California International Marathon
First-Timer Program

The CIM First-Timer Program is back, and better than ever!

June 10 – December 8, 2024
Do you want to check a marathon off of your “bucket list”? Feet Feet and Sacramento Running Association have you covered!

Join the CIM First-Timer Program to receive support and inspiration to accomplish your goal, so you can finally say, “I ran a marathon!”

Included in the 2024 First Timer Program

  • Expert coaching: group or online
  • 26-week daily training plan
  • Online First-Timer community
  • Limited-edition tech tee
  • Private shuttle and start line warming tent on CIM race morning
  • Exclusive First-Timer medal at the CIM finish line

Season begins: June 10, 2024
Registration deadline: August 31, 2024
Price – Online: $175 for 26 weeks of membership ($250 after June 9)
Price – In-Person: (Sacramento, Davis, and Elk Grove) $300 for 26 weeks of membership ($350 after June 9)

Got questions? Ask the FTP “help desk” by emailing

No refunds. No transfers. Race entry is not included in CIM First-Timer Program and must be purchased separately.