NEWS | August 13, 2018

Medical volunteers needed at California International Marathon on Dec. 2

(SACRAMENTO)

Medical volunteers are needed at this year's California International Marathon (CIM), which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 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. 

Photo of employees at CIM
Employees from the medical team at last year's California International Marathon. Watch the inspiring video of the reunion between a CIM runner and members of the CIM medical team who saved her life.

Approximately 9,000 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 by Thursday, Nov. 1. Those in non-medical roles can also play an important role on the day.

A medical volunteer orientation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 1222, 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=25560.

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

Those with questions can contact Shelby Greenlow at shelby.greenlow@gmail.com or 916-837-1353.