CIM 2010 Header
29th Annual CIM registration will open
on March 1

Coming soon on Feburay 6, 2011, so enter SOON!

Super Bowl Sunday Run 11 art
Registration closes January 31! 

The BEST way to start your Super Bowl Sunday! 


SacTown 10 art 

And save the date,

April 3, 2011 for the Inaugural SacTown 10-Miler! 


cim2010 "of note" finishers
Peter Kelleher cim 2010

Peter Kelleher 3:20 Goal Finish Time CIM/Clif BAR Pace Team Leader

Thank you, Volunteers!

The CIM could not happen without the assistance of our 2,000+ dedicated volunteers. We hope you will all return next year!

Do you have a story to tell?

The CIM is always looking for human interest stories to share with our media partners. We also want to receive your ideas about ways to improve our events. Email this information to


RECAP: 28th Annual California International Marathon

Presented by Kaiser Permanente

Congratulations to all the CIM, Marathon Relay Challenge & maraFUNrun participants!



For those of you unable to run the CIM, or unable to finish, remember that the fitness you gained from your training is your most important reward. We send you best wishes for a full recovery.

The Sacramento Running Association's Board and Staff thank the 2010 entrants for choosing the CIM. We hope to see everyone next year, December 4, 2011 for the 29th Annual California International Marathon, the 21st Annual Marathon Relay Challenge or the 23rd Annual Kaiser Permanente maraFUNrun!

28th Annual CIM Highlights

The Winners    

  • Men: Dylan Wykes, Vancouver, BC in 2:12:39
  • Women: Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia in 2:32:13
  • Relay Team: Lucky U, Men's Open Team from Granite bay, CA in 2:32:14

Performances of Note  

  • Record:Men's age 75-79 record was set by Bill Dodson (75) of Mountain View, CA (4:08:29). Previous record was set by Keith Woods (4:16:58) in 2008.
  • Regional Winner
    • Men: Charlie Brenneman, Rocklin in 2:35:45
    • Women: Jenny Hitchings, Sacramento in 2:50:29
  • U.S Marathon Trials Qualifiers & More
    • 14 women achieved the US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying B standard by finishing under 2:46:00.
    • 2 men achieved the US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying standard (only one standard) by finishing under 2:19:00.
    • 57 women finished under 3 hours!
  • CIM Honor Roll: All 12 of the current CIM Honor Roll finished their 28th CIM. CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Buzbee, Steve Haun, Bruce Mauldin, Michael Nolan, John O'Neill, Steve Polansky, Michael Ryan, Michael Sullivan, Ernie Takahashi, Barry Turner, Tim Twietmeyer, and Denis Zilaff.  

 By The Numbers

  • 7,500+ marathon entrants this year, the largest CIM ever ...again!
  • 1000  Relay Teams
  • 2000+  maraFUNrun runners and walkers.
  • $8 million+: The economic impact for the region as reported by the Sacramento CVB.
  • 99 - The percentage of runners who started the marathon and crossed the finish line.
  • 1207 - The number of Boston Qualifiers!
Don't Forget Your Chips!

Reminder about timing chip return: for those who did not finish or who did not return their chip at the finish, place the chip in a padded envelope or wrap in a protective covering and mail to CIM, 120 Ponderosa Ct., Folsom, CA 95630


We are watching ...always watching.  This year we found more than 20 illegal bib transfers, runners who started too early/too late, and runners who did not complete the entire course.  These runners were disqualified.

The CIM's Success Benefits Youth Fitness & Runners...

This year, the 300 charity entries sold to late-entry-runners at $250 each, generated $75,000. Youth Fitness Programs and regional running venue development and improvements will benefit from these funds. The CIM and Sacramento Running Association (SRA) give special thanks to the runners who purchased these entries.

Kaiser Permanente Youth Fitness Program Grows!

2010 marafUNrun start

A record 4400 kids took part in the 2010 Kaiser Permanente/CIM Fall Youth Fitness program, up from 4,000 last year. The goal is for the kids to run 26.2 miles over an eight week period that culminates with the maraFUNrun. They are presented mileage achievement ribbons as incentives, and if they finish the maraFUNrun too, a marathon finisher's medallion is mailed to them. The program is entirely free, thanks to the SRA and sponsorship from Kaiser Permanente.

Watch for information about the 2nd Annual Sacramento Running Association's Spring Track & Field Youth Fitness Program!

2010 CIM Participants: The SRA Board and Staff thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at our other events and at the 29th Annual CIM on the weekend of December 4, 2011!
cim 2 finish lines
Friends of CIM: the CIM Board and Staff thank you for your support, and we hope to see you the weekend of December 5, 2010!

Thank You 2010 CIM Sponsors!

2010 CIM sponsors
This message has been brought to you by the Sacramento Running Association (SRA), organizers of the California International Marathon, the Marathon Relay Challenge, the Kaiser Permanente 2.62-Mile maraFUNrun, the Lake Natoma Four Bridges Half Marathon & Relay, the Super Bowl Sunday 10K, the Inaugural SacTown 10-Miler, and the Running of the Bullipedes. SRA is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization. Its proceeds benefit youth fitness programs, the American River Parkway, running venue improvement and development.

27th CIM logo