For those of you who like to read about other races around the country, here is the link to the Badger 100 race report that I did a little over a week ago. Great race, great people!
|Rene Villalobos, Scott Kummer, Me|
2020 Covid Protocol
Each race start will have staggered start times. Groups of 20 will be released every minute based on bib number.
Only when your group is due to start next can you enter the start area.
Participants will be encouraged to keep their distance while waiting to start - there is plenty of space at the start/finish for this.
Masks are required until the race starts (we will have volunteers to pick up disposable masks after the race starts).
Volunteers with masks and gloves will be in front of the table to hand individual servings of food items to runners.
Volunteers will fill runners bottles / packs.
Please keep a safe distance from other runners while at aid stations.
Hand sanitizer spray will be available at aid stations. Volunteers will be available to spray runners’ hands if desired.
Aid station workers will put on fresh gloves often during the event.
Any point of physical contact at the aid station (water jugs, etc) will be sanitized often.
Social distancing is in place, there is plenty of room to spread out.
Our food volunteers will hand food and drinks to runners.
Crews are welcome to set up in the designated areas as long as they keep their distance from other crews.
I am heading out to the Sandstone Trail, home of Red Dirt Ultra, in early January to assess the remaining damage from the 2020 hurricane season. As of now, 50% of the trail has been cleared, with some large trees down that will require heavy equipment. We have been given permission to head out there to see if we can reroute the course safely around the downed trees in case the remaining damage isn't cleared by race day.
I will have an update the first week of January on the trail condition, and plans going forward - whether it is reroutes, or a potential delayed race date. Reroutes are the goal.
In the meantime, have a wonderful, healthy holiday season!
I am in contact with the Forest Service in Kisatchie National Forest, home of Red Dirt Ultra, and although the forest did take on some damage from Hurricane Laura, they are confident that the trail will be cleared and ready to run by race day!
Good luck with your training and we will see you all in February.
|1st, 2nd, and 3rd place 50k'ers.|