The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race

Tue September 1 - Sat October 31, 2020 Saint Louis, MO 63124 US
Safety Measures
Pre-Race / At the Race Site

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up

Days/Times:  Wednesday, October 14 from 8am - 12pm and Thursday, October 15 from 10am - 7pm 

Location:  Schlafly Bottleworks - 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143 

Race Day Packet Pick Up

While we encourage pre-race packet pick up to avoid gathering, race day packet pick up will be available at the race site, set apart from the start line area.  Masks are required by all - participants and staff - in this area. 

Masks 

Participants are required to wear a mask before and after their race, but will not be required to wear the mask while running in the race.  All staff and volunteers are required to wear a mask while working at the event. 

Start Line Waves & Procedures 

This event will have staggered start time waves every 30 minutes. Participants will be placed in waves based on their estimated pace per mile, with faster paces beginning earlier in the morning. In the assigned 30-minute wave time, runners may start at any time during that 30 minutes. Those wishing to begin at a less busy time may wait until after the start of the hour (for example, a runner with an 8:00am - 8:30am wave time may start at exactly 8:00am, or 8:17am, or 8:29am - it doesn’t matter, as long as it is within the assigned wave time.)  Runners will not be allowed to enter the start line area until 20 minutes prior to their wave time. 

** Wave assignments will be emailed to participants at the beginning of race week.** 

Start and Finish Site Guidelines 

Runners only will be allowed into the start site area, and only 20 minutes prior to the start of their wave. All participants, volunteers and spectators are required to wear a mask at the site area. 

At the finish site, runners will be required to put their mask back on after completing the race. All staff and volunteers are required to wear masks in this area. Runners will be asked to continue walking through the finish chute after receiving their post-race bag of water bottle, snacks and medal.  No waiting or standing will be allowed in the finish line area. 

Restrooms

Portable restrooms will be stationed in an area of the start/finish site apart from the rest of the site to avoid crowding.  Hand sanitizer will be available, as will sinks with water/soap dispensers. Restrooms will be set apart from each other to allow for physical distancing. 

On the Race Course

Masks 

Participants are required to wear a mask before and after their race, but will not be required to wear the mask while running in the race.  All staff and volunteers are required to wear a mask while working at the event. 

Course Etiquette 

This course utilizes the Katy Trail, Hamburg Trail and Great Rivers Greenway’s Busch Greenway.  These are wide, paved and crushed gravel paths, which allow for plenty of distance when passing.  Please respect runners around you and give space when passing, and only pass when safe.  Also, if you are running with a friend or family member (that you have chosen to be physically close to) please respect that running 2 or 3 side by side will make it difficult for others to pass you.  Consider running in single file, or switch to single file when another runner comes to pass you from behind.  Good running etiquette is *always* important - right now, it is IMPERATIVE. 

Restrooms

Along the trail, restrooms will be available near water stations, and will also have hand sanitizer available. 

Water Stations 

On-course water stations will be available, but not as frequently as a typical race course allows.  We highly encourage runners to bring a handheld bottle or other carrier to supplement on-course stations. Water stations will utilize small bottled water, and bottles will be spaced 1-foot apart so that each runner can take their own bottle.  Volunteers in gloves will place bottles on the table, but will not be allowed to hand runners the bottles. 

As a reminder to all participants: this course utilizes Missouri State Park and Department of Conservation land and we are responsible for keeping it as beautiful as we found it! Trash cans will be available after each station - please use them!

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