LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The Lansing Marathon will go on as planned on Sunday with nearly 2,000 runners expected to participate. While many of them will run with heavy hearts, organizers are taking every step to make sure everyone stays safe.
Lansing Marathon Director Owen Anderson says not a single runner has dropped out.
"Everyone has a little fear and concern about what might happen, but we're all standing together on this and saying we can't let this stop us," said Anderson.
But security will increase significantly on the race's course. On Tuesday, the marathon added 20 new positions along the course for volunteers to help make sure runner's are safe and the course will be set up on Sunday morning instead of Saturday night to make sure officials have complete control of it.
"Those extra volunteers and course marshals are extremely important because they allow us to see what's going on at all times," said Anderson.
Ingham county officials say that everyone's eyes and ears need to be open.
Even with tighter security, it won't take away from the marathon's real meaning. "We'll run and walk to honor the people in Boston," said Anderson.
The marathon begins at 8a.m. Sunday. You can find more information on how to still register, visit the Lansing Marathon website.