California International Marathon
Community Development Program

CIM aims to further promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the running community through its Community Development Program. The Community Development Program is designed to create greater pathways to CIM participation for groups under-represented in marathon participation and in the running community as a whole. CIM prioritizes making its race a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment for everyone.

Community Development Group Support

The Group Support Program aims to support groups, clubs, and organizations by helping with the cost of group entries for those that actively support and promote diversity in the running community, including but not limited to, groups supporting BIPOC runners, athletes with disabilities, non-binary athletes, and LGBTQ+ athletes.

Community Development Mile 1 Program (First-Time Marathon Support)

The Mile 1 Program aims to help individual runners under-represented in marathon participation and in the running community as a whole, who plan to run their first marathon at CIM. Qualified runners will receive a complimentary CIM race entry and discounted access to the Official CIM Training Program.