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:

Runner Tracking Link

There’s also an awesome Modesto Marathon app available in the App Store.

Awards booth

After you cross that finish line and you’re wondering if you’ve placed in your age group or if you’ve qualified for Boston, follow this link for results:


Top three to place in their 5-year age groups — along with Athenas, Clydesdales and Masters — will receive visors. Be sure to pick them up at the Awards booth after you finish! We’ve added another youth division as well, so be sure to check the results!

BQ Shirts are back!

If you do qualify to run the coveted Boston Marathon, be sure to come claim your bragging rights at the Awards/BQ booth at the Finish Line Festival. You’ll have your choice of a shirt proclaiming “I BQ’d at the Modesto Marathon,” or a license plate frame.

Expo is Today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Have you checked your information on our website to make sure it’s correct? If you’ve found any errors, please go to the Solutions Desk in the Registration area of the Expo on Saturday. The Golden Valley Health Centers Fitness Expo will be held at the Modesto Centre Plaza on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pick up your bib, shirt, arm sleeves and goody bag there, then head across the street to Fuzio Universal Bistro to collect your Celebration Red wine if you’re running the full, half or half relay. You MUST bring a valid ID to pick up your wine!

Don’t fold your bib!

Do not fold, bend or remove the chip on the back of your Valley First Credit Union bib! The bib ensures you will receive a correct time for your race! Also, wear the bib on the front of your shirt or shorts so that is can be plainly visible at all times. We need to know who’s on the course! Also, smile when you see photographers. Sutter Gould Medical Foundations has sponsored FREE photos by Captivating Photos for our runners. You’ll be able to pick up some prints at the Finish Line and download the rest from the comfort of your own home.

Online registration is closed, but you can sign up in person

If you know someone who wants to sign up, registration will be open at the Expo. They can sign up online through midnight tonight and save a few dollars.

Half Marathon Relay

The half relay begins at 7 a.m., alongside the full and half marathoners. The first runner of the team should begin at the Start line. He/she will run the 7 miles to the exchange point on North Avenue, and the second runner will travel the rest of the half marathon course – 6.1 miles – to the Finish line. The second member of the team should find ample parking at North and Finney in the Sierra Vista School parking lot, and walk the short distance to the exchange point on North. THERE ARE NO SHUTTLES. Members must supply their own transportation.

Stay hydrated & fueled

On the course we’ll be serving Tri Berry and Lemon Lime flavored Nuun electrolyte drink as well as water. We will also have Chocolate Outrage, Tri Berry & Strawberry Banana (caffeine free) Gu gels and Re-Lyte Sport Caps. Please help us keep our area residents happy by throwing all garbage near the aid stations garbage cans where it may easily be retrieved!

And don’t forget to thank the volunteers who have given up their Sunday to help you achieve your goals!

Finish Line Festival

New this year: food trucks at the Finish Line Festival. They should nicely enhance our Michelob Ultra Beer Garden and Barefoot Wine garden in the finish area. Runners will receive one glass of beer and wine samples. Beer and wine spritzers will also be offered for sale, so bring some cash along with your valid ID. YOU MUST HAVE AN ID TO BE SERVED!

Live entertainment

Entertainment on the Main Stage will be The Lodge Pole Pickers from 8 to 11 a.m., followed by Triple D, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The course is open 7 hours, until 2 p.m. Don’t forget to visit the Fleet Feet Recovery Lounge to roll out those aches and pains, or stop by for a free massage.

Overall awards ceremony will take place at 8:45 a.m. for the 5K, 9 a.m. for the half marathon and relay, and 10 a.m. for the full marathon.

Official SAMM merchandise will be for sale at the Expo as well as the Finish Line.

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