Mission Statement

The Modesto Marathon was founded to serve the local community by providing top-notch marathon, half marathon and 5K running events while promoting physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Proceeds benefit the Teens Run Modesto program, which challenges area youth, especially those at-risk, to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved physical fitness through a structured training program culminating in the running and completion of the Modesto Marathon.

People Behind The Race

Vickie Chu-Hermis

Vickie Chu-Hermis

Race Director
Karen Lozano

Karen Lozano

Co-Race Director
Chad A. Johnson

Chad A. Johnson

Technology Director
Gabi Guerrini

Gabi Guerrini

Volunteer Director
Charles Wickersham

Charles Wickersham

Pace Team Coordinator

Vance Roget, M.D.

Vance Roget, M.D.

Medical Coordinator

I have been to several of these races, and the Modesto Half Marathon is definitely my favorite by far. The course is fast, fast enough that I ran my 3-minute PR here. It must have also been the energetic atmosphere; everyone, including the runners, was very encouraging!

Shellin Chuong
Shellin Chuong

I’d like to challenge other sedentary types like myself to run/walk the marathon or half marathon. I can say with some certainty that if I can aim for this, many others can too. Plus it’s for a good cause – the Teens Run Modesto program.  Couch lovers and runners should all come out for this event because it is history in the making – the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon.

Dr. Calvin Lee
Dr. Calvin LeeTitle SponsorSurgical Artistry

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors