A Safe Return to Racing
Carolina Brewsfest COVID-19 Protocol - Event Date July 18, 2020
Brought to you by Junction 311 Endurance Sports and the Omega Sports Race Series powered by Wake Forest Baptist Health
The capacity is limited to 450 total participants (runners and walkers) with 350 runners expected to participate in the day's events. This plan will be utilized to ensure that we meet all of the State of North Carolina, CDC and local requirements regarding social distancing and hygienic best practices ensuring the safety of our racers, volunteers, and staff. We will utilize a waved start at the rate of 2 people per minute to ensure that all distancing requirements are met. There will be hand sanitizer dispensers at all check-in areas, check-out areas, and aid stations available to everyone.
Volunteers and Staff
- Junction 311 Endurance Sports will limit the number of staff and volunteers on-site to only those needed to provide basic racing services.
- All volunteers and staff will be required to wear a mask/face covering when they are within eight feet of any other person.
- They will also be required to wear gloves for activities that require touching anything to be transferred between persons, included but not limited to, packaged food or drink, bibs or giveaway items.
- Each volunteer/staff member will be trained as to the best practices and processes that are in place for this event and for their specific tasks.
- All staff and volunteers will be subject to screening prior to their shift which includes documenting each person’s body temperature and signing of a waiver stating they have not had any symptoms nor been around anyone that is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone that has a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher or is unable to complete the waiver will be sent home.
Runner Arrival & Check-In
- Runners are required to select specific wave arrival and start times, set up in our registration system at 15-minute intervals. Any runner that does not choose a start time will be assigned a start time.
- Runners are the only ones allowed to enter the race area, no friends or family.
- All runner paths within the designated meeting areas will be marked with yellow arrows indicating the direction they can proceed AND will be at least 8 feet apart to maintain social distancing.
- Runners should not come to or approach the entrance until their scheduled wave start time.
- The entrance to the venue, Mendenhall Terminal, will be from one location only, Wrenn Street Aisle D. Upon entrance, runners will be directed to the COVID-19 Symptom Screening Station.
- Procedures at the COVID-19 Symptom Screening Station:
- Non-contact temperature check, if 100 degrees F or above runner will not be allowed to participate
- A signed waiver is required to participate. The waiver will state that they have not exhibited any symptoms indicated on this CDC site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
- The waiver will be available online and emailed to participants the day before the race. Blank waiver forms available at the Symptom Screening Station.
- The temperature screener will mark signed waiver with a highlighter to indicate the runner is cleared to participate
- After screening, runners then proceed to the bib station to present their waiver in order to receive their bib.
- There will be arrows on the ground marking eight feet intervals from the entrance to the start. Runner’s must use the arrows to maintain acceptable, responsible distancing.
- The first wave of runners will start the race at 7:00 am.
- The second wave of 20 runners, and all subsequent waves, will go through the same exact check-in process as the first wave. As each new runner passes through check in, they can immediately head out on to the course, effectively separating each new runner from the next.
- There will be NO gear check available.
- Participants are asked to carry their own hydration.
- Aid stations will be on course for emergency hydration. Only bottled water will be offered. Again, participants are asked to carry their own hydration to avoid any congestion. Volunteers will have masks and gloves and there will be hand sanitizer available at each aid station.
- Porta-johns will be available at the start and finish of the race. There will be hand sanitizer at each Porta John, and a volunteer will wipe the external door handle after each use. Lines will be marked so people waiting are six feet apart. The porta-johns will be positioned at least six feet apart with designated exit routes to ensure social distancing.
Finish & Check-Out
- After runners cross the finish line, there will be bottled water available. They will then be directed to the race packet station, just before they exit and leave the race area. No congregating on premises is allowed.
- The finish area and start area are separated with barricades so runners will not be able to re-enter the start area after finishing the race.
- Awards will be distributed after the race at Brown Truck Brewery, 1234 N. Main Street, High Point, N.C. between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
- The participant is solely responsible to check their final finishing placement in order to pick up their award anytime during the scheduled pick up period. There will not be an awards ceremony.