As one of 12 people credited with running every California International Marathon, Auburn's Tim Twiet-meyer was asked where Sunday ranked among the worst weather the race has seen in its 30 years.

In years such as this, race director John Mansoor expects a smaller field of elite runners for the California International Marathon.

Organizers and participants in the California International Marathon, which has earned a reputation over the years for its pleasant weather on race day, are bracing for a turbulent experience when the event turns 30 on Sunday morning.

Nearly an inch of rain fell in Sacramento on Dec. 3, 1983, a Saturday, leaving Steve Haun to wonder if he should reconsider his plans for the next morning. Running the inaugural California International Marathon seemed a lot less appealing in stormy weather.

If you haven't thought of it by now, it's too late to run in the California International Marathon on Sunday. The event is full, and besides, there's all that training you didn't do.

It's Sacramento's largest group exercise event, a chance for thousands to take to the streets for a charitable cause before piling on the calories.

They reigned supreme that Thanksgiving Day in 1994. No one in the field of 1,157 runners on the streets of east Sacramento could touch Paul Thomas or Theresa McCourt, male and female winners of the inaugural Run to Feed the Hungry.

Every Thanksgiving Day, in an act as ritualized as mixing the mashed potatoes or snapping the wishbone, Robert Cook puts on his sweats and flip-flops, props up his folding chair and spends hours cheering on the participants in the Run to Feed the Hungry.

With thousands of runners and walkers expected for the annual Run to Feed the Hungry in east Sacramento on Thursday, race officials have announced two changes to help with traffic flow before and after the event.

By age 18, Donald Edd-Harrison had been in and out of the juvenile hall system, and had become a high school dropout with a drug problem.

For 19 years, Run to Feed the Hungry has generated money for programs of the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Erisan Torres' parents say she was a shy and timid fifth-grader when she first started attending the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' youth education program.

Christian Landa was pronounced dead at the scene of his motorcycle crash.

When Moria Osario was 4, her mother was using a wheelchair and her father left the family.

After being laid off during the height of the recession and unable to find another job in Kansas City, Mo., April Hewlett, a single mother, moved with her family to Sacramento to live with a sister.

For the past two years, Cynthia Robertson, a single mother of five, has visited the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services clothing program to outfit her kids for special events.

Each year, the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' clothing program hands out shoes, jackets and other clothing to needy families.

A neighbor told Gayle Woodward, a senior citizen living on a fixed income, about the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' food program.

Bennie Manning Jr. is a divorced father of four and is looking for work.

After enduring an abusive husband and a nervous breakdown, Andrea Edwards says she lost her job as a supervisor at a bank, turned to alcohol to deal with her problems and ended up living on and off the streets for 20 years.

The stench of death hung heavily over Gibson Ranch Regional Park on Saturday.

The lead cyclist guiding the fastest runners among 4,000 participating in Sunday's Urban Cow Half-Marathon made a wrong turn in Land Park, an error that added more than a half mile to the event, possibly affecting qualifying times for some runners.

The American River Parkway Foundation has received a $30,000 donation from the running organization Sacramento Friends in Training, the foundation announced Wednesday.

The Sacramento Running Association's newly-formed Hall of Fame has named its first inductee – Olympic gold medalist distance runner Billy Mills.

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