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For Relay Runners Using the Bus Service
There is a $10 fee for the bus service for each runner. You may purchase bus tickets at the Expo.
No tickets are sold race morning.
Buses taking the first relay runner to the start depart from the Sheraton Grand Hotel from 5 am to 5:30 am (last bus - 5:30 am!)
Buses will stay at the start so the runner may stay inside and keep warm.
Bus Schedule for the next 3 relay runners (buses depart from the Sheraton Grand):
  - 2nd leg 6:30 a.m.
  - 3rd leg 7:00 a.m.
  - 4th leg 7:30 a.m.

There is NO shuttle service back to the start of each leg.
The CIM provides free transportation to the race finish line for runners who have finished their legs.
The CIM will transport warm-up clothes from the start of each leg to the marathon finish line.

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


General event information is posted at We highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with this material.

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RELAY TEAM Packet Pick Up and the CIM Sports & Fitness Expo Information
Expo Location, Dates, Times
If you haven't done so already, be sure to check to see that your team's name is listed on the confirmed entry lists.
  • You must have a team member pick up your packets at the Marathon Relay Challenge booth located inside the Expo. Signage will direct you to the location.
  • We recommend you all come to enjoy the Expo: shopping, exhibits, clinics!
  • 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!
  • Tel your friends and family to come to the Expo. It is free and open to the public!
  • No Expo registration. Entries are closed.
  • Race numbers & packets are not mailed.
  • A friend may pick up your team's bib numbers, timing chip and other items. The friend needs the team name (as it appears on the confirmed entry list) and the bib number.
  • All packets must be picked up at the CIM Expo before 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5.
  • There is no bib 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. in Meeting Rooms 103-105 and/or Sat., noon-12:30 p.m. in Hall D.
Meet your CIM/CLIF Celebrity Pace Team Leaders
  • Clinic: Fri., 6:30-7 p.m. Meeting Rooms103-105
  • Visit them at the CIM Clif Pace Team Booth
  • This handy schedule will tell you when your leader will be at the Expo, so you can plan accordingly.
RACE RULES: An informed team will have a successful race!
  • Don't get DQ'ed! Important rules and tips about how to hand off your Relay timing chip are posted on the Relay page at, along with exchange zone and transportation information.
  • Your team must complete the entire course to be listed in the official results. Any team that does not complete the entire course will be disqualified. DO NOT ALLOW A TEAM MEMBER OF A TEAM NOT COMPLETING THE ENTIRE COURSE TO 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 your team's leg #4 runer 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. Reunite in the finish area for your celebration!
  • 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.
  • Team category/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 your team on in person to watch your progress by logging onto 
  • Team runner distances and times will be uploaded there approximately every 15 minutes during the race.
  • Tracking points are: the start, 6-mile, half  marathon, 20-mile, and finish.
Course Medical Assistance
  • Medical assistance will is available at all the aid stations
  • At miles 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 re-opening schedule (14 min./mile pace).
For more information please visit the Relay Page at

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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