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California International Marathon 2015 Guide

Dec 01, 2015

Kate Grace
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We are excited to welcome racers and fans to Sacramento for CIM! Below are some of our favorite places to run and nosh in town. Reference the bottom of this post for meet-up information. Safe travels and see you soon!

- Kate Grace and Lauren Wallace   


RUNNING HOTSPOTS

The American River Trail is our bread and butter. It goes 32 miles from Downtown out to the foothills of the Sierras. We recommend starting anywhere from Sac State and to the east. Here is a map of areas to park for easy trail access. 

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For a quick shake out, William Land Park is another good option. It's three miles south of downtown, and a very pretty three mile jog around.

GOOD EATS

Midtown/Downtown

Note: there are so many good restaurants in this area, you can't go wrong with Yelp

Coffee - the Mill, Old Soul (multiple locations), Insight Coffee (multiple locations)

Food - Hook and Ladder (American, Farm to Table), Tres Hermanas (our favorite Mexican food), Burgers and Brew, Ramen House Ryujin

Celebratory Dessert - Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate (or the gelato place next door ;)

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East Sac

Coffee - Tupelo, Chocolate Fish

Food - Selland's (order at the counter, quality sandwiches and plates)

Brunch - Bacon and Butter (“farm-to-table American breakfast and lunch classics”)

Fair Oaks

Coffee - Insight or Temple

Brunch - Bella Bru, Ettore’s

Celebratory Dessert - The Parlor (it's a donut, ice cream sandwich. Enough said.)

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SATURDAY FINDS

  • Farmer's Market Midtown, 8am - 1pm (on 20th between J and K)
  • Escape Room Sacramento (make reservations here)
  • Carols at the Capitol, 1030AM - 430PM, new groups every hour in the Capitol Rotunda
  • If you are still here Sunday Night, NorCal Distance Project is holding the Pacific 10,000m Pursuit at 6pm at the track at Sac State. Athletes (including teammate Kim Conley, and Jordan Hasay) will be going for the Olympic standard in the 10k. Information here.

OISELLE MEET-UPS 

Saturday Shakeout

9:30 AM. 955 University Ave, 95825 (park on the street).

Meet Sarah Lesko at for an easy shakeout along the American River, followed by coffee at Insight Coffee Roasters.

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Cowbell Corner

Erin Wachter is heading up the cowbell corner. She will be at mile 21, in front of Sac State  (map here). The event is on the Oiselle Facebook group with more detailed parking instructions.

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WHO'S RACING? 

We have several women on Volée team chasing the Olympic Trials Marathon Standard this weekend. These women are looking to race under 2:42!!

Shaluinn Fullove, Sarah Robinson, Melissa Gacek, Trisha Drobeck, Donna Mills, Cynthia Fowler and Lyndy Davies.

POST RACE BRUNCH  

11:30AM - 1:30PM. Cafe Bernardo on K. 1000 K Street, 95814.

You made it! Good luck racers!

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