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Survivors and first responders of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing walk down Boylston Street to the marathon finish line during a Tribute Run in Boston Renato Augusto Brazil Jersey , Massachusetts, the United States, on Saturday. Twin bombs placed in backpacks near the finish line of Boston Marathon killed three people and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013.
OVER the long, cold winter, Boston has been ready to stage a marathon race this year that will be one of the biggest and safest, sources with the organizer - Boston Athletic Association (BAA) - said on Saturday.

The 118th Boston Marathon, scheduled for April 21 Rafinha Brazil Jersey , has drawn a huge field of over 36,000 runners, which is capacity for the course and over 9,000 more than last year. The runners include thousands who were forced to stop last year after the explosions and thousands more who want to show their solidarity with Boston.

Meanwhile, at least one million spectators, twice the usual crowd, are expected to gather along the 42 km course, many of them at the finish line on Boylston Street Philippe Coutinho Brazil Jersey , where two bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring 260 others.

The security challenge is immense, in part because the event is spread across eight cities and towns along a route lined by spectators on both sides.

More than 3,500 police officers, twice last year's number, will be deployed, according to the organizer. Those plans include plainclothes officers, private security contractors Pele Brazil Jersey , numerous security checkpoints with metal detectors, bomb-sniffing dogs and hundreds of surveillance cameras, according to BAA officials.

Spectators are being encouraged to carry their belongings in clear plastic bags to speed up security screening and nt to carry backpacks or coolers, wear vests with pockets, or bring baby strollers. Fanny packs are allowed if they measure smaller than 5 inches by 15 inches by 5 inches.

According to a previous regulation from the organizer, those unregistered runners, known as "bandits," who jump into the race along the route Paulinho Brazil Jersey , would be banned this year. But local police explained later that if someone jumps into the race, police would respond to them on a case-by-case basis.

Local public safety officials said they had met with security personnel around the world in preparation for this year's marathon, including several sessions with the New York City Police Department and security officials in London.

Despite the intense security upgrades, the officials said they did not want Boston to appear to be a police state and they were trying to retain the festive and traditional character of the event, the oldest continuously run marathon in the world.

"We are confident that the overall experience of runners and spectators will not be impacted and all will enjoy a fun, festive and family-oriented day," Kurt Schwartz, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Oscar Brazil Jersey , said.

The marathon is held on Patriots' Day, which falls on the third Monday in April and commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775. It is celebrated in only a few states; in Massachusetts, it is a school holiday, which makes the marathon all the more festive.

"I want to encourage everyone to come out," said Timothy Alben, superintendent

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