We’re so happy to be back running! Of course, it can’t be just like the beforetimes…yet. We need to keep our fellow runners and the community safe. Here’s all the details needed to run with the Pacers in COVID times.
I’ve never run with the Pacers before. What should I do?
First, welcome! Second, make sure to register with us. Third and so on, follow the COVID protocols, head to a run, and let someone in front of the crowd know you are new.
Do I have to wear a face covering?
Runners who are not fully vaccinated will wear a face covering at all times when with the Pacers.
Is proof of vaccination required.
Can I wear a neck gaiter/buff?
I’m nervous about the “honor system”. What if someone says they are vaccinated and they are not?
We hear you. Knowing our Pacer family like we do, we think it’ll be incredibly unlikely; however, we would urge you to take precautions (wear a mask, run with only people you know, etc) and only do what makes you comfortable. If you need to stay away for a little longer, know we will welcome you back whenever you’re ready.
I don’t agree with the state/county/city/Pacer rules.
Yeah, there’s a lot of disagreement out there. That said, we’re not here to argue with anyone; we’re here to build a community, lift people’s spirits, and run. As Pacers, we are kind and caring to others—Pacers or not—and that energy couldn’t be more needed right now. So, please choose kindness, follow our COVID protocols, and keep the good energy flowing.
I’m not vaccinated and I’m running with friends/family/others that don’t care if I wear a face covering.
If you are running with the Whittier Pacers, you need to wear a face covering if not fully vaccinated. This is in accordance with local health guidelines. And, as a reminder, actions by any Pacer reflect on the group as a whole.