COVID-19 Safety Protocols

All 2022 Races will comply with all Federal, State, and Local COVID-19 Protocols; please refer to the athlete guides for each of these races to learn more. 

Developed in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health

Please complete Home Safety Self Check Before Arriving at Race Venue

Before coming to the race, please do a safety self-check at home. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please stay home and do not come to the race. 

 COVID-19 Home Safety Self Check

  1. Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  2. Do you have a temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit?
  3. Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days or any 2 of the following symptoms: 
    1. Cough
    2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    3. Fever
    4. Chills
    5. Repeated shaking with chills
    6. Muscle pain
    7. Headache
    8. Sore throat
    9. New loss of taste or smell

If you can answer no to all of the above questions, please come and race with us! 

If you Cannot Race due to COVID

If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or may have been exposed to the virus, please stay home and do not come to the race. 


  1. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you may not participate. 
  2. There is no in-person race day registration at the race venue, but you can register online and then come see us. You can register online at home at OhioGames.org all the way through race morning. So register online and then come and see us. 
  3. Masks will be optional. We will have disposable masks at packet pick-up if you need one.  
  4. Athletes will receive all their race supplies in a bag at Packet Pickup. This will limit staff and athlete contact. Race bags will be pre-packed and handled by staff that have passed a COVID-19 Home Safety Self Check. Athletes will need to pick-up their timing chips separately on race morning. 
  5. There will be a separate Start and Finish line so we can socially distance and allow one-way flow of athletes on race day. These will be clearly marked on race day. 
  6. We will have staggered starts in waves on race day. See the information above for start time and procedures. 
  7. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided and staff will also regularly clean high traffic areas throughout the race. 
  8. There is to be no spitting, or projections of any bodily fluid before, during or after race. We will have portable restrooms at packet pickup and on course for you to use. 
  9. Before and during the race, we recommend that participants socially distance and try to give other racers plenty of space whenever possible. 
  10. There will be Emergency personnel on site to assist in the case of emergency, including lifeguards, law enforcement and medical staff. They will all be equipped with protective and safety equipment.