TROY, N.Y. – Troy Police have created the latest security plans for the 2013 Turkey Trot road race which will be held on Thanksgiving morning.
Troy Police have decided to make changes following the Boston Marathon Bombings which happened in April 2013.
The new guidelines are as follows…
1) Back packs will not be permitted (with the exception for one liter, or less, hydration packs).
2) Costumes covering the face will not be permitted. Bulky costumes that may interfere with others are discouraged.
3) Runners' bags should be safely secured in vehicles. Any items that need to be carried into the vicinity must be in a clear plastic bag.
4) All bags and packages left unattended at the start, finish or along the race route are subject to examination and/or removal.
5) Spectators will not be allowed on the sidewalks adjacent to the start on Fourth Street between Fulton Street and Broadway.
Runners have the option of checking items at the Trot's "baggage check" located in the Troy Atrium. Clear plastic bags will be available at that location if runners do not have one. Before a bag will be accepted at "baggage check," the bag is subject to be opened for inspection.
A team of Troy Police Command Officers and the department Field Intelligence Officer spent Monday with the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Bureau in New York City to create the security plan.