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Race Day COVID Update & Restriction Changes

We have been able to update some of our COVID protocols to align with the current state, local and CDC guidelines.  The new policies are as follows.  Our permitted COVID mitigation protocol requires some safety steps to help protect those not yet vaccinated.

For the safety of our unvaccinated participants, runners should consider:

  • Wearing a mask in all gathering areas such as at packet pickup, before crossing the start line or after crossing the finish line.
  • Have a mask in their possession while participating in the race and putting it on when running in large groups of unknown runners along the course or while using a refill station.

Runners will be required to:

  • Remain socially distanced a minimum of 3 ft apart while waiting with your wave at the start of the race. The wave start will help with social distancing early in the race.
  • Carry their own water bottle during the race. We will offer refill stations (water only) along the route with touchless spouts.

In addition, the following policies will be implemented:

  • Spectators will be asked to remain socially distanced while they cheer you on and we also ask them to consider wearing a mask when approaching unknown groups of people.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant will be strategically placed in and around the event facilities.
  • We will have limited post-race festivities with no awards ceremony or live band. We ask that you remain socially distanced from unknown groups while you enjoy your two post-race beers and consider wearing a mask while shopping in our merchandise tent.

If you have not already done so, please consider registering for the live Delaware Running Festival!

 

Published May 28, 2021   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

May 15 Update

With the CDC’s announcement that those fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks or socially distance, we are hopeful that we can update our mitigation policies on masks, spectators and post-race gathering.  We are currently checking with the local health officials to see what this recommended guideline means for our event.  We will report back as soon as we have more information.  In the meantime, please consider registering if you have not already.  And please get vaccinated so that we can all resume racing!

Published May 15, 2021   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

Registration Options

OPTION 1: GO LIVE!

  • If you are registered to run live and want to run on June 12-13, 2021 – there is nothing that you need to do on your end.
  • If you are registered to run virtual but now wish to run live, you can transfer your 2021 race entry into a live race.
  • To choose the live option, follow these steps:
    • Log into RunSignup and go to your profile: https://runsignup.com/Profile
    • Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your Delaware Running Festival Registration
    • Click TRANSFER EVENT tab
    • You can confirm Transfer by clicking on the “Start Transfer” button.
  • Next, you will be shown the standard registration process where you can select the new event for this Transfer. You will be required to pay the difference in the entry fee when upgrading your entry.
    • You will receive a confirmation email for the new event.
  • Here is a tutorial with more information on how to change your event: https://bit.ly/3tBE3K1
  • If you select to run live but decide later to run virtually or defer, please email [email protected] and we will assist with your change.

OPTION 2:  GO VIRTUAL! 

  • If you are already signed up for the virtual race, no action is needed.
  • If you are registered to run live but now wish to run virtually, you can transfer your 2021 race entry into a Virtual Run.  You can run the distance you registered for on your own and we will ship your race shirt and medal.
  • To choose the virtual option, follow these steps:
    • Log into RunSignup and go to your profile: https://runsignup.com/Profile
    • Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your Delaware Running Festival Registration
    • Click TRANSFER EVENT tab
    • You can confirm Transfer by clicking on the “Start Transfer” button.
    • Next, you will be shown the standard registration process where you can select the new event for this Transfer.
    • You will receive a confirmation email for the new event.
  • Here is a tutorial with more information on how to change your event: https://bit.ly/3tBE3K1
  • Any virtual registrations received after April 11th should not expect to get the packet until after June 13th.
  • Those running virtually will receive a follow up email with further instructions on submitting virtual times.  You can run your virtual race anytime between April 25th and June 13th.
  • If you paid to have your packet mailed to you and you are now going virtual or deferring your entry, you will receive a separate email in the coming weeks with details on this process.
  • If you select to run virtually but decide later to run live or defer, please email [email protected] and we will assist with your change.

