Entries by Chad A. Johnson

A Note From Our Race Director

Hello! My name is Gabriela Guerrini and I am your new Modesto Marathon race director. I hope that you all have been able to stay well and continue to get outside to run or walk. Taking over this race from Vickie, our previous race director, has been exciting but challenging, and quite the learning curve. […]

Start Training For The Modesto Marathon

Who doesn’t need exercise? Join the ShadowChase training program for the Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center Modesto Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k. We have groups of all ages and paces. There is a place for everyone from walkers up to elite runners. Be sure to attend one of the informational meetings being held. Dates Saturday […]

Fitness Expo is Saturday from 10-6

Pick up your race packet and check out the booths: Whether you’re running the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon or not, you won’t want to miss checking out the Golden Valley Health Centers Fitness Expo on Saturday at the Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St. (behind the Doubletree Hotel), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Best of […]

Race Day Road Closures

Wondering how the Modesto Marathon will impact your driving through the city? We’ve got you covered. This map shows the race course through the city limits with the approximate times of road closures. 2015 City Resident Notification Map Hope this helps spectators as well as those needing to get to work or church on Sunday […]

Massage Therapists Announced for 2015 Race

Is there anything better than a post-race massage? Getting that rubdown right at the finish line feels great and starts the recovery process. The Modesto Marathon has once again formed a team of massage professionals to take care of our runners. Here is a list of therapists you will see on race day: Michelle Dawson – […]

Race Course Nutrition Set

We have finalized the list of nutritional supplements that will be served at the 2015 Modesto Marathon. For electrolyte drink, Tri Berry Nuun Hydration will be served at aid stations. Gels will be handed out at several aid stations. This year’s assortment include: Chocolate Outrage Gu, Tri Berry Gu, and Strawberry Banana Gu (caffeine free). Re-Lyte electrolyte replacement supplement and […]

7 Marathon Training Tips on a Hectic Schedule

The best of us have a busy schedule. The worst of us have a hectic schedule. So when it comes to training and working out, it can seem impossible to find the time to fit it in. I mean… among work obligations, family obligations, and other obligations, it’s almost unmanageable to add to the list. […]

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 also, one day, be in this predicament. And then what? […]

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 of 50 races in a year, covering 350 miles, averaging a sub-7 minute mile […]