Run White & Blue

Sun July 4, 2021 Huntersville, NC 28078 US Directions
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.runwhiteandblue.com.

Place
13420 Reese Blvd W
Huntersville, NC US 28078
Description

Join us for the third annual Run White & Blue 7.4 Events on July 4, 2021 in Huntersville, NC.  This event supports military veterans and first responder organizations in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina. Returning as the Beneficiaries are Purple Heart Homes and Firefighters' Burned Children Fund. Learn more about the amazing work each organization is doing and donate directly to their organization under “Donate”

 

**Note** - The mile and kilometer course are both double loops style courses.  Each runner MUST pass the split timer under the arch at the start/finish line or he or she will disqualified from any results.

 All runners will run one "outside" loop on the course passing through the finish area once and one "inside" loop until passing through the finish line.  The first loop will run in the center turn lane and the second loop will run on the inside lane counter clockwise around The Park.  The course will be coned and signed accordingly and protected from traffic. The outside lane will be the open traffic flow lane. 

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RACE CHARITIES

Run White & Blue 7.4 supports military veterans and first responder organizations in the Lake Norman area, just north of Charlotte, NC. 

2020’s Beneficiaries are:

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PURPLE HEART HOMES (Statesville, NC)

https://purplehearthomesusa.org/ 

Facebook - @PurpleHeartHomes 

Instagram - @PurpleHeartHomes

Twitter - @PHHTweet 

Purple Heart Homes is dedicated to providing housing for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans - substantial in function, design, and quality fit to welcome home the fighting men and women of America. All donations in the Charlotte area helps Veterans within the Charlotte area.

Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity that was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and Dale Beatty, two combat wounded Veterans. After being injured in Iraq in 2004, they returned to their community and received a warm welcome and grateful appreciation for their service. They began to question why all Veterans didn’t get the same levels of support and assistance from society.

The answer isn’t easy, but Purple Heart Homes fills the gaps in housing through the Veterans’ Aging In Place and Veterans Home Ownership Programs. From building a ramp for a Veteran of World War II, to providing home ownership opportunities to younger Veterans, these programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of the Veteran population. This gives Veterans their independence and privacy back, some of which they have not had for decades.

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FIREFIGHTERS’ BURNED CHILDREN FUND (Charlotte - Mecklenburg County Chapter)

http://www.ffbcf.org

Facebook - @Firefighters-Burned-Children-Fund-Charlotte-Mecklenburg-County-Chapter

The Firefighters' Burned Children Fund is a non-profit organization developed by area firefighters to support burn survivors and to prevent burn injuries before they occur. Together we can make a difference in burn prevention and life safety in North Carolina!

The Firefighters' Burned Children Fund, Inc. (FFBCF) is operated for the sole purpose of raising funds. This can be done by a variety of methods, the most common of which is saving aluminum cans.  Fire departments and fire service organizations are encouraged to work within their communities and with other participants of the Fund in reducing the number and the severity of burn injuries and fatalities.  

Fire departments across the area have can trailers in their parking lot where you can drop off your aluminum cans to be part of the program! All we need is your commitment to join in our efforts! A can trailer will be present at the event - Please bring your cans for collection. 

PACKET PICKUP

Friday, July 2, 2021 from 4pm - 7 pm

Fleet Feet, Birkdale Village

16620 Cranlyn Road, Huntersville, NC  28078

Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm 

Fleet Feet, Birkdale Village

16620 Cranlyn Road, Huntersville, NC  28078

Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 6:30 am - 8 am

Race site, Daetwyler Plaza 13420 Reese Blvd W  Huntersville, NC US 28078

**NOTE** All packets that are not picked up during packet pickup will be left at Fleet Feet for pick up the following week.

