Thousands of runners and walkers participate in a growing number of 5Ks in Johnson County, and at least one local police department might watch out more for suspicious packages near the finish line.
Police provide security at popular local runs, including the Mallow Run Winery’s Wine at the Line in Bargersville and Franklin’s Pumpkins in the Park. Two weeks from now, runners and walkers will line up for the Boaz Project’s 5K and one-mile Walk for Orphans at Craig Park in Greenwood and for a 5K run in Franklin that will benefit homeless youth.
This past weekend, runners dashed along Greenwood’s Tracy Trail for the Color Their Legacy Run, which raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Police typically provide security at such events, at least to ensure that cars don’t hit any of the runners while they cross streets.