ALBANY - The Boston Marathon bombing has prompted noticeable changes for the huge CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge race on Thursday.
Nine thousand competitors and 25,000 spectators are expected.
New security rules include no backpacks, coolers or pets. Runners who want to bring a change of clothes are asked to place them in clear, plastic bags.
The running route begins and ends at the Empire State Plaza following a path up Madison Avenue. The 3.5 mile race starts at 6:25 p.m.