Security is high along the marathon course in light of the bombing two years ago. Police urge spectators not to bring large bags or coolers, saying such items will be subject to search. The use of drones along the course is also banned. Mayor Walsh:
We have significant resources and personnel out there to protect our public. It won’t change our atmosphere. The city will be the same positive environment that people are used to enjoying during the Boston Marathon.
The race occurs during a break in the Tsarnaev trial and U.S. District Judge George O’Toole orders the trial’s jurors and alternates to stay away from the race.