Are there any Virtual Race Safety Tips?

By July 13, 2020Race Day
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Virtual Race Safety Tips  

  • Complete your race solo. Do not run with anyone else, unless they live in your household  
  • If you are running with someone from your household, run single file, allowing others to pass you easily and safely 
  • Avoid high traffic pedestrian and vehicle areas. Run or walk close to home in your neighbourhood during a quieter time of day.  
  • Adhere to social distancing practices* while you are out running or walking. Can you safely pass someone? Can you run safely on the road? Make sure you always have a safe way to move around people to maintain 6 feet of distance.  
  • Complete your run on a treadmill, if this is an option that is available to you and that you would prefer.   
  • Wear appropriate clothing. Be visible and dress for the weather.   
  • Bring water and/or nutrition if you’re planning a longer route. There are no water stations along the way in a virtual race.   
  • Carry a cell phone with you during your virtual race and tell someone the route you’re running in case of an emergency.   

* follow the advice of your local public health authority, to help stop the spread of coronavirus.