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Start: Dec 03, 2006 at 07:00:00 AM
Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Point-to-point, Road
Difficulty: 2 / 10
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Address: The CIM, 120 Ponderosa Ct., Folsom, CA 95630
Phone: 916/983-4622
Filed Under: Running

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3.0/5 (536 votes)

The Fastest Course in the West!

Starts near the Folsom Dam. The gently rolling net downhill course (366 ft. elev at teh start - 26 ft. elev. at the finish) follows an historic gold miners route through Sacramento area suburbs into bustling midtown Sacramento. The thrilling finish is in front of the beautiful California State Capitol. Great crowd support, block by block course entertainment, experienced race management and volunteers, superb Pace Team leaders. Average temperatures are low 40s at the start; mid 50s at the finish. 13% chance of significant rain. Runner's World Magazine ranks "The CIM" in the top 5 as a Boston Marathon Qualifier and lists it as one of the world's best small marathons. No limit on the number of entries; 4,000 entered in 2005 with 96% finishing.

Also a 4-Person Relay and a 2.62-mile maraFUNrun and Fitness Walk

The CIM NordicTrack Sports and Fitness Expo on 12-1 and 12-2 is at the Sacramento Convention Center at 1400 J St. in downtown Sacramento. The marathon starts at the corner of Folsom-Auburn Rd. and the Folsom Dam Rd. in Folsom.

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Posted by: Cynci and last modified on Aug 17, 2006 by Cynci

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no photo On August 16, 2004
Cynci said ...

It's this marathon that made me fall in love with marathon runnng and I've run it 14 times since 1984, the most recent time being 2003. The scenic, net downhill course with wide streets and gentle rolling hills is never boring and will get you a PR. The experienced race management, the dedicated volunteers, the enthusiastic community all make it very runner friendly. The Pace Team Leaders are the most "right on" you will find anywhere.

no photo On September 27, 2004
Tom Griffiths said ...

We had beautiful weather for this year's race. There were 42 entries this year. The fastest man was Kevin Pringle, from Admire, Kansas, who ran the course in 19:05. The fastest woman was Cathy Colglazier, from Scranton, Kansas, whose time was 25:39. The course was about 75 yards over 5K this year. The portion on top of the levee around town was in much better shape this year thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Also, the trails in Flint Hills National Wildlife Area were well maintained and groomed with a leaf blower the day before the race (by refuge personnel). We appreciate the great cooperations by these agencies. This was the 3rd year for this race, which is held in conjunction with Hartford Harvest Day, the town's annual festival. See you next year!

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