August 10, 2021
We will continue to follow the guidelines from the state of Ohio. As of now there are not any new mandates or restrictions however anyone who does not feel comfortable starting a race in a group of people are welcome to start after everyone has cleared out from the start line. Your time doesn't start until you do so there's no penalty for starting late. Masks are not required however we encourage everyone do what makes them feel most safe and comfortable. Let's continue racing and exercising, even if restrictions return we can do this safely!!
June 2, 2021
All restrictions have been lifted however we are still using safe practices to keep everyone safe this summer.
February 5, 2021
We are working directly with many cities, parks and health departments to BRING YOU IN PERSON RACES THIS YEAR!! We will be rolling out our spring, summer and fall calendar in the coming days and weeks. Check back often to see the new races added. We plan to only add in person races that are permitted to our events calendar so you can sign up with peace of mind knowing the event will happen. There will be a few virtual races on the calendar but those will be clearly marked as virtual races.
October 1, 2020
The next event will be on Thanksgiving morning in Lexington, Ohio. It is the Mansfield & Lexington Turkey Trot! We look forward to seeing you at the other races and turkey trots we are timing this fall!
The following will be enforced at every in person event we manage:
-Masks will be required for all participants except for on the run
-Masks will be worn by all race staff and volunteers
-There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the start/finish and packet pickup areas as well as at each water station on course
-The on course water station will be bottled water with no attendant or open cups of water
-Packet pickup will be contact-less. All bags will be pre-packed, labeled and set out in alphabetical order for participants to quickly retrieve their swag
-You will take all of your goodies/swag with you prior to the run starting
-The run will begin individually and in small group (family/spouse/etc..) waves every 10+ seconds with the maximum group size limited to 10 people
-Marks on the ground for social distancing will be enforced during packet pick and starting the race
-Anyone who has COVID-19 will not be able to attend nor participate in the event. Additionally anyone who has come into contact with anyone who has or had COVID-19 within the past 21 days will not be able to attend nor participate. This includes participants, race staff and volunteers.
August 19, 2020
All in person events have been cancelled through the middle of September. We hope to be racing in person this fall!
June 1, 2020
All in person events have been cancelled through the end of August.
March 30, 2020
USA Race Timing & Event Management takes the health and safety of our participants, spectators, charities, volunteers, staff, vendors and everyone associated with race events very seriously. Due to government guidelines restricting gatherings of 10+ people in one area and continued health concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) many of our upcoming races are assessing their plans.
All races through April 30 will be canceled.
Some events will and already have rescheduled to a later date in the year. Other events will switch to virtual races while some will be canceling for 2020 with the plan of returning in 2021.
To keep our participants in the loop we have removed ALL races with unknown dates including those that have been canceled and postponed from our online calendar. We will update the calendar daily as many races are currently locking in new dates.
Many of the non-profit races we help produce and time are the largest fundraisers of the year for that particular charity so while each race has a different refund policy we encourage you to donate your registration fees to the charity if the event was canceled or postponed.
For more information regarding COVID-19 please visit the sites below.
State of Ohio: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html