PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 40th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run is fast approaching. The Philly tradition is the largest, fastest, and most popular 10-mile race in the country, bringing more than 35,000 runners to the City of Brotherly Love from all over the world!

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The race route goes through the heart of Philadelphia, starting at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue and ending inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. The event will take place Sunday, May 5 at 8 a.m.

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So, it’s no wonder several security measures are in place to ensure everyone has a fun and safe run. You may be asking yourself, “What can I bring? And what can’t I bring?” Here are some of the items that won’t be allowed along the route, including the start and finish areas:

  • Backpacks, including hydration backpacks
  • Suitcases
  • Coolers
  • Non-clear bags

***All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.***

Runners are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with them to the start of the race. Gear check will be provided at the start area but all checked items must be visible, inside a clear plastic bag. The clear bags will be given out at the Health and Wellness Expo with your race packet.

The following items will not be allowed in the Gear Check:

  • Backpacks
  • Suitcases
  • And you cannot place your backpacks or suitcases in the clear bags
  • Weapons and contraband of any kind (regardless of permitting). This will include firearms, knives, pepper spray, etc.
  • Fireworks (includes flammable liquids, fuels or explosives)
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs or illicit substances of any kind

The following will not be allowed on the course:

  • Animals (except for seeing eye dogs) or reptiles
  • Baby joggers
  • Bicycles or scooters
  • Runners are not allowed to wear headsets or earphones
  • Portable media players (i.e., iPods or mp3 players. Runners must be able to hear voice commands, vehicle sirens, and horns.)
  • Skateboards
  • Roller skates or blades
  • Wheeled conveyances (other than wheelchairs*)
  • Backpacks, including hydration backpacks
  • Weapons and contraband of any kind (regardless of permitting). This will include firearms, knives, pepper spray, etc.
  • Fireworks (includes flammable liquids, fuels or explosives)
  • Masks of any kind (except religious headwear)
  • Containers (glass, aluminum or otherwise) that can hold more than 1 liter of liquid
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS/Drones)
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs or illicit substances of any kind
  • Selfie sticks
  • Large Umbrellas

The following will not be allowed inside the Navy Yard:

  • Bags
  • Backpacks
  • Coolers
  • Dogs
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs or illicit substances of any kind
  • Non-clear bags
  • Weapons and contraband of any kind (regardless of permitting). This will include firearms, knives, pepper spray, etc.
  • Fireworks (includes flammable liquids, fuels or explosives)
  • Masks of any kind (except religious headwear)
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS/Drones)

Items brought into the Navy Yard must also be in clear plastic bags. You can, however, bring in a stroller and diaper bag if your bringing your child inside the Navy Yard. The diaper bag may be searched.

The following are discouraged items:

  • Large blankets, comforters or sleeping bags
  • Handbags or shoulder bags of any kind (clear plastic participant bags are permitted)
  • Props (includes flagpoles, military or fire gear, sporting equipment or other hard objects)
  • Action Cameras

All other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate will be confiscated or denied access at the sole discretion of security personnel.

The following emergency services will be in place during the race:

  • Ambulances will be located along the course. If you get sick or are injured, remain calm until help arrives. If any runner comes upon an emergency and no help is in the area, please report it to any police officer along the course.

The following hospitals are located along the course:

  • Temple University (N. Broad Street and W. Tioga Street)
  • Hahnemann University (N. Broad Street and Vine Street)
  • Methodist (S. Broad Street and Wolf Street)