For the year 2020, we are implementing some changes so that participants can enjoy a race that is as safe as possible.  As such, we will be encouraging all participants to practice physical distancing throughout the race and to wear a mask where physical distancing is a challenge.  Here are some of the specific actions that are being taken for this year’s races:

  • We will not be providing hydration stations or any food for participants.
  • All participants will be provided with an area along the route at which they can set up a table for their own hydration and food needs throughout their race. Each runner’s support area will be well-separated from other support areas.
  • Starting areas for each race will be restricted to 95 participants. For the Saturday morning starts, there will be a simultaneous start from 3 different locations for the 6/24 hour races, the marathon and the half marathon.
  • Participants will be provided with a disposable face mask that they may discard after the start of their race.
  • Participants will be encouraged to keep 2 m. distance from other runners both at the start and during the races to the greatest extent possible, such as when overtaking another runner.
  • Medal presentations will occur in a COVID-19 responsible manner.
  • All race volunteers will be masked.
  • Runners and their supporters who stay in the park after their race are asked to maintain physical distancing protocols and wear a mask when physical distancing is a challenge.

If you can think of other actions that we can take that would improve the safety of this race, please email us at ThatDamHill{AT}gmail.com.  All suggestions will receive due consideration by the organizing committee.