Safe Return to Running Guidelines

Safe Return to Running Guidelines will empower everyone involved to focus on a safe return to running. These guidelines outline measures we will be taking to reduce risk for participants, volunteers, our team and communities. With attention to density reduction, touchpoint minimization, enhanced hygiene screening we will continue to deliver the participant experience with necessary adjustments so that you can race safely, race smart, race your best. All protocols will follow local health department mandated standards. We may implement some or all of the following procedures.

Enhanced Hygiene

  • Hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant wipes will be readily available around our event venues. Cleaning of common venue areas and touch points will be conducted by the staff.
  • Staff and volunteers will be provided with face coverings and may be required to wear the face covering at all times around the event venue. Disposable gloves will be used in applicable areas.
  • Participants may be required to have face coverings and wear a face covering properly around our event venues, including the start corrals and finish line areas


  • We will in many venues institute no-touch body temperature screening. Individuals with a body temperature greater than 100.4° Fahrenheit, or 38° Celsius will not be allowed to participate, volunteer or work.

Touchpoint Minimization

  • We will be reducing or removing touchpoints and points of interaction between staff, participants, and volunteers without compromising event safety and security.
  • We have redesigned and reimagined areas such as packet pick-up, expo, merchandise, and finish line to minimize person-to-person contact.
  • Aid stations will be reconfigured with more space to minimize both participant-to volunteer and participant-to-participant touchpoints.

Density Reduction

  • We will institute measures to increase space for participants and supporting personnel in areas such as expo, packet pickup and finish line.
  • Alternative start configurations may be implemented to reduce the number of participants waiting in an enclosed area and to optimize distancing opportunities.
  • Participants will be reminded to maintain a “social distance” while in common areas, such as the race village. Numerous signs will be posted

The most significant element in course density reduction is being able to extend the duration of the start line program. If the local health department mandates “social distancing” protocol, the following plan will be implemented.

Analysis of course participant density – primarily from runner flow data from previous races – indicates that providing the maximum available time for starting all runners will result in a reduced density across the course, at aid stations, and through to the finish. Controlling and modifying the flow of runners from the start provides a measurable reduction in course density.


Corrigan Sports will adhere to the federal, state, and local guidelines in relation to mass population/ participant events.

Before Activities:

  • Be symptom free for at least 14 days prior to any activity.
  • Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well.
  • Be aware of and disclose any potential contacts with affected individuals.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands often.
  • Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth with unclean hands.
  • Practice social distancing regularly.
  • Wear a face mask to reduce exposure to airborne particles.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze

During Activities:

  • Refrain from attending any activity if displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Wear a face mask while at the venue, while NOT on the field of competition.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands often.
  • Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth with unclean hands.
  • Refrain from contacting other participants (high fives and huddles).
  • Practice social distancing as often as possible.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.
  • Properly dispose of your personal drinking cups, bottles, etc.
  • DO NOT throw thrash on the ground or around the bench areas.