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COVID-19 SAFETY CONCEPT

For the 15th Glacier Marathon 03-04 July 2021

Created by the organizer Tourism Association Pitztal, Gerhard Gstettner – Covid representative Pitztal and for the Glacier Marathon.

Preamble:
This safety concept addresses the hygiene and safety measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. In connection with the applicable distance regulations and the avoidance of large gatherings of people in confined spaces, we as organizers in the field of running see it as suitable to be able to hold our event without being exposed to an increased risk of infection. The respectively valid Covid-19 regulation of the Austrian federal government will of course be followed without exception.

In general, the 3G rule applies to the Glacier Marathon:
Participation, if

  • tested, possibly also possible in your accommodation
  • vaccinated, expiration of 21 days since the first vaccination, which must not be longer than 90 days ago
  • recovered, with proof.

At these points we check the 3G proof:

  • At the entrance to the tennis hall in Wenns for the start number pick up on July 3 (the test proof must be valid at least until Sunday, July 4).
  • At the late registration/start number pick up in Mandarfen on July 4
  • At the late registration/start number pick up in Wenns on July 4

Covid-19 Regulation:
In order to comply with the federal Covid-19 regulations in force at the time of the event, the entire event will be divided into sub-events (Marathon, Half Marathon, Run&Fun). 

Before the race:
We, as the organizer, reserve the right to exclude participants from risk areas that are only classified as such after 01.07.2021 from participating in the event, even on site.  At all contact points the valid Covid-19 rules will be easily visible.

Registration:

  • Registration is contactless online or in compliance with state Covid-19 regulations.
  • Information about the current protection regulations will be visible on the event page. Of course, the organizer’s employees/helpers will also adhere to the Covid-19 regulation. The Race-Information will contain all details and will be sent to all participants in advance.

Race briefing and information about the procedure:

  • There will be no on-site briefing. All participants will receive the Race-Information in advance by email.
  • Questions and information about the briefing documents can be asked by email.
  • Each participant confirms by signature on the email printout of a corresponding form that he/she accepts and complies with the current Covid-19 regulations.

Arrival and accommodation:

  • Takes place analogous to existing entry and accommodation regulations.

Saturday 3 July 2021. Start number pick up/ late registration:
In the PitzPark in Wenns (St. Margarethen 637, 6473 Wenns), as every year, the start number pick up and late registration will take place in the tennis hall. Only employees of the Gletschermarathon and registered participants who comply with the 3G rule have access. The proof of the 3G rule must be valid until the starting point of the respective competition.
The exit area is behind the tennis hall, so there will be no meeting of the individual participants.
This year there will be no pasta party, instead participants receive a meal voucher € 7,- (valid only on 03 July 2021), which can be redeemed at participating Pitztal businesses. Here the valid Covid-19 regulations for gastronomy apply.

Race day – Sunday, July 4, 2021 – No spectators are allowed in the start areas and the finish area.

Late registration – compliance with 3G rules:
Marathon – from 06:30-07:30 at the office of the Pitztal Tourist Association in Mandarfen, St. Leonhard.
Half marathon, Run & Fun – from 08:00-09:30 at the office of the Pitztal Tourist Association in Wenns.
The late registration fee on site is € 5,-.

Start area in Mandarfen, 08.00, all marathon runners and the first runners of the relays.
All athletes who have a valid race number are entitled to enter. Accompanying persons are in the public area and have to observe the generally valid Covid rules.

Start area Wenns, 10.00 a.m., all half marathon runners and
Start area Wenns, 10.15 a.m., all Run& Fun runners
All athletes who have a valid race number are entitled to enter. Accompanying persons are in the public area and have to observe the generally valid Covid rules.

Refreshment stations:
Reusable cups are to be placed in the bins and bags provided at the refreshment stations.

Finish area – event area:
Due to various regulations, the following measures have been taken regarding the event area: There will be no big tent anymore and the incoming athletes will leave the finish area after a short break and go to the public area.
All runners take the medal themselves and can have it engraved at the engraver. Those participants who have not booked an engraving can do so directly on site for € 10,-.
There will be an award ceremony only for the overall winners of the respective distance. All other winners of the respective age group will pick up their trophies with their start number at the designated stand.
Food and beverages are covered by the on-site catering, these are subject to the current Covid-19 regulations and are located outside the event area.
Spectators/chaperones/guardians will not have access to the finish area. These are exclusively in the public area and must adhere to the general guidelines and distance regulations.

First Aid/ Road Traffic Regulations – Red Cross/Police:
Red Cross and Police responders are responsible for ensuring that current safety measures are fully addressed within their jurisdiction.

Contact tracking:
With the collection of the starting documents all participants will be registered. Registration is necessary to be able to react accordingly in case of a positive reported Covid-19 test within 2 weeks after the event. The registration includes e-mail address and cell phone number. By means of the online system of the race control, the participants of each sub-event can be informed separately or/and also together, should a Corona case become known. In case of a Corona case, this data is available to the BH Imst.

Track marshals:
The marshals are located along the running course, at neuralgic points (crossroads). They keep a minimum distance of 1-2 meters.

After the race:

  • Participants are asked to leave the finish channel and aid station quickly after finishing to keep the space free for other finishers.
  • Medals can be taken without contact.
  • When leaving the finish channel, the bib number must be removed and the runner must leave the event area. Thus the runner is “out of the race”.
  • All participants commit themselves, in case of a positive Covid-19 test result up to two weeks after the event, to report the case to us immediately – > See contact tracking.