California International Marathon (CIM) Training Program
Welcome to Fleet Feet Folsom & Roseville's California International Marathon (CIM) Training! This program is designed to help both new and experienced runners reach their marathon goals in a positive and fun group environment. Relay runners are welcome to join us!
The California International Marathon (CIM) takes place on Sunday, December 1st, 2024. This 26.2mile run starts in Folsom and ends at our state's capitol building! This race has a net elevation loss and is one of the country's best Boston Marathon qualifiers! It is a fast marathon course and a great first or 20th marathon course.
While this marathon training program is filled with perks at its core – experienced coaches, goal-based training plans, insights from CIM insiders, and premium race day experiences – it is about building a community of people who share a passion and want to work together to reach their goals. This program is about encouraging and motivating one another to do your best. Whether you are looking to finish, improve, or perform, this program will leave you a smarter, healthier, and happier runner.
Kick Off Informational Meeting
Not sure if this program is for you? All are welcome to meet the coaches on Thursday, July 25 at 6:00pm at Fleet Feet Folsom to learn about the program and ask any questions you may have. The meeting will be followed by 30-minute shakeout run!
- July 25 – Dec 8
- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00pm at various locations
- Saturdays at 7:30am at various locations
- Workouts will be in the Folsom and surrounding area
- Since many participants train for both races, we will combine CIM with the Urban Cow Half Marathon Training Program
- We will prepare you for the California International Marathon on Sunday, December 8, 2024.
- Your registration includes a training program t-shirt and access to the Fleet Feet tent on race day.
The training is designed to increase week to week so you build slowly, steadily, and consistently towards your goals.
Tuesday and Thursday workouts consist of intensity such as intervals, hills, and tempo to improve your fitness. Saturday workouts will build endurance towards the goal race distance. Your training schedule will include workouts for you to do on your own throughout the week which will help you see more progress. If you cannot make a workout, you will have the schedule to continue to follow the plan.
Coaches and special guests will educate you in person and in Final Surge on topics such as warm ups, mobility, nutrition/hydration, injury prevention, how to prepare for race day, and more. They are also a resource and support for you along the way.
Group Training Atmosphere
Enjoy the safety, accountability, information, and motivation of a coached group workout environment. We also have a private Social Wall in Final Surge for you to share, communicate, and get motivation from your fellow training members.
- Rochelle Gamette
Program Cost $250
This program is included in our Training Program Subscription.
Are you interested in multiple Fleet Feet Training Programs throughout the year? Head over to the Training Program Subscription page to see if it is right for you!
Minimum Activity Level
- Ability to run or walk-run 7 miles and currently exercising 3-5 times per week and ability to run-walk/run 30-45 minutes, 3 times per week for the relay distance.
- Ability to run or walk-run at a 13:44 minute/mile pace or faster (same as the maximum pace allowance on Race Day).
We reserve the right to cancel practice for any unsafe conditions such as, but not limited to, weather or air quality.
Exclusive Discounts and Swag
Throughout the program, we will provide in store discounts, training program swag, and other giveaways as opportunities arise.
Email Training Program Director Amy, email@example.com