Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K

Sat July 17, 2021 Winston-Salem, NC 27105 US Directions
COVID Precautions 2021

Updated 6/27/2021

The following plans are preliminary and may be revised based upon government regulations and guidance from public health officials.

Masks will be optional at the event.  Masks are highly recommended for anyone who has not been fully vaccinated.

Packet Pickup – Participants are asked to maintain good spacing when picking up their race bib and t-shirt 

Starting Line –   Current plans are for one start per event.  Waves are not currently planned, but could be added if conditions change.

During Race – Water aid stations will available on the course.  Cups will be well spaced and placed on tables for self serve.  Hand sanitizer will be available at the tables for runners and volunteers.

Finish Line – Participants will be required to clear the finish area after crossing the line.  Packaged food and drink items will be available for participants.  There will be no post-race party or awards ceremony.  Awards may be picked up from the awards tent.   Runners are encouraged to spread out and cheer on the elite runners in the 8pm USTAF Championship race. 

Volunteers – Volunteers will follow the same guidelines as participants.  Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Gloves will be worn by volunteers handing items to participants. 

Spectators – Spectators will be allowed on the course and should follow the same guidelines as race participants. 

COVID Supplies – Disposable masks will be made available to all participants and volunteers. Hand sanitizing stations will be located in several convenient locations at the race site.

Participant Expectations – All participants will sign a waiver of liability when registering for the race that specifically addresses the risk of COVID transmission.  The waiver will include a City of Winston-Salem waiver as displayed on page 2 (or a similar/updated version as provided by the city).

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