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We are excited to be planning the 2021 Queen of Prussia 5K/10K presented by Main Line Health as an in-person event. We have been working on updating race protocols for the current environment. We will be enforcing CDC Covid19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols during race week and on race day. While this year’s race may not look and feel like past years races, we plan on giving you the best race day experience as we possibly can in the current conditions. Please keep in mind that these measures will be added for the participants safety, our staff’s safety, Police and EMT safety and the general public that live, work and recreate in Town Center. The Queen of Prussia 5K/10K presented by Main Line Health greatly appreciates your continued support and we are looking forward to racing with you on September 12, 2021 and many more races to come.
* Participant Health Responsibility
If you have a fever or feel sick prior to the event weekend, please do not attend. Email us: Helloqueenofprussia10k@gmail.com, to request a deferral at no charge to the 2022 race.
* Staggered & Distanced Start
The Queen of Prussia 5K/10K will feature a distanced and staggered start. Runners will enter our large starting Corral which will easily maintain social distancing requirements while waiting for their start time. Runners can start up to 10 minutes before their official start window. There will be a continual start beginning at 7:00am through 9:15am on 15 minute increments. There will NOT be a mass start to allow for social distancing out on the course! All results will be based on individual chip time.
* No Gear Check
In order to keep points of contact to a minimum, Gear Check will not be offered. Our Start & Finish Lines are located in-close proximity to the parking area, so belongings can conveniently be kept in cars tucked out of site to be safely secured.
* No In-Person Award Ceremony in 2021
Award Ceremonies promote gathering. For safety measures, there will be no award ceremony @ the Queen of Prussia 10K/5K Finish Line. If you qualified for an Award, your Award will be shipped to your home. Live results will be posted on our website and uploaded automatically as participants complete their race. Once the last runner finishes her race, Awards will be posted and Queen of Prussia 5K/10K Finisher Certificates will be emailed to all finishers. Virtual Awards Ceremony will be hosted on Facebook Live @ 12:30pm on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
* Masks/Facial Coverings
Masks are required to be worn at all areas of the event to include Expo/Packet Pickup, Start Line, Finish/Post-race area. Once you cross the start line and spread out on the run course, masks can safely be removed, but masks must cover nose and mouth upon re-entering Town Center and the Finish Line.
* Social Distancing
Please maintain the recommended Social Distancing of 6Ft apart and avoid gathering in small or large groups and please wear a mask at all times.
* Avoid Physical Contact
We request that participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and hugs.
* Hand Washing Stations & Hand Sanitizer
Hand Sanitizer will be available throughout all areas of packet pick up and on race day.
Individual hand washing stations and hand sanitizer will be available at the Start & Finish areas, on course, and in-close proximity to Porta Potty locations. Porta Potties will be well stocked with hand sanitizer and specific locations will be communicated as we get closer to race day.
* Non-contact Registration
Registration for all events must be completed online via the website. No paper registration or in person registration will be permitted. Packet Pick Up will be offered on September 9th, 10th and 11th, 2021 at Main Line Health/Axia Women’s Health Center. No Race Day Registration or Race Day Packet Pick Up will be permitted.
* Water & food Distribution
Energy drink and bottled Water will be available on the run course. Aid Stations will be self-serve that is overseen by Staff. Please limit your touch to the bottle that you will be taking. Self-Serve Aid Stations will be incorporated to minimize contact which will include Aid Stations along the course and post-race food area. Once you have crossed the Finish Line, a pre-packed food bag to include a beverage will be handed to you by a staff member who will be wearing a mask and gloves.
* Aid Station Volunteers
Volunteers at all Aid Stations along the run courses and Finish Line area will wear masks and protective gloves. Please remember to only the touch the water bottle you are taking. There will be multiple trash and recyclable containers distributed out on course and around the race site, please dispense your trash and/or recyclables properly.
* Finish Line Area & Exit Strategy
The Queen of Prussia 5K/10K is known for its post- race celebration. As much as we enjoy this aspect of the event, with a healthy display of all Town Center’s wonderful Restaurants that partner and make our post-race food so fabulous, we ask that participants pick up a post-race goodie food bag and do not overly linger at the finish line area. As we mentioned, the award ceremony will be a virtual event on Facebook Live so if you are waiting for a friend or family member, please maintain distancing and plan on a meet up in the parking areas.
* Sponsor Giveaways & Partners
There is ample room available in and all-around Town Center with many dining options and retailers that will be eager to celebrate your accomplishments on completing the Queen of Prussia 5K/10Kwith special offers for finishers. A complete list of those partners will be compiled by race weekend and shared with you.
* Limited Event Capacity
This year’s participant capacity in 2021 will be limited to 500 participants. We recommend early registration. Any questions? Please feel free to reach out to us at Helloqueenofprussia10k@gmail.com