Market Street Mission 5K Race for Recovery

Fri July 2 - Sun July 4, 2021 Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07950 US
COVID Health & Safety Plan

**Updated as of April 1, 2021.  Subject to change as CDC and NJ regulations change.

Event Day Health & Safety Rules - Attendee Expectations 

  • Above all, we are anticipating an amazing day of live competition, camaraderie, family activity, and support for the Market Street Mission! In these times, it is each of our responsibilities to protect one another, ourselves, and the community at large. What follows is the plan we have created for a safe and healthy event day. We ask that each attendee reads this guide prior to event day and understands what is expected of them as part of the MSM 5K Race community.
  • The event team reserves the right to disqualify and ask to leave anyone not following these rules of participation.
  • If you have any signs or symptoms related to COVID-19 including an elevated temperature … DO NOT ATTEND. We can convert your registration to a virtual run/walk.
  • As per USA Track & Field and our Insurance Policy:
    • Attendees who have a documented case of COVID-19 must have a written letter from a physician indicating they are cleared to compete.
    • Participants and volunteers must perform a self-temperature check prior to arrival at the event.
    • Attendees must not be experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, must not have been around anyone who was sick in the past 14 days, and must not have travelled internationally or to a travel advisory state in the past 14 days.
    • Event Day Safety Survey – Participant Statement & Advisory
      • On event morning, your verbal confirmation and acceptance of your bib number at check-in will serve as your signature and agreement to this document. Please see below to read the text prior to event day.
  • There is the possibility that there will be no on-site event day registration. Please make sure your family and friends register by the deadline: Thursday, July 1.
  • There will be no bag check to limit contact between attendees and volunteers/staff. Please do not bring extra items to the site or return them to your vehicle before your assigned start wave.
  • Where to spend time on-site
    • Upon arrival please report to the check-in area and wait on line on a socially distanced arrow; once at the check-in table, provide your assigned bib # and wait behind the line to receive your bib and shirt.
    • Between check-in and assigned start time, we would appreciate attendees to spread out in the park or return to your car if you like. Basically, we are asking for you not to congregate near check-in, the DJ, or the start corrals. We will even be broadcasting the Kick-Off Celebration (8:15 a.m.) on Facebook Live, so you can still see and be part of the action from a safe social distance.
    • Please report to the starting corrals 5 minutes prior to your assigned start time. There will be socially distanced arrows within the corrals to keep you safe.
    • Please do not congregate at the finish area or refreshment tent. 
  • Masks
    • Required on the event site
    • Required to be worn properly over both the nose and mouth
    • Do not lower or remove your mask when speaking to someone. Yes, it is a little harder to hear, but speaking near someone is one of the most vulnerable times for transmitting respiratory droplets.
    • Required to be carried on course, but not required to be worn while running or walking
      • except when you can not maintain a minimum of 6’ social distance (12’ preferred while in motion)
      • except when passing others (and please announce yourself)
  • Social Distancing
    • Always respect the personal space of others
    • Maintain a minimum of 6’ separation from other attendees, staff, and volunteers
    • Pass widely on course to maintain a minimum of 6’ distance (preferably 12’), put on your mask whenever this is not possible, slow down if necessary and announce your intention to pass so the other party has the opportunity to also put on their mask
  • Other
    • Please NO spitting on-site or on the course
    • Cough/sneeze away from people and into your elbow
    • Remember that in 2021 it is perfectly polite AND expected to NOT shake hands or high 5
    • Smiles and good vibes are always welcome!
  • Water
    • Individual sealed water bottles will be available at the event site.
    • The course water stations will only have individual sealed bottles (no grab n’ go cups). It is recommended that you bring your own water for the course in a hydration pack or favorite water bottle to alleviate any congestion near the water station(s) and reduce the risk of plastic bottles being left in the park. 
  • Restrooms
    • Please wait on the socially distanced arrows if there is a line.
    • Always wash your hands as per CDC recommended guidelines whenever leaving the restroom (and perhaps even upon entering).
  • Sanitizing Stations
    • Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in, prior to entering the restrooms, at the event site water table, at the course water station, and at the finish/refreshments.
    • Sanitizing wipes will be available in the restrooms, at the event site water table, and at the course water station.
  • Staggered Assigned Start Waves
    • Expect to receive your starting time via email a few days prior to the event.
    • Plan to arrive at the event site no later than 30 minutes prior to your start time.
    • Report to the starting corrals 5 minutes prior to your assigned start time.
    • There will be socially distanced arrows within the corrals to keep you safe.
  • 5K Results & Awards
    • Results are by CHIP time as there is no one official “gun time”.
    • Printed results will not be displayed to avoid close congregating.
    • Finish times will be available quickly after you cross the finish line on BestRace.com/Mobile (places will not be official or final until all runners have finished) and full official results later on the event website.
    • There will not be an on-site awards ceremony this year, again to avoid close congregating.
  • Refreshments 
    • More info coming soon! 
  • Spectator Statement
    • We would love to be able to welcome spectators to this event! We are still evaluating if this will be possible in light of COVID-19 restrictions. Please check back for updates! 

Event Day Safety Survey – Participant Statement & Advisory

On event morning, your verbal confirmation and acceptance of your bib number at check-in will serve as your signature and agreement to this document.

Participant Statement

  • I certify that I have
    • performed a self-temperature check today and attest that my temperature was below 100.4 F.
    • not experienced any signs or symptoms related to COVID-19 within the past 7 days or if I have that it has been a full 72 hours since all signs or symptoms have fully resolved.
    • not been in close or sustained contact with anyone who was sick within the past 14 days.
    • not traveled internationally to a location with widespread ongoing transmission of covid-19 per the CDC or on a cruise ship/river boat within the past 14 days.
    • self-quarantined for 14 days after arrival from a state on NJ’s travel advisory list.
  • I agree to wear a face covering/mask at all times while on the event site:
    • except when participating on the 5K/2M course except when passing or not able to maintain proper social distance (6’ minimum, 12’ preferred while in motion);
    • unless I have a medical condition where face coverings/mask wearing is contra-indicated.
  • I understand the risks and possibility of contracting covid-19 or any other virus at an in-person gathering.
    • I take personal responsibility for that risk to my own health and safety.
    • I agree to protect others by following event mask-wearing protocol as I understand that people may have covid-19 without knowing or exhibiting any symptoms. 

Advisory to Participants

  • It is strongly recommended that individuals considered by the CDC to be “at-risk” NOT participate in any capacity. This would include individuals who are/have:
    • Over age 65
    • Living in nursing home
    • (or live with someone with) certain underlying medical conditions.
  • If these “at-risk” individuals choose to participate, it is recommended that they get clearance from their healthcare provider.
  • As per our insurance policy, participants who have a documented case of COVID-19 must have a written letter from a physician indicating they are cleared to compete.
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