Due to COVID-19, we will be following these guidelines:
1. All volunteers and race staff are required to wear masks at all times.
2. All participants are required to wear masks before and after the race.
They are not required nor is it recommended when on the course except when passing other runners.
3. There will be no race day registration in order to avoid any crowding.
Runners will be allowed to pick up their prepared packet on race morning but will be done in chutes with distance markers to ensure social distancing. Chutes will be designed to allow separate entry and exit. Hand sanitizing stations will be setup at start and end of chute. Marks will be placed on ground to designate 6 feet of separation.
4. A volunteer will be designated to attend restroom areas to ensure cleanliness and appropriate supplies.
5. The start of the race will be staggered with 10 people every minute until all participants are on the course. This will allow us to spread out the participants on the course and avoid any crowding at the starting line. The start chute will be marked at 20 feet intervals and wide enough to accommodate 10 people with 6 feet of separation in chute. Runners will be given start signal and then proceed through start line and then the next group of 10 runners will be allowed in chute. This will continue until all runners are on the course.
6. When on the course, runners are required to maintain distancing. When passing other runners, they should use a bandana or other face covering. Even under normal circumstances, this is usually the case as runners get spread out fairly quickly along course.
7. Water will be provided at aid stations, but runners are encouraged to run with a personal bottle. Cups will be provided but race staff will be gloved and masked. Hand sanitizer will be available at station.
8. Upon completion of the race, runners will be provided with their finisher medal and may pick up water and catered food. There will be no seating or other crowding available at the finish area. Food is provided by The Salvation Army and will be served prepackaged with no open containers. Runners will be allowed to pick up food in a chute with a separate start and finish. Hand sanitizer and washing stations will be available near chute.
9. There will also be no award ceremony so that runners won't be hanging out waiting for their award. A kiosk will be provided for giving runner’s times but kiosk will be staffed and distancing rules will apply. Runners can get their finish time and then leave the area. If an award can be verified immediately, then the runner can pick it up, but otherwise it will be mailed after the event is over.