Safety Plan

Overview

The Statesman Cap10K Virtual Race is a self-guided and self-paced activity. The event is not a competitive race–there is no official start time and there is no official timing or scoring. There are no street closures or directional signage marking the race route. Participants should abide by and follow all local and state traffic safety signage and public use information. For safety participants should travel on the side of the street and in the direction facing oncoming traffic when possible. Race route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and bike lanes. There is no medical staffing for the virtual race, call 9-1-1 if you have medical emergency. There are no restroom or aid station services provided on the virtual race route. Virtual race routes are measured to an approximate 6.2 mile distance. Participants are allowed to u-turn at any point to match their fitness ability. There is no time limit to complete the 6.2 mile distance.

Non-Emergency Plan

Each Race Ambassador team will receive an event tool box which includes minor first aid supplies. Supplies will include gloves, hydrogen peroxide, band-aids, guaze wrap, zip-lock bags, hand sanitizer and antibacterial hand wipes. Take every opportunity to share the  first aid supplies by placing them on a table for the participant to pick up. Encouraged the participant to self-help themselves with minor injuries when possible, to avoid personal contact.

Emergency Plan

In the event of a medical  emergency, Race Ambassadors are to serve in a communication role, unless they are otherwise trained and certified to administer aid. The most import first step in a medical emergency is to summon medical help by calling 9-1-1 and communicate the location to first responders.

The following describes the emergency response plan:

  1. Collect information on where or travel to the location of the injured person and call 9-1-1.
  2. The 9-1-1 operator will want to immediately know the type of emergency and the location of the injured person.
  3. It is very important that you stay on the phone with the operator until first responders arrive. Don’t hesitate to direct others to assist the injured person while you are on the phone directing first responders.
  4. Collect the person’s name or race number and write in down. We can look up emergency contact information for the participant in the registration system.
  5. Once first responders have arrived, call Christopher Thibert 512-294-0411 to report status of the emergency.