Rut Training Runs COVID Guidelines and Protocols

Below are some of the potential actions we will take at our event should it feel appropriate to do so to keep our runners, volunteers, staff, and the Big Sky community safe.

  • Before the event: Communicate event plan with runners often leading into the event.  Ask runners who feel unwell or are showing signs and symptoms of COVID to stay home.
  • Masks: Wearing masks in the base area and at the start and finish of all events.  Masks can be removed while on the course, but worn while in aid stations, or when social distancing is not possible.
  • Base Area Flow:  Creating a flow in the base area which will limit two-way traffic and promote safe social distancing.
  • Sanitation of Touchpoints:  Provide hand sanitizer in key areas in the base area and on course.  Have volunteers sanitize touchpoints throughout the event weekend.
  • Aid Stations: Prepackaged food at aid stations. Design aid station flow to limit congestion.  Aid station workers wear masks and gloves.
  • Wave Starts:  Have more waves with smaller numbers of runners, or waves with a rolling start to further decrease congestion.
  • Course Modifications:  Potentially alter the initial few miles of our courses to have more dirt road, vs, single-track trail to prevent congestion.
  • Social Distancing:  Create flow and capacity restrictions and put systems in place to promote social distancing throughout the event.

**Again, these protocols and guidelines will evolve over time.  We promise to communicate early and often as we come up with the best plan to keep you safe and enjoying your Rut Training Runs Experience!**

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