Virtual Race Safety Recommendations

The Athletics Ontario website lists the following recommendations for Virtual Race Safety:

  1. Follow the advice of your local public health authority, to help stop the spread of coronavirus


  1. Complete your race solo. Do not run with anyone else, unless they live in your household


  1. If you are running with someone from your household, run single file, allowing others to pass you easily and safely


  1. Pre-plan your route with safety in mind. Websites like can help you source the correct distance and allow you to pick routes with the least amount of busy street intersections


  1. Avoid high traffic pedestrian and vehicle areas. Run or walk close to home in your neighbourhood during a quieter time of day


  1. Adhere to social distancing practices while you are out running or walking. Can you safely pass someone? Can you run safely on the road? Make sure you always have a safe way to move around people to maintain 6 feet of distance.


  1. Complete your run on a treadmill, if this is an option that is available to you and that you would prefer


  1. Wear appropriate clothing. Be visible and dress for the weather


  1. Bring fuel, hydration and hand sanitizer, avoid public water fountains


  1. Carry a cell phone with you during your virtual race and tell someone the route you are running in case of an emergency