Organizers of the Provo City Marathon are stepping up security for Saturday's race in the aftermath of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Race directors Jeff Gehring and Denny Thorne tell The (Provo) Daily Herald they are bringing in 25 more police officers than usual and have recruited additional volunteers to help ensure security along the race course.
Thorne says they are not worried about any imminent threat but want to have the extra security presence to help provide peace of mind for the thousands of runners in the race.
In addition to boosting security the race directors are hoping those running will help them remember the victims of the Boston tragedy. They'll be selling commemorative wrist bands at Saturday's event.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com