THIRSTY SHAMROCK COVID-19 RACE GUIDELINES
At the Wisconsin Dells Thirsty Shamrock 5K, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers is our highest priority. In addition to implementing best practices mandated by governing authorities and local health and safety experts, Adrenaline Special Events and Wisconsin Dells are taking the steps outlined below to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone attending our event. These practices are subject to change with this constantly evolving situation.
- General Event Safety Adjustments
- Pre-Race Screening Of Participants, Staff, and Volunteers
- Physical Distancing
- Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Use Of Personal Protective Equipment
General Event Safety Adjustments
- There is limited on-site registration, participants must register on their phones (there will be no paper/pen).
- No spectators will be permitted around basecamp and start/finish, unless a participating minor is being accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Food and beverage offerings will be individually pre-packaged items, this includes treat stations along the route and finish line areas.
Pre-Race Screening Of Participants, Staff, and Volunteers
- Everyone entering the event space including participants, staff and volunteers must have their temperature taken using a touchless thermometer prior to entering the event grounds. Any person with a body temperature reading of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) will not be permitted to enter.
- Each participant shall be required to complete a declaration when checking in at the event that they are not currently infected by COVID-19 and have not had, or knowingly been in contact with, someone experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- To manage the amount of people within the event space, each participant will be given a specific arrival and departure time for entry and exit from the event space to ensure the number of people at any one time are kept under strict control.
- Customer throughout will be monitored to ensure the number of people within the event space is kept to acceptable levels at all times.
- In any event space where participants could gather distancing markers will be used to ensure safe distance.
- Starting corral sizes will be drastically reduced to ensure safe spacing while running/walking at the start, along the course and within the event space.
- Participants will be released from the start area in groups of 50 or less.
- Participants may remain in the event space for a maximum of 3 hours.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Reduce contact to minimize physical interaction between participants, staff and volunteers.
- Additional hand sanitizer will be available for use throughout events, including high traffic areas around the start and finish areas, fluid stations, in and around portable toilets. These will be monitored and refreshed as needed throughout the course of the event.
- Additional portable toilets will be made available within the event space, a ratio of 35 participants per will be used to calculate the total number.
- Fluid stations will utilize sealed, bottled water distributed by volunteers wearing gloves and a face covering.
- Increased safety and hygiene procedures for staff and volunteers including regular hand sanitization.
Use Of Personal Protective Equipment
- Face coverings and gloves will be provided to all staff and volunteers.
- All event staff and volunteers will wear face coverings at all times.
- In addition to physical distancing participants will be asked to wear a face covering within the start and finish areas. Participants that arrive without a face covering will be provided one.
At Risk Persons
For the health and safety of anyone who falls under or lives with someone in the categories outlined below is encouraged not to participate in our events at this time:
- People over 65 years of age.
- People who have chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, or severe heart disease.
- People who are immunocompromised: those who have undergone or are undergoing cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation; anyone with immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or had prolonged use of corticosteroids; and smokers.
- Anyone diagnosed with the following underlying conditions: diabetes, liver disease, and persons with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.