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Apr 17, 2016 10:05 AM

Racing to Boston: A Spectator's Guide

BOSTON - A record number of people are expected to come out and support the runners in this year's Boston Marathon on Monday.

NH1 News has prepared a spectator's guide on what's allowed and not allowed along the race route.

As you approach the course, you may be asked to pass through security checkpoints or have your bag searched. To avoid any delays, you are asked not to carry backpacks or any similar bags carried over the shoulder. Don't bring suitcases or sleeping bags. Don't bring fireworks or anything flammable, and don't bring any costumes that obscure your face.

If you do need to bring personal items, officials are asking that you put them in a clear plastic bag.

Drones also have been banned from the race course -- a no drone zone.

Police are asking everyone to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior.

For more Racing to Boston coverage, tune in to NH1 News at 10 p.m. tonight and on Monday at 5, 6 and 10.

I will be at the finish line as 30,000 runners hit the 26.2 mile course. NH1 News will have all the reaction from NH runners and those there to support them on Marathon Monday.

If you plan to be in Boston, take some picture and sent them to us at We'll put together a photo gallery on our website.

For a complete breakdown of the marathon and updates during race day, check back on our website.

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