With almost all COVID-19 restrictions currently lifted, we still make sure you feel safe and comfortable for the whole duration of our events. Our concept of ensuring the most remote hiking experience never needed any major tweaks, but if there ever will be additional measures enforced, we're ready to go. Please find additional information below.
How do you ensure physical distancing?
We have implemented four key measures that aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. It already starts a registration, where a limited amount of tickets are available for a given time slot (every 15 minutes). At the event, we only allow participants to check-in at their booked starting time and make sure that a maximum number of 5 hikers cross the starting line at the exact same time, with a waiting time of 30 seconds between each group of 5.
COVID-19 Operations Plan
The health and safety of our participants, staff and stakeholders involved is our highest priority. Therefore, we have implemented four key measures that help preventing the spread of COVID-19. These are consistently being adjusted depending on local requirements/CDC guidelines.
Physical distancing already starts at ticket registration. When signing up for MammothMarch participants must choose a specific starting time (e.g. 8 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m. etc.) with a maximum amount of tickets being allocated to each starting time. Once a time slot is sold out, participants can only select a different time. Furthermore, all tickets are personalized to ensure complete contact tracing; an ID check at check-in ensures to grant registered participants access to the event exclusively.
Staff members make sure that only participants with the correct time slot can start at the designated times. In addition, a maximum number of 5 hikers crosses the starting line at the exact same time with a waiting time of 30 seconds between each group of 5.
Contactless temperature checks can be conducted for everyone entering the event venue. A participant with a body temperature reading of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) will not be permitted to enter. Included in our event waiver, each hiker is required to complete a declaration when checking in at the event that they are not currently infected by COVID-19 and have not had, or knowingly been in contact with, someone experiencing any of the typical COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days (e.g. cough, chills, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell, etc.).
Physical distancing is practiced throughout the whole main event venue, incl. check-in, information, start, finish and on the hiking route itself. One-way routes are installed wherever participants might be able to cross each other’s path (e.g. at refreshment stations).
The different hiking pace of participants has another big impact on physical distancing as people spread widely throughout the long-distance hiking route.
All frequently touched surfaces (e.g. at check-in, information, refreshment stations, toilets) are cleaned and disinfected at least every 30 minutes. In addition, hand sanitizers for participants/staff members are provided at all frequently visited areas. Participants must disinfect their hands before checking in and entering the main event venue as well as the refreshment station areas.
Event staff & volunteers have to wear face masks at all times. We recommend that participants wear a face mask at the main event venue (incl. start/finish) as well as at the refreshment stations (not while hiking). Face masks must have at least two layers of fabric.
Limited passing of things
The passing of things is limited wherever possible, e.g. pre-packaged food/drinks are provided at our refreshment stations (sealed water bottles, cereal bars, energy drinks, bananas etc.). Furthermore, interactions with volunteers/staff are reduced to a minimum (e.g. the finisher medal will be handed over, not hung around a participant’s neck).
Contactless payment is implemented throughout the whole event (e.g. at merchandise booth), no cash will be accepted.
As most of our events are dog-friendly, you might want to check out this website dealing with helpful insights about COVID-19 & your pet.
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