Medical volunteers prepare for the California International Marathon on Sunday


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More than 90 volunteers from across UC Davis Health will provide medical support to the California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday.

The race was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returned this year with COVID-19 protocols in place, including proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the day of the race for runners and medical volunteers.

2019 ICM medical volunteers in front of the State Capitol.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a proud sponsor of the race and the primary beneficiary of funds raised by the CIM and the Sacramento Running Association, which hosts the event.

UC Davis Medical Center provides medical supplies and care on the course, which begins in Folsom and ends at the Finish Line Medical Tent at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Volunteers from Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), Medical Reserve Corps, American Medical Response (AMR) and Folsom, Sacramento Metro and Sacramento City Fire Departments also provide medical support for the event.

Brandee Waite, Associate Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Katren Tyler, Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Brian Davis, Volunteer Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will be the medical co-directors of the race.

About 9,000 runners from all over the world will participate in the marathon or marathon relay.

Gary May, Chancellor of UC Davis, Susan Murin, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nate Kuppermann, Professor and President of Emergency Medicine, R. Lor Randall, Professor and President of Orthopedic Surgery, Cassandra Lee, Chief of Medicine of Sport, and Marcia Faustin, Assistant Clinical Physician in Sports Medicine and Family and Community Medicine, will hold the tape from the finish line as the winners cross the finish line.

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