Marathon Registration

California International Marathon Finish Line State Capitol Sacramento Running Association

Due to its excellent race organization and fast course, the California International Marathon has always been a favorite event for first time marathoners, fitness runners, and especially for runners seeking a PR, a Boston Marathon or Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying standard.

2019 Marathon Registration:
  • “Re-Run” Registration Special: $99 (limited to 1000 registrants)
  • First 1,000: Registration opens February 28 – $112
  • Early Registration: Registrant 1,001 – April 25 – $124
  • Spring Registration: April 26 – June 11 – $135
  • Standard Registration: June 12 – July 11 – $147
  • Final Registration: July 12 – Sellout – $159
  • 1000 Late Entries to Benefit Local Charities – $275 SOLD OUT

2019 CIM is SOLD OUT.

VIP Program

Get the CIM VIP Experience:

This $290 add-on is in addition to your CIM registration and includes:


  • Private VIP pre-race pasta dinner at Hyatt Regency
  • VIP Concierge service to handle all of your race weekend needs

Entry into the Capitol Challenge

  • Capitol Challenge – Run both the Capitol 5k and the California International Marathon. Earn 3 medals over CIM weekend: 5k medal (available at 5k finish), CIM medal (available at marathon finish), and Capitol Challenge medal (available at challenge tent in marathon finish festival)

Packet Pick-up:

  • VIP packet pick-up area
  • Commemorative Race Poster
  • Premium merchandise item and goody bag
  • Custom bib (Must sign up by Nov 1)

Race morning:

  • Luxury charter bus to start line
  • Private warming tent with food & private bathrooms at start line
  • Premium gear check service


  • VIP post-race brunch in Sutter Club
  • Premium gear check service with finisher gift

The VIP Program can be added to your registration during the regular registration process. If you have already registered and would like to add the VIP option for your race weekend please follow the link below.

Late Entries to Benefit Local Charities

2019 Late Entries to Benefit Local Charities Information

Once CIM sells out, a limited number of Late Entries to Benefit Local Charities are available for $275. Proceeds benefit the American River Parkway Foundation, the UC Davis Children’s Hospital and SRA Kids.

$116 of your late entry to benefit local charities is tax deductible.

Sold Out!

Contact us at in January to receive your tax letter.

Deferral Program

CIM Deferral Program

The deferral window is CLOSED.


The deferral window will be open October 28 – November 15, 2019 for marathon entries only. During that time, any registrants who are unable to run this year’s marathon will be able to defer their entry for the 2019 full marathon to the 2020 full marathon. A $49 fee will be charged to cover costs already incurred, and the administration of this program. Please return to this page for the deferral link once the deferral window is open. Once the deferral window closes we will not process any additional deferral requests. All deferrals are final. Once the deferral fee is paid the 2019 CIM registration is removed and can not be reinstated. No exceptions.

Important Note: Deferring your marathon entry does not automatically enter you to the 2020 California International Marathon. You will be contacted early the following year with your deferal code, instructions and registration dates. Retain that deferral code for your records as you will need the code to receive 100% off your 2020 CIM. You will receive registration instruction for the 2020 marathon in early 2020.
Please note that the deferral program is not retroactive and is not available for CIM entries prior to 2020. Additionally, this program is for marathon entries ONLY and will not apply to relay entries, and is NOT transferable.

Looking for our other race weekend events? Visit the CIM Relay and CIM Saturday 5ks pages.