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
Filed Under: Running
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.