YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Marathon Health and Fitness Expo took place Saturday at the Covelli Centre. The marathon’s board members were on hand for the free event, meeting members of the public.
Runners were able to register and pick up their packets for Sunday’s marathon, where there will be a half-marathon and a 5K.
Twenty miles of the marathon will run through Mill Creek Park and the runners will also go through the downtown area and Youngstown State University.
Race Director Mark Lipinsky said people should plan to go, rain or shine.
“To be a runner means that, you know, run with a lot of faith and heart. So whether it’s raining or windy or, you know, whatever the conditions are, we’re going to be going off at 8 o’clock in the morning tomorrow and we expect a full turnout,” Lipinsky said.
Lipinsky said the marathon continues to draw runners from all across the country and some from as far away as Italy.
This year’s marathon serves as a qualifier for the 2019 Boston Marathon.