“One of the fastest, if not THE FASTEST, courses in the country!”
— Bart Yasso, Runner’s World Online 2007
The CIM is ranked in the TOP SEVEN marathons who send the most number of qualifiers to Boston.
— Marathonguide.com Statistics, 2010
A top Boston Marathon qualifier.
— Runner’s World Magazine, April 2009
Voted "2009 Best Marathon."
— Comeptitor Magazine, January 2010
Voted "Sacramento's Best Sporting Event."
— Sacramento Bee, August 2009
“…in the TOP TEN as a FALL DESTINATION Marathon.”
— USA Today, Bart Yasso, 2007
“One of the WORLD’S BEST small marathons.”
— Runner’s World Magazine, 2006
Ranked in the TOP FIVE as a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
— Runner’s World Magazine, 1995 - just before the 100th Running of the Boston Marathon
"All of us had great runs. 5 of us ran and 4 of us had PR’s around 10 minutes faster than our previous PR’s. 3 of us also qualified for Boston. … our runs were fantastic! We’ve been talking about this marathon
ever since and have all agreed that it is one of the best!”
— The New York Ten:" Mary, Patricia, Mike, Barry, Barbara, Kim, Paul, Linda, Alex, Zoila
“I was amazed in how organized everything was. Somebody really takes pride about this event. Thank You!! I’ll be back.”
"Thank you so much for running such an amazing event, from the start of registration to the end of the marathon. Truly a wonderful weekend. The pace leaders were so fantastic, and accurate. I'll be back again. BTW...I qualified for Boston...thanks to 4hr Bill who got me up to speed and I was able to finish ahead of his group with a 3:57."
— Holly Kemp
“It was a great race this year! We had a great run and were really pleased with our time.…We’re already looking forward to next year."
“My impression of the race from the get-go was A+++++, the expo was perfect, shuttle vans from the runner drop off were a WONDERFUL addition, again the pace team for me is the only way to go. I cannot think of one thing to improve. Thank you all for all your hard work."
“The marathon was great! I’ll tell everyone and I’ll be sure to run it again! “
“Thank you so much for the wonderful marathon! This was my first CIM, my seventh marathon and my third best. I ran my first negative split race, too. It was an experience I won’t forget. Absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to come back. Thank you again and my thanks to all the volunteers and those that made the experience so wonderful.”
“The folks that work on the CIM do an incredible job putting together the race - from the easy registration to the great reception at the finish line. Thanks again.”