The inaugural Modesto Marathon gets under way this morning at 7 a.m.
A half marathon race also gets under way at 7, while the 5-kilometer event starts at 7:20.
Runners still can register for the 5K prior to the race, but pre-registration for the full and half marathon is closed.
The marathon course has received certification by USA Track & Field, meaning the its finish times will be accepted as qualifiers for the 2011 Boston Marathon.
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