2021 Event wellness protocols

City and government procedures subject to change.
The Hospital Hill Run COVID Precautions for 2021

Hospital Hill Run has been given the green light to move forward with a live event, as scheduled for 6/5/21, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Our participants’ health and wellness is our top priority, and we will incorporate all appropriate precautions stipulated by the CDC, City, State, and County Guidelines.

All participants to read and follow prescreen notes below before attending.

As general guidance for the pre and post-race experience, wearing a mask is recommended but not required. 

Expo/Packet Pickup:
  • Moved outside to under the Ice Terrace at Crown Center, Friday, June 4th, 9-7 pm only, with the packet pickup open until 8 pm. One day only. An update on Race Day Packet Pickup will be announced in April.
Start Line:
  • Beginning start time moved to a 7:00 am start.
  • Participants sign up according to thier estimated finish time and then are pre-assigned a bib based upon that estimated finish time.
  • Participants will line up and corral according to start time/bib number (Pre-race communication to instruct start information).
  • Corrals will form in Washington Park, just West of the start
  • All city protocols will be followed and communicated in advance (Additional information listed below).
  • Runners should maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times.
  • Wearing a mask in the race staging area and at the start line and the finish line is recommended, but not required. 
  • 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.
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Finish Line:
  • To date, no finish line party.
  • Spectators are discouraged (More info will be communicated at a later date).
  • No gear check for 2021.
  • Bottled water will be provided.
  • Towels will not be provided.
Aid Stations:
  • Runners are encouraged to carry their own hydration.
  • Volunteers will fill cups and hand them out or participants can pick them up on their own off a table.
  • The finish line will have bottled water that you can pick up yourself.
Hotels:
Spectators:
  • Spectators are discouraged. Additional communication will be provided for spectators.
What to bring:
  • There will NOT be a gear check for the 2021 event, so please bring only those items you can carry while running.
  • Masks are highly encouraged, but not required. Bring your own mask.
  • Runners are encouraged to carry their own hydration to reduce the number of people at aid stations.
  • 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
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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