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Heading to the Boston Marathon? Leave these things at home

Jonathan Rodriguez of Peabody worked to lay down the Finish Line for the 2018 Boston Marathon on Boylston Street on Thursday.
Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Jonathan Rodriguez of Peabody worked to lay down the Finish Line for the 2018 Boston Marathon on Boylston Street on Thursday.

If you’re planning to watch the Boston Marathon from the sidelines, leave your backpacks, drones, and coolers at home.

As in years past, this year’s Marathon will be closely monitored by law enforcement officers and security personnel, and spectators will be asked to pass through security checkpoints along the route.

To ensure the safety of everyone at the Marathon, organizers are asking spectators not to bring the following items:

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■ Weapons, including firearms, knives, and mace

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■ Drones

■ Backpacks, handbags, and other over-the-shoulder bags

■ Suitcases or any other kind of rolling bags

■ Packages or other bulky items larger than 12 by 12 by 6 inches

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■ Large blankets or sleeping bags

■ Coolers

■ Certain types of containers, including glass, cans, or anything larger than 1 liter

■ Fireworks, explosives, or any kind of flammable liquids

■ Costumes — defined as anything “covering the face or any non-form-fitting, bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body”

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■ Props, including sports equipment, flagpoles, and military gear

Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.