Marathon Summit

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The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 2nd annual National Marathon Safety and Security Summit on December 8-10, 2015 at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Gulfport, Mississippi.  The main objective of the Summit was to address the critical safety and security challenges facing marathon events and, through a formal process, develop the second edition of a "Best Practices" Guide for Marathon Events.



Target Audience: marathon event administrators and staff; local/state law enforcement, government officials, emergency managers, fire/Hazmat and emergency medical/health services; security companies responsible for providing contract services; city planners; sponsors; governing bodies and insurance companies.



Download the Best Practices Guide (.PDF)


Additional Information:

Attendees will address the identified key safety and security challenges facing marathon event managers and have an opportunity to participate in moderated, small group discussions (round robin format) soliciting their input for each of the designated issues.

Threats and environments change and as a result, security plans should be considered  living documents that must change to meet challenges, take advantage of new resources/technology and avoid the development of patterns that could result in a security risk.  Continuous quality improvement should be the standard by which security and safety plans are reviewed and refreshed.