EVENT PARKING
  • Joe Gibbs Racing 13415 Reese Blvd. W, Huntesvile, NC 28078

 

COURSE MAPS

7.4 Mile Event

7.4 mile map

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1968895259

7.4 Kilometer Event

7.4 kilometer map

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1757710808

7.4 Fun Run Event

7.4 Fun Run map

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2022584527

**Note** - The mile and kilometer course are both double loops style courses.   All runners will run one "outside" loop on the course passing through the finish area once and one "inside" loop until passing through the finish line.  The first loop will run in the center turn lane and the second loop will run on the inside lane counter clockwise around the Park.  The course will be coned and signed accordingly and and protected from traffic except the outside lane which will be the open traffic flow lane.  Each runner must pass the split timer or he or she will disqualified from any results.

SPONSORS

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Sponsors
TRAINING PROGRAM

TRAINING PROGRAMS PRESENTED BY:

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Unfortunately because of COVID-19 restrictions Fleet Feet is unable to provide an appropriate training program for the event in July.

 

RESULTS

Results will be posted on our results page.   We would also love to see your experience on social media by tagging the event on Instagram @runwhiteandblue and on Facebook @run7.4.  Please share these experiences with your family, friends and fellow runners.

 

COVID-19 Safety Proceedures

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN

***This response plan has been sent and approved by the Mecklneberg County Health Department, the Town of Huntersville and the Huntersville Police Department.***

Mass Gathering / Social Distancing

  • ·         New outdoor mass gathering restrictions (March, 2021) based on the current Governor’s mandate is 100 persons.
  • ·         Group of 100 participants will move through the corral system in 5-minute intervals to keep appropriate distancing in the corral area and on the course.
  • ·         Participants will be provided corrals for each distance by 100 persons.  These corrals will be large enough in the start area for appropriate social distancing of participants by 3-6 feet based on current CDC recommendations.
  • ·         Social distancing signage will be attached to the corrals to remind all participants.
  • ·         There are three distances for the event.  The two long distance events will have separate corral systems which will allow for extra separation of runners.  The courses are also different to allow for extra distancing while running.  The third distance will start later in the day at a separate start.

Face Covering Requirements

  • ·         New face covering mandates state: face covering must be worn in all indoor spaces.  Face coverings are also recommended in outdoor gathering spaces, especially when appropriate social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • ·         All participants, staff, volunteers and vendors will be required to wear a face covering at all times while in the start or finish venue.
  • ·         All participants, staff, volunteers and vendors will be provided a branded face covering prior to the event.
  • ·         Participants will not be required to wear a face covering while on the running course.  Based on CDC recommendation, face covering should not be worn during high intensity exercise.  Separation of runners on the course mitigates transmission.
  • ·         All runners will be asked to replace his/her face covering after crossing the finish line.

Reduce Transmission and Interaction Techniques

  • ·         Each runner will be provided a filled branded water bottle at the finish line.  These bottles will be filled by a specific group of volunteers designated to perform this task.  Bottle will be arranged on tables.  Extra water will be provided by refillable water systems using touchless water dispensers (www.watermonster.com)
  • ·         Each runner will be provided a branded sweat towel at the finish line.  Towels will be arranged on tables.
  • ·         Each runner will be handed a medal at the finish line.  Medals will be hung on specific racks.
  • ·         Each station will be separated in the finish corral.  Each station will have a separate group of volunteers.  This separation will reduce the gathering of runners at the finish line and will keep continuous flow to reduce crowding.
  • ·         Each volunteer will be provided a face covering and protective gloves to handle exchanging of goods.
  • ·         Runners will be required to leave the finish corral area once they have finished and gather everything from volunteers

Packet Pickup / Expo

  • ·         All pre-race packet pickup will maintain appropriate social distancing, face coverings, and sanitation requirements.
  • ·         A drive through pickup will be provided for participants who need that option.
  • ·         Post race expo will limit the number of vendors.  Increase square footage of the expo area to allow for social distancing.  All participants will be ushered through the venue and allow minimal time to receive aid before any gathering occurs.  

***The originally drawn COVID-19 response plan for a running race was established in December 2020  That plan has proven legitimacy.  The plan used for the 2020 Huntersville Half Marathon weekend received a zero percent transmission response from all participants, staff, volunteers and vendors.  It set a professional standard of operations that needs to be met by event management companies to meet the requirements of the local and state health departments.***

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