Do you have any Safety Tips for the Virtual Event?

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Virtual Race Safety Tips 

  • Avoid high traffic pedestrian and vehicle areas. Run or walk close to home in your neighbourhood during a quieter time of day.
  • Complete your run on a treadmill, if this is an option that is available to you and that you would prefer.
  • Wear appropriate clothing. Be visible and dress for the weather.
  • Bring water and/or nutrition if you’re planning a longer route.
  • Carry a cell phone with you during your virtual race and tell someone the route you’re running in case of an emergency.

* follow the advice of your local public health authority, to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Where can I run the Virtual Race?

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Wherever you are! The joy of running a Virtual Race is you can start it right outside your front door. In order to avoid crowds and to adhere to social distancing we urge that you not run the original route. Please follow the guidelines outlined by your local government regarding running outdoors to ensure you are keeping yourself and your community safe. Follow normal street lights and traffic regulations like any typical solo training run you do. 

Can I participate with a support animal?

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Service Animal Policy
Service animals are the only animals permitted on course.
Trained, accredited service animals (animals trained to assist individuals with a medical or physical disability) may be permitted on course, provided that the procedures below are followed.
– Accreditation documentation by a recognized Assistance Animal program or equivalent. Only working animals (not including retired, trainee and companion animals), are permitted on course.
– The service animal must wear an identification harness for the duration of the event.
– The owner is responsible to clean up after their service animal.
– Race officials have the right to refuse participation if the service animal poses a safety concern.

Please note that the required documentation is to be submitted at least one week prior to the event. All documentation and inquiries should be directed to info@canadarunningseries.com.

References:
Blind Persons’ Rights Act
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
Human Rights Code