Running Events

RunSignUp Announces Working Draft of "Looking Forward Guidelines for Races"

29 Apr, 2020

RunSignup has released a working draft of Looking Forward Guidelines for Races. The event registration firm notes that the ‘living document was created with input from dozens of race directors, timers, governing bodies, and other industry partners.’

The guidelines are intended to provide ideas for a path forward for races when coronavirus restrictions are lifted… ‘The guidelines are suggestions and ideas to consider as races look towards restarting, and every event should consult and comply with national, state, and local governmental orders as well as health official’s recommendations. The document will be updated as new information and ideas become available.’

RunSignup expects that individuals, companies, and groups will be creating official industry policies and guidelines in the coming weeks. It hopes that the living document with crowd-sourced information can help to inform their guidance. Organizations are encouraged to download the guidelines, modify and adapt to their needs, and redistribute the content under their own name and brand.

Bob Bickel, RunSignup Founder and CEO said, “The endurance community is made up of tens of thousands of micro-communities – races, clubs, stores, timers, non-profits, race organizations, sponsors, volunteers, and more. This diversity brings strength to our community, and results in innovation.

“We hope that this aggregate source of best practices, creative ideas and considerations from individuals and organizations that have been in the industry for decades can be a resource for everyone as we define our industry’s new and healthy normal. Just as races have rapidly adapted to virtual events, races will learn how to put on safe events to get those micro-communities back in action.”

RunSignup welcomes feedback and ideas; and it expects the document to continue to evolve and grow as regulations and recommendations change.


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