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 performanceCLIF Shot*, CLIF Bar & FruitMedical
#1Casa Roble HS & Oak Ave.3.3Blueberry StrawberryYes
#2Fire station on Oak Ave.5.5Orange MangoYes
#3Edgewood (Greenback) & FO Blvd.7.5Blueberry StrawberryYesYes
#4Madison & FO Blvd.8.5Orange MangoYes
#5Old Fair Oaks Village10.3Blueberry StrawberryYes
#6California & FO Blvd.13Orange MangoYesYes
#7P.O. Carmichael Park & FO Blvd.14.4Blueberry StrawberryYes
#8El Camino & FO Blvd.15.5Orange MangoYes
#9Arden & FO Blvd.16.5Blueberry StrawberryYes
#10Stewart & FO Blvd.17.8Orange MangoYes
#11Watt & FO Blvd.19.4Blueberry StrawberryYesYes
#12Loehmann’s Plaza (Munroe & FO Blvd.)20.4Orange MangoYes
#13Howe Ave & FO Blvd.21.1Blueberry StrawberryYes
#14CSUS (Carlson & H St.)22Orange MangoYes
#15Mercy Hosp (41st & J St.)23.5Blueberry StrawberryYesYes
#16Sutter Hosp (28th & L St.)24.5Orange MangoYes
#1719th St & L St.25.3Blueberry StrawberryYes

*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
Orange/MangoBlueberry StrawberryMochaCitrusRazzVanilla

Road Closure Schedule

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 course monitors will occasionally and very carefully allow some cross traffic.
  • 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 4:00 a.m. and reopening at 9:00 a.m. Only vehicles taking runners to the start will be allowed past the Eureka Road intersection.
  • The Capitol Mall between 8th St and 10th St will be closed beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, 12/1 until 5pm on Sunday, 12/2
  • 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.

2017 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
76:559:15Woodmore 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.
 7:201:45L Street
257:201:5022nd and L Street
267:202:008th and L Street