Security measures for 38th annual Cooper River Bridge Run

Security measures for 38th annual Cooper River Bridge Run

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - You'll see a lot of traffic, and a lot of law enforcement out this weekend.

Security for the 38th annual Cooper River Bridge Run was beefed up after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013; it should look pretty similar to last year.

A lot of that security is happening at the start and finish lines. There will be a large police presence there, along with more restricted areas in those spots.

They've also got the bomb sniffing dogs that will be out at different locations along the race. Those dogs will be searching cars, mass transit, buildings, and any open areas related to the bridge run.

Security is asking spectators and runners to keep any bags to a minimum. If you're entering the restricted areas you may be subject to a search.

New this year, clear bags are being handed out for those runners who do enter those restricted areas.

Law enforcement is also asking the public to keep your eyes open for anything suspicious, invoking the see something, say something motto.

If you do see something report to the nearest officer or dial 911.

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