Apparently CIM is really popular this year - there are 2000 more runners this year than last. I was already planning on taking the bus to the start, but this leaves no doubt (from an "official" CIM email -- bad karma for the person sending the email hoax btw)
2,000 MORE RUNNERS MEANS MAJOR START AREA CONGESTION!
If you are being dropped off at the start, arrival at the starting area between 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. is highly recommended. Long lines of bumper-to-bumper cars are anticipated along both the north and the south start area runner drop offs. CONSIDER TAKING THE BUS!
If you haven't already made this wise decision, purchase a bus ticket at the Expo and drive to Sacramento on Marathon morning to take the bus! You will end up saving time. EMAIL HOAX ABOUT RELAY START TIME
An evil email was being circulated this morning (Friday, Nov. 30) about a change in the Relay start time. DISREGARD it! NOTHING has changed; the Relay runners will start with the marathoners at 7 a.m.!