California International Marathon

California International Marathon
Date Dec 5, 2021
Sunday
Distance Marathon, Relay
Course Type Road

Race Reports

Read first hand reports and reviews from runners who have completed this race in the past!

2016 California International Marathon Race Report
"Sooooo it turns out that if you get your act together and actually, like, train hard for stuff, pretty amazing things can happen."
2017 Race Report
"When we got near them, I jumped in the air and the photographer yelled, "How do you have all that energy!?”"
2016 California International Marathon - Race Report
"He promised he wouldn’t quit. I handed him all the fuel I had left on me and I made him swear that he would eat all of it."

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Race Information

The California International Marathon point-to-point, net downhill course has remained unchanged for 33 years, providing over 100,000 runners of all speeds–from first-timers to the fastest of the fast–the best chance to achieve their marathon goals. The course is USATF certified.

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 Challenge! CIM Relay Challenge teams can be 2, 3, or 4 runners, and together teams complete the full marathon distance with each runner completing a leg of 5.9-7.5 miles (distances vary on each leg). And who knows . . . this year’s relay runner may be next year’s marathon finisher!

Adults and children can join the fun and excitement of the California International Marathon by participating in the 2.62-mile UC Davis Children’s Hospital maraFUNrun and Fitness Walk.

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