INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Mini Marathon runners aren't the only ones gearing up for a big day Saturday.
New this year - stepped up security after last month's bombings at the Boston marathon.
More security officers will be in the crowd – some in uniform and others in plain clothes along with half a dozen police dogs.
Participants are asked not to bring back packs or duffel bags.
Gary Coons, chief of Homeland Security for the City of Indianapolis, said any unattended bags will be checked.
Also new this year will be a mobile camera – donated by Koorsen Securities. Authorities can capture a 360-degree view of everything around it.
"Something like this with technology is so useful because we get to see so much and to be able to play it back and see if we missed anything and just continually review crowds," said Public Safety Director Troy Riggs.
Coons said the most important thing people can do is say something if they see anything suspicious.
"You can prevent a lot of these things if you see something and you let somebody know or you hear people talking," Coons said.
Keri Howell was in line to pick up her race packet Friday night and said what happened in Boston concerned her. But she's not worried.
"I know that they've stepped up the safety procedures and protocols and we wouldn't be here if we felt we were in any danger," she said.
The federal government says nearly 3,500 Indiana residents chose a health insurance plan through the federally run online exchange during its first two months of operation.
A cooling system at a women's shelter near Community Hospital was stripped of copper early Tuesday morning.
Walking into Ed Krzemienski's westside, ranch-style home, the sight of the toys, the electric train set and the foosball table leads you to two conclusions: Like a lot of guys, he has young kids, plus a well-honed sense of competition.