Safety Measures for 2021
As of December 2020. City and government procedures subject to change.
The Hospital Hill Run COVID Precautions for 2021
- Packet Pickup/Start Line/Finish Line set up and procedures will incorporate all appropriate precautions stipulated by the CDC, City, State and County Guidelines.
Staff, participants, volunteers and attendees precautions:
- Prescreen on race morning. (See prescreen notes below).
Provide pre-race materials in advance to all participants and instruct participants to read material to have the knowledge of when and how to line up, final start times, etc. (start times may vary).
- Runners will be sent out in waves and will line up according to pace. Race day plan will be communicated in advance. Look for the pace flags along the race start line.
- Spectators are discouraged. If you need to have someone with you, they can watch the race by standing in the grass in Washington Park. No spectators will be allowed at the start line or finish line area.
- Runners should maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times.
- Runners should wear a mask in the race staging area, at the start line and finish line. Masks can be removed when you start running.
- Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available at packet pickup, portable toilets, aid stations, finish line, and all areas where there will be touchpoints.
There will NOT be a gear check for the 2021 event, so please bring only those items you can carry while running.
- Bring your own mask and be prepared to wear the mask in the staging area, start line and once you cross the finish line (& wear in the finish line, post-race area).
- Runners are encouraged to carry their own hydration to reduce the number of people at aid stations.
- Aid stations will be minimally staffed. Volunteers will fill cups and space them so runners can pick up their own cups without contaminating other cups.
- The finish line will have bottled water that you can pick up yourself.
Prescreen Notes: Participants, staff, volunteers, attendees, and spectators must stay home if they are feeling ill or experiencing the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
CDC info for those who need extra precautions https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/older-adults.html
Based on what we know now, those at high-risk* for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
- People 65 years and older.
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
- People who live or interact frequently with persons with not well controlled underlying medical conditions.
- People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma.
- People who have serious heart conditions.
- People who are immunocompromised.
- Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications.
- People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher).
- People with diabetes.
- People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.
- People with liver disease.
- People with high-blood pressure.
*If have more than one risk factor = very high risk