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People are gearing up for the 9th annual Albany Marathon

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

We're just 32-hours away from the start of the 9th Annual Albany Marathon.

Thursday evening volunteers picked up their packets and t-shirts.

Organizers said volunteers are crucial to the success of the event.

They expect more than 17-hundred volunteers to help with water stations, serve as road marshals and work the runners' expo Friday night.

“We look forward to having some very good weather this year. This has really helped boost our numbers over the past week as well,” said Rashelle Beasley, Convention and Visitor's Bureau."

Nearly 15-hundred runners have already registered, that's up from last year.

You can still sign up Friday to run the race that starts Saturday at 7 a.m.

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