The majesty of the Big Sur International Marathon course is a sight that has to be experienced in person; and thousands of runners do each year. It’s also half of the Boston-2-Big Sur Challenge. Ironically, it was the bombing of the Boston Marathon in 2013 that prompted the heightened security of the BSIM. In order to support the addition of law enforcement mutual aid from around the area and from the State, Cal OES and its Public Safety Communications’ Tactical Communications Branch deployed to Monterey to establish a temporary radio network. Along with multiple towers with repeaters, they also established an incident command post where dispatchers handled all public safety communications for the race.