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Runner’s Pledge

Pre-event

Before registering for the event, runners must pledge to:

  • Regularly perform daily health checks and isolate themselves as much as possible at least 2 weeks prior to race day for their own safety and that of all participants.
  • Not come to the event if they feel unwell, have encountered anyone who is ill or are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Maintain the highest hygiene standards; washing hands frequently with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Race-day
  • Follow all safety instructions issued by Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon race announcers and officials as well as medical staff.
  • Respect social distancing and markings indicating where to stand.
  • Wear a face mask at the event venue, in accordance with local laws and protocols when in public areas.
  • Be on time for their assigned wave and start.
  • Keep the face mask on for the first 500M of the race. Runners can then discard their masks in the dedicated zone and run mask free for the rest of the race.
  • Not spit or expel any bodily fluids near other athletes, volunteers or race staff.
  • Not litter, helping reduce the amount of contagion interaction between athletes and staff.
  • Allow enough space at aid stations, any course turnaround points or potential bottle necks.
  • Communicate their intention to pass and do so only when it is safe.
  • Give fellow athletes plenty of space, always keeping the 2M distance.
  • Use aid stations only when necessary, taking only what is needed and minimizing contact and interaction with volunteers and other athletes. Where possible, carry their own nutrition and hydration.
  • Respect everyone and adhere to best hygiene practices to help protect others.
  • Cover their mouth and nose with a handkerchief/tissue or with their arm and not their hands when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid contact with their nose and mouth.
  • Avoid handshaking and hugs with fellow runners.
  • Wear a face mask immediately after completing the race. This must be worn while at the event venue, in accordance with local laws and protocols when in public areas.
General
  • Accept the advertisement and the organizer’s exclusion of liability of any damage and will not enforce a claim either upon the organizer or upon the supporting companies and their agents because of damage that could arise by participating.
  • Have trained sufficiently for their participation and are physically fit.
  • Allow medical staff to remove them from the race when noticing threatening indication of any damage to their health.
  • Provide accurate and truthful information that is correct and may be used. To ensure their protection of privacy, their data is saved electronically.