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COVID-19 UPDATES

ALL POLICIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON CURRENT CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS

 To our running community,

 

We will try to keep this page as up to date as possible as we all navigate the ever changing and evolving COVID-19 situation in our communities.  We understand the need to strive to keep this feeling of normalcy, and feel like we have our running family around us during this difficult time, but we want to make sure that everyone stays safe as well. We appreciate your understanding as we all move forward in these uncertain times.

Please see individual event pages for updates on those particular cases. Below is the general COVID policies for Elevation Culture Events. 

 

Some events may be modified in ways (wave starts, rolling starts, dispersed finish experience etc) in order to safely hold them. We are in communications with our local permitting agencies as well as monitoring the situation in each county that we operate in on how to best offer these experiences.

In the case that we do need to cancel or postpone an event either due to changes in our home state of Colorado that would make it unsafe to travel, or due to mandates by permitting agencies or local legislature we will reach out via email to participants. 

We have some guidelines that are going to be in place for all Elevations Culture events for the foreseeable future. These guidelines may be around for quite awhile if we continue to see variants that are more robust, and more immune to the affects of a vaccine. We hope that these guidelines will be all that we have to deal with, and that we will not have to modify our events in anyway that would affect the overall integrity of the race. These will be updated as appropriate:

  • All aid station food will either be single serving, or will be served to you by an aid station worker. Please don't "graze" meaning that you are reaching into each item and taking your own food. Please wait to be served by the tongs, or scoops that we are going to provide our volunteers. Please also wait to have your bottles filled by the pitches, and don't touch the taps of the water coolers. We know that this will take a little additional time so please plan accordingly, or make sure that you bring your own items if you do not wish to stop. 

  • We are asking all runners to remove their own lids/open their own hydration bladders to allow our volunteers to pour liquids into them from our pitchers that will be cleaned regularly.

  • There will be no community items at the aid stations such as lube, baby wipes, and etc. 

  • If we have to move to waved starts we will issue those start times prior to the pre race meeting the week of the race. We understand that you may want to run with someone special. We will not be changing a bunch of wave times, if you would like to run with someone, just jog down the trail a bit, and wait for them there.  

  • We encourage more self sufficiency. If you have your own nutrition and can carry more water, this will reduce the need for stops at aid stations.

  • Our finish line experience may need to change in accordance with our permits and safety guidelines at the given time, but we hope to still provide you with plenty sense of accomplishment and feeling of celebration. 

  • We love hand shakes, hugs, and fist bumps, but we also understand that we may need to curb these actions for the time being. Please do not put others in an uncomfortable situation whom may be at higher risk and choosing not to high five, etc. Make an effort to ask or gage someone's comfort level before these types of interactions. 

  • For the time being we will host a digital pre race meeting most likely the Monday before the race that we will host on several platforms. 

  • During events like packet pickup and registration we ask that you keep 6ft of social distancing between you and your fellow races, and please have a buff or a mask to pull up over your face. 

Additionally, please follow these overall health and hygiene recommendations:

  • If you are not feeling well, have a fever or cough or have been potentially exposed to an infectious disease, please do not attend the event. This goes for participants, volunteers, as well as spectators. Seek medical attention and follow the advice of your local health authority.

  • Regularly wash you hand with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Practice good hygiene in case you cough or sneeze by doing so in your elbow or a tissue that you dispose of.

  • Please try to maintain social distancing during anytime in which there might be a crowd, bathroom lines, registration, crew access points, and potentially even aid stations. 

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will issue a 100% credit on Runsignup.com for your entry fee to be used towards a different Elevation Culture Race in the future. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to Eric (eric@evelationculture.com).