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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

In the aftermath of the terror attack at the Boston Marathon on Monday, a relatively small running race in New York City this weekend will have stricter security rules, the New York Road Runners announced Friday.

NYRR is urging runners and spectators for the City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks, a 4-mile race on Sunday at 8 a.m., to not bring bags to the park. Runners who do bring bags to bag check will be asked to transfer their belongings to clear bags, which will be provided.

Race-day registration, T-shirt pickup, and baggage drop-off will be in Rumsey Playfield, which will be cordoned off in a security zone. Anyone entering the zone will have to go through a screening.

"NYRR and the NYPD reserve the right to search any bag at any time, both within and outside the baggage area," according to the NYRR website.

Also, crews will remove trash cans in vicinity of the race course, NYRR said.

Every year, NYRR puts on dozens of running races including the New York City Marathon.

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