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Organizers prep for the Albany Marathon

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

More than 1500 runners have signed up for this year's Snickers Marathon and half marathon.

Runners are coming from all over, from 41 different states, plus from the U-K and Canada.

Race Director Rashelle Beasley says Saturday's festivities will have a 600 thousand dollar economic impact on the city as many runners will stay overnight.

The race is this Saturday March the fifth and is a top ten qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

It's a great opportunity for them to see not only what's going on in Albany and run through our city, but to also be entertained with Mardi Gras, our Flint Riverquarium, with all the restaurants that we have, says Race Director Rashelle Beasley.

The race is this Saturday March the fifth and is a top ten qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

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