THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION - ALL REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON 4/26/21 - NO EXCEPTIONS
Join us for the 41st Annual Lake Hartwell Dam 5K and 10K. Run through 2 states. The 5K starts in South Carolina and runs back into Georgia. The 10K starts in Georgia, runs into South Carolina and then back across the Dam into Georgia.
PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM. CERTAIN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST BE ADHERED TO WHILE AT THE RACE LOCATION. YOU WILL BE ASKED IF YOU READ THE INFO AND AGREE TO IT DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. iF YOU DO NOT AGREE, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER.
Event details and schedule
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!
Packet Pickup: Starts at 7:00AM
5K and 10K : Begins at 8:30AM
USATF Certified Courses:
The 5K and 10K are USATF certified. 5K Certification #GA11034WC. 10K Certification #GA11033WC.
Arrive Early: 5K participants will be taken to the start by bus. The last bus will leave the park just after 8AM.
Parking: Free Parking is available at the Corps of Engineer office area. Restrooms available.
Timing and Results: Finish line management and results provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to www.classiconestop.com, www.classicraceservices.com, www.active.com and www.athlinks.com
Series Affiliation: The races are part of the 2021 Black Bag Race Series.
Chip Timing: The 5K and 10K will be a gun start and a chip timed finish. Bib numbers are non-transferable and must be worn by the person assigned to the bib. Please verify all information is correct on the outside of your bib envelope before attaching the bib to the front of your shirt or shorts. IF YOU CHANGE RACES, YOU MUST INFORM THE REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS BEFORE THE RACE!
Other Info: In case of rain, the races will go on. Delay of the start may happen in case of severe weather in the area at race time. If severe weather continues, then the race director or local authorities may make the call to cancel the race at that time. Sorry, no refunds.
SAFETY PLAN-LAKE HARTWELL DAM RUN-2021
Purpose: The purpose of this plan is to outline a comprehensive safety plan for returning to racing responsibly amidst the COVID-19 concerns. Our goal is to ensure that all participants, staff, volunteers and community partners remain as safe as possible while attending the event.
This plan addresses core aspects of road races and is based on expert data, government requirements, race industry best practices and participant feedback. These steps may be modified at any time based upon anticipated changes in restrictions by health officials leading up to the event date. Any changes will be communicated to the US Army Corps of Engineers and registrants prior to race day.
1. Communication-Ahead of the race, we will outline any specific changes to this safety procedure for participants, staff, volunteers and spectators. If necessary, we’ll publish a plan update prior to race day and email it to all registrants.
2. Online Registration Only-There will be no in-person registration on race day. To avoid prolonged close contact, everyone will be required to register online or by mail prior to attending packet pickup.
3. Face Coverings-Our race staff and volunteers will wear face masks/coverings at all times. All participants will be required to wear a face mask/covering during non-competition times, including packet pickup, pre-race, start line and post-race, after crossing the finish line. Volunteers will be utilized to monitor this step and provide guidance as required.
4. Sanitation-Hand sanitizers will be available in the packet pick-up area, Porta-johns and throughout the finish line area.
5. Packet Pick-Up: Packets will be obtained in an open air pavilion with tables that are spaced out to promote proper social distancing. The tables will be separated by last name/gender in a method to minimize a buildup of participants in lines. Lines will be monitored by volunteers and guidance/adjustments provided as necessary. Face coverings will be required during this process and sanitation will be provided in this area
5. Bus Shuttles to 5K Start Line: The number of participants will be limited on the shuttle buses and seats should be occupied to provide safe social distancing during the transport. Face coverings of all occupants will be required during the transportation.
6. Start Line: Prior to the start, participants will be directed when to approach the start line and to maintain social distancing while lining up in the start corral area. All participants will be required to wear a face mask/covering until after they cross the start line at the start of the race, and encouraged to keep the mask/covering with them for the entire race.
You are not required to keep the face covering on during the race itself. Minimal instructions will be given at the start line to minimize time in the corral.
7. Race Course: No water/aid stations will be setup for the events. Participants will need to carry their own hydration/nutrition during the race if needed. Be aware of the race day weather conditions prior to the race to determine your needs.
8. Finish Line & Post Race: The race will be chip timed. Using this method of timing, there will be no personal contact to hand the runners a finish card or for the runners to gather around a results board area. After crossing the finish line, runners must put back on their face mask/covering. Face masks/coverings will also be available at the finish line if needed. Runners are then asked to leave the event area ASAP after your run. Results will be provided on an online race management website. There will not be any awards or award ceremonies. There will be no post-race refreshments provided. If needed, post-race nutrition/hydration must be brought by the participant.
Please address any questions or concerns about this safety plan to Judd Bailey, race director of the Lake Hartwell Dam Run at email@example.com.