Pike Lake 10K and Half Marathon Safety Procedures and Protocols

Please read these safety procedures carefully

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Pike Lake 10K and Half Marathon Safety Procedures and Protocols

Duluth Running Co.’s full Covid-19 Preparedness Plan is laid out below.

Please read the following updates, procedures, and protocols carefully:

  • Packet Pickup will take place on Friday, May 14th from 10am-6pm at Duluth Running Company
      • 1026 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55805
    • Race Packets will not be available to pick up on race day. If you are participating in the in-person event, you must pick up your packet during the designated packet pickup time listed above.
    • We encourage you to send one person to pick up packets for multiple people if you are planning to participate in the event as a family or group. 
    • Face masks are required at Packet Pickup. 
    • Please adhere to the social distancing instructions and indicators at Packet Pickup and at the event itself. 
    • The race start has been modified-All athletes will be required to register for a wave start time. See “Wave Information” below. 
    • Spectators. We are allowing spectators for this event, however we ask that spectators please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks if they are in the start/finish area.
    • Face masks are required in the race area- This includes the pre-staging area, the start corral, and after you finish. You may take your mask off once you have started the race. 
    • This will be an open course-Traditionally, we have closed roads and intersections on the race course, however with less runners on the course, we are not required to close the course anymore. 
        • We will still have volunteers on the course directing athletes and ensuring vehicles are aware of the event happening. 
        • Please be aware of vehicle traffic while you are on the course.
  • Aid Stations-We will have staffed aid stations, however volunteers will not be handing cups directly to athletes. Volunteers will be required to wear gloves and place cups on the table for athletes to grab. 
      • We encourage all athletes (especially half marathon runners) to carry their own hydration and any nutrition needed. 
  • Please avoid running side-by-side and in groups-Please respect the social distancing guidelines and remain 6 feet away from other runners, except while passing.
    • Please do not participate in the race if you have experienced the following:
      • Any signs or symptoms of illness within 2 weeks leading up to the event.
      • Have been in a large group setting that is not in compliance with health and safety protocols put in place by the MN Department of Health
  • All participants have the opportunity to transfer to the virtual event at any time prior to the in-person event. 

Please be aware that the status of the Pike Lake 10K and Half Marathon is subject to change at any time. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever changing situation, and we will continue to monitor how things change as we get closer to the event. 

If the status of the event changes, we will notify participants via email as soon as possible.

Wave information

Runners may choose a wave start time. Waves have a capacity of to 50 runners, and the wave will be spaced 5 minutes apart. This has very little effect on what the original start times would have been if he had a traditional mass start. 

Wave starts will be structured as follows:

Half Marathon Wave 1-8:00am

Half Marathon Wave 2-8:05am 

Half Marathon Wave 3-8:10am

10K Wave 1-8:30am

10K Wave 2-8:35am

10K Wave 3-8:40am

10K Wave 4-8:45am 

Alternative plan if race is cancelled

In the event the regulations set in place by Governor Walz and the MN Department of Health change resulting in the cancellation of the event, all participants will be automatically transferred to the virtual event, and will be allowed to complete the course distance at any point between May 15th and May 22nd on any course that they choose. In this event, all participants will be mailed their shirt during the month of June. We do not offer refunds for our events.

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