THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
California International Marathon event entrants: Are you ready for CIM 2015?
Below are your final runner instructions. Please be sure to review all the details below for essential race weekend and race day information!
Additional reminders will be posted on runCIM.org and on social media over these final few days.
Thank you for choosing the CIM and good luck on Sunday!
SUPER IMPORTANT REMINDERS
RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
12:00 pm – CIM Expo opens (Sacramento Convention Center)
3:00-6:00 pm – “Happy Hour Discounted Shopping” at the Expo
6:00 pm – CIM Expo closes (Sacramento Convention Center)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
8:30 am – Shake Out Run – and “Meet the Elites” (Sacramento Convention Center)
9:00 am – CIM Expo opens (Sacramento Convention Center)
4:00 pm – “Spirit of the Marathon II” screening and “Boston Marathon Movie” Sneak Peak
Meet director Jon Dunham (Crest Theatre – 10th & K)
5:00 pm – CIM Expo closes (Sacramento Convention Center)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
5:00 am – Start Line Buses depart from locations A, B, C, (click HERE for info)
5:30 am – Start Line Buses depart from locations F and G (click HERE for info)
5:30 am – Start Line Drop-Off Shuttle Buses begin to run (click HERE for info)
6:55 am – Wheelchair and Visually Impaired Athlete Start
7:00 am – Marathon Start
8:00 am – UC Davis Children’s Hospital maraFUNrun Start (9th & Capitol Mall)
9:00 am – Erdinger Beer Garden opens (10th & L)
9:45 am – Awards Ceremony, Men’s Open Top-3 (Announcer’s stage)
9:50 am – Awards Ceremony, Women’s Open Top-3 (Announcer’s stage)
9:55 am – Flag Ceremony, All US Olympic Trials Qualifiers (Announcer’s stage)
11:00-3:00 pm – Post-Race Brunch and Celebration at Blue Prynt (815 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814)
The road closure schedule can be viewed by clicking HERE.
GETTING TO THE START
Your start line transportation was included in your registration this year-no need to purchase a ticket at the Expo! More info HERE.
CIM POST RACE BRUNCH AND CELEBRATION!
Join us after the race for a buffet brunch at Blue Prynt restaurant! Blue Prynt is just 4 blocks from the finish line at 815 11th St. The buffet will be open from 11-3. Meet some of our Elite Runners there starting at 1:30 pm.
PACKET PICK-UP REQUIREMENTS
Registered runners must pick up their race materials in person with acceptable photo identification at the CIM Expo. We do not mail materials or give them out on race day. Only a government-issued photo identification card will be accepted (we are not requiring passports for international runners).
You may have someone else pick up your packet for you by following a few simple steps:
Complete the Race Packet Pick-Up Authorization Form (click HERE for the form).
Have your “friend” bring the form along with a copy of your photo ID to YOUR designated alphabetical line at the Expo.
Marathon Packet Pick-Up: Bib number pick-up is organized by the first letter of the entrant’s last name in the marathon packet area.
VIP Packet Pick-Up: VIP Packet Pick-Up will be available at the last packet pick-up kiosk-look for the red carpet!
maraFUNrun Packet Pick-Up: Proceed to the maraFUNrun area. Group coordinators are allowed and encouraged to pick up the packets for their entire group/school. You do NOT need to have an authorization form for the rest of your group/school.
GEAR CHECK – PRESENTED BY TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
Gear bags will be clear. The clear bag you receive at packet pick-up is the ONLY bag acceptable to give to the ‘Two Men and a Truck’ gear trucks at the start. Other bags will NOT be accepted. You will label your gear bag with your bib number using a Sharpie at our Sharpie station, at the Expo. Don’t forget to put your bib number on your bag! This is the only way to identify your bag so write clearly.
Do not put valuables in your bag!
VERY IMPORTANT REMINDERS
The current weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with lows around 40 degrees and a chance of rain. Looking for a last-minute weather update? We have the most up-to-date forecast embedded on our home page at runcim.org. Here are some race day tips that apply regardless of weather:
Dress in layers! You can always shed unwanted clothing at the start line and the first two fluid stations. Do not litter the streets with unwanted clothing! Clothes shed at the start and on the course will be donated to a non-profit-you will NOT get them back.
Stay on the bus! If you rode the bus to the start, stay on the bus. Runners are allowed to stay on the buses until 15 minutes prior to the start of the race.
