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Achieve Your Marathon Goals with Our CIM Training Program


EFAST is excited to announce the 2019 California International Marathon Training Program. We are excited to provide you with an outstanding experience as you train for one the country’s best marathons. This is the sixth year that EFAST has provided training for CIM!


The Coached Plan provides a highly customized training plan based on your ability and goals. You will receive a custom training plan each month in addition to weekly group runs, and much more!


CIM is one of the top marathons in the country. It will take place on December 8, 2019. The 26.2-mile course starts in Folsom and finishes in front of the State Capitol in Sacramento. Bart Yasso, from Runner’s World, called CIM “a very fast course, if not the fastest, course in the country.”


CIM is a great option for your first marathon, a Boston Qualifier, or an opportunity to set a PR. It is a very popular race for Northern Nevada runners.


EFAST wants to help you prepare for your best marathon yet. The program starts September 2nd (Labor Day) and goes through two weeks after race day (December 21). All training plans and workouts will be designed by a United States Track and Field Certified Coach.


Having run the race multiple times, EFAST coaches are very familiar with the course.


The past five years of the program has produced outstanding results. A few highlights include:


  • 80% of the participants achieved a personal record with the average PR of 15 minutes

  • Seven Boston Marathon Qualifying times

  • Fastest Female Runner from Northern Nevada (two times)

  • Fourteen first time marathon runners


Coached Plan – for only $325 you get the following:


  • Two EFAST Run Team sessions a week (25 sessions = $250 value)

  • Customized training plan (Silver Plan -- $465-$675 value)

  • Free Training Peaks account

  • Weekly interaction and guidance from a United States Track and Field Level Coach

  • Individualized race preparation packet

  • Post-race event

  • …and an amazing time training for a marathon with a great group of people!



Please note:

  • The cost of the program does not include the race entry fee.

  • There are 2 options for Run Team each week (Monday at 6 AM at Reno High School and Wednesday at 6 AM at Mary Gojack Park off of Skyline Blvd).

  • The CIM Training Program is open to all ability levels, but we require each athlete to be capable of completing a 10-mile training run when the program starts.


More information about the race: California International Marathon


Interested in joining? Please contact us.



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