Philly will have beefed-up security at weekend run

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in Philadelphia say there will be beefed-up security at the Broad Street Run and runners and race-watchers are urged to leave backpacks and big bags at home.

Mayor Michael Nutter says Wednesday that there will be more uniformed and undercover police officers along the 10-mile race route on Sunday.

He says there’s no specific threat to the city but extra security measures are being taken in response to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Runners checking gear will get clear plastic bags for their items, rather than the cloth bags used in previous races.

No bags, backpacks or coolers will be allowed in the Navy Yard where the race ends.

The Broad Street Run says it is the largest 10K race in the country, with nearly 40,000 runners taking part.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s