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Dirty South Marathon coming to the Twin Cities

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Listen up runners, a marathon is coming to the twin cities that will qualify participants to race in the Boston Marathon.

Chuck George, race director of New Orleans Running Race Management, is in the area marking off the routes for the Dirty South Full and Half Marathon. 


In October, the race will begin at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center and go through the twin cities.

Several tourist attractions are on the route and George says a marathon of this magnitude is sure to bring in thousands of people to the area.

"It’s a very big tourism thing. It is going to bring a lot of participants to the race, their family and friends and stuff like that. It’s very big economically. It’s also adding a signature sporting event," George said.

George says he will have the route marked off this weekend, and after sending off the paperwork, the route should be qualified within a month.

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