
  • There is no race number pick up on race day.
Tell your friends and family:
  • Entries for the Kaiser Permanente maraFUNrun & Fitness Walk (Sun., Dec. 6, 8 a.m. at 8th & Capitol) are still available.
  • They may enter at the Expo or on race morning, 9th & Capitol from 7 a.m. To 7:45 a.m.
  • It is the finale event of the Kaiser Permanente/CIM 2009 Youth Fitness Program!
Don't miss the CIM Sports & Fitness Expo Clinics
Meet Bart Yasso!
  • Featured Guest Speaker and the CIM's 2009 Honored Guest, Chief Running Officer of Runner's World Magazine, adventure runner, "Yasso 800s" creator, and co-author of the inspirational book, My Life on the Run.
  • Visit with him at his booth for book signings and sales.
  • Enjoy his lively, humorous and inspiring adventure running talk Fri., 6-6:30 p.m. (Rms 103-105) and Sat.,12-12:30 p.m., Hall D
Meet your CIM/CLIF Celebrity Pace Team Leaders
  • Clinic: Fri., 6:30-7 p.m., Rms 103-105
  • Visit them at the CIM Clif Pace Team Booth
  • This handy schedule will tell you when your leader will be at the Expo.
RACE RULES: An informed runner is a good runner!
  • You must complete the entire course to be listed in the official results. Anyone who does not complete the entire course will be disqualified. If you are a registered runner and you run only part of the course, DO NOT CROSS THE FINISH LINE!
  • No early starters and no late starters. The starting area closes five minutes after the starting gun is fired, so do not be late for the start. The course starting area is monitored by the race personnel for "illegal early and late starters."
  • The only wheeled vehicles allowed on the course are those of the wheelchair competitors and CIM officials.
  • No non-registered runners. It is unfair and illegal to have unregistered people run with you or offer assistance. Video cameras and officials will be stationed throughout the course to preserve the integrity of the event. Runners receiving illegal assistance WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  • Do not allow anyone to come onto the course to accompany you on the final stretch to the finish. This is illegal, can result in disqualification, and can cause serious problems including injuries to you or to other runners.
  • Electronic sound devices: USATF rule -  award winners (both overall and age division) will be disqualified for wearing these devices. Potential overall or age division award winner must not wear these. The CIM discourages their use for all runners, but has not banned them.
  • Don't run on the wrong side of the road. The certified route after the 10.5 mile point is on the RIGHT side of the center yellow line. Prior to the 10.5 mile mark, you are allowed to run on the entire road.
  • Overall and age division awards are based on GUN TIME, not Chip time.
New this year! Real Time Runner Tracking on the Internet
  • Tell your friends and family who are unable to cheer you on in person to watch your progress by logging onto http://runcim09.flashresults.com/ 
  • Runner distances and times will be uploaded there periodically
    during the race.
  • Tracking points are: the start, 6-mile, half  marathon, 20-mile, and finish.
Runners Unable to Finish
  • Do your best to drop out at an aid station. Medical assistance will be available there.
  • Runners unable to do this: have a fellow runner report your health issue to personnel at the next aid station.
  • Also at Mile 13.1 and 20 there will be "Comfort Coaches" - vans where you can stay warm while waiting for the injured runner bus that will take you to the finish.
  • The injured runner bus arrives at each aid station according to the course opening schedule (14 min./mile pace).
Loyal Runner Rewards Booth
  • Those of you who have finished your 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, or 25th CIM - stop by this booth in the finish area and pick up your special award.
  • If you have finished the CIM 6-9 times, 11-14 times, 16-19 times or 21-24 times and have not received your award previously, now is the time!
  • Names of these runners will be posted at the Expo near the information booth.
  • Only runners finishing this year's event are eligible to receive an award.
Important Results/Awards Information
  • Overall and age division awards are based on GUN TIME, not Chip time.
  • Official results will be posted by gun time, but there will be a link to results posted by Chip time.
CIM-Fleet-Feet-Kaiser Permanente Post Race Survey
Soon after the race is over, you will receive an email with a link to an online survey for the first ever CIM Marathon Study. Please plan to help us accumulate valuable data. All data will be kept anonymous. Read more...
Find the answers to your questions on the Runner Info Page or elsewhere at runcim.org.

Thank You, CIM Sponsors
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The California International Marathon presented by Kaiser Permanente, the Marathon Relay Challenge, the Kaiser Permanente maraFUNrun, and the Kaiser Permanente CIM Youth Fitness Program are organized by the Sacramento Running Association.
SRA is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization. Its proceeds benefit youth fitness programs, running venue improvemen/development and the American River Parkway.
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