If you plan to root for Boston Marathon runners along the race route this year, don’t wear a backpack. That’s just one of the suggestions today from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, which announced security plans for the race, which will be run on April 21 for the first time since last year’s terror bombings. Spectators approaching viewing areas, or in viewing areas, may be asked to pass through security checkpoints, and police or security personnel may ask to inspect bags and other items. To avoid delays, officials say, spectators are discouraged from carrying a long list of items.
I guess it’s not surprising that on the day the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency announced tighter security measures for this year’s Boston… that I had an awful nightmare where I somehow made it to the starting line without my bib and was pulled out of the corral by BAA officials and couldn’t run. Ugh. Less than six weeks!!!!