Philly increases security for Broad Street Run

By Associated Press 10:12pm, April 25, 2013
Authorities in Philadelphia say they'll increase security for a major road race that will attract thousands of runners to the city.

About 40,000 people are registered for the Broad Street Run on May 5. The 10-mile event takes place along on Philadelphia's main north-south street.

The heightened focus on safety comes after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15.

On Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled a new slogan for this year's Broad Street Run to show solidarity with marathon victims.

Philadelphia runners will wear stickers with the phrase "From Philly to Boston with Love."

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