Albany Marathon gets new name

Albany Marathon gets new name

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Officials of the Albany Marathon and Half Marathon have officially rebranded the event.

On the race's 10 year anniversary it will officially be called the SNICKERS® Marathon and Half Marathon.

Despite the fact that many South Ga. residents already called it the SNICKERS® Marathon, it's official name has been the Albany Marathon.

The 2016 race will be the first with the official SNICKERS® Marathon and Half Marathon name.

The race will be held on March 5, 2016. Registration is already open and those interested can register here.

After the Albany Marathon's success earlier this year with over 1,500 registrants from multiple countries, the Board of Directors was able to make a $25,000 donation to the Willson Hospice House.

The annual donations to Willson Hospice House from the marathon now totals almost $200,000 after nine years.

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