COVID-19 Response

Published on : 04-03-2020

DRC Sports has been monitoring the Covid-19 response and have been discussing all possible scenarios with our Staff, Partners, and Vendors. I have been working to develop a Strategy/Plan for our events that has everybody’s best interest in mind. Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Setup Events, based in North Carolina that did a better job than I could at explaining our position. So with full disclosure, I am copying most of their message, as our position is exactly as theirs and is being adopted by many in the Sports/ Event Management business.


“As you know, the developments are moving at warp speed. At this point nobody has any idea what the status of this situation will be next week, much less what things will look like a month from now. 

We do have an advantage with the endurance events that we produce; our events are relatively small, the events are held outside, and we have no crowds sitting in an arena side-by-side. Participants in our events are competing by themselves and physical contact with others is very limited. People coming to any of our events have the ability to exercise whatever degree of “social distancing” they want. Having said that, we’re not taking the situation lightly – we’re closely monitoring developments. But we do need to keep things in perspective.

Our plans are to move forward and make decisions when we’re about a week out from any particular event. This will allow anyone who is traveling from any distance to be able to cancel any hotel reservations they may have made and receive a full refund.

If we end up cancelling any
DRC Sports owned event, we will provide anyone who is registered with a full refund.”

Here are some of the steps we are taking to increase our ability to provide a safe event:



  • For our events that are moving forward, we have created a “Virtual” Entry option for anyone who is uncomfortable with attending. We will be happy to mail your shirt and race packet. You can run on your own and send us your time. We will be glad to record it, however you will not be eligible for awards for obvious reasons. We will send you your event shirt, as well as, any finisher medal that is provided. Virtual entries are becoming more popular with those that cannot make specific events due to scheduling or distance.


  • Hand Sanitizer available at all positions.


  • Staff monitoring to ensure everyone is healthy on race day.


  • Encouraging any athlete who doesn’t feel well to stay home and select the Virtual Option.


  • We are increasing best practices for food safety by providing only whole or individually wrapped items, including water and Gatorade.



More information will be updated as things develop.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding during this difficult time.



Christopher Moling

Race Director, DRC Sports Inc.