We are prepared to produce events safely and with all precautions manageable.

* At our events we will:

> Email participants a questionnaire and all athletes must turn it in before receiving their race packet. Printed questionnaires will be available for those who are not able to print theirs prior driving to the race. To keep the check-in process, we ask that you bring the form signed with you.

> Minimize person to person contact (*self body marking is highly encouraged)

> Event staff will wear face coverings, gloves and practice physical distancing. 

> Volunteers will wear gloves handing out race packets and preparing aid stations.

> All staff and volunteers will be subjected to temperature screenings before.

> Multiple sanitizing and wash stations will be placed throughout the venue.

> Participants will be asked to fill out an electronic questionnaire if they have been sick or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 just days prior to the race. Athletes with any signs of sickness will be asked to stay home and their packets will be mailed to them.

* Self-body marking  

We are triathletes and we understand what a symbolic role body marking has in the pre-race excitement. But, right now, we ask that you either come to race body marked or self-body mark on race morning at the venue. We will have markers and gloves available to minimize person-to-person contact. See body marking instructions here. Your bib number will be available to look up on RunSignup.

* Swim start

Swim start and entering the water will be modified to minimize shoulder-to-shoulder contact. 

* On-course aid

Athletes are encouraged to bring their own nutrition, especially for short course events, to avoid aid stations. Aid stations will operate with minimal number of volunteers and will be self-service.

* Posting results 

Results have been, traditionally, printed and posted around the venue. Since we will be avoiding should-to-shoulder contact, participants will receive a link to look up results live as runners cross the finish line. Participants will also have an option to sign up for results to be texted to them directly with this link: get results sent to your phone.

QR code will be displayed at the race site and allow you to look up results on your phone.

* Relays

If you are part of a relay team, you will share a timing chip with your teammates. If you do not live in the same household, please bring sanitizing wipes or other tool to sanitize the chip when you receive or hand it out. You and your teammates are responsible for this exchange.

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This guide is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical or legal advice. This document is to provide a safety guide for athletes participating in multiport events while taking steps to protect themselves and others. It is suggested that everyone monitors information available from CDC, WHO and other organizations.

 

Your Health

 

All athletes should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 daily. If athletes develop any symptoms, as outlined below, they should self-isolate and contact a healthcare professional.

If athletes have tested positive for COVID-19, have had any symptoms or are questioning their health at all prior to an event, they should get clearance from their medical provider to train and compete. If athletes have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, they should have quarantined themselves for 14 days prior to an event.

 

Stopping the Spread

 

Basic infection prevention measures include, but are not limited to:

Physical Distancing: When in line for restrooms, packet pick-up, food, race start or other high-traffic areas, physical distancing is encouraged by standing  at least 6 feet apart from other people.

Toilets: With a higher frequency of cleanings expected, athletes may have to wait longer to use the toilet.

Hand Hygiene: Utilize hand washing and sanitizing stations around the event venue. Athletes are also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.

Respiratory Hygiene: The CDC recommends wearing face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Follow the direction of your local authority regarding face coverings.

Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands.

Be aware of your surroundings when spitting or nose blowing, and use an abundance of caution

when spitting/nose blowing on the course or at the venue.

 

 

Race Day

 

Familiarize yourself with the event, venue and course on event website.

Read all email communications from the race management and be prepared for screening procedures, race day packet pickup not available, self-body marking, and other precautions taken by the management.

 

Athletes are encouraged to bring their own nutrition, especially for short course events, to avoid aid stations. Aid stations will operate with minimal number of volunteers and will be self-service.

 

Follow the race management signage and announcements.

 

Athletes should not congregate at the finish line. Finished athletes should exit the finish area quickly to allow other athletes space to finish.

Athletes should not form lines to receive finisher items and post race food and refreshments.

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