Entries by Chad A. Johnson

Training Like a Boss: Over 30s Marathoning

As your body begins to age, you may notice you aren’t as ‘able’ to train as much as you were when you were in your 20s (or younger). That’s not to say you should quit running at all (quite the opposite, actually), but slight adjustments to your training pattern should be considered, especially as some of the physical attributes […]

Become a SAMM Ambassador

The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) is seeking 8 influential runners in California to represent our 2015 Race!   Applications open Monday, October 13, 2014 All applications are due Friday, October 31, 2014   Ambassador Perks: Complimentary race registration Official SAMM ambassador gear Profile hosted on the SAMM website Potential for additional perks for SAMM […]

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2014 Modesto Marathon Posters Still Available

Did you have a great run at this year’s Modesto Marathon? Maybe you qualified for Boston or set a new PR? There’s no better way to commemorate that special day than with an official race poster. For a limited time, 2014 Modesto Marathon posters are available on eBay. At just $5.00 each, this is an […]

Letter from a Runner

Hello! I cannot believe it has taken me a week to write this email, and for that, I apologize. I’m not sure where to begin so I will just speak from my heart and tell you how great each and every person involved in this race is! I have been overweight most of my life. […]

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. Over 80 club members took part over 2 working shifts. 4 days until the […]

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 that I could attempt to break […]

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 a huge difference for thousands of race participants.