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COVID-19 Event Updates

The safety and well-being of our participants is our top priority. We continuously monitor the CDC recommendations with regards to COVID-19 and executed suggested changes when announced. Additionally, we are in communication with the various local health departments where our events reside to be sure we are following local mandates. As processes change, we will update our participants on any event changes via our website, social media channels and email distribution lists. Participants will receive a minimum of three communications during race week about the COVID protocols.

The following policies and procedures will be implemented for this year's event. With the help of Staff, Volunteers, Participants, Vendors, Sponsors and officials, we can enjoy a safe race while practicing proper social distancing, mask-wearing and hand washing.


  • COVID signage will be placed around the grounds including A-frames, feather flags, and banners. Participants need to make themselves familiar with the sanitizing/hand washing stations.

  • Participants may receive a mandatory waiver during race week to reviewed and signed (pending the current state of the COVID-19).

  • We will ensure the Runner Recovery areas provide plenty of space to social distance before and after the event. All participants will be asked to be respectful and mindful of others’ personal space during pre- and post-race activities.

  • Masks will be required for all pre-race and post-race activities but not required when running or walking while on the course. Masks and sanitizer will be placed in the runner-recovery area.

  • Masks are required for spectators at the start/finish area, in the cheer zones and along the course when social distancing is not possible.

  • A minimum of six (6) sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the expo and event grounds on race day including Finish line/Medals, Guest Services, Gear Check, finisher food, Beer Garden, and next to the portlets.

  • All Volunteers and Event Staff will be required to have their temperature checked and documented prior to starting their shifts.

  • All Volunteers will be required to wear masks and gloves while helping with the event.

  • Bibs will be assigned by pace then faster runners will start first reducing the number participant passes during the event.

  • Packet Pickup lines will be expanded to reduce the number of participants in each line. “X’s” will be placed on the ground to show where to stand in lines.

  • Masks will be required for all those attending the Expo. Signage stating mandatory mask wearing will be placed at the entrance(s) for reminders.

  • The number of participants per corral will be reduced to allow social distancing in the corrals.

  • Volunteers will place cups of water and Gatorade on tables and NOT distribute by hand to eliminate volunteer touchpoints.

  • Participants will be required to retrieve their medals from tables at the finish versus volunteers placing them on the necks of finishers to eliminate volunteer touchpoints.

  • All finisher food will be placed on tables for participants to pick up and not handed out by volunteers to reduce volunteer touchpoints.

  • Age group awards will be distributed at the results tent. Multiple lines will be implemented to provide 6-feet spacing. Awards will be placed on the table for participants to retrieve.

  • All fees will be waved for those wanting to defer their entry to 2022 or change their entry to Virtual.

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