With security being ramped up at the Boilermaker in light of the Boston Marathon bombings, local police are getting some four-legged help.

Senator Charles Schumer says at the request of race and law enforcement officials, he's secured a bomb-sniffing K-9 unit from the US Marshals Office in Rochesterto be on patrol  for the race.

Schumer says the heightened security is necessary, but it should not alarm participants or take away from the enjoyment of the race.

The will be an increased police presence at this year's Boilermaker, with security up 120% from last year.