California International Marathon
|California International Marathon|
|Location||between Folsom and Sacramento, California, United States|
|Course records||M: 2:10:27 (1993)|
F: 2:27:33 (2014)
The California International Marathon (CIM) is an annual road marathon (42.195 km (26.219 mi)) held in Northern California since 1983. The net downhill course starts at Folsom Dam and ends at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The race is organized by the Sacramento Running Association.
In 1983, marathoner John Mansoor and entrepreneur Sally Edwards organized the first CIM, anticipating an opportunity to also be an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. CIM served as the United States National Marathon Championship for men in 1984 and for women in 1984, 1985, 1989, and 1993.It again served as the USA Marathon Championship in 2017 and 2018.
In 1988, Sacramento artist Phil Dynan became the first official race artist appointed by the CIM Board of Directors. Dynan's art was used for five years. His initial design showed a pack of runners with the Sierra foothills behind them.
|Course map of full marathon in 2015|
The course follows a historic gold miners' round beginning at Folsom Dam, passing through suburban Sacramento, and ending at the State Capitol. The race starts at an elevation of 366 ft (112 m) and finishes at an elevation of 26 ft (7.9 m).
Key: Course record
- CIM History
- "California International Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009" (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. 494, 497. Archived from the original (pdf) on August 6, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "1990 Male Results". California International Marathon. Sacramento, California. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "California International Marathon Homepage". Archived from the original on 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2009-04-16.