COVID-19 GUIDELINES AT THE 2021 LRS EVENTS

July 2021,

We are continuing to work closely with the Lake County Health Department for all of our 2021 events, and as of June, we are no longer required to wear masks at our summer events. We are in alignment with all CDC guidelines and we encourage you to practice safe distancing protocols and wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, but masks will no longer be required at the event.

To continue with the success Lake County and Leadville have had in suppressing the COVID-19 virus in the community we discourage spectating on race day. This is required for our permits and for the success of the LRS in 2021.

Please respect all race protocols and signage – wear a mask where required, please keep your distance from others, continue to practice good hygiene by washing and sanitizing hands, etc.

Spectating at the Start Line is highly discouraged. Please allow athletes, volunteers, and staff the space to get the race kicked off safely!

Spectating at ALL aid stations is highly discouraged. Aid Stations are set up to encourage one-way flow and physical distancing. Please ensure to give volunteers and athletes their space. Finish Line spectating is discouraged. Please help continue to keep Lake County and Leadville safe from CV19 by discouraging unnecessary gathering.

Thank you to our Leadville Races Series family for working with us to make sure our 2021 event season is as safe as possible. As we get closer to our race season and the COVID-19 situation keeps evolving, we will share protocols and updates for each specific event. We promise to keep you in the know as we continue to get closer to a successful ‘21 race season.

We are extremely excited to see YOU in Leadville this summer!

 

Packet pickup is a crucial part of all Leadville Race Series events. We will be taking precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all participants and volunteers. Be ready for changes to both procedures of packet pick up and locations. We will host an outdoor packet pickup at all of our LRS events and implement the following guidelines:

  • Athletes ONLY
  • Maintain 6 feet social distancing.
  • Directional signage, cones, and barricades will help guide athletes through the packet pickup area to keep movement in one direction. 
  • Signage will help everyone maintain a safe social distance throughout the process. 

Start & Finish Line

New procedures will be implemented to reduce the number of athletes gathering at once on the start line. More information on start line procedure and timing will be communicated to all participants as we get closer to the events. 

Spectators Guidelines: 

Spectating at the Start Line is highly discouraged. Please allow athletes, volunteers, and staff the space to get the race kicked off safely!

Spectating at ALL aid stations is highly discouraged. Aid Stations are set up to encourage one-way flow and physical distancing. Please ensure to give volunteers and athletes their space. Finish Line spectating is discouraged. Please help continue to keep Lake County and Leadville safe from CV19 by discouraging unnecessary gathering.

  • Support / Public – Sections of the finish line area will be separated for rider support and general public. This will help us spread out spectators at the finish line. 
  • Health Officials – Number of visitors in the finish area will be limited in order to abide by local health department regulations. This number will be based on what public health officials in Leadville and Lake County allow.
  • Crew and Pacer Updates – Keep your eye out for our 2021 Support Crew information. *Being “Crew” for the LT100’s is different from being a spectator or volunteer. 

Holding an outdoor expo is one of the key components for our race and allows our partners and sponsors to engage with our athletes. There are certainly challenges to creating a safe expo, but we do believe there is an opportunity to do so in 2021.  

Similar to packet pickup, we will implore the following measures:

  • Directional flow will be utilized throughout the expo so that people are all moving the same way and not overlapping and congregating in one place. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be placed at each booth.
  • 6’ of distance will be required from all vendor booths and participants. 

Although we look forward to seeing  you at our events, we understand certain things may come up that prevent you from attending. 

Deferral Policies.