Utilize the gear check option! Bring your CIM-issued clear bag to the start, shed sweats, hats, etc. before you toe the line and drop your bag off with a volunteer at the gear check trucks. Your gear will be conveniently transported to the finish line for you to put back on after you finish.
Sacramento Convention Center
Halls C, D, E
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
*Enter on 13th Street
Friday, December 4: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 5: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Additional information about the Expo can be viewed online HERE.
SOLUTIONS DESK AND INFO BOOTH
The Solutions Desk will be located between marathon and relay packet pick-up and is the place to go to update registration information and resolve any other registration questions. For all other questions or for Lost & Found, the Info Booth will be located immediately to your left when you enter the Expo.
RACE BIB AND TIMING
The CIM now has state-of-the-art B-Tag timing! What does that mean for you?
Your timing tag is now pre-attached to the back of your race bib. Do NOT detach the tag, as this will lead to you receiving no official finish time!
You MUST wear your race bib on your FRONT on top of your outermost layer of clothing. Race bibs must be fully visible at all times (not cut, folded or obscured). Runners who run without their bib properly attached and displayed risk not having their finish time and split times recorded and not being listed in the results.
There will be no “Chip Check” at the Expo. We know your B-Tag works!
Once you receive your bib at the CIM Expo, please take a few minutes before race morning to thoroughly complete the information on the back of your bib.
Learn more about the California International Marathon by stopping by the stage inside the CIM Health and Fitness Expo. Programming includes a line-up of informative panels, expert presentations and some very special guests plus vendor giveaways and engaging video elements. Learn more about the speaker schedule HERE.
Clydesdale (+200lb men) and Athena (+150lb women) marathoners must weigh in at the Buffalo Chips Running Club booth at the CIM Expo in order to be categorized in these divisions in the results.
CIM LOYAL RUNNER CLUB
Have you run the CIM a few times? Are you approaching your 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th or maybe even 30th CIM? If so, welcome to the Loyal Runner Club! Be sure to stop by the SRA area at the CIM Expo to claim your Loyal Runner Club gifts (they are worth it!) and chat with some of the CIM Streakers. The CIM Streakers are a group of 12 individuals who have run ALL 32 previous CIMs!
Click HERE (scroll down) for more information and to see if you are on this year’s list!
Runners and spectators will have the ability to view finish times via the runner tracking link available on runCIM.org. Runners and spectators will also have the ability to sign-up prior to December 6 to receive split and finish time updates via Facebook and Twitter. Click HERE to sign up to receive updates via mobile device or social media!
OFFICIAL CIM MERCHANDISE AT THE FINISH LINE
After you cross that finish line (but before the pain sets in), be sure to check out the OFFICIAL CIM merchandise tent located just to your right (directly on your way to Gear Check Pick-Up!). Be sure to stop by and pick up some unique official merchandise to celebrate your accomplishment!
BEER GARDEN – PRESENTED BY ERDINGER
Be sure to check out the Erdinger Beer Garden at the finish line, where we will be serving both Erdinger Weissbier and Erdinger non-alcoholic to help you celebrate your finish!
The California International Marathon and the Sacramento Running Association have an active presence on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. We encourage all of you to engage with us and other runners using your own social media accounts.
Official Twitter Hashtag: #runCIM – use this in all of your tweets and posts
VIRTUAL GOODY BAG
All entrants will receive an email on Monday, December 7 following CIM with special offers from Sacramento Running Association partners. Keep an eye out!
Click HERE to view the spectator information page-and then send the link to all your adoring fans! This page has information on parking tips, directions to the best spectator locations and the course entertainment list.
The best spots on the course for spectators are…
Old Town Fair Oaks – Mile 10
Fair Oaks Boulevard and Manzanita Avenue – Mile 13.5
Loehmann’s Plaza – Mile 20.4
California State Capitol – Finish Festival
CIM to Boston!
CIM is the leading Boston Marathon qualifying race in the country, and to celebrate that, we hope you will ring the “BQ Bell” at the finish line when you get your qualifier!
Special “Re-Run” Registration for 2016 CIM!
Lock in now for 2016 at the special lowest price of $89 with the new “Re-Run” Registration option that opens on Monday, Dec 7th and is limited to the first 500 registrants! Look for the “Re-Run” Registration link on the CIM website after the race and in the Virtual Goody Bag!
Do you still have race related questions? No problem! We can help….
Be sure to visit runCIM.org and review as much of the information posted online as possible. Chances are the answer to your question is there!
“Like” us on Facebook. We will continue to post relevant race information in the coming days.
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Find us at the Solutions Desk at the CIM Expo.