SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The annual California International Marathon (CIM), scheduled to happen Sunday, December 6, 2020, has been canceled due to health and safety guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The CIM cancellation is a devastating blow to the Sacramento region and to the larger running community,” said Scott Abbott, executive director of the Sacramento Running Association, which puts on the event.

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All 2020 CIM registrants will receive a voucher for free registration into either the 2021, 2022, or 2023 CIM, the Association says.

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Over the course of the race weekend, the CIM hosts over 15,000 participants, 75,000 spectators, and 4,000 volunteers. It adds an estimated $11 million to the economy in the Sacramento region.

The event historically raises over $500,000 for local charities and community organizations every year.

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Associated events that are also canceled include November’s Run The Parkway, The Capitol 5k, and UC Davis Children’s Hospital maraFUNrun.