Gaelforce Connemara Covid 19 UPDATE - Killary Gaelforce
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Gaelforce Connemara Covid 19 UPDATE

This is a working document, please check again coming closer to the event. Last updated: 30/06/2020

After very serious consideration we are now confident we can run Gaelforce Connemara in July whilst still clearly adhering to all government regulations.

To ensure competitor and marshal safety we will be making the following changes:

  • Our event day registration will now all be postal.

    • We will send out your race number on Thursday, the 9th of July 2020. Please make sure that you gave us the right address by checking your confirmation email or your account details. Any changes after 17:00 on Monday the 6th of July 2020 won’t be registered.

  • All communal areas will be supplied with hand sanitizing stations.

  • All volunteers and marshals will be wearing face masks.

  • Our start line will consist of small waves of no more than 50 people, this will ensure that 2 metre of social distancing is possible.

    • The bike transition is now at the start line at Killary. All bikes have to be fully ready when dropping them off, there is no prepping bikes in the transition. Bikes can only be dropped off 30 mins before your start time.

    • We are very sorry but there are no spectators allowed

  • Numbers on the course will be limited to ensure 2 metre Social Distancing is possible at all times.

  • Competitors will only be able to overtake if 2 metre Social Distancing is possible.

  • All dibbing will be on free standing stations.

  • All kayak paddles and tow floats will be cleaned down after every use. Please note competitors will be given individual tow floats that will be fastened around their waist so that every individual has a float in the unlikely event of a capsize. Any non-swimmer can still get a buoyancy aid on request at the kayak transition

  • Our finish line will be in constant motion, so it will not be an area to congregate.

  • There will be a 2 metre queuing system and refreshments will be given individually to each competitor and they will then be asked to move on.

  • However please note that all competitors must take personal responsibility for their safety and the safety of other.

    • Anyone symptomatic must not attend the event.

    • Hand washing and social distancing must be practiced and maintained by all at all times.

We are working on further details for all procedures and will be putting these online as and when we have them.


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