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Lansing Marathon Expects To Draw Thousands of People

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- More than a thousand runners and nearly six thousand spectators are expected to take to the streets of Lansing Sunday morning for the city's third annual marathon.

While Sunday is the big race day, Saturday morning nearly 200 people kicked off the event by running the Lansing 5k. After those runners crossed the finish line, dozens of kids took part in the 1.5k.

Organizers say this year is the biggest race turn-out yet, and call it an exciting weekend for long and short-distance runners alike.

"They're so exhilarated. They're so excited to be able to complete an event like that. Many of them are coming from Lansing and they're so excited to be doing it in their hometown. But, we have people from all over. We have people from Europe and South America and they're so excited to be here in Lansing and run a well organized event that's great for the community," said Lansing Marathon Race Director Owen Anderson.
     
More than 1,600 people are signed up for the Lansing marathon, half marathon and a marathon relay, which is a six person relay through the marathon course.

The races start at 8 a.m. and registration is still open. For more information visit the Lansing Marathon's website.

Organizers say the only street closed during Sunday's race will be Michigan Avenue between Grand River and Cedar Road. They expect it to be closed between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

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