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RUN SAFE COMMITMENT

 

Pink Gorilla Events promises to follow social distancing best practices to ensure everyone involved is as safe as possible. We will work closely with our local health department to follow all directed health measures at the time of the event.

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Social Distancing

  • Event signage will promote safe social distancing practices.
  • Dedicated lanes and waiting spots will be provided to aid in social distancing in areas where athletes congregate such as packet pickup, start line, and restrooms.
  • Personal responsibilities will be communicated to athletes, staff, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors prior to the event.

 

Cleaning and Sanitation

  • We will reduce touch points to minimize physical interactions and deploy frequent cleaning and sanitation.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event including packet pickup, higher traffic areas, and in and around portable toilets.
  • We will use increased safety and hygiene practices for staff and volunteers including use of masks and regular hand sanitization.

 

Personal Protective Equipment

  • All staff and volunteers will wear face covering at all times. In addition to social distancing measures, athletes are requested to wear a face covering at the event while not on the course.
  • Face masks will be available on site for athletes that do not have one and would like one.
  • Transparent plastic barriers will create separation at essential interaction points such as packet pickup.

 

Event Adjustments

  • Start line corrals will be implemented to keep athletes socially distant throughout the event.
  • Athletes may be asked to remain in their vehicles prior to starting other than for essential activities such as packet pickup, using the restroom, brief warm-up or lining-up to start. Text messaging and event announcements will be used to communicate start line procedures.
  • Spectators may not be allowed or highly discouraged, unless accompanying a participating minor.
  • After-Party activities including the award ceremony may not be held after the race to avoid gathering.
  • Athletes may be encouraged to depart the event as soon as feasible after finishing.
  • There will be no on-site registration. Registration and payment must be made online prior to event day.
  • Flexible registration policies will allow for athlete’s to elect to participate virtually if they are unable to participate in person.

 

Screening and At-Risk Persons

  • Athletes, staff, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors will be asked to self-screen and stay home for any of the following reasons:
    • Have tested positive with COVID-19 in the last 21 days.
    • Have experienced or been in contact with someone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event.
    • Have a body temperature reading of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  • All athletes and especially at-risk persons are encouraged to consult a physician prior to participating.

Note: The information above is subject to change at Pink Gorilla Events’ discretion as best practices and local regulations continue to evolve. Practices or restrictions may loosen or become more strict.

Athlete Responsibilities

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  1. Feel Sick? Stay Home

Athletes, staff, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors will be asked to self-screen and stay home for any of the following reasons:

  • Have tested positive with COVID-19 in the last 21 days.
  • Have experienced or been in contact with someone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days prior to the event.
  • Have a body temperature reading of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

 

All athletes and especially at-risk persons are encouraged to consult a physician prior to participating.

 

Athletes that feel sick and stay home should contact us and we can transfer you to the virtual event.

 

  1. Mask Up in Mask Zones

Face coverings are required to be worn by athletes at the event whenever they are not running the race course. Face coverings are not required while running the race course. However, athletes should carry their masks while running so they have it at the finish line.

 

When are face coverings required?

  • Indoor environments such as packet pickups
  • Start line chute and finish line recovery area
  • Parking lots or other event grounds
  • Waiting in lines or crowded areas

When are face coverings not required?

  • Running the race course; However, athletes should carry their masks while running so they have it at the finish line.
  • Personal vehicles

We have masks if you need one.

Staff and volunteers will wear masks at all times.

 

  1. Maintain 6 Feet Distance

Practice Social Distancing:

  • Reduce frequency, proximity and duration of contact with others.
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet whenever possible.
  • Spectators are not allowed unless accompanying a participating minor.
  • Remain in your vehicle whenever possible before and after race.
  • Avoid congregating before or after race.

 

  1. Carry Water, Carry Nutrition, Be Self-Reliant

Take the following steps to be self-sufficient for your race:

  • Carry your own water bottle or hydration vest on course. We will have water bottles on course, however it is best to be self-sufficient.
  • Carry your own nutrition.
  • Carry your own personal-sized hand sanitizer.
  • Read race websites, written guides, emails, social media posts, policies and rules. Follow event signage and race official instructions on race day.
  • Know the race course. Be aware of potential traffic.
  • Know your start wave time and corral if assigned.
  • Use the restroom prior to arrival to reduce lines at event facilities.
  • Bring your own face mask. Wear it in mask zones. Carry it while running. We have one if needed.

 

  1. Wash Hands

Practice good personal hygiene:

  • Frequently clean hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer when needed. Bring your own personal sized bottle and carry it with you.

 

  1. Avoid Touching

Whenever possible, avoid physical contact with:

  • Other people
  • Touching your face
  • Surfaces
  • Items that are not your own

 

Note: The information above is subject to change at Pink Gorilla Events’ discretion as best practices and local regulations continue to evolve. Practices or restrictions may loosen or become more strict.

Race Day Quick Check-List

  • Check temperature before arriving. Feel sick? Stay home.
  • Bring hand sanitizer, facemask, water bottle or vest, and nutrition.
  • Know your starting corral. Know when to arrive.
  • Read and understand the Athlete Responsibilities

REGISTRATION GUARANTEE

 

We know stuff happens and have created registration policies with as much flexibility as possible so you can register with confidence.

Here are some options if your plans change after registering: 

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Run the Virtual Race!

Athletes may transfer to the virtual event for free anytime up until the day before the first scheduled packet pickup date at 11:59 PM. Run your own course on your own schedule and still get all of this year’s awesome swag shipped to you at no additional cost.

 

Run Next Year’s Race!

Athletes may defer their in-person registration to the next year for free anytime 30 days or more prior to race day.

 

What if local health directives impact an event on the scheduled date?

Our goal will be to first alter the event to fit within the local health directives and still provide runners with the high quality experience they have come to expect from Pink Gorilla Events. This might mean having multiple wave starts, extending the event to over an entire weekend, or modifying the route. If this is not possible, we will explore moving the race date to later in the year.

If event alterations or postponement are not possible, all registered in-person participants will take part in the virtual event. They will receive participant materials for the current year’s virtual event including any optionally selected paid add-ons which will be shipped to them for free. They will also receive a 25% discount for the in-person event of the same race for the following year.

 

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Questions

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