East Sacramento Streets to Close for California International Marathon

J Street in East Sacramento will be closed next Sunday for the California International Marathon. CIM official information and course map are below.

A flotilla of bicycles escort the 2010 front runner near Sonoma Way on J Street


Course Map 2011


The California International Marathon (CIM) was founded in 1983 by the Sacramento Running Association (formerly Sacramento Long Distance Running Association) to bring a world-class running event to the Sacramento area. The same course develped then provides runners with a very fast, point-to-point, net-downhill marathon.

Tracing an historic route used by the gold miners during the 1849 Gold Rush, it begins at the Folsom Dam, passes through semi-rural suburbs into bustling midtown Sacramento, and has a spectacular finish in front of the California State Capitol.

The CIM’s 26-mile, 385-yard distance is certified and sanctioned by USATF (#CA07004RS), and therefore is a Boston Marathon qualifier and an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. It is frequently a regional or national USATF Championship event as well.

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