Elevation Chart

Fueling & Hydration

The California International Marathon will have 17 aid stations spread throughout the course, each stocked with water and nuun performance. Four of these stops will also be stocked with CLIF Shot, CLIF Bar Minis and fruit. We're proud to provide our runners with multiple nutrition and hydration options in order to fuel them to a successful race day! If you have any medical issues while completing the race, medical personnel will be located at the far end of every aid station and will be able to provide you basic medical assistance on-site.

Aid Station Information


StationLocationMilenuun EnduranceCLIF Shot*, CLIF Bar & FruitMedical
#1American River Canyon & Oak2.2Citrus MangoYes
#2Beech & Oak4.2Citrus MangoYes
#3Woodmore Oaks & FOB6.4Citrus MangoYesYes
#4Madison & FOB8.5Citrus MangoYes
#5Old Fair Oaks10.0Citrus MangoYes
#6Hollister & FOB12Citrus MangoYesYes
#7Sutter & FOB13.6Citrus MangoYes
#8El Camino & FOB15.1Citrus MangoYes
#9Arden & FOB16.5Citrus MangoYes
#10Savirien & FOB17.9Citrus MangoYesYes
#11Watt & FOB19.4Citrus MangoYes
#12Monroe & FOB20.4Citrus MangoYes
#13Howe & FOB21.4Citrus MangoYes
#14Elvas Bridge22.3Citrus MangoYes
#1540th & J St.23.5Citrus MangoYesYes
#16Sutter's Fort24.5Citrus MangoYes
#1719th & L St.25.3Citrus MangoYes

*Aid Stations that offer CLIF will have the following flavors available:

  • Mocha
  • Razz
  • Citrus
  • Vanilla

CIM Fueling: Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Needs

Goal Time (# of hours)5:004:304:003:303:002:30
Avg. Pace11:2610:179:098:006:515:43
Calories (150-250 per hour)750-1250675-1125600-1000525-875450-750375-650
Sodium (>500-700mg per hour)2,500-3,500mg2,250-3,150mg2,000-2,800mg1,750-2,450mg1,500-2,100mg1,250-1,750mg
Potassium (40-60mg per hour)200-300mg180-270mg160-240mg140-210mg120-180mg100-150mg
Fluids (> 20-30oz. Per hour)100-150oz90-135oz80-120z70-105oz60-90oz50-75oz

Nutritional Information

Citrus MangoMochaCitrusRazzVanillaMinis1/2 Banana1/4 Orange

Road Closure Schedule

For up to date road closure information and closure avoidance we recommend using the WAZE app who have partnered with the California International Marathon to make your drive on race day more enjoyable.

The road closure grid below is based on a 3:00 min/mile pace for the first racers (hand crank wheelchair) and approximately a 13:44 min/mile pace for the slowest runners. Important notes:

  • After the first, very fast handcrank wheelchair racer, there will be large gaps between other racers, and intersections staffed by law enforcement may very carefully wave through traffic, when possible.
  • Slower runners might fall behind the reopen times shown below. In such cases, the runners are pedestrians responsible for heeding normal traffic laws.
  • Regular traffic will be allowed on the course by the CHPs reopening the course according to the times in the table below.
  • Folsom-Auburn Road to the north of the start area is closed to through traffic at the intersection of Eureka Road beginning at 3:00am and reopening at 9:30am. Only vehicles taking runners to the start will be allowed past the Eureka Road intersection.
  • The Capitol Mall between 8th St and 9th St will be closed beginning at 8:00am on Friday, 12/6 until 5:00pm on Sunday, 12/8.
  • 8th St and 9th St between N St and L St will be closed beginning at 2:00pm on Friday, 12/6 until 5:00pm on Sunday, 12/8.
  • 10th St between N St and L St will be closed beginning at 6:00pm on Friday, 12/6 until 5:00pm un Sunday, 12/8.
  • The California Highway Patrol mandates the road closures and has ultimate authority on executing the closing and opening of the roads during CIM.
  • The road closure schedule below is subject to change on race day.

2018 CIM Street Closure Times

MileCloseOpenCross Street
15:207:50Oak Ave.
25:208:05American River Canyon
5:208:05Santa Juanita and Oak
36:558:20April and Oak
46:558:30Beach and Oak
66:559:00Oak and FOB
76:559:15Woodlake Oaks and FOB
6:559:30Greenback Lane
87:159:30Niessen and FOB
7:159:40Madison Ave.
97:159:50Dorian and FOB
107:1510:00Main and FOB
7:1510:05Sunrise Blvd.
117:1510:15New York and FOB
127:1510:30Hollister and FOB
137:1510:45California and FOB
7:1511:00Manzanita Ave.
147:3011:00Grant and FOB
157:3011:15Kenneth and FOB
167:3011:30Garfield and FOB
177:3011:45Paloma and FOB
187:3012:00Saverien and FOB
197:3012:15Coronado and FOB
7:3012:30Watt Ave.
207:3012:30Hawthorn and FOB
217:3012:45University and FOB
8:0012:45Howe Ave.
228:001:00Carlson and J Street
238:001:15Bear Flag and J Street
248:001:3033rd and J Street
8:001:30Alhambra Blvd.
8:001:45L Street
258:001:5022nd and L Street
268:002:008th and L Street

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