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03 September 2020, 2pm

A message from RunCzech to runners

Green light for Czech races

Every day there is a new change in coronavirus restrictions and we are constantly looking for solutions on how to organise a safe event.

We set up a meeting with representatives of Liberec and Ústí nad Labem regions and their corresponding hygiene station last week. We can happily announce that we have received a green light for organising the Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon (19 September) and the Mattoni Liberec Nature Run (4 October).

We can’t wait to see you at the starting line and then release you to the course. However, there will be some regulations that all of us have to follow for maintaining safe conditions:

  • Masks will be mandatory to wear during the pick-up of start numbers, in the technical area and in start and finish corridor
  • The start of the race will be operated in several stages (starts will be divided after few minutes) – There will not be any showers or taping zone in technical area (lockers and depository will remain, but the amount of people will be limited)
  • There was a modification in timings of racing day to avoid groupings of runners from various races (times were updated at our website)
  • There will be limitations of some products at refreshment stations

We will send you more specific steps and regulations by email just before the race. We would like to ask you to follow these instructions. We strongly believe that none of them will affect your joy after you cross the finish line. You still have a chance to participate in a top-class race, whether you choose to run through an industrial area or granite quarry. Thank you for understanding and we are looking forward to seeing you all.

If you are going to participate in later races (the Mattoni Half Marathons in Olomouc, Karlovy Vary and České Budějovice) please wait for more information. Meetings are being held in the following week

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