Marathon Safety and Security Summit
Organization(s): National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)
Dec 10, 2019 — Dec 12, 2019
Road races and other participatory sports events attract large numbers of athletes and spectators, making safety and security a top priority for race organizers, public safety, and host communities. These high profile events give rise to a host of potential risks and threats that must be addressed to ensure the safety and security of people, property, and infrastructure. The Marathon and Running Events Safety and Security Best Practices Guide provides a comprehensive set of recommendations related to race/event planning, crowd dynamics/management, emergency management, risk and threat assessments, and other key components of effective safety and security operations at marathons and running events. The main objective of the summit is to address critical safety and security challenges facing marathons and running events and, through a formal process, develop the 6th edition of Marathon and Running Events Safety and Security Best Practices.