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Marathon volunteers honored Tuesday night

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - They worked hard earlier this month to make sure visitors got a good impression of Albany.  Tuesday night, those volunteers were the center of attention.

A couple of thousand runners participated in the Snickers Marathon Energy Bar Marathon and half marathon.

Organizers say it wouldn't have been a success without the dedicated volunteers.

To thank them, a reception was held in their honor at the Welcome Center in Downtown Albany Tuesday night.

"We had almost 1,000 volunteers that helped and a record number of runners this year. There's a website that the runners go to where they post their comments. All the comments have been positive. The runners say they'll be back," said Marathon Volunteer Coordinator Judy Randle.

In fact many of the runners gushed about the volunteers and encouraged other runners to come to Albany for next year's marathon.

Many of the volunteers have already signed on to help again next year.

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