Freezing Your Nuts Off: Marathon Training

Firstly: this is not for males only – excuse the title. Winter sucks. It’s cold, windy, and depending where you live, can leave you stranded in your home for days. As you read this, you could be in a sunny, tropical place. But you could…

6th Annual Wine & Movie Night

This year's event will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at the historic State Theatre in Modesto. We will be showing A Long Run, featuring Bob Anderson, who started Runner’s World magazine at the age of 17. The film follows Anderson’s pursuit…

Marathon Runners Over 30: The Unheard of Advantages

When you’re over the age of 30, running marathons can bring many benefits that are often not the case when you’re younger. Whether you’re aware of the advantages or not, they do exist, and is exactly what I’m going to be going through…

Marathon Running: The New Counseling for Couples?

There comes a time when couples will experience tension in their relationship. Being with one person can pose new difficulties unheard of by those who may be single… but they do exist. For some, relationship counseling may be beneficial;…

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…

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…
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SAMM Celebration Red Label

We have finalized the label for the finisher's wine bottle. Check it out. All full, half and half-relay runners 21 and over receive a bottle of this special wine.

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…

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…

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…

Reflecting on SAMM 2014

Well, the pre-race anxiety finally came to an end at 7:07:56 AM on Sunday morning as I crossed the start line of my very first marathon…which by the end of the day I swore would also be my very last! We had a perfect day.  The temperatures…

Expo Update

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