Expo Update

  A bit over 2 hours into the Expo and things are hopping. So much energy in the building.

Expo Day is Here!

See everyone at the SAMM Expo!

Goody Bags are Stuffed

The great thing about ShadowChase is that when help is needed, members really come through. Such was the case as last night's Modesto Marathon bag stuffing night. With 3500 runner bags needing to be filled, we needed an army of volunteers.…

Your Competition at the 2014 Modesto Marathon

Wondering who some of your competition is for Sunday’s 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? You might notice a lot of youngsters: there are 91 registered minors under the age of 18. The youngest are a pair of 12-year-olds, Gerardo Avalos…

Setting a Running Record

It was May 24th, 2013, my first day of summer vacation after graduating 8th grade, when my alarm rang at five thirty in the morning. I got up, got dressed, and I laced up my brand new shoes and prepared for my one shot at history. I had decided…

Twelve Days

Twelve days.  Twelve days to the big event.  I’ve been working toward this event for six months now.  Or a year.  Or a couple of years.  Or a lifetime.  It all depends on where you want to start counting, on what you want to mark as…

Taking Pride in the Course

Nearly 60 volunteers came out this morning to spruce up part of the Modesto Marathon course. Trash was picked up and graffiti was painted over along the 2 mile stretch down 9th street. Thank you to our volunteers. Your efforts will make…

Hot Showers After The Race

Coming in from out of town to run the race? Like to shower before heading home but you couldn't get a late check out or you just drove in for the race? No worries. Go to any of the In-Shape Health Clubs. They'll let you use their awesome…

Sneak Peak at SAMM Swag

You probably are already super excited about this year's Modesto Marathon. In case you need something to take that excitement to the next level, here is a sneak peak at the medals, shirts, jackets and vests.