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 all, it’s free and open to the public – just make sure to bring your twin sets for the occasion!
Runners will have the opportunity to pick up their race packets while visitors can check out the dozens of vendors offering everything from fitness clothing and nutrition to jewelry to informational handouts. You may even want to take part yourself if you own a fitness brand, in which case check out this example of a trade show banner that will help your stall to be noticed among the crowd. It’s a lucrative opportunity thanks to the huge amount of footfall.
Athena and Clydesdale signups
Those runners planning to compete in the Clydesdale and Athena categories will need to visit the Golden Valley Health Centers booth to sign up and weigh in. This division is offered to help runners of non-traditional stature be competitive in a division of their own. This year there will be Clydesdale (males 200-pounds and over) and Athena (females 160-pounds and over) divisions in both the full and half marathons. You may even want to pick up a new strap for your Fitbit on Mobile Mob beforehand to make sure you’re all ready to keep track of those steps!
Race Day Packet Pickup
Those unable to attend the Expo may pick up their bibs and swag 6-6:45 a.m., Sunday in front of the ShadowChase Running Club office (Pike Building) at 11th and M streets. We highly encourage those who can to attend the Expo and avoid race day congestion and confusion, along with the risk of arriving late to the start line. Those unable to attend may have a friend or family member pick up their race packets.
Wine pickup at Fuzio
Part of the runners’ swag this year is a bottle of Celebration Red wine, created especially for our runners and walkers by C.G. Di Arie Winery. To pick up your wine on Saturday, you’ll need to get your bib at the Expo, then walk across the street to Fuzio Universal Bistro. Fuzio will offer additional bottles of this beautiful custom red blend commemorating your race for $20 for those who will want one to display as well as one to drink. If you’d like to grab a bite to eat while at Fuzio, owner Thomas Lopes has generously offered to waive corkage Saturday and Sunday. Those wishing to wait until Sunday may take their race bib to the beer and wine garden at the Finish Line Festival after their race. A valid ID is required for wine pickup at both venues!
Registration still open but prices going up!
Online registration will remain open through Saturday, however prices will go up Friday at midnight. Race swag is only guaranteed to those who are signed up by Friday. Race morning registration for all races will be available for an additional fee, with no guarantee of swag.
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