Organisers of theMilton Keynes marathon are confident the event will go ahead amid security fears following the bombing at the Boston Marathon yesterday.
Race director Andrew Hully issued the following statement to anyone worried about security: “We are horrified by the shocking news from Boston Marathon and our thoughts are with the injured and their families.
“We will be consulting with the police and stadium:mk and will follow advice on any extra security measures considered necessary on May 6.”
Mr Tully is confident the Milton Keynes race will go ahead as planned:
He added: “We are hoping the people of Milton Keynes will come out again in force this year to show their brilliant community spirit and support our runners. Anyone who would like to volunteer at the event can do so via the website www.mkmarathon.co.uk.
“We are also still looking for local bands and other entertainment around the course, so contact us if you would like to be involved in this great day for Milton Keynes.”
Participants are now entering the final phase of their training and look forward to crossing the finish line at stadium:mk.
Hundreds of runners will be taking part in the second MK marathon which has been moved back this year following the torrential rain at last year’s inaugural event.
This year the Milton Keynes marathon course will include parts of the city centre offering plenty of good spectator points in addition to the scenic lakeside viewing points.
For a detailed map of the course see the event website.