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2010 Mardi Gras a success

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Tens of thousands of people packed downtown Albany over the weekend. Organizers say it was a big success.

About 1,200 runners crossed the finish line Saturday in the Snickers Energy Bar Marathon and half marathon. That's about the same as last year.

Organizers say attendance for the Region's bike races was down slightly, but about 6,000 more people attended this year's Mardi Gras street festival.

"We're excited to have maintained with that," said Lisa Riddle, Director of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The bike race wasn't anything we've done the reason they were down is because some other races came up on the schedule but we're working out some ideas for next year and hopefully our number for the bike race will be up next year."

Organizers are already thinking about ways to improve the numbers for next year. They've set the date for the first Saturday in March, 2011.

 

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