As with most organizations and businesses, starting with last year's outbreak of the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, we had to re-evaluate some of the aspects of our event. While we're encouraged by the strides that have been made over the last year, we have decided that for the 2021 event, we are going to keep the modifications we implemented last year in order to best protect both our participants and our volunteers, while still accomplishing our mission of supporting Camp Quality. Below are the highlights of those changes...
This years event will be a Charity Ride, it will NOT be a Poker Run.
In the interest of avoiding a lot of person-to-person contact (handing out poker cards, etc) and to avoid long lines at each of the stops, the decision was made that we will not conduct the Poker Run portion of this year's event. Our 2021 run will still include a full route, food (we will be working with our food vendor to make sure that all health & safety guidelines for Jackson County are being followed), and a 50/50 drawing.
Registration will be by Donation only.
Because we are not presenting Poker Hand prizes this year, and because we understand that many families have been impacted both socially and financially by the current pandemic, we will once again NOT be charging for registrations for this year's event. We are, of course, still accepting donations from any/all of our participants and sponsors who desire to do so because we still have a heart to support Camp Quality and their mission of blessing children and families who have been impacted by a childhood cancer diagnosis. Feel free to donate as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing, but understand that registration fees are not required for this year's event. Note that while we are not charging for registrations this year, we are still requiring that all participant be registered for both planning and liability purposes on the part of our event organizers.
We are STRONGLY encouraging participants to register for the event online.
Not only will this help us in event planning just as it does every year, but it will also help us to prevent long in-person registration lines on the day of the event. That seems particularly important in our current environment with the desire of many folks to maintain social distancing practices.
Please keep in mind basic social distancing practices while participating in the event.
While we believe that our event can be conducted safely for all participants and volunteers and will be another great benefit to a very worthy cause, we do ask that all participants be aware of best practices for making this event as safe as possible for everyone involved. As of right now, the guidelines for events in Jackson County still recommend:
If any of these conditions are true as of the day of our ride, we respectfully ask that you refrain from participation in our event
At any point in the 48 hours leading up to the ride, you or someone in your household has exhibited any symptoms of illness including, but not limited to: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, body aches
At any point in the 14 days leading up to the ride, you or someone in your household has traveled abroad and/or to any known infection hotspots within the United States.
At any point in the 14 days leading up to the rid, you have been exposed to someone with COVID
We ask all participants to keep in mind basic social distancing practices including maintaining a 6-foot distance, when possible, from other participants who are outside of your social circle.
Event staff will make hand sanitizer available to all participants and will make masks available to participants upon request.