I was actually just thinking of this earlier today if they are going to stay. I honestly don't care what the reason would be, I'm just hoping they do stay!Spending the money to fix the torches I can see them doing... to use in the evening shows.
Doing so for the sake of the marathon? Not so much. You don't spend what may be hundreds of thousands of dollar to fix supplemental lighting for an event that happens three times a year.