35th Annual Marathon: Be Ready to Run

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Rain or shine, hail or lightning...if you are running in the 35th annual Lincoln Marathon Sunday May 6th, race organizers say you should show up expecting the race will be on, despite the possibility of bad weather.

Race officials say even if there is inclement weather, they could still wait it out, or delay the race if necessary. In other words, don't assume anything, just show up and be ready to run.

Organizers also say they will be watching the skies closely...and make any necessary decisions only after examining the situation very closely.

Meanwhile...the race has never been cancelled...
so keep your fingers and running shoes crossed.

The 50 yard line at Memorial Stadium. That will be the crescendo of the big race. Organizers are encouraging everyone to get out and cheer on the 10,000 runners on Sunday morning.

"The runners just love Lincoln. They love all the people coming out and cheering for them. They comment on how the police department and the roads are great. It's just a great event and they like the support we get here in Lincoln," said Gary Bredehoft, Co-Director of the Lincoln Marathon.

Seven four-man city crews have been out for two months getting the course ready. They are excited to get the job done.

Greg Topil of the City of Lincoln will finish cleaning the streets of the course on Friday.

"We're able to patch some of the asphalt and smooth the course out and then we'll get out today and tomorrow loading barricades and cones and such," said Topil.

There are runners in town from every U.S. state and territory. The gun goes off at 7 a.m. Sunday on 14th and Vine Streets.