CIM Ambassador Program

Are you passionate about the California International Marathon?

Do you enjoy meeting new people?

Become a CIM Ambassador!

Deadline: January 31, 2023

2022 CIM Ambassador Program

CIM Ambassador Benefits:
Complimentary entry into CIM
CIM apparel package
Gifts from our sponsors
Featured on our website

What does a CIM Ambassador do?
CIM Ambassadors help spread the word about CIM to their community!

Ambassadors should be:
Passionate and active runners
Outgoing and friendly people
Able to make a one-year commitment (January – December 2022)

One-Year Commitment Includes:
Active on personal social media accounts posting about CIM
CIM Instagram posts during local large events
Involvement with local running clubs
Organize a community fun run to promote CIM in August
Become a CIM Ambassador today!

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Stephanie Dunlap
Yuba City, CA

In 2012, Stephanie went from zero miles to 26.2 miles in less than a year! Since then, it’s been her joy to encourage other first time marathoners. CIM 2022 will be Stephanie’s fifth CIM and she’s proud to be back as CIM’s 6 hour marathon pacer!

Megan Chittenden
Southlake, TX

Megan has been running since she was in middle school. Running is her escape and “me time” as a full time working mom. Megan has also found community and friendship through running. She has run 3 marathons and several half marathons. She’s hoping to go for a BQ this year at her second CIM!

Rob Sanchas
Warren, RI

Rob is a veteran who runs to promote both physical and mental health. He’s a runner that is legally blind due to an accident. This will be his fourth CIM and fifteenth marathon overall.

Ashton Grissom
Lone Tree, CO 

Ashton is a passionate Nuun Elite sponsored marathon runner aspiring to run the Olympic Trials Qualifier standard in the marathon before Spring of 2024.  He loves helping people achieve their goals and exceed their expectations of their talent just as he has surprised himself.

Lurysol Olivera-Alaniz
Stockton, CA 

Lurysol is excited to be a CIM Ambassador and looks forward to encouraging the first time marathoners in our CIM First-Timer Program this fall. She knows what it is like to be a first-timer and her advice is to, “Just keep going.”

Jessica Mena
Winnetka, CA

Jess Mena is a long time passionate runner and sports physical therapist from Southern California, who will be taking on CIM again this year. She is very excited to be involved as an Ambassador and looking forward to engaging on the local SoCal community to share the magic that CIM brings to runners!

Bryan Huberty
North Miami Beach, FL

Bryan lives in Miami and ran his PB of 2:31 twice at CIM (2019 & 2021) in addition to 2:32 in 2018. In 2022 his goal is sub 2:30 with the race taking place on his 44th birthday. Bryan is also a high school cross country coach and founder/coach at Project 305 Track Club in Miami Beach. He works for Sneaker Impact, a shoe up-cycling organization, Live Ultimate as a botanist and as a part-time DJ playing deep house music.

Danny Rodriguez
Miami, FL

Running is Danny’s best therapy. It’s his escape valve to drain all the stress of the day. He likes to run in different cities because each place is unique and it is also the moment where he only competes with himself. Running teaches you that there are no impossible dreams that you cannot achieve.

But above all, he loves running because of the friendships it gives you and over time those people become part of your family. 

He is grateful for CIM because it gives him the opportunity to qualify for Boston in 2023.

Sumant Singh
San Jose, CA 

He is a new marathon runner and is trying to qualify for Boston this year at CIM. He loves dogs,  running and trying new things. He recently started bouldering and is looking forward to training for CIM.

Brandon Johnson
Selah, WA

“Running breath’s positivity in my world and allow stress to flow through me without a response.”

Heather Kuch
Henderson, NV

Heather is a Las Vegas local who has logged 14 marathons and completed CIM twice! She loves this course, the race organization and the energy the city brings to race weekend, meeting up with all the runners taking over the city, and spending time in Sacramento pre- and post-race. She’s looking forward to another great weekend at CIM this year and hopes to run her second BQ on this fast course!

Marie O’Reilly
Cincinnati, OH

Marie is no stranger to marathons and has run them even, negative and positive splits! Her passion is helping others see and experience something they might not have even thought of to reach one of their life goals, and still have a smile! CIM is one of those!. ❤️

Rachel Richelieu
Reston, VA

I am Rachel Richelieu and I live outside Washington, DC with my husband and two young children. I have completed eight marathons with CIM 2019 being #5 and Boston 2022 being #8. My first two marathons were over 10 years ago and I didn’t start running seriously until my late thirties after 7 years of Crossfit and a lot joy (and pain) that I found with Crossfit endurance workouts. I am chapter co-leader for the Arete Women’s Run Club in Washington, DC. I PR’ed in the marathon in 2022 (3:25), but continue to chase faster personal records as a masters runner and I absolutely LOVE this running community. I love CIM– it is a wicked fast and fun point-to-point course.

Valery Charles
Brooklyn, NY