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COVID Policies

Safety Measures

We will be following all CDC, state, and local guidelines on the number of attendees, masking, social distancing, and event preparations. Masks will be required in all race areas including registration, port-o-potties, start line, and others. You may remove your mask once the race has started and should plan to keep it on your person for when you cross the finish line. Volunteers and race personnel will also be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing wherever possible. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have traveled recently we recommend you stay home.

Race Registration

Registration for the in-person race and virtual race are online only. No race day registration will be available.

Locating Your Race Time

If you run with us in-person, your race time will be emailed and texted to you after completing the race. Usually within one hour. Race results will not be posted at the events.

Staggered Race Start

Start “line” replaced by a grid - runners stand on marked spots at 6 feet spacing and runners/walkers will be allowed to start every 5 - 10 seconds, 3 - 4 runners wide or in waves. If you have immediate family members that you live with, you can start together. Specific instruction on starting procedures will be emailed to all registrants prior to the events. During the race runners will be asked to adhere to a “no drafting” rule meaning they must maintain a 6 feet separation from runners they pass or are passed by. Be courteous to your fellow runners. Races will not have a post-race party.

No Spectators, Please

Our iconic finish line is usually lined with family, friends, and supporters to cheer our runners through the last stretch of the race. To avoid crowding and gathering we're asking spectators to please stay home this year. We'll cheer our runners over the finish line together in 2022. For families who need to meet after the race, we are asking you to plan a designated meet-up area away from the finish line.

Awards Ceremony

Awards will not be given out this year at the race, we will have pick-up days at the Discover Doylestown office for two weeks following the race. If you are unable to pick up your award during that time we will make arrangements with you to have it mailed out to you.

After Party Cancelled

We'll sure miss all the fun, but to keep our community safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will not have an after party in 2021. We look forward to the return of our after party in 2022!

Bucks 5K Series Updates

Be sure to also see updates from the Bucks 5K Series. You can view the 2021 FAQ and policies here: Series FAQ

Race Day Parking

The church parking lot will close at 8:30am to the public. Other lots are across from the Court House on Union Street and the Library on Pine Street. See the map below for more information and directions.