While there are many considerations that go into holding a race in the new world of Coronavirus and social distancing, we feel it is time to get the races going again. With that being said, we are excited to announce the National Running Day 5k on June 3 at Whiskey River Market in Ozark, MO.
We want to ensure you that we will be taking all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. While there are many complicating factors like bib pick up and start/ finish line clearing to take in consideration we think we can do this and still uphold the States guidelines for social distancing. First, you will have the opportunity to start the race any time you would like between 3:30 and 6:30 PM. Your time will be calculated based on your individual start time and finish time just like always, it is just that you will all have different start times. For those of you who would like to start with a clock we will have three different clocks with three different start times. The start times with the clocks will be 4, 5, and 6PM. This will be a little closer to a typical race start, but we will be asking for you all to spread out to keep social distancing. Secondly the only pre-race packet pick up available will be mail only. When registering you will have a choice to pay $5 to have your race packet mailed to you. There will be race day packet pick up. Thirdly the awards ceremony will be at 7:30 PM. You can attend this in person, or we will be broadcasting on Facebook live.
Proceeds from this event will benefit First Responders Ozark Police Officers Association.