Thank you for taking the time to look at our plan for managing the Coldwater Traverse during the pandemic. After being forced to cancel in 2020, our team is more stoked that ever for race day. We have learned a lot over the last year and one of the greatest things we learned is that we can provide a safe, healthy event that is still awesome! So please join us with an understanding that there are still a lot of hoops we need to jump through, but we will do our best to provide a memorable adventure.

Here is the plan:

  1. Put on the best Coldwater Traverse ever
  2. Do our best to keep everyone healthy
  3. Rest when the race is over

But really here are the details:

By participating this year, you have accepted the risk of a potential exposure to COVID-19. That being said, we have taken, and continue to take, many steps to prevent exposure or transmission of the virus. If you personally fall within the “high risk” demographic for COVID-19, or are uncomfortable participating due to COVID-19, we urge you to forgo participation this year, and join us in the future when this risk is behind us.

Prior to race day If you answer any of the following affirmatively please do not participate on race day:

  • Are you ill, or caring for someone who is ill?  
  • In the two weeks before you felt sick, did you: 1)Have contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19? 2)Live in or visit a place where COVID-19 is spreading?
  • Do you have any of the following? 

□ Fever or chills
□ Cough
□ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
□ Fatigue
□ Muscle or body aches
□ Headache
□ New loss of taste or smell
□ Sore throat
□ Congestion or runny nose
□ Nausea or vomiting
□ Diarrhea 

Again, if you answered any of the above questions affirmatively, please do not  even show up on event day.

Endurance Utah LLC and the Coldwater Traverse are taking the following measures to discourage any further spread of the virus:

  • Our staff will all be wearing masks throughout the day whenever possible. Our volunteers will all be wearing masks and gloves when handling Aid Station and Finish Line items. 
  • Coming to the start line: If you have the option of being dropped off at the start line instead of riding the shuttle, please do it. If being dropped off, remember that this is a “drop off”. Please do not allow family members to stay at the start line and wait until you begin. If they must stay, we ask that they stay in their cars. Ideally, we ask that they drop you off and leave immediately. If you plan to shuttle with friends or family by parking a car at the start, limited parking is available at each start location, but it is LIMITED, so if a drop of option is available to you, please use it. 
  • Upon arrival, we ask that you maintain 6 ft distance from others whenever possible
  • We recommend/ask that all participants wear a mask prior to their starting time
  • When checking in, you will be asked the following questions to confirm your health and ability to participate: 
    • Do you have any of the following? 
      • Fever or chills 
      • Cough 
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
      • Fatigue 
      • Muscle or body aches 
      • Headache 
      • New loss of taste or smell 
      • Sore throat 
      • Congestion or runny nose 
      • Nausea or vomiting 
      • Diarrhea 

Again, if you answered any of the above questions affirmatively, please do not arrive on race day or participate in race day activities.

If you decline to answer the health screening questions, you will not be able to participate. 

  • If possible we encourage you to use the restroom prior to your arrival at the starting area. Portable toilets will be available, but they will need to be wiped down after each use, which will increase the wait time.
  • Participants will start in waves of 20 or less, every 5 minutes. You will be assigned a start time based on your estimated finish time (total running time). If you desire to run with a friend or family member, please request this prior to race day.
  • Once the race starts, we encourage you to follow the 6 ft rule as much as possible. 
  • Aid Station supplies will be limited and will all be pre-packaged. If possible plan to carry the majority of your own supplies.
  • Water will be available at Aid Stations, however, there will be no cups. Water will be provided via pre packaged single serving water bottles. If you need an “electrolyte drink” of some kind, we recommend carrying a powder to put in your own bottle, pack or handheld. There will be none at the aid stations, only water 
  • Upon arrival at the Finish Line: gloved volunteers will hand you your finisher medal. Cold drinks will be available, however we ask that when at the finish area you maintain 6 ft distance and as soon as you are able, you head back to your vehicle and head home. 

In the event that our staff is made aware of a participant’s confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, Event Staff will inform participants of their possible exposure to COVID-19, but we will maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Thank you for understanding and cooperation during this very unique year.