Bulow Woods Trail Race and Ultra Marathon

Sat December 12, 2020 Ormond Beach, FL 32174 US Directions
COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

New COVID-19 Safety Procedures and Protocols

Runner’s High Timing and Race Management will be implementing new procedures and protocols for this event.  These will be updated on a regular basis to adjust to the guidelines from the CDC and federal, state and local requirements.  The purpose of implementing these new procedures and protocols is to provide safe events that include proper sanitation, safe physical / social distancing and help our participants, community and staff maintain good health and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  We appreciate your support and adherence to these new procedures and protocols as we all adapt to changing environment.

The information below is subject to change and update.

SANITATION AND CLEANLINESS

- Mandatory wellness checks as participants enter the parking area. Participants will have their temperatures checked and be asked health questions before they park/get out of their car.

- All participants are required to wear a mask pre and post event.  Wear your mask until race start, while running a mask is not required.  Carry the mask with you and put it on post-race.  Thank you for your understanding of these preventative measures.

- Staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks during the event.

- Spectators are not allowed at our events until further notice.   Spectators who must accompany a minor or a runner needing assistance must stay a safe distance from the event activity and are required to wear a mask.

- Portable restroom lines will be managed to minimize gathering in proximity.  Door handles will be sanitized regularly. Hand wash and sanitizing stations will be easily accessible.

- Post-race refreshments will consist of pre-packaged products such as nutrition bars; fruits may include bananas and/or oranges.  Refreshments will be handed out by staff or volunteers wearing PPE.

HYDRATION 

- Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle or hydration device.  

- Water will be provided in single serve water bottles distributed by staff or volunteers wearing PPE.

- All staff, volunteers, sponsors and vendors will wear masks, and anyone handling food or drinks will wear gloves. 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING / EVENT CAPACITIES 

- Physical distancing will be maximized in runner-only areas, including but not limited to packet pick-up, portable restroom lines, race start, aid stations, finish and post-race food and activity. 6 foot social distancing standards will be followed.  Participants not adhering to social distancing standards will be warned once, then asked to leave the event on a second offense.  Failure to follow staff or volunteer guidance will result in disqualification from the event and being reported to park staff to be escorted from the event.

- Runner’s High will limit participant capacities and prohibit spectators to assure local event size restrictions are not exceeded.  Capacity information is indicated on each event web page and subject to change based on local guidelines.

- Please note that spectators are not allowed at our events until further notice.   Spectators who must accompany a minor or a runner needing assistance must stay a safe distance from the event activity and are required to wear a mask.

- Runner’s High will temporarily suspend the bag drop / gear check for now to minimize the contact and exchange of personal items. This includes on the course as well as at the pre and post race area.

- Runner’s High will implement a rolling start line with chip timing – leaving the start line open for 10 minutes allowing physical distancing along running courses.

- Runner’s High will employ strict health and safety considerations regarding staff and volunteers.

START LINE

- Participants will be allowed to start in waves of not more than 25 people.  

- Participants will line up socially distanced by standing on one of the marked start line spots.  Spots may be marked by orange cones or other marking on the ground.

- At the designated start time the lined up participants will have a 10 minute window to cross the start line and begin their run.

- The next wave of participants will be allowed to start lining up once all of the previous participants have started, approximately 5 minutes before their start time.

FINISH LINE

- Finish line will be physically separate from the start line to allow for wave starts and encourage social distancing.

- Participants will be required to put their masks back on once they cross the finish line and leave the finish line chute.  

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