They are called "race spotters" and will deploy along the course next month.
The longtime race director quit back in October.
Over 30% of runners will be debuting.
One race director is dealing with that very question right now.
New early registration, time qualifications for guaranteed race entries.
Increasing costs left race organizers scrambling.
Marathon organizers are not commenting if they were aware of the conflict.
Race officials listened to runners and the community before tweaking the race course.