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Race Day & Covid-19 Safety Protocols


RACE DAY / START
Athletes are REQUIRED to wear face masks at ALL TIMES except while running in the race.
• Portalets will be spread out for social distancing in the lane adjacent to the start line.
• Athletes must line up by 7:00 am in corrals in an assembly area in the lane adjacent to the start line.
• All athletes will start in the lane immediately behind the start line and directed into position from the corrals.
• Athletes will be lined up by anticipated pace in rows of 7 with 8 feet between each athlete.
• Athletes will line up in 50 rows behind the start line on top of markers on the ground.
• Athletes will start by row every 5 seconds, beginning at 7:15 am.
• After each start, all other athletes will move 6 feet closer to the start line.
• All timing and scoring will be based on chip timing

RACE COURSE
• Once on the course, athletes are allowed to remove their masks.
• Our goal is to start athletes so you will initially become single file with options to pass.
• Athletes must run single-file and stay to the right at all times, except when passing.
• Passing is encouraged, but only when you can make it “stick.”
• Volunteers will place 8 oz bottles of water on a table for the athletes to self-serve.
• Athletes must use garbage boxes for self-disposal.

FINISH LINE
• Athletes must mask up after crossing the finish line.
• Athletes will self-serve bottled water immediately after the finish line.
• Volunteers will be on-hand to re-supply water bottles and finisher medal.

POST RACE: FINISHER MEDALS / SHIRTS / FOOD & BEVERAGE
• Athletes will self-serve their finisher medal from an assortment of vintage medals
• Athletes can pick up their finisher shirts in an area near the finish line.
• Food and beverage will be available in single-size packaging and will be 100% self-serve.
• Athletes can relax and recover under pavilions, at picnic tables, or on the grass.
• Athletes MUST practice social distancing and personal hygiene at all times.
• We will not stage an awards presentation on-site.
• We will mail overall and age group awards to each winner.
• Costume awards will not be offered this year.

“This was one of the most organized races I have ever participated in. From all of the pre-race updates, to the race, to the post-race activities, everything was top notch. Thank you for a great experience.”
– R.B., Lakeland
 

Our 2020 Season

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Downtown St. Pete
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Ft. De Soto Park
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Ft. De Soto Park
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Ft. De Soto Park
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Madeira Beach to Largo (Taylor Park)
 
More races, more medals!