Not yet ready for the full 26.2-mile marathon distance but still want to take part in the CIM fun? Round up some friends and for a team for the CIM Relay! CIM Relay teams can be 2, 3, or 4 runners, and together teams complete the full marathon distance with each runner completing a leg of 5.7-7.3 miles (distances vary on each leg). And who knows . . . this years relay runner may be next years marathon finisher!
Marathon, Marathon Relay, Capitol 5K and Capital 5K Challenge, UC Davis Children's Hospital maraFUNrun Kid's 5K.
How to enter the California International Marathon
- Run 26.2mi
- Run 26.2km
- Run 26.2mi
- Run 5km
- Run 5km
California International Marathon routes
Marathon and Marathon Relay
The scenic 26-mile, 385-yard course runs from Folsom Dam to the State Capitol in Sacramento. The relay will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019, near the Folsom Dam in Folsom. The relay is held at the same time and on the same course as the individuals’ marathon.
CIM will take you through rural countryside, then through the towns of Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks and Carmichael and finally, under a canopy of trees in full fall colors, into the city of Sacramento for the State Capitol finish. Even though the course has remained the same, the race has grown into a true international event.
CIM has a gently rolling, point-to-point, net downhill course with well maintained streets and few turns. The CIM start is at a 366 ft. elevation and its finish at a 26 ft. elevation.
CAPITOL CHALLENGE - Looking for an extra Challenge? Run the Capitol 5k AND the California International Marathon for some extra bling! If you are already registered for the marathon and want to be included in the Capitol Challenge choose the Challenge add-on.
UC Davis Children's Hospital MaraFun Kid's 5K
The UC Davis Children's Hospital maraFUNrun Kids' 5k has moved to Saturday!
This free event will be a timed fun run for the kids.
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California International Marathon weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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