June 17 2015
A newbie-turned-race-veteran lends event ideas for beginner runners looking to cruise through their first finish lines.
Follow the footsteps of gold miners to the capitol in Sacramento, where women celebrate at their own finish.
Thirty years old, the California International Marathon (runcim.org) on Dec. 8 is a great place for speedy runners to test out their wheels. Race Director Michelle La Sala says, “The usually perfect weather and the fast course is a great combination.” The marathon features more than 20 musicians and crosses the American River—site of 1849 gold rush panning. Runners enjoy a 50-block countdown of numbered streets to the California State Capitol, where women are spotlighted with our own finish.