Officials are close to shutting down registration for the Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-marathon races next month.

Spokesperson Mark Shallcross says the number of remaining spots has dropped below 150.

“We announced earlier that we would cap the number of entries combined for both the mini and the marathon to 15,000 so we’re due to hit that this week,” he said.

Shallcross says 250 “charity bibs” will be sold for $125 each at the Running Wild Expo April 29 and 30, with proceeds going to the festival’s charitable arm. Each is good for entry into either race.

(Photo from www.derbyfestivalmarathon.com)

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