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Sunday    7 a.m.    December 6, 2009

It's 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.


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Much more marathon information is posted at RunCIM.org on the marathon and relay
pages. Have your friends and family check out the spectators' page!

GU gels will be served a miles 13, 20 & 23, courtesy of GU!

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

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IT IS AGAINST USATF RULE #143.9 TO SELL or GIVE AWAY YOUR BIB NUMBER. This is true for both the relay and the marathon. CIM officials will be monitoring runners during the race and checking race photos and results afterward. They will find runners with transferred bib numbers.

People caught doing this, both the original entrant and the person using the transferred bib number, will be banned from the CIM for life.

The CIM is a quality marathon race, NOT a fun run. It is the 2009 Pacific Association of USA Track & Field Marathon Championship. DO NOT compromise the integrity of the event, the race of the runners officially entered, and the final results by transferring your bib number.
OVERALL AND AGE DIVISION AWARDS (both relay and marathon) ARE BY GUN TIME, not Chip time.

We have been publicizing these, but here's final reminder! Check them out and give yourself plenty of time to get to the start.

  • Access from west of the start is via shuttle from Oak Ave. Parkway & American Canyon Drive, 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Oak Avenue Parkway after American Canyon Drive is closed to all but official vehicles at 5 a.m.
  • Folsom Crossing Bridge access is closed to all but official vehicles and runner buses at East Natoma St.
  • From south of the start line, runner drop off is at the intersection of Folsom Auburn Rd. and Greenback Lane. Walk up to the intersection of Oak Avenue and Folsom Auburn Rd. where shuttles will take you to the start area from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.
  • Access from north of the start line has not changed but traffic congestion could increase. 
  • Shuttles are free, courtesy of the CIM.
Runner Tracking Instructions are posted 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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