Bismarck Marathon update

BISMARCK, N.D. - The low air quality we have been seeing has had an effect on many activities, and the Bismarck Marathon is next.

The rain cleared up a lot of the severe haze but we are still at a lower air quality than normal.

The Bismarck Marathon does not plan on canceling at the moment but will continue monitoring the air until race time.

If you have bad allergies or asthma you may want to take it easy this year.

"I definitely won't be running the same race. You want to take in consideration that you're breathing will not be the same, your VO2 levels won't be the same. You shouldn't be able to go as long and hard with the air quality," said April Lund, personal trainer.

You can monitor the air quality on the North Dakota Department of Health website at http://ndhealth.gov/.