Police, organizers confident race site is secure
Ryan Calhoun reports
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Police don't plan to do much extra when it comes to security for the Mercedes Benz Corporate run, but organizers do plan to have extra security.
J.P. Huseby is one of the organizers for the Mercedes Benz Corporate 5K that's coming into downtown West Palm Beach Wednesday.
Huseby said the organizers will have a sharper eye for suspicious activity in the high traffic areas like the start and finish line of the race.
The race starts at 6:45 on Flagler Drive, but starting at 6:15 the road will close from Clematis Street to NW 23rd Street.
West Palm Beach Police Chief Vincent Demasi said there won't be extra officers patrolling the race nor will they be checking bags runners bring downtown to the race.
Police say they have all the necessary precautions in place to make sure the race goes off without a hitch.
There are about 1,100 runners in the race and many will be wearing stickers with a heart and the city name, "Boston" on the sticker.
There will also be a moment of silence briefly before the runners start their 3.1 mile journey.
Runners said they aren't too worried about anything happening during the race like what happened in Boston.
They are breathing a little easier though knowing investigators in Boston are making significant progress in finding who was responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings.