Make Sacramento your hub for fun and carefree trips to Northern California's most famous and popular travel destinations, including San Francisco, the Giant Redwoods, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite. In a 2007 USA Today article, the California International Marathon was listed as one of the top 10 Fall Destination Marathons.
There is NOT an official pre-race pasta dinner, however, below are just a few of Sacramento's popular downtown restaurants where runners and their families/friends can enjoy a wonderful pre-race dinner.
More restaurants and shopping can be found in Sacramento's historic "Old Town" area (on 1st and 2nd Streets between I Street and Capitol) and in the Sacramento Plaza shopping mall (between 5th and 9th Streets on K Street).
If you are looking for company, stop by the booth of the Sacramento area's largest running club, the Buffalo Chips, and join "the herd" at their preferred eatery.