COVID Operating Protocols for Ultimate Orienteer Series Events
Our goal is to minimize everyone’s exposure to the COVID virus by eliminating handling items at events (such as paper forms and cash), and by requiring as little interaction as possible between everyone at the event. Please help us be allowed to hold future events by following these guidelines and cooperating with event volunteers.
These protocols are subject to change depending on current State of Washington guidance. Please check back often for the latest conditions.
Do not come if you feel sick, are experiencing symptoms, or know you’ve been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. We will happily refund your entry fee if you can’t attend for one of these reasons.
Mandatory Online COVID Assessment Form
After registration closes (Thursday at 9pm), all registered participants will receive an email with a link to an online COVID Assessment Form (please verify that the email address in your registration account is correct). You will not be allowed to participate without completing the COVID Assessment Form. If you’re a group leader, make sure you forward this link to your teammate, as every individual is required to complete the form. Anyone under 18 must also complete the form.
There will be a participant limit of 200 starts. A “start” is either a single runner or 2 people from the same household. No groups larger than 2 are allowed.
Wear a mask
Wear a mask at all times when you are in the start, finish, or download areas and when you are within 6 feet of others.
No pre-race or post-race gatherings. We encourage you to stay in your vehicle until 10 minutes before your assigned start time. Head back to your vehicle after you finish.
Please carpool only with people from your household.
Online pre-registration and payment is required. There will be no day-of-event registration.
Pre-selected start times
Start times will be pre-selected, with intervals of 2 minutes between starts and 2 starts at the same time (on different courses). YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR YOUR OWN START TIME (first come, first served). The link to the start time signup is at the top of the event registration page. If you don’t see it or forget to sign up, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll resend the link.
No control description sheets
We will NOT provide separate control description sheets but will post a link on the event page to a PDF so you can print your own if you wish. Control descriptions WILL be printed on the map.
We will be using Air+ contactless punching for those who have Air+ SI cards (standard SI cards will also work). Caution: if you sign up for an early start time, you may have to use your Air+ card as a standard punch (i.e. insert into the control) because the air feature must be “turned on” by a standard punch. Because some controls may be set out the day before the event, we don’t have the manpower to turn on all the controls before the start. Air+ users starting later will thank you for waking up the controls.
No food or water will be provided on the course or at the start or finish. Please bring your own.
No groups larger than 2 are allowed (please limit your group to members of the same household) If you’re a group leader:
- Make sure your teammate signs the online Group Waiver Addendum
- Make sure your teammate completes the COVID Assessment Form (see above)