It's full speed ahead for the first-ever River City Marathon May 19th.
Race Director Adam White says security will be a focal point in the preprations, as it has been the past several months.
White tells WMBD's Greg and Dan city, county and state police are joining forces.
"(Police) plan to have a command center in which all these agencies will be working together."
White says Lt. Steve Roegge of the Peoria Police Special Operations Unit is coordinating the safety procedures.
"Emergency service agencies are going to be taking every precaution necessary to make sure this will be a very safe event," says White.
The River City Marathon will include a 5K, 25K, a kid's fun run, a relay marathon and a full marathon.
White says, as of Tuesday, about 1,200 people are registered to participate. There is no deadline to enter. You can get more information and register at www.runrivercity.com.