Throngs of runners and massive security mark Seaside charity race

SEASIDE HEIGHTS — Heightened security and a record number of runners marked the Seaside Semper Five charity race Saturday, one year after a pipe bomb exploded in a garbage can just as the annual competition was set to begin.

Law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies, including SWAT officers, were scattered at the start/finish line, located on the boardwalk outside the Beachcomber, and posted at every block along the race route.

“I think this shows that what happened last year didn’t take away from this one,” said Suzanne Oliver, head girls soccer coach at Donovan Catholic High School, whose …read more

Source: Ocean

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