BOULDER - Race organizers from the BolderBOULDER, the Boulder Police Department and the University of Colorado Police Department will implement additional security measures at the May 27 Memorial Day run.
Race participants and spectators will notice an increase in law enforcement and emergency services along the 10-kilometer course.
Police request that participants and spectators refrain from bringing backpacks or other bags to the race. If people must bring bags, they are advised to pack lightly and keep the bags in their possession at all times. Airport rules will apply, which means any unattended bags along the course or at Folsom Field will be subject to confiscation.
On race day, the public is asked to immediately report any suspicious activity or people by calling 911.
"We realize that the recent events in Boston have created some extra concern for people, and we want to reassure everyone that the Boulder and CU police departments and race organizers are working together to make this event as safe and enjoyable as possible," Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner said. "We have comprehensive security plans in place. We will not be discussing details or specifics of those plans."
The public will also see an increased law enforcement presence at the race's finish at CU's Folsom Field. For spectators bringing items into the stadium, football game rules will apply. That includes only allowing soft-sided bags smaller than 12x12x12 (such as small purses and backpacks) inside Folsom Field. For a full list of permitted and prohibited items, please see http://bit.ly/FolsomFieldRules.
"The bag checks will be one of the evident changes seen by the public," Joe Roy, CU police chief, said. "But our police departments have added other security measures that will not be obvious to the public, by design, to enhance safety."
For updates and race-day information, please see www.bolderboulder.com.