Did you run this year’s Modesto Marathon and neglect to buy a race poster? How about any of the 3 previous years?

Here is your chance to correct this over site. Artist Mike Pascale has a limited number of race posters on eBay.

Don’t delay! The opportunity to own a piece of your running history ends April 24th.

To get your poster, visit Mike’s eBay page.



It takes an army of volunteers to put on the Modesto Marathon. Thank you to everyone who gave up their Tuesday night to get our goody bags ready for Expo Day.

tyregirlUpdate: Read Tyre Girl’s blog post about her experience at the Modesto Marathon.

TyreGirl (TG) is an IT consultant who grew up in Singapore and now works in the UK. She was conceived in 2006 when she began training for a North Pole expedition with a tyre decided to enter the Singapore marathon with her tyre.

Her current ambition is to complete 100 marathon/ultra marathon events by 2020 with a tyre.

She has completed 29 marathons (24 marathons and 5 ultras; 848.4 miles) and DNF in a 135 mile marathon, having to be pulled off the course at mile 60 as she limped along with an injured achilles.

Due to the quirky nature of a gal pulling a tyre in a marathon, TG thought she would make people more aware of the impact they are having on the environment and so began her campaign to highlight the importance of conservation and sustainability.

A tyre is very much part of the energy cycle. We use tyres to get us from A to B and we dump tyres when they no longer have any more use to us.

The simple message is Reduce, Reuse, Repair! Recycle as a last resort.

For more information go to



Local artist,  Mike Pascale, has worked his magic once again. Pick up your copy of the 2013 SAMM race poster at the Expo.

Thank you to the Modesto Marathon volunteers! Congratulations to the winners who were drawn this week.

  • Nia Estrada
  • Martha Guerrero
  • Tonya Estrada
  • Camie Tamraz
  • Donna Yarnal
  • Tawer Petros

They all received a gift certificate to Bingo Ranch, a tote bag and shirt.


It isn’t too late to volunteer! Sign-up here.

kevinklineModesto sure can make a great impression on it’s visitors. Such was the case with Houston radio personality, Kevin Kline.

Kevin came out for our annual Movie Night. We were screening a documentary, Dear Chelsey, about his quest to run across Texas to honor 13 children who lost their battle with cancer.

During his visit, Kevin ran a 20 mile training run with Teens Run Modesto and our adult training group.

The experience must have been a memorable one, because Kevin and his wife, Trish, are flying out for Modesto Marathon.

Running for Andrewsnowdrop

Finding a cure for pediatric cancer is a passion for the Kline family. Their non-profit organization, the Snowdrop Foundation, works to raise funds for cancer research.

After Movie Night, Kevin got a chance to hear the story of Andrew Santana, son of Jesse and Ernestina Santana. Andrew lost is fight against cancer at the young age of 15. Many of you may be familiar with Andrew as a local 5K race is held in Modesto in his honor (Andrew’s Run).

Kevin has decided to run the Modesto Marathon to honor the memory of Andrew.

Please help us to extend a warm Modesto welcome to the Kline’s during their visit.