NEWS | November 28, 2018

Medical volunteers gear up for California International Marathon this weekend


More than 100 volunteers from across UC Davis Health will provide medical support at the 36th annual California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday.

Photo of CIM volunteers
CIM medical volunteers standing in front of the State Capitol.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a proud race sponsor and the chief beneficiary of the CIM and the Sacramento Running Association, which hosts the event each year.

UC Davis Medical Center is providing the medical supplies and medical care on course, which starts at 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.

Brian Davis, clinical professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brandee Waite, associate clinical professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Katren Tyler, professor in Emergency Medicine, will be the medical directors of the race.

Approximately 10,000 runners from all over the world will compete in the marathon or relay marathon. An additional 2,000 people will compete in the Capital 5K Run and the UC Davis Children’s Hospital MaraFUNrun 5K run.

UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and his wife LeShelle May, David Lubarsky, vice chancellor of human health sciences and chief executive officer of UC Davis Health, Brad Simmons, interim chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center and Toby Marsh, chief nursing and patient care services officer at UC Davis Medical Center, will hold the finish line tape when the winners cross the finish line. 

Check presentation and mini marathon event

The Sacramento Running Association will invite media to its annual check presentation and mini marathon event on the Pediatrics Unit on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The check presentation will be held in the lobby with Sacramento Running Association's executive director Scott Abbott presenting a check to Brad Simmons. 

Young patients will then complete a short course inside the hospital, with the chance to run alongside elite marathoners, who will be competing at Sunday's CIM. Children will receive CIM medals for reaching the finish line. 

CIM Expo

On Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1, runners will pick up their packets at the CIM Health and Fitness Expo, which hosts more than 75 exhibitors, live entertainment, expert speaker panels and more at the Sacramento Convention Center. UC Davis Children’s Hospital will have two booth spaces.