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.

Eat Frozen Yogurt for TRM

Do you love frozen yogurt? Of course you do. Why not enjoy this guilty pleasure while helping a great cause? Enjoy any tempting treat at the Yogurt Mill this Tuesday, March 4th. 20% of your purchase will be donated to Teens Run Modesto. The…

Free Massages at the Finish Line

There's nothing like a massage at the end of a race. It relaxes tired muscles and begins the recovery process immediately. Keeping this in mind, we have placed multiple teams of sports massage therapists at the end of the finish chute.…

Soles 4 Souls at SAMM

CrossPoint Community Church and SAMM are collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls Attention runners: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty. That’s the message being delivered by…

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…