April 15th marked a terrible day around America. The Boston bombings have prompted Philadelphia to take safety measures of their own for the upcoming Broad Street Run.
-There are absolutely no bags or backpacks allowed at the naval yard (where the race concludes)
-Philadelphia Police officers will be around the entire course and at every water station
-Runners must get their gear checked and only keep it in clear plastic bags
-There will be evacuation shelters for runners as well as spectators throughout the course.
Unfortunately these are measures that the city must take in order to prevent something like the Boston Marathon bombings happening in Philadelphia. Good luck to everyone racing!