(WXYZ) - The Detroit Police Department and other law enforcement agencies teamed up to remind us all about staying safe during this Sunday's Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon.
Police are reminding everyone that all backpacks will be subject to a search by law enforcement.
They also say make sure you secure your valuables in a locked car out of plain sight. This includes keeping your eyes on where you're walking and not on your phone, so you don't fall victim to the cell phone thefts that have become known as Apple picking.
We're told clear plastic bags are being provided for runners on-site. They will be stored in a secure area until after the race.
You should be mindful of where you park, the police department says a paid lot offers more security.
You can find more details on sanctioned parking lots on the marathon website http://www.freepmarathon.com/
Police are also reminding parents to keep an eye on children, because it is easy to get separated. You should also set a meeting location, in case you get separated.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig says "In light of what happened in Boston, every precaution is being taken."
The following road closures will be in effect during the race:
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