SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Law enforcement says there’s a heightened sense of awareness for the California International Marathon in wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, but runners and spectators we spoke to aren’t too concerned.
Sherrod Floyd is hoping to shake off nerves with one last lap before Sunday. The 26.2 mile run that looms has been a lifelong goal.
He’s joining more than 15,000 participants in the marathon that brings an estimated $8 million of revenue to the area.
As the marathon goes through 25 neighborhoods, Caroline Soto and her 94-year-old grandfather have front row seats and are getting ready to entertain guests.
“There’s a lot of fun people that come by,” she said.
But with the thousands of runners and more than 50,000 spectators, Sacramento Police say they’re on alert.
“There is a heightened state of awareness within our officers and public,” said Sgt. Bryce Heinlein.
For the past 12 months, multiple law enforcement agencies have been preparing for Sunday’s race. Most of what will be out there is standard protocol, but they’re double checking to make sure all bases are covered after Wednesday’s shooting.
For Floyd, there’s only one fear on his mind.
“Making sure I can finish the marathon on time,” he said.