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Organizers prepare for Sunday's Med City Marathon


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Runners from all around the region will gather this Sunday for Rochester's 18th annual Med City Marathon.

Last year, more than 2200 people hit the pavement during 90 degree weather, and organizers say a record number of runners have already registered for this weekend.

Pete Gilman of Rochester won last year's race, with a time of just over 2 and a half hours.

Events will kick off Saturday with the Kids Marathon at 11 a.m. and will end with the 5k starting at 3 p.m

The big race get underway Sunday morning at 7 a.m. Racers will be bussed to Byron and will run 26.2 miles, ending at Mayo Civic Center.

Busses will be shuttling runners to the starting line in Byron on Sunday, starting at 6:25 a.m. They'll be departing from the corner of 1st Avenue SE and 1st Street SE, next to the Civic Center parking ramp. Organizers note that there won't be a shuttle bus from the finish line back to Byron, however.

Because of limited parking in Byron, organizers encourage participants to take advantage of the free parking ramp at the Civic Center.

The event wraps up Sunday with the Post Race Party, featuring live music and other events.

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