Run Nation launches Covid-secure races

Run Nation launches Covid-safe races from August

Run Nation plans a safe and sound return to racing this autumn

Event organisers Run Nation have announced that they have measures in place to ensure a safe return to racing from August onwards with minimal risk to participants. These races will only allow a limited number of runners who can expect socially-distanced wave starts as part of a new approach.

As society gets back to normal or a ‘new normal’, mass participation events are still waiting for the green light while runners are 'champing at the bit' to get back to racing. UK Athletics and Run Britain have issued guidelines concerning road and multi-terrain races that organisers have to adhere to that include a risk assessment along with hygiene measures, staggered start times and social distancing. Participants turn up on the day ready to run and once they have crossed the finish line, they leave as soon as possible. 

Run Nation understand the desire for racing to begin again after the lockdown and after consideration of these guidelines are arranging for this to happen starting with Dalton Park 10K (150 runners only) on 23 August. This will be followed by Matfen 10K (150 runners only) on 20 September then Hexham 10K (200 runners initially) on 25 October.  

Each runner provides a predicted finish time that is used to allocate them to a start wave. The restrictions on the number of entries means these races are likely to sell out quickly and the organisers encourage people to enter as soon as possible. They look forward to seeing everyone at these events as in normal times. 

Enter now at the Run Nation website.

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