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Additional race information can be found at https://www.sweetheartcityracing.com/events/classic2021.
Sweetheart City Racing is excited to once again hold this year’s event. With a race start and awards in Downtown Loveland it will be right in the center of the action of the inaugural Loveland Sweetheart Festival – Love, Locks and Lights. You will love our newly designed 4-mile race course along the River’s Edge Natural Area.
The race will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. Racers will need to arrive early to assure smooth parking (as it is limited) as well as an on-time start. Join us on February 13th, 2021 for a day full of fun, love, and fitness as we work to raise money for the Thompson School District High School and Middle School Cross Country teams.
Start area and times will work as outlined below.
Each participant will register for a time block and will be limited to the current guideline of 75 participants.
At set times, TBD, we will start the new set of 75 runners. As we get registrants these slots will fill up. We will not open a new time block until the previous one has hit 50 runners.
For start times, we will email all participants a link to sign up for their preferred start time. Once that block is full it will close and no more registrations can be accepted. This email will come out the week prior to the event.
Start Line/Packet Pick Up/Warm Up Area
There is a lot of parking lots close to the packet pick up area as well as start line. This will enable runners to leave their cars, go directly to the packet pick up area where we will have their bib, t-shirt, and other race swag in bags with their names labeled on the bag.
You will not be able to arrive any earlier than 30 minutes before their starting block. This will be plenty of time for the previous group to be cleared out. Based on history, previous runners/walkers will be out of the start area within 7 minutes of their start time
Volunteers will be there to hand them find their bags (wearing face coverings).
Once you have your swag, you can warm up and wait for their time block in the area labeled "waiting area for start line"
At 5 Minutes to the designated start time, we will give an announcement to "load the chutes"
Finish Line Area
As runners cross the finish line they will follow the chutes to the finishers area
This traffic flow has worked really well for us in the past few years getting participants in and out in a hurry
As they enter the area they will be able to get their food and drink.
We will have a DJ onsite and he will be instructing participants to please depart the finish line area within 15 minutes of getting their finish line items
As they exit they will follow the path back to the parking lot and leave the race area
SCR has taken the appropriate measures to ensure runner safety and wellbeing. We have seen studies that show good exercise, a little sunshine, and some fresh air is good for the spirit.
Cleaning and Sanitization
Reduced racer touch points to minimize physical interaction
Additional cleaning and sanitization of areas, such as toilets, check in area, etc.
Use of sealed water bottles and packaged food
Regular hand sanitizer around the area
Face Masks for Volunteers
Event staff and volunteers will wear face masks where necessary
Racers are asked to arrive onsite no more than 30 minutes before your start time
No race day registration
Block starts of 75 participants every 5 min.
Dedicated areas at the start line - markings used for social distancing
Each participant will be asked to complete a declaration when arriving that states they are NOT currently infected by COVID 19 and have not had, or knowingly been in contact with, someone experiencing any of the following COVID 19 symptoms in the past 14 days:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
Please socially distant yourself while waiting in line to pick up your packet. (We highly encourage everyone to pick up their packets on Friday night).
Spectators will be limited
We ask that you wear a face-covering when engaging with volunteers or others. Once you are on course, it's up to you whether you want to keep it on.
Food and beverage will be limited to pre-packaged and limited water.
Water will be available in bottles but please bring your own supply.
We will have limited supplies at the aid station. Please bring your own bottle. Water and Gatorade will be available. Our volunteers will be able to fill your bottles for you.
Based on the start time you signed up for from the link, be ready to go no more than 5 minutes prior to your assigned start time . We will have it clearly marked and volunteers to help you get in place.
Timing will be based on CHIP time.
No awards ceremony on race day. Awards will be available to be picked up and taken as soon as we have results. Feel free to socially distant your self while waiting for awards to be ready. They will be taken to a sponsors location (TBD) to be picked up the week after the race.
We know that the post race party is always fun and a great social time. For this year, we are asking that once you have taken part in the post race recovery, we ask that you depart the race within 30 minutes.
At Risk Persons
Anyone who falls under or lives with someone in these categories is encouraged not to participate in SCR events at this time, the choice is yours to make:
People over 65 years of age
People who have chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, or severe heart disease;
People who are immunocompromised: those who have undergone or are undergoing cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation; anyone with immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or had prolonged use of corticosteroids; and smokers;
People of any age with class III or severe obesity; or
Anyone diagnosed with the following underlying conditions: diabetes, liver disease, and persons with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.
If you are choosing to attend, we assume you are agreeing to these protocols and will adhere to them exactly as we have described in this communication.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Here is the breakdown of how we give out awards. (No double-dipping)
Awards - we have hand thrown awards made from local artist Amy Hayman and gift cards to local businesses. Here's the breakdown:
Overall - top 3 male and female, custom made medals, gift cards to local businesses
Masters Overall - top 3 male and female, custom made medals, gift cards to local businesses
Age Divisions - top 3 male and female: (custom made medals and gift certificates to local businesses
14 and under
Couples Awards - we have hand thrown awards made from local artist Amy Hayman and gift cards to local businesses. Here's the breakdown:
Packet pickup will be at Scheels in Johnstown. 5:30pm-7pm. We are highly encouraging participants to pick up packets Friday night if possible.
Scheels, Johnstown Location
4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Johnstown CO 80534
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