Entries by Karen Lozano

Need some inspiration? He’s 115 pounds lighter!

Check out 34-year-old Larry Cline, a truck driver from Turlock who is in the Modesto Marathon Adult Training Group. Cline, who has lost an incredible 115 pounds, is planning to run the full marathon in Modesto on March 19, 2017. Cline said he signed up for the training group at the urging of friends in […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Gabi Guerrini

In the world of volunteers, there are people whose lives are so fulfilling, they leave you breathless, yet motivated to do better and give more. We are humbled by their selfless gift to others, yet gasping in the wake of their activity. Gabriela Guerrini — Gabi to her friends — is one such whirlwind. Perhaps […]

New Name And Look For The Modesto Marathon

The Modesto Marathon is getting a new name and look thanks to a multi-year partnership announced this week. The race will now be called the Sutter Health, Memorial Medical Center Modesto Marathon. A new logo to reflect the change has been unveiled. “I am beyond excited for our new partnership with Sutter Health, Memorial Medical Center,” […]

Are You Ready For SAMM?

Live runner tracking The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon is just TWO DAYS AWAY!!! While you’re out on the course Sunday, let your loved ones know how you’re doing. Use this link and follow the directions for runner tracking: There’s also an awesome Modesto Marathon app available in the App Store. Awards booth After you cross […]

Our Most Competitive Field Ever

Looks like we’ll have a world class runner on the course, not to mention a very competitive field! Modesto’s own Jon Olsen, two-time SAMM winner, has been working his way back from injury. He’ll be joining the Get Fit Pace Team, pacing the 3:30 marathon group. We’re pretty sure he’s going to make that look […]

Boston Contest Winner

The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon recently selected two winners in its Win a Trip to Boston drawing from those who ran Boston qualifying times in the March 2014 SAMM. One male and one female winner – Esther White of Waterford and Miguel Reyes of Fresno — each take home $500, which they may use toward […]

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 of Ceres and Coby McCaig of Modesto. The youngest female competitors are 13 years old […]

A Field Dominated By Women

Curious about who is running the 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon so far? Well, one thing is for certain, there are more women than men. Women number 61% of runners and walkers, while men account for just 39%. As you could probably guess, most runners – 1,350 — are from California, followed by Oregon with […]

Free Race Photos

Just a reminder of one of the perks we provide or runners and walkers. Captivating Sports and Events Photos will be on hand at the 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon to photograph you and your friends. They will have a booth at the finish line where you can find and take your prints with you, or […]

Course Records

Being fast will pay off at the 2014 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. We’ve expanded our purse to pay three deep in both the men’s and women’s races. First place in the marathon will pay $500, with $250 for second place and $100 for third. Half marathon winners will receive $250, $100 for second and $50 for third. The […]

Our Biggest Fan

If you’ve been around the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) Facebook or website much, you’ve most likely noticed there’s one name that creeps up, over and over again. So who is this Dee Cajiuat person who sings the praises of SAMM and KT Tape wherever she goes? If you ask her, Dee, a second grade […]

Change in Leadership

As the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (SAMM) prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 2014, changes are taking place behind the scenes. Race director Heidi Ryan is preparing to relinquish control of the event to Modesto businesswoman and ultra runner Vickie Chu-Hermis. Ryan will retain leadership for the March 2014 event, with Chu-Hermis shadowing her […]