The Mankato Marathon is less than 48 hours away, with events starting tomorrow.
And the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon has had an impact close to home.
Police and other volunteers providing security for the race will be on high alert, even if their numbers won't be increasing from last year.
Sgt. Jeff Knutson says, "There will be a security presence the same size as there has always been. Numerous officers. We bring in extra for this event and they will be providing security at the finish line, start line and throughout the course for traffic control and for security purposes."
There has however, been a change as far as what marathon organizers are allowing during race day.
Visit Mankato president Anna Thill says, "All of the runner's bags that we give to the runners, that's the only thing that's accepted in the bag drop so no suspicious bags can enter into the process."
Organizers are asking spectators to be more alert as well, notifying security with any causes for concern.