PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia say they’ll increase security for a major road race that will attract thousands of runners to the city.
About 40,000 people are registered for the Broad Street Run on May 5. The 10-mile event takes place along on Philadelphia’s main north-south street.
The heightened focus on safety comes after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15.
On Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled a new slogan for this year’s Broad Street Run to show solidarity with marathon victims.
Philadelphia runners will wear stickers with the phrase “From Philly to Boston with Love.”