Country Music Marathon Beefing Up Safety Measures

The organizers of Nashville’s upcoming marathon say they’ll be stepping up security at the race, following this week’s explosions in Boston.

150 private security guards have been added to the roster of police and private officers who will be stationed at the start and finish lines. Vehicles used for storing and transporting racer’s gear bags will be monitored. Everyone in attendance-runners, volunteers and spectators-will be subject to random bag checks. Certain restricted areas will only be accessed with photo ID and an inspection of any bags, containers or equipment.

The Country Music Marathon takes place Saturday, April 27. The race will begin with a moment of silence for the Boston victims.

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