SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Bay to Breakers race organizers are expressing confidence in an updated safety plan for the annual footrace, having learned lessons from the Boston Marathon bombing last month.
With more than 30,000 participants expected, organizers said it’s always a challenge to organize an event of this magnitude.READ MORE: Fog Advisory In Place Across Northern California
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said extra officers are just part of the plan for Sunday.
“There will be officers from all district stations helping out. Pretty much everybody in Special Operations will be working, whether it’s a tactical team, small motorcycles or our horses,” he said.
Suhr said the San Francisco Police Department bomb squad will be deployed along the racecourse, in case a quick response is needed. Police will also be monitoring video cameras at the start and finish lines as well as on Hayes Street Hill.READ MORE: Police Officers Denied Service At San Francisco Restaurant Triggering Negative Reviews, Social Media Backlash
KCBS’ Chris Filippi reports San Francisco Police plan to use video surveillance at key points along the route.