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Follow Albany Marathon runners on new app

ACVB Director Rashelle Beasley. ACVB Director Rashelle Beasley.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany marathon kicks off at 7am Saturday morning.

Volunteers are busy Friday afternoon making sure last minute preparations are in place.

Last year, organizers added an app for folks to use. This year, they've made some improvements and want everyone to download the app, for free. It will allow runners, volunteers, and race watchers to share pictures.

"You can plug in bib numbers and search by bib numbers, so once they are all up you can search for somebody's bib number and be able to find pictures of your family, friend or yourself," said ACVB Director Rashelle Beasley.

Beasley also told WALB there is a 10% increase of participants from last year. The race has a high qualifying rate for the Boston marathon. Unfortunately, when the race starts temperatures will be near freezing.

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