August 27, 2013
For immediate release
Charity, time standard entries still available for Dec. 8 race
The California International Marathon reached its 8,000-runner cap more than three months before the race and has closed general registration.
The race, founded by the Sacramento Running Association, has filled in each of the last five years. This year’s event, set for Dec. 8, hit its registration limit over the weekend.
But runners still have two ways to gain a spot in the field.
There are 300 charity entries available at $250 each, with 100 percent of the money going to the SRA’s youth fitness programs. Part of the entry fee ($120) is tax deductible.
Runners who meet the CIM’s time standards – five minutes slower than Boston Marathon qualifying times – are guaranteed entry during a registration window from Oct. 1-Oct. 15. The entry fee is $130.
For more information, visit www.runcim.org.
Spots are still available in the CIM Relay. The entry fee for the four-person relay is $180; high school teams can enter for $50. The relay division cap is 1,000 teams.
The CIM has long enjoyed a reputation as a great race to earn a Boston Marathon qualifying time. The 26.2-mile test from Folsom to the state Capitol is slightly downhill, and weather conditions are normally cool enough to help produce fast times.
The race has doubled in size since 2005, when it featured 4,000 runners. The first CIM in 1983 had 1,600 entrants.
The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.
Other SRA events include the recent Gold Rush 100k and Freedom Mile, the Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon on Oct. 19, the Super Bowl Sunday 10k Run on Feb. 2 and the Credit Union SACTOWN Ten-Mile Run on April 6.
SRA beneficiaries include the American River Parkway, youth fitness programs, local running venues and aspiring young runners.