Dickinson Elementary students exit the gymnasium to begin their after-school run as part of the Prevea 2013 Luv2Run program at Dickinson Elementary in De Pere, Wis., on May 9, 2013. Lukas Keapproth/Press Gazette Media
Changes made to this year's Cellcom Green Bay Marathon should be barely noticeable to outside observers.
But make no mistake about it: race officials said they have learned from the experience of 2012, when heat and humidity sent 18 runners to emergency rooms, saw dozens more require on-site medical attention and eventually forced officials to cancel the race while many runners remained on the course.
Organizers acknowledged the need to make improvements, and they have vowed to be better prepared for the events on Saturday and Sunday. They said they paid particular attention to the way ...