More than 90 volunteers from across UC Davis Health will provide medical support at the California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday.
The race was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has returned this year with COVID-19 protocols in place, including proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of race day for runners and medical volunteers.
UC Davis Medical Center is providing the medical supplies and medical care on the course, which starts in Folsom and ends at the finish line medical tent at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
Volunteers from Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Medical Reserve Corps, American Medical Response (AMR) and Folsom, Sacramento Metro and the City of Sacramento Fire Departments are also providing medical support for the event.
Brandee Waite, professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Katren Tyler, professor in Emergency Medicine, and Brian Davis, volunteer clinical professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will be the co-medical directors of the race.
Approximately 9,000 runners from all over the world will compete in the marathon or marathon relay.
Gary May, UC Davis chancellor, Susan Murin, interim dean of the School of Medicine, Nate Kuppermann, professor and chair of emergency medicine, R. Lor Randall, professor and chair of orthopaedic surgery, Cassandra Lee, chief of sports medicine, and Marcia Faustin, assistant clinical physician in sports medicine and family and community medicine, will hold the finish line tape when the winners cross the finish line.