RRCA Update, April 30 and Run Schedule Update

Plan on resuming run schedule no earlier than Saturday May 16

RRCA Updates for: Running Club Leaders

Greetings from Virginia where the RRCA national office remains in a shelter-in-place order until early June. With that said, we know several states are working towards a return-to-business starting in May.

We offer the following recommendations as restrictions ease:
• Be prepared for a slow phase-in of return-to-activities in your community. Keep in mind state officials may say one thing, while your county or city officials may say something else based on local conditions.
• This is not a like a fire drill where everyone will get an “all-clear,” “return to normal” directive in May. Take your time to work with local officials to understand when you will be allowed to host group runs and produce your race(s).
• You may find that communities will start to allow for small group gatherings of 10-25 people before allowing events over 100 people. This may present an opportunity to implement some small, controlled group runs to test updated sanitation efforts to implement at future events and larger group runs.
• Avoid group selfies on social media for the next month if your reduced restrictions allow for gatherings of 10 or more. It will help maintain/improve the nationwide example of runners being responsible community leaders if we continue to promote physical distancing.
• Plan, plan, plan – utilize the “Looking Forward: Guidelines for Events” for helpful tips. RRCA will issue results from our Runner Attitude survey by next week, which will also be a helpful planning tool. First look of 10K responses, we’ve got some good data. We will continue to share best-practices and planning documents created by members as those resources are finalized in the coming days/weeks.
• Update your waivers if you do virtual runs. For all events and group runs you will host post-pandemic, we recommend addressing Covid-19 and other diseases in your waiver moving forward.

RRCA Special Alert for: Running Clubs

Are Saturday runs fall within the RRCA guide lines, as we generally have 10 or less participants. Use your own judgment in determining if you will attend a Saturday run.

RRCA Information – Post on Your Sites, Share on Social Media
The RRCA has been issuing helpful tips and content that you can share on your websites or in social media. You can copy portions of the information or entire content, all we ask is that you cite the author and RRCA. Reaching out to new runners may be a great way to engage more people in the sport, especially as people are looking to be active to manage stress. We encourage you to share our Starting Your Running Journey information.

Feb, March & April Schedule, run at 7:00 AM

Sat Feb 29 Burger King, 291 & Woods Chapel, Lakewood

Sat Mar 7 Blue Springs Lake, meet at east end of Blue Springs Lake Dam, run east then Turkey Hollow Dr.
Sat Mar 14 Little Blue Trace from trailhead near Saints
Sat Mar 21 Longview Lake Trail from the NORTH END of the park. Next to Marina.
Sat Mar 28 Legacy Park, from Richardson Elementary School 800 NE Blackwell Rd, Lee’s Summit

Sat Apr 4 Rock Island Trail Head, Charles David Hartmen Park, 700 SW Pryor, LS
Sat Apr 11 Run with Bob and Sarah , Cameron MO details to be posted
Sat Apr 18 Lake Remembrance from Home Depot out and back 5.1 miles
Sat Apr 25 James Reed Nature Preserve Park 5 Mile Loop or more with cul-de-sacs

February Schedule, run at 7:00 AM

Sat Feb 1 Blue Springs Lake, meet at east end of Blue Springs Lake Dam, run east then Turkey Hollow Dr.
Sat Feb 8 Winter Series, Burger King, 291 & Woods Chapel, Lakewood
Sat Feb 15 James A Reed Wildlife Area, 5 Mile Loop or more with culs-de-sac
Sat Feb 22 Little Blue Trace from trail head near Saint’s
Sat Feb 22 Annual Banquet, location TBD
Sat Feb 29 Burger King, 291 & Woods Chapel, Lakewood

Saturday January 11

If the weather happens as forecast, this Saturday’s Winter series run is CANCELLED

Forecast:

Today Jan 10, Rain, mainly after 11 am. Temperature falling to around 36 by 5 pm. Northeast wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight Rain, freezing rain, and sleet before 11 pm, then sleet likely, possibly mixed with snow between 11 pm and midnight, then snow likely after midnight. Low around 20. Blustery, with a north wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.

Saturday Snow before 5 pm, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 24. North wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.