Run the Parkway

Hello Run the Parkway Runners! Below are your final pre-race instructions. Please be sure to review all the details below for essential race day information!

This race is produced in partnership between the Sacramento Running Association and the American River Parkway Foundation and is the Official Training Run of the California International Marathon! It is Sacramento’s only race that 100% benefits the Parkway Foundation, as this year’s event has raised over $15,000 (over $150,000 since the event started in 2016) to benefit the American River Parkway Foundation and help it further its mission of supporting the preservation and enjoyment of the Parkway, the "crown jewel" of Sacramento Parks.

Run the Parkway is the Sacramento running community's chance to give back and help maintain this treasured training venue. 

Packet Pick-up

To avoid long lines we STRONGLY suggest, if at all possible, that you pick up your packet BEFORE race day. 

You will need your QR code to pick up your bib:
   Click here to view your receipt and QR Code. 
Please present your QR code to the volunteer at packet pick-up.  

Saturday Packet Pick-up - Saturday, November 6
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fleet Feet Sacramento
2311 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816 
Masks are required inside the store.
*Fun fact - The longest line of the day is right as we open for packet pick-up.

Race Day Packet Pick-up - Sunday, November 7
Starting at 6:30 a.m.
Hagan Community Park
2197 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Please Note:
 If you don’t pick up your packet Saturday, please arrive early to save yourself (and our volunteers!) the race morning stress of a rushed packet pick-up and a mad dash to the Start Line. 

Race Day Reminders

Don't forget 
to turn back 
your clocks!

Race Start - Course - Finish

Hagan Community Park
2197 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Click here to view the start/finish detail map and the interactive course map.

6:30 a.m. - Race day packet pick-up opens
7:30 a.m. - Half Marathon & 20-Mile start
7:35 a.m. - Untimed Nature Walk start
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Finish festival open
12:05 p.m. - Course closed and Parkway reopens


There will be plentiful FREE race day parking in Hagan Park, at Cordova High School, and in the surrounding neighborhood. Parking volunteers will direct you where to go on race morning--please follow their instructions to ensure you and your fellow participants the smoothest possible race morning experience!

Pace Team

The Run the Parkway Pace Team consists of experienced pacers, many of whom also serve as pacers at the CIM. They will be in place at least 10 minutes before the start and will be wearing matching, two-colored dark blue and gray shirts and holding red signs with their goal marathon finish time.

To view the Run the Parkway pace times, click here.

Fueling and Hydration
Run the Parkway is the perfect place to preview our CIM Fueling and Hydration stations!  
Click here to review our CIM Fueling and Hydration stations. Please view the course maps for a more detailed view of aid station locations and nutrition availability.  
Toilets will be available in the start/finish area as well as at every aid station on course.

Note on our Finisher's Medals:
Due to the delays in the Long Beach Harbor, our custom medals for all 20-Mile and Half Marathon finishers will NOT be available at the finish line.   We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.  

Because we know that so many of you are training for CIM, we will have your finisher medals available for pick up at the CIM Expo or at the SRA office (details to come).  You will receive more detailed information about the medal pick up in your post race email and on the race website. 

Finish Festival
A Finish Festival featuring pizza, the Sierra Nevada beer garden, and a beautiful Parkway setting awaits all finishers. Hours are 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. (Please Note: Please bring your ID so we can serve you your free beer in the beer garden.)