 

 OPTION 3: DEFER MY REGISTRATION 

  • If you cannot run on the June 12-13 date, you can defer your entry until next year’s event to be held in 2022. We have waived our normal deferral fee for the 2021 race.  This option is currently available online. The deadline to defer your registration will be May 28th (2 weeks prior to our live race date).
  • To complete your deferral, follow these steps:
    • Log into RunSignUp and go to your profile: https://runsignup.com/Profile
    • Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your Delaware Running Festival Registration
    • Click the DEFER REGISTRATION tab
    • Click the CONFIRM DEFERRAL button
  • Here is a tutorial with more information on how to defer: https://bit.ly/3bgYXo6
  • If you paid to have your packet mailed to you and you are now deferring your entry, you will receive a separate email in the coming weeks with details on this process.
  • If you defer and later decide you want to run either virtually or live, please email [email protected] and we will assist with your change.

 

Per our policy which every runner agrees to during the online registration process, CSE does not offer registration refunds.

OTHER SCENARIOS:

  • If you are a Big Freakin’ Deal participant and wondering how this impacts you, please look for an email from us in the coming weeks. Remember you can run live or virtually and remain eligible for the BFD.
  • If you have previously deferred your entry, but now wish to participate in the VIRTUAL RUN or on the rescheduled date please email [email protected] and we will assist with your change.
  • If you have previously deferred your entry, and that remains your desire, no action is required on your part.

 

We look forward to hosting the Delaware Running Festival on June 12-13, 2021!

Please be safe.

Corrigan Sports  |  [email protected]

 

Published May 13, 2021   [No Comments]   –   Categories: Uncategorized

LIVE Race Is Approved!

THE DELAWARE RUN FEST IS ON!

We have received confirmation that our permit for the Delaware Running Festival has been approved for June 12 & 13!  We are so excited to be able to offer a live race this year and we cannot wait to host you once again!

MAY 15 UPDATE: With the CDC’s announcement that those fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks or socially distance, we are hopeful that we can update our mitigation policies on masks, spectators and post-race gathering.  We are currently checking with the local health officials to see what this recommended guideline means for our event.  We will report back as soon as we have more information.  In the meantime, please consider registering if you have not already.  And please get vaccinated so that we can all resume racing!

Our permit requires certain COVID mitigation steps.  More details will be provided in the Runner Handbook to be released at a later date but in general, runners will be required to:

  • Wear a mask and remain socially distanced in all gathering areas such as at packet pickup, before crossing the start line or after crossing the finish line.
  • The marathon, half-marathon and team relay race start time has been moved to 6:30am to allow for our wave start. Individual start times will be based on the number of participants and their pace. These will be released race week.  Our plan is to get as many runners across the line as quickly as possible while keeping within our permitted levels.
  • The 5K and kids fun run will take place on Saturday evening. We are awaiting final approval of our start time but have targeted 5pm in our proposal.  A formal announcement should be expected in the coming days.
  • Masks ARE NOT required to be worn on the course. We do ask that you carry one and use them at the water refill stations and if you encounter a large group of runners for an extended period. (Passing a group without a mask is fine.)
  • Runners will carry their own water bottle during the race. We will offer refill stations (water only) along the route with touchless spouts.
  • Dogfish Head Brewery will be on site and will provide each finisher with one cold beer to celebrate your accomplishment. (Must be 21 or over and show your ID).
  • Spectators are currently not permitted on the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park premises. However, there are 26 miles on the route where fans can socially distance and cheer their loved ones.  We are hopeful that this policy can be updated prior to race day.

In addition, the following policies will be implemented:

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant will be strategically placed in and around the event facilities.
  • Bottled water and bottled Gatorade along with limited pre-packaged snacks will be distributed post-race.
  • Limited post-race festivities with no awards ceremony or live band.

Stay tuned for more specific details on procedures and policies.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]  We will release more specific details as we approach race day.  If you need to make changes to your registration, you can learn more HERE.

Rest assured that Corrigan Sports will conduct an enjoyable, safe and entertaining race experience based within the limits that are required by the city.  We are so excited to be hosting live races again!

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