Time is running out to register for the 2013 California International Marathon, a race with a great reputation for setting a personal best or qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
The CIM, founded by the Sacramento Running Association, has reached its cap of 8,000 runners in each of the last four years, with the event selling out quicker each year. The race filled on Aug. 22 last year and there are fewer than 1,000 spots remaining for this year’s race, set for Dec. 8.
The entry fee for the marathon is $130. The entry fee for the four-person relay is $180; high school teams can enter for $50. The relay division cap is 1,000 teams.
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“We are extremely encouraged by the growing popularity of our event and very much look forward to delivering another quality marathon for all of our runners in 2013,” SRA Executive Director Ellen Moore said. “The Sacramento Running Association is committed to maintaining the many runner-friendly aspects of the California International Marathon that runners of past years have grown to know and love.
“The partnership we have been able to forge over the last 30 years with the Sacramento community is a big part of our success and something we recognize is very special. We are proud to be a part of this community.”
The CIM has long enjoyed a reputation as a great race to earn a Boston Marathon qualifying time. The 26.2-mile test from Folsom to the state Capitol is slightly downhill, and weather conditions are normally cool enough to help produce fast times.
The race has doubled in size since 2005, when it featured 4,000 runners. The first CIM in 1983 had 1,600 entrants.
The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.
Other SRA events include the recent Gold Rush 100k and Freedom Mile, the Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon on Oct. 19, the Super Bowl Sunday 10k Run on Feb. 2 and the Credit Union SACTOWN Ten-Mile Run on April 6.
SRA beneficiaries include the American River Parkway, youth fitness programs, local running venues and aspiring young runners.
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