RACE FOR THE WARRIOR CHANGES DATE, IMPLEMENTS SAFETY PROCEDURES TO ADDRESS COVID-19 CONCERNS
This 5k/10k run/walk/roll traverses the runway at Fort Wayne International Airport. The event is the NIBCC’s main fundraiser for the year, with proceeds benefiting the Military Support Fund, a program that awards grants to military families experiencing financial emergencies. The pandemic and its respective shutdown will have lasting effects for our military community, making the need for this fundraiser greater now more than ever.
“We take our responsibility seriously to our supporters and Race for the Warrior participants to err on the side of safety as we prepare for this year’s race,” said Patrick Dooley, NIBCC president. “The committee set a commitment to conduct Race for the Warrior while observing CDC and State of Indiana COVID-19 guidelines, or not conduct the race. Tremendous planning has been put into race setup and operations to meet, and in some cases exceed, the guidelines to create a safer race that still has the fun of past events.”
Even with these protocols it is important for participants to recognize that there are inherent risks in any public event or gathering.
Our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols include:
Guidance to runners and volunteers:
1. If you are ill or demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend
2. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within 14 days, do not attend
3. If you become ill or demonstrate COVID-19 symptoms during Race for the Warrior
a. Immediately put on a mask
b. Go to the Medical Isolation Tent for assistance
To register, visit raceforthewarrior.org.
For more information, contact Runner Relations Chair Lyticia Emery via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details on the steps we are taking:
Runners and guests:
Pre/post race area:
Race registration pick-up for early pickup and on-site pickup
Race Starting Que area
For more information, visit raceforthewarrior.org
For immediate release: March 18, 2020
Media Contact: Eric Flores via email at: email@example.com
After careful deliberation, the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council (NIBCC) has rescheduled Race for the Warrior (R4TW) from Saturday, April 25 to Saturday, Aug. 1 when we believe the impact of COVID-19 will have subsided.
NIBCC is interested in public health and it remains our most immediate priority. Due to recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we believe it is in the best interest of all involved to shift dates in order to facilitate a safe race for our runners, walkers and volunteers.
We are encouraged and excited by the advanced registrations for R4TW and hope the date change does not affect anyone's ability to support the race and help raise funds for the NIBCC Military Support Fund, a program that awards grants to military families experiencing financial emergencies.
If you have already registered for Race for the Warrior, your options include:
Runners that are registered will receive an email with a link to select one of the above choices. If you have additional questions, use our “Questions” link on the race page and we will get you the answer.
For more information, visit: www.RaceForTheWarrior.org