Our team at the Louisville Sports Commission has researched industry best practices and looked at how businesses and events are reopening in Kentucky. Using this information, we put together an operations plan that provides a great race experience while ensuring we adhere to COVID-19 protocols for the health and safety of all our race participants.
Our number one goal is to ensure all of our race participants, staff and volunteers have a safe – and fun- experience.
- Packet pick-up will be conducted as a drive-through. It will be dynamic, real-time and no-touch so individuals can collect their race packets from inside their cars.
- At packet pickup, event staff will do temperature checks while race participants remain in their cars. Participants with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above will not be given a bib number and will be excluded from participating in the Norton Sports Health 10K.
- There will be a rolling start with the start line opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 8:35 a.m. Participants will be assigned start times and will start the race in groups of 50 runners every 3 minutes. We’ve also expanded the dimensions of the starting corral to ensure there’s plenty of area to space out.
- Participants will select corral starting numbers and times (for those who have already registered, the registration system will automatically assign you a spot.)
- Participants will be required to wear protective masks or buffs prior to the race, while in the starting queue and after the race. This is a great opportunity to show off your new Norton Sports Health 10K buff!
- Norton Sports Health 10K staff and volunteers will also have their temperature taken prior to the event and anyone who has a temperature of 100.4 degrees will be sent home.
- Norton Sports Health 10K staff and volunteers will wear protective face coverings at all times and protective gloves when appropriate.
- Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available throughout the course and will be placed in key areas such as race start, finish lines and hydration stations.
- There will be ample sanitation options such as sinks or hand sanitizer stations immediately outside each portable toilet cluster. Volunteers will continuously clean throughout the event day. The number of portable toilets will be increased to lower the ratio of race participants per portable toilet.
Please note that if circumstances regarding the reopening of events in Kentucky should change, we may need to make additional adjustments to our race plans.