Capitol Challenge Information

2020 information below, 2021 coming in spring.

Due to the ongoing public health crisis affecting the staging of public events, the Capitol 5k event on Saturday of California International Marathon weekend will not be held in 2020.

If Sunday’s marathon event is contested, already registered runners in the Capitol Challenge will be refunded for the Capitol 5k.

If Sunday’s marathon event is cancelled, please refer to our Worry Free Guarantee policies as it relates to Capital Challenge registration.

Date: December 5-6, 2020

Capitol 5k Start Time: 9:30am
Capitol 5k Start Location: 10th Street and L Street

California International Marathon Start Time: 7am on Sunday, 12/8
California International Marathon Start Location: 7550 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom. For more CIM information, click here.

Capitol Challenge

Capitol Challenge runner benefits include:

  • Two races: the Capitol 5k (Saturday) and CIM (Sunday)
  • One long-sleeved technical T-shirt (CIM)
  • One beanie (Capitol 5k)
  • Three medals: one for the Capitol 5k, one for CIM, and a third medal for completing the Challenge!
  • 29.3 miles of world-class racing experience over two days!
  • Bragging rights!

The Capitol Challenge is open to marathoners only. Relay Challenge participants can register for the Capitol 5k but cannot register for the Capitol Challenge. If you have already signed up for CIM and want to take part in the Capitol Challenge click here.