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Run Safe Commitment and Athlete Responsibilities

Run Safe Commitment 

As we return to in-person running events, Pink Gorilla Events promises to follow social distancing best practices to ensure everyone involved is as safe as possible. We will work closely with our local health department to follow all directed health measures at the time of the event.

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I. Event Adjustments

 

  • We’ve created a new course for the 2020 Harvest Moon Hustle Cornfield to accommodate social distancing.
  • The start line location will be different from the finish line.
  • Waves will be implemented with multiple start times to reduce the number of athletes at the event site and on the course at any given time
  • Athletes will be asked to remain in their vehicles prior to starting other than for essential activities such as packet pickup, using the restroom, brief warm-up or lining-up to start. Text messaging and event announcements will be used to communicate wave starts.
  • Athletes will be given a recommended arrival time.
  • Spectators will not be allowed or highly discouraged, unless accompanying a participating minor, or dropping off or picking up a participant.
  • After-Party activities including the award ceremony will not be held after the race to avoid gathering.
  • Athletes will be encouraged to depart the event as soon as feasible after finishing.
  • There will be no on-site registration. Registration and payment must be made online prior to event day.
  • All athletes will have the option to run virtually if they choose.

 

II. Social Distancing

 

  • Event signage will promote safe social distancing practices including maintaining 6 feet of distance between others.
  • Dedicated lanes and waiting spots will be provided to aid in social distancing in areas where athletes congregate such as packet pickup, start line, and restrooms.
  • Personal responsibilities will be communicated to athletes, staff, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors prior to the event.

 

III. Cleaning and Sanitation

 

  • We will reduce touch points to minimize physical interactions and deploy frequent cleaning and sanitation.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event including packet pickup, higher traffic areas, and in and around portable toilets.
  • Water stations will use sealed, bottled water rather than cups.
  • We will use increased safety and hygiene practices for staff and volunteers including use of masks, gloves and regular hand sanitization.

 

IV. Personal Protective Equipment

 

  • All staff and volunteers will wear a face covering at all times.
  •  Athletes are required to wear a face covering in designated mask zones at the event.
  • Athletes are not required to wear face coverings while running on the course, but should carry their mask with them so they have it when done running.
  • Face masks will be available on site for athletes that do not have one.
  • Transparent plastic barriers will create separation at essential interaction points such as packet pickup.

 

V. Screening and At-Risk Persons

 

Athletes, staff, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors will be asked to self-screen and stay home for any of the following reasons:

  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days.
  • Have experienced any of the following in the last 14 days:
    • Known temperature of 100.4° F or higher
    • Cough (excludes symptoms from preexisting conditions)
    • Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing (excludes symptoms from preexisting conditions)
    • Chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or recent loss of taste or smell
  • Have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • All athletes and especially at-risk persons are encouraged to consult a physician prior to participating.

 

VI. Athlete Responsibilities + Education

 

  • Personal responsibilities will be communicated to athletes, staff, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors prior to the event using website, event guides, email, and social media.

Athlete Responsibilities

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1. Feel Sick? Stay Home

 

Athletes, staff, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors will be asked to self-screen and stay home for any of the following reasons:

  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days.
  • Have experienced any of the following in the last 14 days:
  • Known temperature of 100.4° F or higher
  • Cough (excludes symptoms from preexisting conditions)
  • Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing (excludes symptoms from preexisting conditions)
  • Chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or recent loss of taste or smell
  • Have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

All athletes and especially at-risk persons are encouraged to consult a physician prior to participating.

Athletes that feel sick and stay home should contact us and we can transfer you to the virtual event.

 

2. Mask Up in Mask Zones

 

Face coverings are required to be worn by athletes at the event whenever they are not running the race course. Face coverings are not required while running the race course. However, athletes should carry their masks while running so they have it at the finish line.

When are face coverings required?

  • Indoor environments such as packet pickups
  • Start line chute and finish line recovery area
  • Parking lots or other event grounds
  • Waiting in lines or crowded areas

When are face coverings not required?

  • Running the race course; However, athletes should carry their masks while running so they have it at the finish line.
  • Personal vehicles

We have masks if you need one.

Staff and volunteers will wear masks at all times.

 

 

3. Maintain 6 Feet Distance

 

Practice Social Distancing:

  • Reduce frequency, proximity and duration of contact with others.
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet whenever possible.
  • Spectators are not allowed unless accompanying a participating minor.
  • Remain in your vehicle whenever possible before and after race.
  • Avoid congregating before or after race.

 

 

4. Carry Water, Carry Nutrition, Be Self-Reliant

 

Take the following steps to be self-sufficient for your race:

  • Carry your own water bottle or hydration vest on course. We will have water bottles on course, however it is best to be self-sufficient.
  • Carry your own nutrition.
  • Carry your own personal-sized hand sanitizer.
  • Read race websites, written guides, emails, social media posts, policies and rules. Follow event signage and race official instructions on race day.
  • Know the race course. Be aware of potential traffic.
  • Know your start wave time and corral if assigned.
  • Use the restroom prior to arrival to reduce lines at event facilities.
  • Bring your own face mask. Wear it in mask zones. Carry it while running. We have one if needed.
  • Have a plan for your gear. Bag check will not be provided.

 

 

5. Wash Hands

 

Practice good personal hygiene:

  • Frequently clean hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer when needed. Bring your own personal sized bottle and carry it with you.

 

 

6. Avoid Touching

 

Whenever possible, avoid physical contact with:

  • Other people
  • Touching your face
  • Surfaces
  • Items that are not your own

Race Day Quick Check-List

  • Check temperature before arriving. Feel sick? Stay home.
  • Bring hand sanitizer, facemask, water bottle or vest, and nutrition.
  • Know your starting wave and starting time. Know when to arrive.
  • Read and understand the Athlete Responsibilities

Note: The information in this document is subject to change at Pink Gorilla Events’ discretion as best practices and local regulations continue to evolve.