Security heightened for 5/3 Riverbank Run this Saturday
David Moore May 9, 2013 | WGVU
Saturday is race day in Grand
Rapids, as hundreds and hundreds of spectators crowd into downtown to cheer the
runners on.Having gotten past the
threat of flood damage, officials are still very conscious of the potential for
another issue.WGVU’s David Moore
The memory of the Boston Marathon
bombings is still very much on everyone’s mind, although as far as we know,
nobody has bailed from the 5/3 run as a result.
One impact, however, according to race
director Kristin Adif, is that people are more observant and aware.Adif says that while a lot of uniformed and
plainclothes security will be keeping an eye on things, she also urges spectators
to be aware of their surroundings as well.
Adif said “Just become the eyes
and ears of the 5/3 Riverbank Run.We
have a very mobile and visible security force.Just report any suspicious activities to the nearest security
officer.And come down and plan to
enjoy this incredible outdoor event.”
Just a reminder, if you’re
planning a trip downtown for non race purposes, a lot of streets will be
blocked, with a lot of detours, so allow extra time for any appoinments you
This is the 36th
running of the 5/3 River Bank Run.
on the WGVU Morning Show.
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