Schedule of Upcoming #road2CIM Events:

  • Oct 30: Transfer window opens
  • Nov 1-Nov 17: Participant Transportation Survey (busing)
  • Nov 5: Run the Parkway - Official CIM Training Run
  • Nov 6: Last day to guarantee shirt size for transfers
  • Nov 20: Last day to complete marathon bib transfers
  • Dec 1: CIM Expo opens at SAFE Credit Union Convention Center
  • Dec 2: Official CIM Shakeout Run hosted by Bare Performance Nutrition
  • Dec 3: Race Day!

Action Items

  • Read this email in its entirety.
  • Follow the instructions below to complete your CIM Start Transportation Survey by NOV. 17
  • To submit your transportation declaration please follow these steps: 
    • Sign into your Race Roster account here
    • Click the blue Edit Registration button
    • Click Products at the top of the page
    • Choose your Start Transportation option
    • Review your Personal Information to ensure it is correct
    • Click Save & exit

Getting to the Start

  • Participants are asked to choose their desired means of arriving to the start on race morning on the Start Transportation survey by NOV. 17
  • This survey simply assists us with determining the number of buses to order for each location and does NOT commit the runners to anything. If your plans change for race morning there is no need to contact us.
  • Buses and shuttles are free to all runners. Please review the options for Getting to the Start before filling out the survey.
  • A comprehensive video explaining the race day transportation can be found here.
  • Reminder: There are no gear check services at the start line.  Gear check services are available at the Convention Center during operating hours at the CIM Expo and on race morning before bus loading (at Location A). 

Personal Registration Information - Registration Questions 

When you log in to your Race Roster Dashboard for the bus survey, don't forget to double check your personal information to make sure it is all correct. You will be able to make updates to information like: date of birth, gender, address or phone number, expected finish time, and emergency contact information. 

If you are unable to run CIM for any reason, we unfortunately do not offer refunds or deferrals.  We do, however, allow you to officially transfer your bib to another runner through our transfer process.

The transfer window will open on October 30.

To facilitate these transfers, we've created a dedicated Facebook group where runners can connect for these purposes. Additional information can be found here, including the link to the Facebook Group.

Transfers to the relay are no longer available as the relay has sold out.  

Learn about optimal fueling and hydration solutions for marathon training and details of aid stations along the California International Marathon route. Featuring experts: Roxanne Vogel, Nutrition and Performance Research Manager for GU Energy Labs, Yvette Waters, Nutrition Strategist and Brand Influencer for Raley’s, and Vishal Patel, Director of Product Development for Nuun Hydration. 
Links to all podcasts and videos can be found on our CIM University page.

Registration for CIM’s Official Training Run is closing soon!

Run the Parkway - Nov. 5

Only a few spots remaining!  Register now if you plan to join us.  Register here!

Celebrate for a chance to win! 

In honor of the California International Marathon’s 40th anniversary, we’re launching the new CIM Group in the ASICS Runkeeper app. Join the Group today to become part of the community and take on the 40 in 40 Challenge for a chance to win a pair of ASICS shoes!

Join the app!

Celebrate your marathon finish with a refreshing beer from Firestone Walker Brewing Company, which is excited to partner with the Sacramento Running Association for a second year. 

Enjoy a complementary 805, Mind Haze IPA or Cali Squeeze in the finish area of both CIM and Run the Parkway. Only available for registered runners 21 years or older. For more information about Firestone Walker, visit Click here for more information about CIM finish line amenities.

Smile! MarathonFoto will be there to photograph your accomplishments on race day. Be sure to have your bib visible and keep an eye out for our photographers in the bright colored vests along the course!

Information To Come

The next Newsletter will have more detailed information regarding: 

  • Spectator and Runner Tracking Updates
  • Course Updates
  • Packet Pick-up and Expo Updates
  • Your final instructions will be sent mid-week race week

Need More Information?

If you have a question that is not answered here, in the newsletter, you can visit the CIM website or email us at  However, stay tuned as your question may be covered in upcoming newsletters.

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