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Race Organizers Complain About New Policies

Organizers of road races in central Georgia say policy changes and a merger of parks and recreation departments have led them to cancel events.

The Allman Brothers Band Museum's Big House Foundation and the Children's Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia both canceled plans for half-marathons this fall.

Last month, the Central Georgia chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure moved its race out of Macon.

Macon Tracks running club treasurer Amy Tarpley said the merger of Bibb County and Macon governments resulted in parks and recreation policies that make it more difficult to find people to help out with races.

Also, officials say that safety issues have led to concerns about hosting night races in the area.

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