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Road race stats


Has had road race application policy since 1994

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Charges $180 for 4-hour shift per police detail

$100 deposit per race

$25 event application fee

12 road races April-October 2013


Moratorium on new road races in place since April 2012

Receives about 40 road race applications per year

Has rejected 6 applications since moratorium

$100 application fee

$12,000 average cost of police detail for a half-marathon (22-25 police officers)

$5,000 average cost of police detail for smaller races

Sources: Community and police officials

Katheleen Conti can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @GlobeKConti.
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