COVID-19 Race Plan

COVID 19 SAFETY MEASURES FOR 2021 HALF MARATHON

Included here are the guiding safety principles and plans that we’re currently planning to implement for this event. We’ll continue to monitor trends, work with local officials to comply with their guidelines and restrictions and adjust our plans as needed based upon guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and our independent epidemiologist experts. 

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KEY SAFETY PILLARS

  • Capacity Reduction & Social Distancing: We’re rolling out pre-event selection of start times, and capacity will be initially limited between 25% and 75% of traditional capacity to provide for smaller start waves and less crowding in the festival and on-course. 
  • Health Screening: Participants will need to complete a pre-event health screening survey and receive their digital “all-clear” to present upon entrance to the event. All staff will be tested and cleared regularly, prior to travel and while on-site.
  • Protective Equipment: Staff and volunteers will be wearing face coverings, and protective barriers will be installed at interaction points.  Participants will be required to wear facial coverings while not on course, and should plan to provide their own mask. We’ll have an extra clean one for you at the finish line.
  • Cleaning & Reduced Contact: We’ve gone cashless, and are working to reduce contact points and known areas that cause lines across the event.  We’ll be rolling out an enhanced cleaning program, including self-service wipes in locations like portable toilets and the food & beer seating.

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YOUR COVID PLEDGE

CFC is all about teamwork– and we all need to stick together to keep our entire community safe when returning to the race. While we’ve got a solid plan in place to protect you, here’s how you can do your part:

  • Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick within the past 14 days.
  • Be Informed! Read all event communication and signage, as it could contain important safety information on new event procedures and policies. Follow the instructions of medical personnel and Race Staff.
  • Respect social distancing and look for any visual cues like signage and ground markings that indicate where to stand and how far apart to be from fellow participants 
  • Practice proper health and hygiene methods for hand washing, hand sanitizing, sneezing, coughing, etc 
  • Wear a face covering when not on the course
  • Show up on time at your assigned arrival and start time 
  • Give yourself and others some space
  • Thank the volunteers, they are there to keep you safe and help keep you going! 
  • Consider the safety of yourself and others around you 
  • Respect the host community and venue

HEALTH SCREENING

  • Health & Symptom Screen. This will be completed via app and displayed to gain access to the registration or volunteer check-in area:
    • Anyone who has had potential exposure to a COVID-19 infected person within the past 14 days will not be permitted to enter the event, and their ticket will be transferred to a future event at no cost. 
  • Failed Health Screen: If someone fails the health screen then all the individuals in that party will not be admitted. Any Attendee that is denied admission due to a positive COVID-19 test or a failed health screening will receive a free transfer to a future event.

REDUCED CAPACITY & SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Capacity will be limited, ranging from 25%-75%  of standard capacity, based on state and federal guidelines. Registration must be completed online prior to the event. No on site registration will be permitted. We may increase capacity leading up to the event based on coordination with local officials and anticipated conditions at the time of the event.
  • Arrival time: TBA
  • Start Times: TBA
  • Social Distancing: Always keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other people. Attendees must observe and obey all signage that promotes social distancing.

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

  • Face Coverings
    • STAFF: All event staff and volunteers will wear face coverings at all times.
    • ATTENDEES: Attendees will be required to wear a face-covering in the pre-start and festival area, and may remove their mask while on course approximately 100′ after the start line.

EVENT AMENITIES AND COURSE ADJUSTMENTS

  • Hydration stations are being reformatted for a hands-free experience. 
  • Food items and product samples will be individually packaged and self-service.

All registered attendees will receive safety information specific to their event (following input from state and local officials) via email between 1-3 weeks prior to their event