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Thousands Hit the Pavement for Charlottesville Marathon

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

More than 2,300 runners took on new challenge in Saturday's Charlottesville Marathon.

Runners started at a new location this year, taking off at the intersection of East High Street and Park Street. Organizers changed parts of the course because they wanted racers to see more of the city.

Runners traveled from across the country to pound the pavement in Charlottesville's marathon.

“It was a perfect day for a race - extremely hilly. But it was good,” said Jeannie Labella from Bristow, Va. “It was a good challenge. The course was different from last year but it was still really nice. They added the park which was wonderful.”

The 12th annual Charlottesville Marathon, Half-Marathon and 8K ended on Seventh Street near the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Runners got a medal and free snacks from Whole Foods after they crossed the finish line.

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