Participant Safety Guidelines

Safety is our priority

Understandably, safety is a big concern for many as they are deciding whether to participate in this year's events. And rest assured, the safety of the participants, staff, and volunteers is of utmost importance to us. Our main goal is to eliminate as many touch points as possible and limit exposure between people, which is why we are asking all participants, staff, and volunteers to adhere to CDC guidelines. Additionally, we ask that they all be in good health and symptom free from any illness for at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Failure to adhere to any of the stated race requirements below will result in immediate disqualification of any participant involved. Finally, given our current circumstances, we do ask that the number of people at the event are limited and we suggest that the event remain for participants only and no spectators this year.

Packet Pick Up

One of our main priorities in keeping everyone safe is to eliminate touch points from packet pick up to the end of the event. Therefore, after picking up their race packet and any pre-purchased merchandise, participants should exit the packet pick up area. Participants may return to their cars or the designated gear check area to drop off their packets and gear, but must otherwise proceed to the start corral in a timely manner. We know that you're probably going to be really excited to see one another again, but we ask that you please refrain from gathering in large groups. Additionally, another touch point we are eliminating this year is to place your finisher medal in the race packet that is picked up at packet pickup instead of after completion of the race.

Start Corral

Participants in the start corral MUST be ready to approach the start line ready to run. While waiting in the start corral, we ask that participants adhere to social distancing requirements indicated by orange markers. Participants will not be allowed to congregate or conduct any race preparation (warm-ups, stretching, adjusting or changing apparel, etc.) in the start area. This may be done outside the start corral away from other participants. Upon approaching the start line, participants are required to start immediately on the staff member's audible cue. Participants will be released two at a time every 15 seconds.


In an effort to eliminate another touch point, aid stations will be supplied with sealed bottles of water. Trash cans will be placed at each aid station and at every mile marker for disposal of water bottles. Please properly dispose of your bottles in the trash. We ask that you help us keep the course and community clean and please do not littler on the course. It is inevitable that runners will want to pass one another, and we ask that participants pass only when it is safe and clear of others. Please adhere to the "no drafting" rules which include being no closer than 10 feet behind or in front of, or 6 feet beside other competitors.

Finish Line/Post Race

Congratulations, you finished the race! Upon completing the run and crossing the finish line, participants must continue moving towards the exit of the finish area. Please do not linger or gather in large groups. No congregating of any type will be permitted either before, during, or after the event. Due to the socially distanced nature of the event, results will be calculated after the race once all participants have finished. Age group and overall awards will be available for pick up at any following Winter Run Series event.

Thank you!

We understand the events may look a lot different this year and we fully understand it's a privilege to be able to host an event during these times. So we appreciate your support in adhering to these guidelines. We're looking forward to producing a safe event for all to enjoy and we can't wait to see you on the start line!

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