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Results for 2016 SAMM


Join us for Rina's Run Presented by Surgical Artistry
Half Marathon, 10K, 5K in Ripon
May 7th, 2016



March 20, 2016


Surgical Artistry, the inaugural title sponsor
supporting the SAMM since 2009

Dr. Tammy Wu, Plastic Surgery & Dr. Lee, Botox, Veins, Acupuncture

>> Click here to enter the OFFICIAL SURGICAL ARTISTRY MODESTO MARATHON webpage <<

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Results for 2016 SAMM (new!)

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Official Webpage of the Marathon

Surgical Artistry has Sigvaris running / athletic recovery socks runners and our vein patients.  For more information call our office (209) 551-1888

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picture for Surgical Artistry modesto marathon 2010 - picture is actually at the Flying Pigs marathon
Picture of Dr. Wu, Modesto Plastic Surgeon
finishing a marathon in Cincinnati in 1999

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Enter the Official Marathon Website


This website is made by Surgical Artistry, there is an official Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon website, link is above.

A Brief History as told by Calvin Lee, MD, copied from his FaceBook December 2015:

I am reminiscing about the humble beginnings of the SURGICAL ARTISTRY MODESTO MARATHON (SAMM): Dr. Harvey Palitz first told me about the idea in the locker room of Stanislaus Surgical Hospital in the summer of 2009. I said that I would be happy to help spread the word and get sponsors. Dr. Tammy Wu and I had always wanted a marathon for Modesto. We had run 2 marathons during our surgical residency. However, there was very little interest at that time regarding sponsors. A few months later around October 2009, Heidi Ryan and Mike Araiza stepped into the Surgical Artistry conference room and Dr. Tammy Wu & I wrote a check to turn the idea into reality. We were graciously involved in many of the meetings and the planning of the SAMM. Karen, right away designed a space-saving logo. Becky Li our graphics designer had told me long ago that consistency in the logo is key to branding and that we shouldn't separate the logo from the words Surgical Artistry as she had originally designed it. But I've never followed conventional wisdom. Then the day came to see a piece of marathon related clothing. The front had a really nice small SAMM logo, and the back had a huge logo and information from Sutter Gould. Sutter/Gould didn't want to help out with the title sponsorship but was willing to give the sweatshirt a try - we are very appreciative! This was the very first SAMM apparel made which I proudly wore everywhere. It was burgundy colored which is my favorite color too! And also from the very start in 2009, Vickie poured hours of work helping the marathon, and she eventually became the race director after Heidi had shaped it for 5 years. Mike Pascale in 2009 had been my friend for a few years already, had volunteered to be the official artist for the marathon. The first SAMM took place in 2010, and now we are on to the 7th annual installment which will happen on March 20, 2016.


The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon is organized by Modesto Shadow Chase.  The Modesto Marathon proceeds will benefit the Teens Run Modesto program, which challenges area youth, especially those at-risk, to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved physical fitness through a structured training program culminating in the running and completion of the Modesto Marathon.  Please see the official website for the Modesto Marathon.

Surgical Artistry, the medical practice of Dr. Calvin Lee and Dr. Tammy Wu specializes in veins, acupuncture and plastic surgery.  Visit our Surgical Artistry Plastic Surgery web page for more information about Dr. Tammy Wu and Dr. Calvin Lee.



Surgical Artistry provides services in Veins, Acupuncture and Plastic Surgery

Websites for Surgical Artistry - Veins, Acupuncture and Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery at Doctor's Hospital Modesto, CA
Dr. Tammy Wu and Dr. Calvin Lee operating at Doctor's Hospital of Modesto, California

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Other Marathons that we've attended

Surgical Artistry has many things related to running

  • We are concerned about leg circulation health with our Surgical Artistry Modesto Vein Clinic
  • We carry graded compression stockings including Sigvaris athletic recovery sox - features true compression, dri-release fibers, and reduced lactic acid build-up in calf muscles.
  • Dr. Tammy Wu, Modesto Plastic Surgeon is a runner who has a special expertise in running and breast implants.


Artwork by Mike Pascale

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original Modesto Marathon Logo created 2009

We help in the race against time