2023 Coronavirus Policy

While we are conscious that COVID-19 is still very much a concern, we are committed to holding an in-person event this year with a traditional start time. We believe given the size of the venue and it being outdoors, we can safely accommodate a safe and fun event.

  • We encourage everyone to register in advance to avoid lines at the registration tent
  • All timed runners are assigned a chip with a time that doesn’t start until you cross the starting mat. This helps alleviate crowding at the start line.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be provided around the common areas and near spaces where touching is required. 
  • Post-race refreshments will be limited to pre-packaged items and bottled water. Bottled water will be available along the course at the standard water points but you are encouraged to bring your own water if possible.

We also certainly understand concerns of those who aren’t comfortable being in crowds. We are offering a virtual event again this year which comes with all the perks and benefits of the in-person event without having to come out race day. We encourage you to take advantage of the virtual race if you’re not quite ready to join in person!

Participant Responsibilities  

Feel Sick? Stay Home 

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

  • Have tested positive with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
  • Have experiences or been in contact with someone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 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. 

Avoid Touching 

  • Whenever possible, avoid physical contact with: 
    • Other people 
    • Touching your face 
    • Surfaces 
    • Items that are not your own. 

While we don’t anticipate there being any issues this year, Race for Hope DSM reserves the right to alter in-person activities to a virtual event.  Further, Race for Hope DSM reserves the right to modify this policy as needed.  Any updates will be promptly communicated to all participants.

We’re thankful that we are able to hold an in person event this year and are overwhelmed by everyone who chose to join us!  We’ll be modifying the park layout to accommodate as many participants as possible.  We’ve come a long way in the past two years and we’re all in this together. By following these guidelines we’re confident we can safely have an amazing time raising funds for brain tumor awareness without putting anyone’s health at risk.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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