Update on COVID-19
Our goals are to secure public trust, conduct our businesses: our retail store, events and training programs in a way that includes proper sanitation, safe physical / social distance considerations and helps our employees and community maintain good health.
This information below is subject to change.
Phase 1 Updates
- Track Shack store is open with limited in-store capacity as allowed by local guidelines and requiring masks for our employees and customers. Read the blog >>
- Virtual race options: All Track Shack races offer a virtual option including Global Running Day, AdventHealth Watermelon 5k, Celebration of Running 5k presented by AdventHealth. Virtual options for children too! View events >>
- Track Shack Training programs resume May 26 with limited capacity and adhering to local guidelines. View info >>
Return to Running Events: Overview of Track Shack Events Safety Guidelines
Track Shack Events (TSE) will receive clearance from governing entities (city, state, local, federal) for events, race size, meet ups and training programs to take place. TSE will follow CDC guidelines.
All participants are expected to follow CDC guidelines.
SANITATION AND CLEANLINESS
-TSE will adhere to and communicate sanitation protocols.
a. Participants are required to wear a mask pre and post event. Wear your mask until race start, while running a mask is not required. Carry the mask with you and put it on post-race. Thank you for your understanding of these preventative measures.
b. Spectators are not allowed at our events until further notice. Spectators who must accompany a minor or a runner needing assistance must stay a safe distance from the event activity and are required to wear a mask.
c. Participants are required to bring their own water bottle or hydration device. Water refill stations are available in pre and post area.
d. Water will be provided self-serve at the water stop(s) to refill devices.
e. Portolet lines will be managed to minimize gathering in proximity. Door handles will be sanitized regularly. Hand wash and sanitizing stations will be easily accessible.
f. Post-race refreshments may consist of packaged products such as nutrition bars; fruits may include bananas and/or oranges. Sealed water bottles will be available.
-Participants are required to bring their own water bottle or hydration device. Water refill stations are available in pre and post-race area.
-Water will be provided self-serve at the water stop(s) to refill devices.
- All staff, volunteers, sponsors and vendors will wear PPE.
-Advance communication and extensive signage will be used to support safe and proper physical and social distancing.
PHYSICAL DISTANCING / EVENT CAPACITIES
-Physical distancing will be maximized in runner-only areas, including but not limited to bib pick-up, portolet lines, race start, aid stations, finish and post-race food and activity.
-TSE will limit participant capacities and prohibit spectators to assure local event size restrictions are not exceeded. Capacity information is indicated on each event web page.
-Spectators are not allowed at our events until further notice. Spectators who must accompany a minor or a runner needing assistance must stay a safe distance from the event activity and are required to wear a mask.
-TSE will temporarily suspend the gear check for now to minimize the contact and exchange of personal items.
-TSE will implement a rolling start line – leaving the start line open for 15 minutes physical distancing along running courses.
-TSE will temporarily suspend all kids’ runs and encourage a virtual experience at home or in one’s own neighborhood.
-TSE will employ strict health and safety considerations regarding staff and volunteers.
-Participants will be educated about what to expect and their responsibilities to prepare for a safe event and given the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
-Volunteers will be educated about what to expect and their responsibilities.
Safe Running Resources:
Health and Safety Tips for Runners in the Time of Coronavirus – Updated May 19, 2020
Runner’s World – April 24, 2020
Runner’s World – April 17, 2020
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