Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & Safari 7K

Half & Full Marathon: Sunday, 1/30/22 | 7K Saturday, 1/29/22 Gulf Shores, AL 36542 US Directions
COVID-19 Info & Guidelines

 

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is quickly spreading throughout our communities, primarily through unvaccinated and some vaccinated people. Runner, volunteer and spectator safety has always been our top priority.   Race weekend safety precautions include the following:

  • Guilford County currently mandates face coverings while indoors.  Masks will be mandated at packet pickup while indoors while this mandate is in effect. We will request those that are unvaccinated to wear their masks while outdoors.
  • There will be numerous hand sanitizer stations at packet pick up and on race day.
  • In line with CDC guidelines, masks are optional on race day given the outdoor nature of this event. Face coverings and practicing social distancing are highly recommended for anyone who has not been fully vaccinated or would like to take additional safety precautions. Face coverings will be made available to all participants at the start line on race day.
  • Water stops will be handled in the traditional way with volunteers wearing gloves as they pass out water to runners; if you do not feel comfortable with this, please bring your own water bottle.
  • We trust that anyone experiencing any Covid symptoms, or who has been recently exposed to the virus, will choose to go virtual or defer their race registration.  We are happy to help you run your best race in your best health!
  • Porta-johns will be available at the start/finish line and at designated locations along course. There will be hand sanitizer at each Porta John. 
  • Volunteers will also be required to wear gloves for activities that require touching anything to be transferred between persons, included but not limited to, packaged food or drink, bibs or giveaway items.
  • Each volunteer/staff member will be instructed as to the best practices and processes that are in place for this event and for their specific tasks.
  • All staff and volunteers will be subject to screening prior to their shift which includes documenting each person’s body temperature and signing of a waiver stating they have not had any symptoms nor been around anyone that is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone that has a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher or is unable to complete the waiver will be sent home.

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