NEWS | September 9, 2019

Medical volunteers needed at California International Marathon on Dec. 8

(SACRAMENTO)

Medical volunteers are needed at this year's California International Marathon (CIM), which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 and will be sponsored by UC Davis Children’s Hospital. UC Davis Health will provide medical care for the runners, both on course at medical stations from Folsom to Sacramento and at the finish line medical tent at the State Capitol. Volunteers will assess/triage runners who need medical assistance. 

Approximately 11,300 runners from all over the world will compete in the CIM marathon or relay marathon. 

To provide care for such a large group, UC Davis Health faculty, nurses, medical and nursing students, residents and fellows are encouraged to sign up. Those in non-medical roles can also play an important role on the day.

A medical volunteer orientation will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 2222, and will provide a forum to brief medical volunteers about their role and answer questions. Volunteers will receive an official certificate of service as well as a CIM T-shirt.

Employees who are interested in volunteering can register online: http://thesacramentorunningassociation.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=34088

Brian Davis, director of PM&R Sports Medicine, Brandee Waite, associate professor of PM&R Sports Medicine, and Katren Tyler, professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine, will be the marathon's medical leads. 

Those with questions can contact Shelby Greenlow at shelby.greenlow@gmail.com.