Runners lace up your sneakers, it's time to start training for the Bismarck Marathon.
Last year more than 1900 people registered for the races.
Race Director Dave Nash says registrations are ahead of last year at this time.
Nash says they are expecting a record setting 2100 runners this year.
Due to flooding, last year the course was moved from Sertoma to Cottonwood Park.
He says due to safety and traffic concerns, the course will stay at Cottonwood.
(Dave Nash / Bismarck Marathon) "Certainly safer for the runners as far as traffic. And the hill, we've had more positive comments on the hill than negative, because it does use different muscles. You go up slow, but you come down fast. The race record that was set in 1984 was broke last year by about 3 minutes, so apparently it isn't that slow."
Monday night you can learn more about being a runner and tips for running a marathon.
A running presentation will be held Monday night on June 4th from 6:30-8 at Scheels.