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Marathon event coming to the Tri-Cities

Published On: Feb 28 2014 12:51:18 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 28 2014 05:59:21 PM EST
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

A marathon event is coming to the Tri-Cities.

Rise Up, a non-profit group that mentors children, has announced it will host the first full marathon in Northeast Tennessee. 

The race will be May 10. It will start and finish at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City; and runners will even get to take a lap around the Bristol Motor Speedway.

Organizers say they hope runners will enjoy the race but also "Rise up" and become a mentor for some young people in our region.