The State of Tennessee has published guidelines for Noncontact Sporting Events as part of the “Tennessee Pledge” which is a plan to help Tennesseans get back to work in a safe environment, restore their livelihoods, and reboot our state’s economy. You can view these guidelines as a pdf file by clicking this link
. The state has rolled out these guidelines in phases. Phase 1 limited participation to 10 people or less-phase 2 limits participation to 50 people or less (we are in this phase now)-phase three will limit participation to 100 people. The City of Knoxville in conjunction with the Knox County Health Department adopted Covid-19 guidelines for phase 2 as of July 1, 2020.
Basically, under the phase 2 state guidelines, we are limited to no more than 50 participants in a group at any given time. In other words, if an event has 100 participants, they would need to start in waves of no more than 50 participants. In the City of Knoxville running events are limited to 250 participants which will be required to start in waves of 50 participants spaced 15 minutes apart.
The other two guideline requirements that impact running events is the six foot distancing requirement and the requirement for all participants, volunteers, spectators, and staff to wear protective face masks.
For all Running Events, Total Race Solutions will follow local, state, and federal Covid-19 Guidelines to the best of our ability and understanding.