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Blisters and Chafing

Ultra-runner Linda McFadden shares her extensive experience in the prevention and treatment of blister and chafing. Here is the Powerpoint presentation from her recent presentation to our marathon training group.
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Set the Course Record and Get Paid

We love to see records off. So much so that we are offering a cash prize to any runner who can set a new SAMM course record. Imagine running the race of your life and receiving an extra $500 for the effort. Even if you don't have a record…
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Free Food at Fuzio

That's right, free food at Fuzio in downtown Modesto. All you need to do is register early for the Spirit of Giving Run. Come down this Saturday to Fuzio, register for the race and enjoy free appetizers and a coupon for a future meal. Heard…
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Optimum G.I. Functioning (i.e., Preventing Upset Stomach) During Long Distance Running

Prevent dehydration, and get acclimated to heat; Adequate electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium); Anti-acids: Zantac or Pepcid (before and during run; I even start the night before); No diet sodas (before or during run); limit…
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Food for Thought - Human Hibernation

Have you ever WONDERED?? People often wonder why we gain weight as we get older, but it’s especially because we forget to play like children, becoming much more sedentary, with the excuse that we can’t be as active because we are getting…
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Halloween Fun Run

Halloween is fast approaching and so is our Halloween Fun Run. This informal 5K and 10K event is a great way to get into the spirit of the holiday and support a great cause. Proceeds of the day will sponsor Modesto youth in the Teens Run…
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Buy Yogurt, Support Teens Run Modesto

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, October 16th. 20% of your purchase will be donated to Teens Run Modesto. The…
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Save Money On Your Next Pair of Running Shoes

Unlike past years, the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon will be offering different incentives in the coming months to encourage early registration for the race. This week is one amazing incentive. Every person who comes down to OnTheRun…
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A Runner Inspired to Write

We recently received this letter from a Modesto Marathon 5K participant. It was such a touching story that we had to share it with you.   “You RUN?  Why would you want to do that??”  “You should take up something that’s not…
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SAMM Hats Are Here!

The Modesto Marathon hats were such a hit last year that we brought them back for the 2013 race. Let everyone know you are training for the Modesto Marathon by wearing the official hat on your runs. For only $12.00, this hat is a real…
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Listen To Our Radio Spot

Clear Channel Radio is airing a public service announcement for the Modesto Marathon. Click the link below to listen to it. 2013 MM PSA Training
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Interview with 2012 SAMM Female Winner

Sonya Decker 2012 SAMM Winner 3:01:08 You are from Minneapolis, MN. What brought you to Modesto to run the 2012 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about our race? I came to Modesto because a friend of mine moved out…