With the explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon that injured dozens of people Monday, organizers of the Mini Marathon in Indianapolis are keeping a close eye on things.
Megan Bulla, Communications Manager of the 500 Festival which runs the Mini Marathon, says they‘re monitoring the events in Boston. She says they are looking at their public safety plan to make sure they‘re covering all bases.
Bulla says they constantly update their public safety plan and they‘re in contact with the Department of Homeland Security, IMPD and IFD. She says their plan includes any weather-related scenarios as well as man-made disasters.
35-thousand people will be participating in the Mini Marathon this year, but Bulla says there will be close to 90-thousand at the post-race party at Military Park.