Community comes together for marathon

By Alyssa Donovan

May 18, 2013 Updated May 18, 2013 at 10:19 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill.-- Hundreds of area runners are gearing up for Sunday's first-ever River City Marathon.

Saturday's expo at the Peoria Riverfront Museum was the last chance for runners to sign up for the race.

Marathon organizers say at least one hundred people signed up today to take part in the event.

Several booths with different vendors and sponsors were set up so that runners could stock up on some last minute gear.

River City Race Management Team member, Abbey Goetz said, “People are so excited in this community to have this finally happen in their own city. And it's not just the runner's coming out for this it's the volunteers. We have 275 intersections being manned by this city's community as well as 18 water stations manned by this community so the whole community is really coming together to help put this on with us."

More than two-thousand runners are expected to participate.
The first event starts at 7:00 on Sunday morning.
All races will start and finish downtown... And the Bob Michel Bridge will be closed from 6:30 am to 8:00 am Sunday.

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