Boulder police announce increased security, bag screening at BolderBOULDER race

BOULDER, Colo. - New security measures will be in place for the BolderBOULDER 10-kilometer race on May 27.

Race organizers are asking participants and spectators to refrain from bringing backpacks or other bags to the race.  If people must bring bags, they will be screened, said Joe Roy, CU police chief.  People are asked to follow "airport rules" and keep bags in their possession at all times.

“The bag checks will be one of the evident changes seen by the public,” Roy said. 

The public will also see an increased law enforcement presence at the race’s finish at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field.

For spectators bringing items into the stadium, football game rules will apply. That includes allowing only soft-sided bags smaller than 12x12x12 (such as small purses and backpacks.) For a full list of permitted and prohibited items, please click here: http://bit.ly/FolsomFieldRules.

“We realize that the recent events in Boston have created some extra concern for people, and we want to reassure everyone that the Boulder and CU police departments and race organizers are working together to make this event as safe and enjoyable as possible,” said Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner.

On race day, the public is also asked to immediately report any suspicious activity or people by calling 9-1-1.

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